2018 BSFA Shortlist

Locus Magazine, Science Fiction FantasyThe shortlist for the 2018 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards has been announced.

Best Novel

Best Shorter Fiction

  • “The Gift of Angels: an introduction”, Nina Allan (Clarkesworld 11/18)
  • “The Purpose of the Dodo is to be Extinct”, Malcolm Devlin (Interzone 5-6/18)
  • The Land of Somewhere Safe, Hal Duncan (NewCon)
  • Time Was, Ian McDonald (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Exit Strategy, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
  • Phosphorus, Liz Williams (NewCon)
  • “Kingfisher”, Marian Womack (Lost Objects)

Best Non-Fiction

  • Time Pieces 2018 articles, Nina Allan (Interzone)
  • Noise and Sparks 2018 articles, Ruth EJ Booth (Shoreline of Infinity)
  • Sleeps With Monsters 2018 articles, Liz Bourke (Tor.com)
  • “On motherhood and erasure: people-shaped holes, hollow characters and the illusion of impossible adventures”, Aliette de Bodard (Intellectus Speculativus)
  • Publishing the Science Fiction Canon: The Case of Scientific Romance, Adam Roberts (Cambridge University Press)

Best Artwork

  • Wraparound cover for Strange Tales slipcase set, Ben Baldwin (NewCon)
  • Cover for Paris Adrift by E.J. Swift, Joey Hi-Fi (Solaris)
  • Cover for Unholy Land by Lavie Tidhar, Sarah Anne Langton (Tachyon)
  • Artwork for Sublime Cognition conference, Sing Yun Lee & Morris Wild (London Science Fiction Research Community)
  • “In the Vanishers’ Palace: Dragon I and II”, Likhain (Inprnt)
  • Cover for Concrete Faery by Elizabeth Priest, Bede Rogerson (Luna)
  • Artwork for Monster Portraits by Del Samatar & Sofia Samatar, Del Samatar (Rose Metal)
  • Cover for Rosewater by Tade Thompson, Charlotte Stroomer (Orbit)

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 70th Eastercon, Ytterbium, to be held April 19-22, 2019 at the Park Inn Heathrow in London, UK. For more information, see the BSFA website.

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