2023 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award Finalists

The Libertarian Futurist Society (LFS) has named the finalists for the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award for Best Classic Fiction.

  • “Free Men”, Robert Heinlein (The Worlds of Robert A. Heinlein)
  • “Primary Education of the Camiroi”, R.A. Lafferty (Galaxy 12/66)
  • That Hideous Strength, C.S. Lewis (The Bodley Head)
  • Circus World, Barry B. Longyear (Nelson Doubleday)
  • The Truth, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday/Transworld)

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AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2022

AudioFile has announced its list of the best audiobooks for 2022. Authors and titles of genre interest are included below.

Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • The Atlas Six, Olivie Blake (Macmillan Audio)
  • Moon Witch, Spider King, Marlon James (Penguin Audio)
  • Even Though I Knew The End, C.L. Polk (RecordedBooks)
  • Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett (Penguin Audio)
  • A Court of Mist and Fury, Sarah J. Maas (Recorded Books)
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2023 Wingate Literary Prize Shortlist

The 12-title longlist for the 2023 Wingate Literary Prize includes titles and authors of genre interest, such as The Escape Artist by Jonathan Freedland (Harper), The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land by Omer Friedlander (John Murray/Hodder), The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft (Fitzcarraldo Editions), and Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (Chatto/Penguin Random House). The award gives £4,000 “to the ...Read More

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O’Brien Wins 2022 Rotsler

Ulrika O’Brien is the winner of the 2022 Rotsler Award for “long-time wonder-working with graphic art in amateur publications of the science fiction community.” The award was announced during Loscon 48, held November 25-27, 2022 at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles CA.

The award is sponsored by the Southern California Institute for Fan Interests (SCIFI), and includes an honorarium of $300. The Rotsler judges this year ...Read More

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McKinley Named Grand Master

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has named Robin McKinley the 39th recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.

SFWA President Jeffe Kennedy said,

I read McKinley’s Deerskin in my late-twenties and it turned my world upside-down…. From there I went on to read everything McKinley has written. With every story, each book, she haunts, delights, and enlightens me. Naming an author who’s been such ...Read More

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2022 Dream Foundry Contest Finalists

Dream Foundry, a “non-profit dedicated to bolstering the careers of nascent professionals working with the speculative arts,” has announced the finalists for its 2022 contests.

Writing Contest

  • Angela Acosta
  • Sarah Ang
  • Laura Chilibeck
  • Davida Kilgore
  • Nico Montoya
  • Georgie Morvis
  • Audrey Obuobisa-Darko
  • Ry Rosenhirsch
  • Katlina Sommerberg
  • Takim WIlliams

Art Contest

  • Albokhari Mohamed Tahir Bashir
  • Elemei
  • Daniela Ivanova
  • Nino
  • Clare Reid
  • Winter Ross
  • Serene Illustrations
  • Eryk Souza
  • Jeff Stirling
  • Larissa Usuki

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Dragon Award Category Changes

The Dragon Awards have announced a reduction in award categories from 15 to 11 for 2023. The “Media Tie-In” and “Military Fantasy/Sci-Fi” categories will be removed, and other categories will be combined: “Comic Book” and “Graphic Novel” will become “Best Comic Book or Graphic Novel,” “PC/Console” and “Mobile Game” will be “Best Digital Game”, and “Board Game” and “Miniatures/Role-playing/CCG Game” will become “Best Tabletop Game.” “Best Illustrative Book Cover” is ...Read More

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The Washington Post‘s Best SFF of 2022

The Washington Post has released its list of the best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2022, as chosen by Charlie Jane Anders.

  • The City Inside, Samit Basu (Tordotcom)
  • A Prayer for the Crown-Shy, Becky Chambers (Tordotcom)
  • The Story of the Hundred Promises, Neil Cochrane (Forest Avenue)
  • The Women Could Fly, Megan Giddings (Amistad)
  • The World We Make, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
  • Babel: Or the Necessity of
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BCS Recuses from Best Semiprozine Consideration

Editor Scott H. Andrews announced in an editorial that Beneath Ceaseless Skies (BCS) “recuses the magazine from further nominations or finalist appearances for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine.”

There are many other indie zines, run by dedicated staff and publishing great and important stories, whose work in our opinion deserves a Best Semiprozine finalist and the boost in reach and support it can provide. We want to see them ...Read More

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2022 National Book Awards Winners

The winners of the National Book Awards (NBA) in the Fiction, Translated Literature, and Young People’s Literature categories were announced at the 73rd National Book Awards Ceremony, held November 16, 2023 in New York.

Author and artist Art Spiegelman received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, presented by Neil Gaiman.

Winners of genre interest include All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir (Razorbil) in the Young ...Read More

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Amazon Best Books of 2022

Amazon has published its yearly array of lists to promote the best books of 2022, with editors’ selections in various categories. Titles and authors of genre interest follow, in ranked order.

Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Fairy Tale, Stephen King (Scribner)
  • Sea of Tranquility, Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf)
  • The Atlas Six, Olivie Blake (Tor)
  • The Kaiju Preservation Society, John Scalzi (Tor)
  • The Measure, Nikki Erlick
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People & Publishing Roundup, November 2022

MILESTONES

JEFF VANDERMEER’s liter­ary interests are now represented by Joe Veltre of the Gersh Agency, who was already his film and TV agent. VanderMeer has also joined the Gersh Speakers Bureau as a client. Alex Kohner of Yorn Levine provides additional representation as VanderMeer’s entertainment at­torney.

DEREK KÜNSKEN is step­ping down as programming co-chair of Can*Con, Ottawa’s liter­ary SF/F conference, after 11 years working on the conference. Co-chair MARIE

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2022 Rhysling Award Long Poem Winners

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced the winners of the annual Rhysling Awards for SF, fantasy, and horror poetry in the long poem category.

LONG POEM
  • First place: “The Bookstore“, Beth Cato (New Myths Fall/Winter ’21)
  • Second place: “Reservation Fairy Tales 101—Final Exam”, Marsheila Rockwell (Augur Magazine 11/21)
  • Third place: “Alexander’s Babylon”, Marge Simon & Mary Turzillo (Victims)

Honorable mentions include “Medusa Gets a

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Léourier Wins Prix Joël-Champetier

Christian Léourier’s story “L’Auberge au bord du monde” won the seventh annual Prix Joël-Champetier , given to a non-Canadian author who writes SF or fantasy in French. Léourier will receive €1,000 and publication in Solaris #225 (Winter 2023).

The award is named in honor of the late editor of Solaris, with winners chosen by jury. This year’s jurors were Iseult Bacon-Marcaurelle of Alire Editions, Solaris literary director Pascal Raud, author ...Read More

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Anderson Elected SFPA president

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced that Colleen Anderson has been elected president following a vote by members of the organization. Anderson previously served as SFPA vice-president, and will replace outgoing president Bryan Thao Worra.

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2022 World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works published in 2021 has been announced during the 2022 World Fantasy Convention, held November 3-6, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, in Louisiana.

The Life Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, went to Samuel R. Delany and Terri Windling.

The World Fantasy Awards winners are:

Best Novel

  • WINNER: The Jasmine Throne, Tasha
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Clark Wins 2022 Prix Julia Verlanger

Ring Shout: Cantique rituel by P. Djélí Clark (Atalante) has won the 2022 Prix Julia Verlanger. The award is run by the Foundation de France, and is awarded to “a science fiction work of adventure, fantasy or fantastique.” The award was created by Jean-Pierre Verlanger in memory of his wife, who wrote under the pseudonym Gilles Thomas.

The award was announced on October 30, during the Nantes Utopiales Festival.

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Future Worlds Prize Opens

The Future Worlds Prize for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers of Colour is open now to submissions from unpublished writers of color based in the UK until February 6, 2023.

The winner will receive £4,000, one runner-up £2,000, and up to six shortlisted authors will each receive £800. All finalists will receive mentoring from one of the prize’s publishing partners. The prize is funded by author Ben Aaronovitch and actor ...Read More

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2021 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2021 Shirley Jackson Awards winners were announced in-person on October 29, 2022, as part of the Boston Book Festival, in partnership with Readercon. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.

The awards ceremony was hosted by Paul Tremblay, and included a pre-recorded remembrance of the late Peter Straub delivered by Elizabeth Hand. Shirley Jackson Awards Board Member Linda Addison also provided ...Read More

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Evaristo Receives CILIP Fellowship

CILIP announced the two recipients for their 2022 Honorary Fellowships, including author Bernardine Evaristo. The honor is described as “the highest recognition that CILIP can offer as a professional body” and fellowships have been awarded since 1896. Evaristo was selected for her “outstanding contribution to literacy, reading and representation in literature”.

CILIP is the UK library and information association, “the only chartered body in the world dedicated to uniting, supporting ...Read More

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Waterstones Book of the Year 2022 Shortlist

The shortlist for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2022 has been announced, and features several titles of genre interest, including:

  • The Escape Artist, Jonathan Freedland (Harper)
  • Babel, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager)
  • The Golden Mole, Katherine Rundell (Faber & Faber)
  • Skander and the Unicorn Thief, A.F. Steadman (Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers)

Shortlisted titles are nominated by Waterstones booksellers. For more information, including the

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SF Debuts Writing Prize Shortlist

Science Museum in London and UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton have announced the shortlist for their inaugural Science Fiction Debuts Writing Prize.

  • Twice-World, Richard Caves
  • Saturnine, Chris Chiam
  • Children of Clayby, Alexander James
  • Emotional Transport, Ruth E. Newton
  • The Forest That Eats Bone, Laura Tisdall
  • The Measurement Problem, David Whitmarsh

To qualify, “writers must be unpublished and not represented by a literary agent, and ...Read More

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Giles Wins Clarke Award

Deep Wheel Orcadia by Harry Josephine Giles (Picador) won the 36th Arthur C. Clarke Award. Giles receives £2,022 and an engraved bookend.

Other finalists were:

  • Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber & Faber)
  • A Desolation Called Peace, Arkady Martine (Tor UK)
  • A River Called Time, Courttia Newland (Canongate)
  • Wergen: The Alien Love War, Mercurio D. Rivera (NewCon)
  • Skyward Inn, Aliya Whiteley (Solaris)

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Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame

The Society of Illustrators has announced the 2021 and 2022 inductees into its Hall of Fame. Honorees “are chosen based on their body of work and the impact it has made on the field of illustration.”

2021 Hall of Fame Laureates

  • Braldt Bralds
  • Craig Mullins
  • Floyd Norman
  • Margaret Brundage
  • Jean Alexandre Michel André Castaigne
  • Walter Percy Day
  • Dale Messick

2022 Hall of Fame Laureates

  • Charles Addams
  • George Booth
  • Emory Douglas
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2022 Kindle Storyteller Award Winner

King of War by Peter Gibbons (self-published) is the winner of the 2022 Kindle Storyteller Award. The award, launched in 2017, includes a £20,000 prize and “is open to writers publishing in English in any genre, who publish their work through Kindle Direct Publishing” on Amazon.co.uk.

Winners are selected from a shortlist by a panel. The shortlist is selected in part by “sales, reads through Kindle Unlimited and reviews and ...Read More

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2022 YALSA Teen’s Top Ten

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced their 2022 Teen’s Top Ten winners. The list is voted on by “members of teen book groups from sixteen school and public libraries around the country selected by YALSA to participate.”

The winners include titles and authors of genre interest:

  • Here’s to Us, Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (Quill Tree)
  • The Hawthorne Legacy, Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Little, Brown)
  • Rule
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Bajaber Wins Le Guin Prize

The House of Rust by Khadija Abdalla Bajaber (Graywolf) is the winner of the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction, an inaugural $25,000 cash prize given to “a single book-length work of imaginative fiction.”

The 2022 jury was adrienne maree brown, Becky Chambers, Molly Gloss, David Mitchell, and Luis Alberto Urrea.

For more information see the official website.

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36th Annual Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Winners

The winners for the 36th annual Asimov’s Readers’ Awards have been announced.

Best Novel/Novella

  • WINNER: A Blessing of Unicorns, Elizabeth Bear (9-10/21)
  • Light Up the Clouds, Greg Egan (3-4/21)
  • Glitch, Alex Irvine (3-4/21)
  • A Rocket for Dimitrios, Ray Nayler (1-2/21)
  • The Realms of Water, Robert Reed (1-2/21)

Best Novelette

  • WINNER: “Table Etiquette for Diplomatic Personnel, in Seventeen Scenes“, Suzanne Palmer (1-2/21)
  • “The Hazmat Sisters“, L.X.
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Uose Wins Morley Prize

Hanna Thomas Uose’S Who Wants to Live Forever is the winner of the 2022 Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour. Authors of shortlisted titles receive a certificate, an invitation to the prize launch, an advice session with an agent, “and the opportunity to exhibit an extract of their work online and as part of the Cardew Gallery exhibition.” The winner receives £500, an award certificate, a discount on a ...Read More

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Bowen Wins Diverse Book Awards

Skin of The Sea by Natasha Bowen (PRH Children’s) is the winner of the Best Young Adult category for the 2022 Diverse Book Awards.

The awards were created “to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK & Ireland during 2021, both traditionally and self-published.” Winners receive “a trophy, VIP ticket to all author marketing workshops for the year hosted by Literally PR’s ‘100 Club’, editorial content ...Read More

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2022 Governor General’s Literary Awards Finalists

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Awards finalists. There are six categories, in both English and French: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Young People’s Literature — Text, Young People’s Literature — Illustrated Books, and Translation.

Several authors and titles of genre interest made the list.

Fiction

  • Pure Colour, Sheila Heti (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)

Young People’s Literature — Text

  • Step, Deborah Ellis (Groundwood)
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IAFA Announces 2023 Guests of Honor

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) has announced that Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki will be Guest of Honor and Isiah Lavender III will be the Guest Scholar for the 2023 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, scheduled for March 15-18, 2023. “Afrofuturism” is the theme.

Abstracts are due October 31, 2022. IAFA invites proposals that “may address, but need not be limited to” themes and ...Read More

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