The Carl Brandon Society has announced the winners of its Parallax and Kindred Awards.
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Make Me a World) is the winner of the 2019 Carl Brandon Parallax Award, given to “works of speculative fiction created by a self-identified person of color.”
“Doll Seed” by Michele Tracy Berger (FIYAH Summer ’19) is the winner of the 2019 Carl Brandon Kindred Award, for “any work of speculative fiction dealing with issues of race and ethnicity; nominees may be of any racial or ethnic group.”
The Society also released honors lists for both awards. Parallax Award honors went to “Kali_Na” by Indrapramit Das (The Mythic Dream), A Spectral Hue by Craig Laurance Gidney (Word Horde), “The Freedom of the Shifting Sea” by Jaymee Goh (New Suns), “Mister Dog” by Alex Jennings (PodCastle 5/14/19), David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Abaddon), and “Harvest” by Rebecca Roanhorse (New Suns).
For the Kindred Award, honors went to Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender (Orbit US), “A Brief Lesson in Native American Astronomy” by Rebecca Roanhorse (The Mythic Dream), “Blood Is Another Word for Hunger” by Rivers Solomon (Tor.com 7/24/19), and “Burn the Ships” by Alberto Yáñez (New Suns).
The 2019 jury members were Jacqueline A. Gross, Julia Rios, J.G. Stewart, and Yang-Yang Wang.
The awards were first given in 2006 and continued through 2011 before going on hiatus. They were reinstituted in 2020. Each winner receives an award plaque and a check for $1,000.
For more information, see the Carl Brandon Society website.
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