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2015 Locus Awards Winners Posted at 5:59 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the winners for the 2015 Locus Awards on Saturday, June 27, 2015 during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA.  The winners are:

Ancillary Sword

Locus Science Fiction Novel:

The Goblin Emperor

Locus Fantasy Novel:

The Memory Garden

Locus First Novel:

Half a King

Locus Young Adult Book:

For the complete list of winners in all categories check out the official press release from Locus.  Our congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

What do you think of these picks? Did your favorites win?  Did you noticed that 3 of the 4 novel categories were won by women?

2015 John W. Campbell Award Winner! Posted at 8:38 PM by Dave Post

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John W. Campbell Memorial AwardThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustThe winner of the John W. Campbell Award for 2015 was announced at the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet and Conference held June 11-14, at the University of Kansas.  The winner is The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.  Our congrats to Claire and all the nominees.

What say you to this result?  Harry August has a very nice 4.285 out of 5 from 14 ratings on WWEnd and 4 reviews so far.  I suspect we’ll be seeing some more reads and ratings now that it’s won the Campbell.

2014 Nebula Award Winner! Posted at 11:31 PM by Dave Post

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AnnihilationNebula AwardsThe 2014 Nebula Awards were presented June 4, 2015 in a ceremony at  SFWA’s 50th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, in Chicago. The best novel winner is Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer.

Our congrats to Jeff and all the other nominees.

Locus has the full list of winners in all categories.

Annihilation has 63 reads on WWEnd and is rated a healthy 3.715 stars out of 5 and we’ve got a dozen reviews for you to check out.  Are you one of those readers/reviewers?  What do you think of this result?

2015 Mythopoeic Award Finalists Announced! Posted at 12:29 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Tales from Rugosa Coven The Angel of Losses Songs for Ophelia The Gospel of Loki Welcome to Lovecraft

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2015 Mythopoeic Award. They are:

Our congrats to all the finalists.  The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon 46, to be held July 31 – August 3, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

What do you think of this lineup?  I’m particularly interested in the Locke & Key Series of graphic novels.  I’ve seen them in the comic shop but didn’t pay much attention to them before.  I shall have to remedy that.

2015 David Gemmell Legend and Morningstar Awards Shortlists Posted at 10:51 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The finalists for the 2015 David Gemmel Legend and David Gemmel Morningstar awards have been announced.  Voting is underway now and you have until midnight on Friday 17th July to get yours in.  That’s right, you get to vote – no strings attached.

 

David Gemmel Legend Award Half a King Valour Prince of Fools Words of Radiance The Broken Eye

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

 

David Gemmell Morningstar Award Traitor's Blade The Mirror Empire The Godless The Emperor's Blades Age of Iron

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

The presentation takes place at 8pm on Saturday 8th August at Nine Worlds Geekfest.

What do you think of these finalists?  Anything surprise you on the list?  What are your picks?

2015 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalists Announced Posted at 7:32 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Race A Darkling Sea The Peripheral Afterparty Europe in Autumn Wolves The Three-Body Problem Station Eleven Defenders The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August The Bees Bête Lock In The Martian Annihilation Echopraxia

The finalists for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science-fiction novel have been announced by the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. The awards will be presented on Friday, June 12, as part of the Campbell Conference held annually at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

The finalists for the best SF novel of 2014 are:

Our congrats to all the finalists for being part of such an impressive list! How do you pick from so many great books? What do you think of this lineup?

2014 Bram Stoker Award Winners Posted at 12:23 AM by Dave Post

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Bram Stoker AwardBlood KinThe Horror Writers Association have announced the 2014 Bram Stoker Award winners.  The winner for Superior Achievement in a Novel is Blood Kin by Steve Rasnic Tem.

Our congrats to Mr. Tem and all the nominees.

The award presentation occurred during the World Horror Convention in Atlanta, Georgia on the evening of Saturday, May 9, 2015.

See the complete list of winners in all categories on the official press release.

What do you think of this result?

2014 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees Posted at 5:44 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Annihilation Bird Box Broken Monsters Confessions The Lesser Dead The Unquiet House

The nominees for the 2014 Shirley Jackson Award have been announced. The noms in the novel category are:

Shirley Jackson AwardThe Shirley Jackson Awards are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics, with input from a Board of Advisors. The awards are given for the best work published in the preceding calendar year in the following categories: Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Single-Author Collection, and Edited Anthology. You can see the complete list of noms in all categories in the official press release.

Our congrats to all the nominees! What do you like from this list? Any surprise inclusions?

2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner! Posted at 8:53 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Station ElevenArthur C. Clarke AwardThe 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced.  The judging panel, nominated by the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and SCI-FI-LONDON, selected:

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (Alfred A. Knopf) as this year’s winner.

The winner received a check for £2015.00 and a commemorative engraved bookend trophy. Congratulations to Emily St. John Mandel for the win and to all the other nominees:

So what do you think of the result?

 

2015 Locus Award Finalists Posted at 8:40 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The nominees for the 2015 Locus Awards have been announced. Here they are for the novel categories:

The Peripheral Ancillary Sword The Three-Body Problem Lock In Annihilation

Locus Science Fiction Novel:

 

The Goblin Emperor Steles of the Sky City of Stairs The Magician's Land The Mirror Empire

Locus Fantasy Novel:

 

Elysium A Darkling Sea The Clockwork Dagger The Memory Garden The Emperor's Blades

Locus First Novel:

 

Half a King The Doubt Factory Waistcoats & Weaponry Empress of the Sun Clariel

Locus Young Adult Book:

For the complete list of noms in all categories check out the official press release from Locus.  Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 26-28, 2015; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Our congratulations to all the nominees!

What do you think of these lists? Any surprises?  Any favorites?