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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

Dave Post

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?

2015 BSFA Award Winner! Posted at 10:10 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The House of Shattered Wings

BSFAThe 2015 BSFA Award winners were announced Saturday, March 26th during Mancunicon, the 67th British National Science Fiction Convention, otherwise known as Eastercon.

In the Best Novel category the winner is Aliette de Bodard’s The House of Shattered Wings.  Our congrats to Aliette and all the nominees.  This win puts her on our ever-growing Award Winning Books by Women Authors list.

 

 

2015 Philip K. Dick Award Winner! Posted at 10:11 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Apex Archangel

The 2015 Philip K. Dick Award winner was announced Friday, March 25, at Norwescon 39.  The winner is Apex by Ramez Naam.  The Special Citation went to Archangel by Marguerite Reed.  Our congrats to Ramez and Marguerite and to all the nominees.

2015 Aurealis Awards Winners Posted at 2:04 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Illuminae Day Boy

The winners for the 2015 Aurealis Awards have been announced.

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin)

BEST FANTASY NOVEL

  • Day Boy by Trent Jamieson (Text Publishing)

BEST HORROR NOVEL

  • Day Boy by Trent Jamieson (Text Publishing)

Interestingly, there was no Best Horror Novel shortlist presented for 2015 but we do have a winner. Check out the official press release for the all the winners in all categories.  Our congrats to the winners and all the nominees!

These books are a perfect fit for our Keep Calm and Read SF from Down Under Reading Challenge going on now so get ’em while they’re hot.