2017 BSFA Winners

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe winners for the 2017 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards have been announced:

Best Novel

  • WINNER: The Rift, Nina Allan (Titan US; Titan UK)

Best Shorter Fiction

  • “These Constellations Will Be Yours”, Elaine Cuyegkeng (Strange Horizons 8/7/17)
  • ‘‘Uncanny Valley’’, Greg Egan (Tor.com 8/9/17)
  • “Angular Size”, Geoff Nelder (SFerics 2017)
  • The Murders of Molly Southbourne, Tade Thompson (Tor.com Publishing)

Best Non-Fiction

  • WINNER: Iain M. Banks, Paul Kincaid (University of Illinois Press)
  • “The Myth of Meritocracy and the Reality of the Leaky Pipe and Other Obstacles in Science Fiction & Fantasy”, Juliet E. McKenna (Gender Identity and Sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • Wells at the World’s End 2017 blog posts, Adam Roberts (Wells at the World’s End blog)
  • The 2017 Shadow Clarke Award blog, Nina Allan, Megan AM, Vajra Chandrasekera, Victoria Hoyle, Nick Hubble, Paul Kincaid, Jonathan McCalmont, and Maureen Kincaid Speller (Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy).
  • “The Unthinkability of Climate Change: Thoughts on Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement”, Vandana Singh (Strange Horizons Fund Drive Special 2017)

Best Artwork (tie)

  • WINNER: Cover for The Ion Raider by Ian Whates, Jim Burns (NewCon)
  • WINNER: Illustration for ‘‘Waiting on a Bright Moon’’ by JY Yang, Victo Ngai (Tor.com 7/12/17)
  • Cover for Fiyah #3, “Sundown Towns”, Geneva Benton
  • Illustration for “These Constellations Will Be Yours” by Elaine Cuyegkeng, Galen Dara (Strange Horizons 8/7/17)
  • Cover for The Memoirist by Neil Williamson, Chris Moore (NewCon)
  • Cover for 2084 edited by George Sandison, Marcin Wolski (Unsung Stories)

The awards were voted on by members of BSFA and the British Annual Science Fiction Convention (Eastercon), and announced at the 69th Eastercon, Follycon, held March 30-April 2, 2018 at the Majestic Hotel Harrogate, UK. For more information, see the BSFA website.

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