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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

2014 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Posted at 11:30 PM by Dave Post

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ElysiumThe Bullet-Catcher's DaughterThe Book of the Unnamed MidwifeMemory of WaterMaplecroftReach for Infinity

The 2014 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced:

First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Norwescon 38 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.

Have you read any of these?  What looks good to you on that list?

2014 Hugo Award Winner! Posted at 5:55 PM by Dave Post

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Ancillary JusticeHugo AwardWorldCon in London wrapped up this past weekend and the 2014 Hugo Award winners were announced.

In the novel category the oft awarded Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie took home the top honor.

You may note an expression of relief around the internet for the outcome in the novel category especially after so many well documented… shall we say “oddities” surrounding this year’s ballot?

This is the fourth win for Ancillary Justice out of 6 nominations.  Ms. Leckie also took home the 2013 BSFA, 2013 Nebula and 2014 Clarke awards.  Quite an impressive haul!

You can see the full list of winners in all categories on The Hugo Awards website.

What do you think of this result?

2014 Mythopoeic Award Winner! Posted at 5:09 PM by Dave Post

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The Golem and the JinniMythopoeic AwardThe Mythopoeic Society has announced the winners of this year’s Mythopoeic awards at Mythcon 45. The winner for adult literature is Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni (Harper).

You can see the full list of winners in all categories in the official press release on the Mythopoeic Society website.

Our congrats to Helene Wecker and all the finalists!

What do you think of this win?

 

2014 World Fantasy Awards Finalists Posted at 5:04 PM by Dave Post

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Dust Devil on a Quiet Street A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent The Ocean at the End of the Lane A Stranger in Olondria The Golem and the Jinni The Land Across

The finalists for the 2014 World Fantasy Awards have been announced. The nominees in the Novel category are:

See the full list of nominees in all categories on the Locus blog. The winners will be announced at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention held in Brighton, England on November 6th-9th.

Our congrats to all the nominees! What do you think of this lineup? The Ocean at the End of the Lane has garnered a 4th award nomination while The Golem and the Jinni is doing well with 3 noms.

2013 Shirley Jackson Award Winner! Posted at 1:48 PM by Dave Post

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The Shirley Jackson Award American ElsewhereThe 2013 Shirley Jackson Awards were presented on Sunday, July 13th at Readercon 25, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts, hosted by Readercon 25 Guests of Honor, Andrea Hairston and Kit Reed.

The winner in the novel category is American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett.

See the official press release for complete results in all categories.

Congratulations to Robert Jackson Bennett and all the nominees! What do you think of the results? Anyone read American Elsewhere yet?

 

 

 

Introducing the David Gemmell Awards Posted at 6:55 PM by Rico Simpkins

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Morningstar AwardLegend AwardToday we’re happy to announce the addition of the David Gemmell Awards to the Worlds Without End database! The two awards, established in memory of fantasy author David Gemmell, consist of the Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel in the traditional, heroic, epic or high fantasy genres, and the Morningstar Award for best such first novel by a new author.

This is one of our first attempts at adding lesser known awards that nevertheless highlight very good talent.  The Gemmell Awards are only eight years old, but have already added novel material to our database.  As one perusal of the lists will show you, their list includes novels that have not received recognition from the major awards, and may take you down a path you never knew existed.

It’s been a while since we added some new awards to our database.  To be honest, we had a few that were higher up on our list (and they are still coming!), but, when we realized that many of our members had already added the novels that this list requires, we realized we had a quick win on our hands.  Let us know what you think of this new addition and don’t forget to check your reading stats page to see how you fare for this award.  We just got the last dozen or so books for the award added to the site so you may have some tagging to do.  Get to reading!