Nominees for the Brave New Words Award have been announced by Starburst magazine:
- Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers, Sady Doyle (Melville House)
- This is How You Lose the Time War, Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone (Saga; Quercus)
- The Imaginary Corpse, Tyler Hayes (Angry Robot)
- Gideon the Ninth, Tamsyn Muir (Tor.com Publishing)
- New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, Nisi Shawl, ed. (Rebellion)
- Rage of Dragons, Evan Winter (Orbit)
Starburst editorial staff chose the shortlist: “The award goes to an individual, not a specific work. The magazine’s team actively sought out examples published in 2019 that most define a creator’s output…. From roughly 100 entries, which included blog posts, comic books, short stories, screenplays, poetry, anthologies and novels.” Judges are Matt Cavanagh, Rebecca Derrick, Ed Fortune, Jane Hanmer, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, and Russell Smith. The winner will be announced at a ceremony during the Edge-Lit 9 festival, to be held July 11-12, 2020 at QUAD in Derby, UK.
For more information, see the Starburst website.
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