- Suffer the Children, Craig DiLouie (Gallery)
- Jade Sky, Patrick Freivald (JournalStone)
- Beautiful You, Chuck Palahniuk (Jonathan Cape/Vintage)
- The Vines, Christopher Rice (47North)
- Blood Kin, Steve Rasnic Tem (Solaris)
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?
- The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)
- Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
- Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor)
- Coming Home, Jack McDevitt (Ace)
- Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; Fourth Estate; HarperCollins Canada)
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 reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic published in the UK.
- Lagoon, by Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton)
- Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith (Egmont)
- The Peripheral, by William Gibson (Viking)
- The Way Inn, by Will Wiles (4th Estate)
- The Race, by Nina Allan (NewCon Press)
- Viper Wine, by Hermione Eyre (Jonathan Cape)
- The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne (Blackfriars)
- Memory of Water, by Emmi Itäranta (HarperCollins)
- The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers (Self-Published)
- The People in the Trees, by Hanya Yanagihara (Atlantic Books)
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.
- The Race, Nina Allan (Newcon)
- Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
- Europe in Autumn, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
- Wolves, Simon Ings (Gollancz)
- Ancillary Sword, Anne Leckie (Orbit)
- The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Claire North (Orbit)
- Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder)
- The Moon King, Neil Williamson (Newcon)
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?
The 2014 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced:
- Elysium, Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press)
- The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, Rod Duncan (Angry Robot)
- The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press)
- Memory of Water, Emmi Itäranta (Harper Voyager)
- Maplecroft, Cherie Priest (Roc)
- Reach for Infinity, Jonathan Strahan ed. (Solaris)
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?
WorldCon 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?
You can see the full list of winners in all categories on The Hugo Awards website.
What do you think of this result?
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!
- The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo (William Morrow)
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (William Morrow)
- Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone (Tor)
- Sleepless Knights by Mark H. Williams (Atomic Fez Publishing)
What do you think of this win?
The finalists for the 2014 World Fantasy Awards have been announced. The nominees in the Novel category are:
- Dust Devil on a Quiet Street by Richard Bowes (Lethe)
- A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (Tor)
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review)
- A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
- The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker (Harper)
- The Land Across by Gene Wolfe (Tor)
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.
The 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?
Today 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!