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2016 Andre Norton Award Winner! Posted at 3:06 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

UpdraftThe Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the winner of the 2016 Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:

Updraft by Fran Wilde (Tor)

The award was announced with the Nebula winners over the weekend where Updraft was also a nominee in the novel category.

Our congrats to Fran and all the nominees:

This win puts Updraft on our Award Winning Books by Women Authors list which you should definitely check out.  What do you think of this result?

2015 Bram Stoker Award Winner! Posted at 12:47 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Bram Stoker Award A Head Full of Ghosts

The Horror Writers Association have announced the 2015 Bram Stoker Award winners.  The winner for Superior Achievement in a Novel is:

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay Paul (William Morrow)

Our congrats to Paul and all the nominees.

The award presentation occurred during the World Horror Convention in Las Vegas on the evening of Saturday, May 14, 2016.  See the complete list of winners in all categories on the official press release.

What do you think of this result?

2015 Nebula Award Winner! Posted at 10:47 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

UprootedNebula Awards

The 2015 Nebula Awards were presented May 14, 2016 in a ceremony at  SFWA’s 51st Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, in Chicago. The best novel winner is:

Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Del Rey)

Our congrats to Naomi and all the other nominees.

Locus has the full list of winners in all categories.

Uprooted is up for the Hugo Award and the Locus Fantasy Award and, with this win, has made it onto our Award Winning Books by Women Authors list.

What do you think of this result?

2016 Locus Award Finalists Posted at 6:38 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The finalists for the 2016 Locus Awards have been announced. Here they are for the novel categories:

The Water Knife Ancillary Mercy Aurora Seveneves A Borrowed Man

Locus Science Fiction Novel:

 

Karen Memory The House of Shattered Wings Wylding Hall The Fifth Season Uprooted

Locus Fantasy Novel:

 

Sorcerer to the Crown The Grace of Kings Signal to Noise The Watchmaker of Filigree Street The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps

Locus First Novel:

 

Half a War Half the World Harrison Squared Shadowshaper The Shepherd's Crown

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 24-26, 2016; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Our congratulations to all the nominees!

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

2015 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees Posted at 6:37 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Shirley Jackson Award Eileen Experimental Film The Glittering World Lord Byron's Prophecy When We Were Animals

The nominees for the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award have been announced. The noms in the novel category are:

The 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?

2016 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist Posted at 6:00 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Europe At Midnight The Book of Phoenix Arcadia Way Down Dark Children of Time

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel for 2016 have been announced. They are:

The winner will be announced in August and will be presented with a check for £2016.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend.

So what do you think of this list? Any surprises for you? Which is your pick to win?

2016 Hugo Award Finalists Posted at 5:34 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Ancillary Mercy The Aeronaut's Windlass The Fifth Season Seveneves Uprooted

The 2016 Hugo Award finalists have been announced. The noms in the Best Novel category are:

See the full list of noms in all categories on the MidAmeriCon II website.

Our congrats to all the finalists. As most everyone expected Ann Leckie’s third Imperial Radch book got a nod and Jim Butcher has made the list again this year but with a book from his new Steampunk series The Cinder Spires. What do you think of this crop of books? Any favorites in the list?

2015 James Tiptree, Jr. Award Winners! Posted at 6:25 PM by Dave Post

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The New Mother Lizard Radio

The 2015 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, for works of speculative fiction which explore and expand gender, has been announced.

Winners:

Honor List:

Our congrats to Eugene Fischer and Pat Schmatz and all the Honor List members.  You can read more details about each selection on the official Tiptree website.

What do you think of this list?  Any favorites in there?

2016 Prometheus Award Finalists Posted at 6:00 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Golden Son Apex Seveneves The Just City A Borrowed Man prometheus Award

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the finalists for the 2016 Prometheus Award, honoring pro-freedom works published in 2015.

Our congrats to all the finalists!  Who do you think is going to win?

2016 Aurora Awards Finalists Posted at 8:13 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Drowning in Amber A Daughter of No Nation Too Far Gone Much Ado about Macbeth Cursed: Black Swan Signal to Noise

The 2016 Aurora Awards finalists have been announced, celebrating the “best works and activities done by Canadians in 2015.”  The nominees in the Best Novel category are:
Aurora Award

Locus has the list of finalists in all categories.

Our congrats to all the nominees.  What do you think of this list?  Anything there look good to you?