Tomorrow Prize and Roswell Award Winners

Winners for the Tomorrow Prize and Roswell Award for short science fiction have been announced. The five finalists for each had their stories read by celebrity guests during LitFest Pasadena.

Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction by LA county high school students:

  • 1st Place: “Addiction”, Kalila Papanikolas
  • 2nd Place: “The Demiurge”, Bry LeBerthon
  • 3rd Place: “Relinquished Cities”, Sarah Krausz
  • Honorable Mention: “Microcosm”, Chelsea See
  • Honorable Mention: “Midas”, Audrey Wang


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Pynchon Wins Chris­topher Lightfoot Walker Award

Thomas Pynchon won the $100,000 inaugural Chris­topher Lightfoot Walker Award in Literature, presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, which “recognizes a writer of distinction who has made a sig­nificant contribution to American literature.”

For more information, see the Arts and Letters website.

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2017 Nebula Awards Winners

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the winners of the 2017 Nebula Awards at an awards banquet during the 52nd Annual Nebula Conference held May 19, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Marriott Center in Pittsburgh PA.


  • Winner: The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly (Tor)
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss (Saga)
  • Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory (Knopf; riverrun)
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2017 Analog AnLab and Asimov’s Readers’ Awards

The winners for the 2017 Analog Analytical Laboratory (AnLab) and Asimov’s Readers’ Awards have been announced. Most are available to read online.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact Analytical Laboratory Winners

Best Novella

  • WINNER: “Nexus“, Michael F. Flynn (3-4/17)
  • “The Girls With Kaleidoscope Eyes“, Howard V. Hendrix (5-6/17)
  • “The Proving Ground”, Alec Nevala-Lee (1-2/17)
  • “Not Far Enough“, Martin L. Shoemaker (7-8/17)
  • “Native Seeds“, Catherine Wells (11-12/17)

Best Novelette

  • WINNER: “For All
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Neukom Awards Winners

Winners of the inaugural Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Speculative Fiction were announced May 16, 2018.

Debut Speculative Fiction

  • Best Worst American, Juan Martinez (Small Beer)

Open Category (tie)

  • On the Edge of Gone, Corrine Duyvis (Amulet/Abrams)
  • Central Station, Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon)

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2018 Edge Hill Short Story Prize Longlist

The 15-title longlist for the 2018 Edge Hill Prize for Short Story has been announced, including several titles and authors of genre interest:

  • Wild Gestures, Lucy Durneen (MidnightSun)
  • Madame Zero, Sarah Hall (Faber & Faber)
  • You Should Come With Me Now, M. John Harrison (Comma)
  • All the Beloved Ghosts, Alison MacLeod (Bloomsbury)
  • Come Let Us Sing Anyway, Leone Ross (Peepal Tree)
  • Ornithology, Nicholas Royle (Confingo)

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Pullman Wins British Book Awards

Philip Pullman was awarded Author of the Year, and his La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, narrated by Martin Sheen (Penguin Random House UK Audio), won Audiobook of the Year in the 2018 British Book Awards. Also called the “Nibbies,” The British Book Awards “honours and celebrates the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops” with nominees in a variety of categories, including Debut Book of the Year, Editor ...Read More

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2018 Ignotus Finalists

Finalists for the 2018 Ignotus Awards (the Spanish equivalent of the Hugo Awards), honoring the best works published in Spain last year, have been announced.

Novela extranjera (Foreign Novel)

  • Fuego [The Fireman], Joe Hill (Nocturna)
  • Las estrellas son legión [The Stars Are Legion], Kameron Hurley (Alianza)
  • La quinta estación [The Fifth Season], N.K. Jemisin (B)
  • Detrás de sus ojos [Behind Her Eyes], Sarah Pinborough (Alianza)
  • El archivo de atrocidades [The
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2017 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.


  • Ill Will, Dan Chaon (Ballantine)
  • The Bone Mother, David Demchuk (ChiZine)
  • The Night Ocean, Paul La Farge (Penguin)
  • The Changeling, Victor LaValle (Spiegel & Grau)
  • The Hole, Hye-young Pyun (Arcade)


  • The Lost Daughter Collective, Lindsey Drager (Dzanc)
  • Mapping
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2018 Encore Award Winners

The £10,000 Encore Award for 2018, given by the Royal Society of Literature to the best second novel of the year, has been jointly awarded to Devil’s Day by Andrew Michael Hurley (John Murray) and The Blood Miracles by Lisa McInerney (John Murray). Alex Clark, chair of the judges, said:

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2018 Scribe Award Nominees

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW) announced the nominees for the 2018 Scribe Awards, honoring excellence in licensed tie-in writing. Nominees of genre interest follow.

Original Speculative

  • The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase, Greg Cox (Tor)
  • Halo: Legacy of Onyx, Matt Forbeck (Gallery)
  • Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, Christie Golden (Century)
  • Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours, David Mack (Pocket)
  • Supernatural: The Usual Sacrifices, Yvonne Navarro (Titan)
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2018 Indies Choice Awards Winners

Winners of the 2018 Indies Choice Awards were announced by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and include several titles of genre interest:

Adult Fiction Book of the Year

  • Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward (Scribner)

Adult Debut Book of the Year

  • Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado (Graywolf)

Audiobook of the Year

  • Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders, read by Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, George Saunders, and a full
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2017 Australian Shadows Awards Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2017 Australian Shadows Awards were announced May 9, 2018. The award is given by the Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) for “the finest in horror and dark fiction published by an Australasian within the calendar year.”

Best Novel

  • Aletheia, J.S. Breukelaar (Crystal Lake)
  • Slithers, WW Mortensen (self-published)
  • Soon, Lois Murphy (Transit Lounge)
  • Corpselight, Angela Slatter (Jo Fletcher)
  • Providence Place, Matthew Tait (Dark Crib)

Best Short Fiction

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2018 Chesley Award Nominees

The 2018 Chesley Awards nominees have been announced:

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover

  • Tommy Arnold for Horizon, Fran Wilde (Tor)
  • Marcela Bolívar for Julia, Peter Straub (Centipede)
  • Julie Dillon for Final Girls, Mira Grant (Subterranean)
  • Donato Giancola for Assassin’s Price, L.E. Modesitt Jr. (Tor)
  • John Harris for The Man in the Tree, Sage Walker (Tor)
  • Elizabeth Leggett for Retrograde, Peter Cawdron (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Marc Simonetti for The Sword of Shannara,
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2017 Bisexual Book Awards Finalists

The Bi Writers Association (BWA) announced finalists for the sixth annual Bisexual Book Awards on May 3, 2018 including titles of genre interest:

Speculative Fiction [Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror/Etc.]

  • Island of Exiles, Erica Cameron (Entangled Teen)
  • The Seafarer’s Kiss, Julia Ember (Duet)
  • Passing Strange, Ellen Klages (Tor)
  • Rescues and the Rhyssa, TS Porter (Less Than Three)
  • The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic, F.T. Lukens (Duet)
  • Run in the Blood, A.E.
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2018 FAAn Awards Winners

The winners of the 2018 Fan Activity Achievement Awards (FAAns) were honored at the Corflu 35 Awards Ceremony, May 4-6, 2018, at the Ramada Plaza Toronto in Toronto Canada.

Best Fanzine
  • Beam

Best Personal Zine

  • Vibrator

Best Special Publication

  • Same Planet, Different World: Jacq Monahan’s TAFF Report, Jacq Monahan

Best Fan Writer

  • Randy Byers

Best Fan Artist

  • Steve Stiles

Best Fanzine Cover

  • Rubber Crab #8, Graham West

Best Fan Website

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Spectrum 25 Awards Winners

The 2018 Spectrum Awards winners have been announced.


  • Gold Award: “Moonrise”, Greg Ruth
  • Silver Award: “ComicBase 2018”, Laurel Blechman
  • “The Night Mare”, Brom
  • “Mixc World Launch”, Victo Ngai
  • “SK2 cosmetics packaging and POP project”, Yuko Shimizu


  • Gold Award: “Serving Fish”, Victo Ngai
  • Silver Award: “The Old Man and the Forest”, Petar Meseldžija
  • “Red Rising”, Tommy Arnold
  • “A Girl & Her Friends”, Wesley Burt
  • “Heading Home”, Gregory Manchess


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Atwood Receives Hay Festival Medal

Margaret Atwood will receive a Hay Festival Medal for Prose for “a lifetime of ingenious and visionary fiction” during the Hay Festival event in Hay-on-Wye, Wales scheduled May 24 – June 3, 2018.

Awarded annually since Britain’s Olympic year (2012), and crafted locally by silversmith Christopher Hamilton, the Hay Festival Medals draw inspiration from the original Olympic medal given for poetry.

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Tomorrow Prize and Roswell Award Finalists

Finalists for the Tomorrow Prize and Roswell Award for short science fiction have been announced. The five finalists for each will have their stories read by celebrity guests during LitFest Pasadena.

The finalists for the Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction by LA county high school students are:

  • “Relinquished Cities”, Sarah Krausz
  • “The Demiurge”, Bry LeBerthon
  • “Addiction”, Kalila Papanikolas
  • “Microcosm”, Chelsea See
  • “Midas”, Audrey Wang

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Hugo Awards Voting Open

Voting for the 2018 Hugo Awards and the 1943 Retro Hugo Awards is now open. Voting for both awards can be cast online at the Worldcon 76 site or by paper ballot.

The Hugo Voter Packet is scheduled for release during the week of May 7-11. Paper copies of the Hugo Award final ballot will be included in Worldcon 76 Progress Report 3, scheduled for publication in May 2018.

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2018 Branford Boase Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2018 Branford Boase Award has been announced and includes several titles of genre interest:

  • A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars, Yaba Badoe (Zephyr)
  • The Starman and Me, Sharon Cohen (Quercus)
  • Knighthood for Beginners, Elys Dolan (Oxford University Press)
  • The City of Secret Rivers, Jacob Sager Weinstein (Walker)

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2017 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Winners

Romantic Times Book Reviews has announced the winners for their 2017 Reviewers’ Choice Awards. There are over a dozen categories of SF/fantasy/horror interest.

Sci-Fi Novel

  • WINNER: The Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager)
  • Sea of Rust, C. Robert Cargill (Harper Voyager)
  • A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager)
  • Tomorrow’s Kin, Nancy Kress (Tor)
  • The Will to Battle, Ada Palmer (Tor)
  • All Systems Red, Martha Wells ( Publishing)
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2018 Clarke Award Shortlist

This year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist has been announced. It’s a heady combination of debuts and veterans and covers a surprising, and pleasingly, broad spectrum of SF.

Sea of Rust, C. Robert Cargill (Gollancz)

Brittle is a veteran of the war against humanity. Now, Brittle survives body to body, scavenging parts from dead robots and haunted by their role in the war. But Brittle’s day-by-day existence is about to

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2018 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2018 Locus Awards. Tickets are available now.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 22-24, 2018; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings with Connie Willis and Carrie Vaughn; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Daniel Abraham, Clarion West ...Read More

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2018 Hemming Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2018 Norma K. Hemming Award has been announced.

Short Fiction (stories up to 17,500 words)

  • “Induction”, Thoraiya Dyer (Bridging Infinity)
  • “The Rock in the Water”, Thoraiya Dyer (Fantasy 12/16)
  • “Braid”, Kirstyn McDermott (Review of Australian Fiction Volume 24, Issue 1)
  • “Coral Bones”, Foz Meadows (Monstrous Little Voices)
  • “Tea Party”, Lauren E Mitchell (Defying Doomsday)
  • “Memories of Fish”, Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 5/17)
  • “Two Somebodies Go Hunting”, Rivqa
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Lewis Awarded Working Class Writers Grant

L.D. Lewis is the recipient of the 2017 Working Class Writers Grant, presented by the Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF). The $750 grant is given annually to assist working class, blue-collar, poor, and homeless writers who “have been historically underrepresented in speculative fiction, due to financial barriers which have made it much harder for them to have access to the writing world.”

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2018 Edgar Awards Winners

The winners of the MWA (Mystery Writers of America) 2018 Edgar Awards have been announced, including the following titles of genre interest:

Best Short Story

  • “Spring Break”, John Crowley (New Haven Noir)

Best Juvenile

  • Vanished!, James Ponti (Aladdin)

Best Young Adult

  • Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds (Atheneum)

The Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award

  • The Widow’s House, Carol Goodman (William Morrow)

As previously announced, Jane Langton and Peter Lovesey

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2018 Encore Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2018 Encore Award, given by the Royal Society of Literature to the best second novel of the year, includes two titles of genre interest.

  • Devil’s Day, Andrew Michael Hurley (John Murray)
  • The Bedlam Stacks, Natasha Pulley (Bloomsbury Circus)

The judges for 2018 are Alex Clark (chair), Julia Copus, and Ted Hodgkinson. The winner of the £10,000 award will be announced May 9, 2018.

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Nasrallah Wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction

The winner and finalists of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), given to the best novel of the year written in Arabic, have been announced:

  • WINNER: The Second War of the Dog, Ibrahim Nasrallah (Arab Scientific Publishers)
  • The Baghdad Clock, Shahad Al Rawi (Dar al-Hikma, Oneworld)
  • Flowers in Flames, Amir Tag Elsir (Dar Al Saqi)
  • The Critical Case of “K”, Aziz Mohammed (Dar Tanweer)
  • Heir of the Tombstones, Walid
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Lambda Literary Special Awards

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the recipients of its Trustee and Visionary awards.

Roxanne Gay received the Trustee award, given to “a distinguished individual who, through their literary work, has made a considerable contribution to a wider awareness and understanding of the lives of LGBT people.”

Edmund White received the Visionary award, given to “individuals who have broken new ground in the field of LGBT literature and publishing.”

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2018 Compton Crook Award Winner

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) has announced the winner of the 2018 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award:

  • Winner: The Prey of Gods, Nicky Drayden (Harper Voyager)
  • The Guns Above, Robyn Bennis (Tor)
  • The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, Theodora Goss (Saga)
  • Gilded Cage, Vic James (Del Rey)
  • All Our Wrong Todays, Elan Mastai (Dutton)
  • Lotus Blue, Cat Sparks (Talos)
  • Amatka, Karin Tidbeck (Vintage)

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2018 Women’s Prize Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction features two titles of genre interest:

  • The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, Imogen Hermes Gowar (Harper)
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward (Scribner)

The Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates “excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world.” The winner will be announced on June 6, 2018, and will receive £30,000 and a bronze “Bessie” trophy. The 2018 judges include Anita ...Read More

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