British Fantasy Awards Call for Jurors

The British Fantasy Society (BFS) is looking for judges for the British Fantasy Awards. “For each category, 3-5 jurors read/watch/examine every entry on the final shortlist (4-6 titles) & then agree between themselves on the final winner.”

The BFA constitution calls for “at least one non-member of the Society” to be on the jury. Interested individuals may apply through the webform, which is scheduled to close May 29, 2022.

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2021 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners for the 2021 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
  • WINNER: The Once and Future Witches, Alix E. Harrow (Redhook)
  • Threading the Labyrinth, Tiffani Angus (Unsung Stories)
  • The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Dark River, Rym Kechacha (Unsung Stories)
  • The Bone Shard Daughter, Andrea Stewart (Orbit)
  • By Force Alone, Lavie Tidhar (Tor)
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2021 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society (BFS) has announced the shortlist for the 2021 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Threading the Labyrinth, Tiffani Angus (Unsung Stories)
  • The Once and Future Witches, Alix E. Harrow (Redhook)
  • The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Dark River, Rym Kechacha (Unsung Stories)
  • The Bone Shard Daughter, Andrea Stewart (Orbit)
  • By Force Alone, Lavie Tidhar (Tor)
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2020 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners for the 2020 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • WINNER: The Bone Ships, RJ Barker (Orbit)
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. Harrow (Orbit)
  • The Migration, Helen Marshall (Titan)
  • The Poison Song, Jen Williams (Headline)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • WINNER: The Reddening, Adam Nevill (Ritual Limited)
  • The Plague
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2020 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2020 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • The Bone Ships, RJ Barker (Orbit)
  • The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix E. Harrow (Orbit)
  • The Migration, Helen Marshall (Titan)
  • The Poison Song, Jen Williams (Headline)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Plague Stones, James Brogden (Titan)
  • The
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2019 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society announced the winners for the 2019 British Fantasy Awards on October 20, 2019 during FantasyCon 2019 at the Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • WINNER: The Bitter Twins, Jen Williams (Headline)
  • Foundryside, Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher)
  • The Green Man’s Heir, Juliet E. McKenna (Wizard’s Tower)
  • Priest of Bones, Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher)
  • Empire
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2019 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2019 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Foundryside, Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher)
  • The Green Man’s Heir, Juliet E. McKenna (Wizard’s Tower)
  • Priest of Bones, Peter McLean (Jo Fletcher)
  • Empire of Sand, Tasha Suri (Orbit)
  • The Loosening Skin, Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)
  • The Bitter Twins, Jen Williams
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2018 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners for the 2018 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • WINNER: The Ninth Rain, Jen Williams (Headline)
  • Age of Assassins, RJ Barker (Orbit)
  • Under the Pendulum Sun, Jeannette Ng (Angry Robot)
  • The Court of Broken Knives, Anna Smith Spark (HarperVoyager)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • WINNER: The Changeling, Victor LaValle (Spiegel &
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2018 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2018 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Age of Assassins, RJ Barker (Orbit)
  • Under the Pendulum Sun, Jeannette Ng (Angry Robot)
  • The Court of Broken Knives, Anna Smith Spark (HarperVoyager)
  • The Ninth Rain, Jen Williams (Headline)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Boy on the Bridge,
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2017 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society announced the winners of the 2017 British Fantasy Awards on October 1, 2017 during an awards ceremony held at Fantasycon 2017 at the Bull Hotel in Peterborough UK. The winners are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • The Tiger and the Wolf, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pam Macmillan)
  • The Summer Goddess, Joanne Hall (Kristell Ink)
  • The High King’s Vengeance, Steven Poore (Kristell Ink)
  • The
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2017 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2017 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • The Summer Goddess, Joanne Hall (Kristell Ink)
  • The High King’s Vengeance, Steven Poore (Kristell Ink)
  • The Tiger and the Wolf, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pam Macmillan)
  • The Silver Tide, Jen Williams (Headline)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Searching Dead, Ramsey
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2016 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society announced the British Fantasy Awards Winners on September 25, 2016 during an awards ceremony at FantasyCon 2016 at the Grand and Royal Hotels in Scarborough, England. The winners are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
  • Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)
  • Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (Harper Voyager)
  • Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Macmillan)
  • Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
  • Guns of the
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2015 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society (BFS) announced the winners for the 2015 British Fantasy Awards on October 25, 2015 during an awards ceremony at FantasyCon 2015 in Nottingham England.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s)
  • City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher)
  • The Relic Guild, Edward Cox (Gollancz)
  • Breed, K.T. Davies (Fox Spirit)
  • A Man Lies Dreaming, Lavie
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2015 British Fantasy Awards Nominees

The British Fantasy Society (BFS) has announced the finalists for the 2015 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • City of Stairs, Robert Jackson Bennett (Jo Fletcher)
  • The Relic Guild, Edward Cox (Gollancz)
  • Breed, K.T. Davies (Fox Spirit)
  • Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s)
  • A Man Lies Dreaming, Lavie Tidhar (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • The Moon King, Neil Williamson
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2014 British Fantasy Awards Winners

On September 7, 2014 at FantasyCon in York the British Fantasy Society announced winners for the 2014 British Fantasy Awards.

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Headline)
  • Blood and Feathers: Rebellion, Lou Morgan (Solaris)
  • Between Two Thorns, Emma Newman (Angry Robot)
  • The Glass Republic, Tom Pollock
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British Fantasy Awards

The British Fantasy Society announced the winners of the 2013 British Fantasy Awards at a ceremony during the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, England on November 3, 2013. The winners are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
  • Red Country, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • The Brides of Rollrock Island, Margo Lanagan (David Fickling)
  • Railsea, China Miéville (Macmillan)
  • Blood and
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2012 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners for the 2012 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Novel (There are two awards in the best Novel category: The August Derleth Fantasy Award for best horror novel and the Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy novel):

The Robert Holdstock Award (fantasy)

  • Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor)

The August Derleth Fantasy Award (horror)

  • The Ritual, Adam Nevill (Pan)
  • The Heroes,
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British Fantasy Awards Judges Announced

The judges for the 2012 British Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. The judges are James Barclay, Hal Duncan, Maura McHugh, Esther Sherman, and Damien G. Walter. This year the awards will be decided by a jury of five volunteers, a first for the award. The jury will decide the winner from a list of four nominations as determined by the members of the BFS, and will also have the power ...Read More

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British Fantasy Society Meeting Regarding the British Fantasy Awards

Acting chair Graham Joyce announced an Extraordinary General Meeting of the British Fantasy Society to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2011 at the Mug House near London Bridge. The meeting will consider a proposal to reorganize the BFS Awards and will elect new officers to the BFS Committee.

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2010 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The British Fantasy Society has announced the winners of the 2010 British Fantasy Awards:

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award):

  • One, Conrad Williams (Virgin)
  • Best Served Cold, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • The Naming of the Beasts, Mike Carey (Orbit)
  • Under the Dome, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Futile Flame, Sam Stone (House of Murky Depths)

Best Novella:

  • The Language of Dying, Sarah Pinborough (PS)
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2009 British Fantasy Awards Winners

The winners of the British Fantasy Awards 2009 are:

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award)

  • Memoirs of a Master Forger, William Heaney/Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
  • Midnight Man, Simon Clark (Severn House)
  • Rain Dogs, Gary McMahon (Humdrumming)
  • The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
  • The Victoria Vanishes, Christopher Fowler (Little, Brown)
  • Thieving Fear, Ramsey Campbell (PS Publishing)

Best Novella

  • The Reach of Children, Tim Lebbon
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2022 Locus Awards Winners

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners in each category of the 2022 Locus Awards on June 25, 2022, during the virtual Locus Awards Weekend. Connie Willis MCed the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events included readings and panels with leading authors.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • WINNER: A Desolation Called Peace, Arkady Martine (Tor; Tor UK)
  • The Galaxy, and the Ground Within, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton; Harper Voyager
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Cowell Wins 2022 British Book Award

Cresida Cowell’s audiobook The Wizards of Once: Never and Forever, narrated by David Tennant (Hodder Children’s), won the Audiobook Fiction category of the 2022 British Book Awards. The Bookseller announced the winners on May 23, 2022 at Grosvenor House in London. The previously announced shortlist included several titles and authors of genre interest.

For more information, see the official website.

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2022 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the 2022 Mythopoeic Awards finalists. Winners will be announced during Mythcon 52, to be held July 29th through August 1st 2022, in Albuquerque, NM.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • The Witness for the Dead, Katherine Addison (Tor)
  • Light from Uncommon Stars, Ryka Aoki (Tor)
  • A Master of Djinn, P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom)
  • Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
  • Terciel and Elinor,
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2022 Locus Awards Top Ten Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2022 Locus Awards. These results are from the February 1 to April 15 voting, done by readers on an open public ballot. Congratulations to all!

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2021 BSFA Awards Winners

The winners of the 2021 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards have been announced. This year included the launch of a new category, Best Book for Younger Readers.

Best Novel

  • WINNER: Shards of Earth, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor)
  • A Desolation Called Peace, Arkady Martine (Tor)
  • Green Man’s Challenge, Juliet E. McKenna (Wizard’s Tower)
  • Purgatory Mount,  Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  • Skyward Inn, Aliya Whiteley (Solaris)
  • Blackthorn Winter,
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2022 British Book Awards Shortlists

The Bookseller has announced the shortlists for the 2022 British Book Awards, including several titles and authors of genre interest.

Fiction

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land, Anthony Doerr (Fourth Estate)
  • Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber & Faber)
  • Empire of the Vampire, Jay Kristoff (HarperVoyager)

Pageturner

  • The Last House on Needless Street, Catriona Ward (Viper)

Fiction: Début

  • She Who Became the Sun, Shelley Parker-Chan (Mantle)
  • Mrs
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2021 Academy of British Cover Design Winners

Winners of the 2021 Academy of British Cover Design (ABCD) Awards have been announced. A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker, designed by Jack Smyth (Head of Zeus) and The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black, designed by Nick Stearn (Hot Key) won the Sci-Fi/Fantasy category. Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars. by Joyce Carol Oates, designed by Jamie Keenan and photographed by Jeff Cottenden (Fourth Estate) won the ...Read More

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Karen Burnham Reviews Short Fiction: Tor.com, BCS, Strange Horizons, Aurealis, and Fantasy

Tor.com 1/27/21, 2/3/21, 2/10/21, 2/24/21 Beneath Ceaseless Skies 1/28/21, 2/11/21 Strange Horizons 2/8/21, 2/15/21 Aurealis #137 Fantasy Magazine 2/21

The stories in Tor.com I read this month leaned heavily toward horror, with three edited by El­len Datlow and the fourth a vampire story edited by Jonathan Strahan. “Shards” by Ian Rogers is a cabin-in-the-woods story in which four friends violently murder the fifth friend, due to a demonic ...Read More

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Gollancz and Orion Win British Book Awards

Orion was named Publisher of the Year and Orion’s genre imprint Gollancz was declared Imprint of the Year at the 2021 British Book Awards. The Bookseller announced the winners on May 13, 2021 during a virtual event. Several titles of genre interest were also included in the shortlist.

Known as the “Nibbies,” the British Book Awards “honours and celebrates the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops” with nominees in

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2020 BSFA Awards Winners

The winners for the 2020 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards have been announced.

Best Novel

  • WINNER: The City We Became, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Threading the Labyrinth, Tiffani Angus (Unsung Stories)
  • Piranesi, Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury)
  • The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again, M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
  • Light of Impossible Stars, Gareth L. Powell (Titan)
  • The Ministry for the Future, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
  • Club
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2021 British Book Awards Shortlists

The Bookseller has announced the shortlists for the 2021 British Book Awards, including several titles of genre interest.

Pageturner

  • False Value, Ben Aaronovitch (Daw; Gollancz)
  • Darkdawn, Jay Kristoff (St. Martin’s; HarperVoyager UK)

Fiction Book of the Year

  • The Midnight Library, Matt Haig (Viking; Canongate)

Children’s Fiction

  • The Danger Gang, Tom Fletcher & Shane Devries (Puffin)
  • The Ickabog, J.K. Rowling (Scholastic; Little, Brown Books for Young
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