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2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist Posted at 1:51 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Girl With All The Gifts The Book of Strange New Things Europe in Autumn Memory of Water The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Station Eleven

The shortlist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel for 2015 have been announced. They are:

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 6th May at an exclusive award ceremony held at Foyles Bookshop, London, and taking place as part of the activities leading up to the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival. The winner will be presented with a check for £2015.00 and the award itself, a commemorative engraved bookend. See the official press release for more details.

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

2014 BSFA Award Winner! Posted at 11:26 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Ancillary Sword

BSFAThe 2014 BSFA Award winners were announced at the 66th Eastercon Dysprosium at the Park Inn Hotel, Heathrow on Sunday 5th April 2015.

In the Best Novel category the winner is Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Sword, the sequel to last year’s co-winner Ancillary Justice.  To see the full results in all categories check out the official announcement on the BSFA website.

Our congrats to Ms. Leckie for the win.

What do you think of this result?  Ancillary Sword is making a splash, though not yet as big as Justice.  It may be time for a new mantlepiece in the Leckie household to hold all these new awards.

 

 

2015 Hugo Award Nominees Posted at 5:54 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Goblin Emperor The Dark Between the Stars Skin Game Lines of Departure Ancillary Sword

The 2015 Hugo Award nominees have been announced.  The noms in the Novel category are:

See the full list of noms in all categories on the official Hugo Award site.

Our congrats to all the nominees.  I guess Ann Leckie must be the front runner based on past performance, she won the Hugo last year, as well as damn near everything else, for Ancillary Justice,  but I’ll bet Jim Butcher has a ton of fans chomping at the bit too.  What do you think of this crop of books?  Any favorites in the list?

2014 Philip K. Dick Award Winner! Posted at 5:16 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife Elysium

The 2014 Philip K. Dick Award winner was announced Friday, April 3, at Norwescon 38, in SeaTac, Washington.  The winner is The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison.  The Special Citation went to Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett.  Our congrats to Meg and Jennifer and to all the nominees.

The Kitschies: 2014 Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle Winners Posted at 5:08 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Grasshopper Jungle Viper Wine
The 2014 Kitschies winners have been announced.  They are:

Red TentacleGrasshopper Jungle, Andrew Smith (Egmont)
Golden Tentacle Viper Wine, Hermione Eyre (Jonathan Cape)

Locus Online has the full details for all categories.

Our congrats to Andrew Smith and Hermione Eyre.

2015 Andre Norton Award Nominees Posted at 2:24 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Unmade Salvage Love Is the Drug Glory O'Brien's History of the Future Dirty Wings Greenglass House The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The nominees for the 2015 Andre Norton Award were announced recently and we’ve just added the award to WWEnd. The Norton is for Young Adult science fiction and fantasy and we think it’s a great addition to our coverage on the site. The nominees are:

Our congrats to all the nominees.  Good luck to you all.  The winners will be announced in conjunction with the Nebula Award at the 50th Nebula Awards Weekend which will be held June 4th-7th, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois.

What do you think of this crop of noms?  Anything you would recommend?  Are you a YA fan?  If you’re not familiar with the Norton take a look at all the winners and noms since 2006.  There are a lot of great books in that list.

2014 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot Posted at 2:39 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Suffer the Children Jade Sky Beautiful You
The Vines Blood Kin

The Horror Writers Association have announced the 2014 Bram Stoker Award final ballot.  The noms for Superior Achievement in a Novel are:

You can see the complete list of noms in all categories in the official press release.  The presentation of the Bram Stoker Award will occur during the World Horror Convention in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Congrats to all the nominees!  Anything in this list piqued your interest?  Any favorites?

2014 Nebula Award Nominees Posted at 12:05 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Goblin Emperor Trial by Fire Ancillary Sword
The Three-Body Problem Coming Home Annihilation

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards. The nominees in the Novel category are:

See the official press release for the complete shortlist for all categories. The winners will be announced at the 50th Nebula Awards Weekend which will be held June 4th-7th, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. Voting will open to SFWA Active members on March 1 and close on March 30.

Congratulations to all the nominees! So what do you think of this lineup? Any early favorites?  This is the second award nom for Ancillary Sword.  Can it possibly match the award haul of last year’s Nebula winner Ancillary Justice?

The Kitschies: 2014 Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle Finalists Posted at 8:24 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The finalists for the 2014 Kitschies Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle awards have been announced and we have just added both awards to WWEnd!

The Kitschies reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic published in the UK.

Red Tentacle Award Lagoon Grasshopper Jungle
The Peripheral The Way Inn The Race

The Red Tentacle (Novel)

 

Golden Tentacle Award Viper Wine The Girl in the Road
Memory of Water The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet The People in the Trees

The Golden Tentacle (Debut)

Our congrats to all the finalists!  What do you think of this crop of books?  Anything stand out to you?  And what about the awards?  Do you like these additions to WWEnd?  Have you been following the Kitschies at all?  Let us know in the comments.

2014 BSFA Award Shortlist Posted at 4:35 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The Race Cuckoo Song Europe in Autumn Wolves Ancillary Sword The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Lagoon The Moon King BSFA Award

The shortlist for the 2014 BSFA Award has been announced.  The noms in the Best Novel category are:

The extra nominees in the novel category are due to a fourth place tie. See the press release for the full list of categories and nominees.  Winners will be announced in a ceremony taking place at Dysprosium the 66th Eastercon, taking place at the Park Inn, Heathrow from 3-6 April 2015.

Congrats to all the nominees!  Anything strike your fancy in this list?  Is Ancillary Sword going to pick up as many nods as Justice?