2014 BSFA Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2014 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards has been announced:

Best Novel

  • 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)

Best Short Fiction

  • “The Honey Trap”, Ruth E J Booth (La Femme)
  • “The Mussel Eater”,  Octavia Cade (The Book Smugglers)
  • Scale Bright, Benjanun Sriduangkaew (Immersion)

Best Artwork

  • Cover for Kameron Hurley’s Mirror Empire, Richard Anderson (Angry Robot)
  • Cover for Adam Roberts’s Bête, Blacksheep (Gollancz)
  • “The Wasp Factory” (sculpture), Tessa Farmer (after Iain Banks)
  • Cover for Simon Ings’s Wolves, Jeffery Alan Love (Gollancz)
  • Cover for Sophia McDougall’s Mars Evacuees, Andy Potts (Egmont)

Best Non-Fiction

  • Greg Egan, Karen Burnham (University of Illinois Press)
  • “Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers in the Great War”, Edward James (fantastic-writers-and-the-great-war.com)
  • Call and Response, Paul Kincaid (Beccon Books)
  • “Deep Forests and Manicured Gardens: A Look at Two New Short Fiction Magazines”, Jonathan McCalmont (Ruthless Culture)
  • “The State of British SF and Fantasy: A Symposium”, Niall Harrison, ed. (Strange Horizons)


The awards will be voted on by members of BSFA and the British Annual Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon). The winners will be announced at the 66th Eastercon, Dysprosium, April 3-6, 2015 at the Park Inn, Heathrow. For more information, see the BSFA website.