2020 Brave New Words and Hero Awards Winners

New Suns: Original Speculative Fiction by People of Color, edited by Nisi Shawl (Rebellion) won the Brave New Words Award, announced by Starburst magazine during Octocon 2020, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, held online October 9-11, 2020. Other finalists were:

Judges were Matt Cavanagh, Rebecca Derrick, Ed Fortune, Jane Hanmer, Esther MacCallum-Stewart, and Russell Smith. Shawl will receive a trophy in the shape of a robot.

The Starburst Hero Award for Literature, given “for an outstanding contribution to genre literature,” went to Jenni Hill. She will receive a leather shield trophy.

For more information, see the Starburst website.

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