Philip K. Dick Award 2019 Judges

The five judges for the 2019 Philip K. Dick Award have been announced. Works of science fiction published as paperback originals in the US during the year 2019 are eligible for the award.

Thomas A. Easton, 84 Commonmwealth Ave, Dedham MA 02026-1425

Karen Heuler, 13 Antler Drive, Sandyston NJ 07826 (until October 31) / 80 Charles Street Apt. 3R, New York NY 10014-6110 (after October 31)

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SoA Awards Shortlists

Shortlists for several Society of Authors (SoA) fiction awards have been announced, including titles and authors of genre interest.

Betty Trask Prize and Awards

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock, Imogen Hermes Gower (Harvill Secker) Sweet Fruit, Sour Land, Rebecca Ley (Sandstone) The Water Cure, Sophie Mackintosh (Hamish Hamilton)

The Betty Trask Prize and Awards gives £26,250 “for a first novel by a writer under 35” and is ...Read More

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2018 This Is Horror Awards Winners

Winners for the This Is Horror Awards 2018 have been announced:

Novel of the Year

WINNER: The Rust Maidens, Gwendolyn Kiste (Journalstone) Runner-up: The Cabin at the End of the World, Paul Tremblay (Morrow) Coyote Songs, Gabino Iglesias (Broken River) The Hunger, Alma Katsu (Putnam) The Listener, Robert R. McCammon (Cemetery Dance)

Novella of the Year

WINNER: The Writhing Skies, Betty Rocksteady (Perpetual Motion ...Read More Read more

2019 Nommo Awards Shortlist

The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Nommo Awards. All titles “are speculative fiction, were published in calendar year 2018, and are thought to be by Africans as defined by the ASFS and Nommo Awards Guidelines. ”

Best Novel Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt) Knucklebone, Nechama Brodie (Pan Macmillan) A Spy in Time, Imraan Coovadia (Rare Bird) ...Read More Read more

2018 Stoker Awards Winners

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Bram Stoker Awards:

Superior Achievement in a Novel WINNER: The Cabin at the End of the World, Paul Tremblay (Morrow) The Hunger, Alma Katsu (Putnam) Glimpse, Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin’s) Unbury Carol, Josh Malerman (Del Rey) Dracul, Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker (Putnam)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

WINNER: The Rust Maidens ...Read More Read more

2019 Ignotus Finalists

Finalists for the 2019 Ignotus Awards (the Spanish equivalent of the Hugo Awards), honoring the best works published in Spain last year, have been announced.

Novela extranjera (Foreign Novel)

El largo viaje a un pequeño planeta iracundo [The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet], Becky Chambers (Insólita) El portal de los obeliscos [The Obelisk Gate], N.K. Jemesin (Nova) El visitante [The Outsider], Stephen King (Plaza & Janés) Bellas durmientes ...Read More Read more

2019 Premio Italia Winners

The Italian Conference of Fantasy and Science Fiction (Italcon) announced winners for the 2019 Premio Italia on May 4, 2019, during Vaporosamente 10 held in Turin, Italy.

International SF Novel

Ares Express, Ian McDonald (Zone 42)

Science Fiction Novel

Naila di mondo9, Dario Tonani (Mondadori)

Fantasy Novel

Il diario dell’estinzione, Maico Morellini (Watson Edizioni)


Odissea Digital Fantascienza, various authors (Delos Digital)


Next-Stream: Visioni di realtà ...Read More Read more

2019 Tomorrow Prize and Roswell Award Finalists

Finalists for the Tomorrow Prize and Roswell Award for short science fiction have been announced. The five finalists for each, and winners of two special awards, will have their stories read by celebrity guests during LitFest Pasadena.

The finalists for the Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction by LA county high school students are

“Wick of Adolescence”, Nicholas Kouchnerov “The Song Remains the Same”, Arin Krausz “Guardian Angel”, Ailun Shi ...Read More Read more

2019 Neukom Awards Shortlist

Finalists for the 2019 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards for Speculative Fiction have been announced:

Open Category

Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller (Ecco) The Night Market, Jonathan Moore (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Plum Rains, Andromeda Romano-Lax (Soho) Theory of Bastards, Audrey Schulman (Europa Editions) Red Clocks, Leni Zumas (Little, Brown)

Debut Category

Terra Nullius, Claire G. Coleman (Small Beer) Severance, Ling Ma (Farrar, Straus, ...Read More Read more

2019 Indies Choice Awards Winners

Winners of the 2019 Indies Choice Awards were announced by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and include several titles of genre interest:

Adult Fiction Book of the Year

Circe, Madeline Miller (Little, Brown)

Audiobook of the Year

Circe, Madeline Miller, read by Perdita Weeks (Hachette Audio)

Young Adult Book of the Year

The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen)

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2019 Odyssey Scholarship Recipients

The Odyssey Writing Workshop has announced recipients of several of its scholarships available for students attending in 2019.

Kyle de Waal won The Miskatonic Scholarship, funded by George R.R. Martin, which covers full tuition, textbook, and housing, and is awarded to a promising new writer of Lovecraftian cosmic horror. De Waal was chosen by a panel of judges which includes Ti Mikkel and Carrie Vaughn.

A. Humphrey Lanham was awarded ...Read More

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2019 Clarke Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the 33rd Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced:

Semiosis , Sue Burke (HarperVoyager) Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) Frankenstein in Baghdad,  Ahmed Saadawi (Oneworld) The Electric State, Simon Stålenhag (Simon & Schuster) Rosewater, Tade Thompson (Orbit) The Loosening Skin, Aliya Whiteley (Unsung Stories)

Judges for 2019 are Kris Black, Rhian Drinkwater, Kari Maund, Chris Pak, and Andrew Wallace, with Andrew ...Read More

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2019 Chautauqua Prize Finalists

The Overstory by Richard Powers (Norton) and All the Names They Used for God by Anjali Sachdeva (Spiegel & Grau) are among the seven finalists for the 2019 Chautauqua Prize, given “to honor the author for a significant contribution to the literary arts.” The winner will be announced in late May 2019 and will receive $7,500 and “all travel and expenses for a one-week summer residency” at the Chautauqua Institution ...Read More

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2019 Locus Awards Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the 2019 Locus Awards. Tickets are available now.

Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 28-30, 2019; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings; a kickoff Clarion West party honoring first week instructor Elizabeth Hand, Clarion West supporters, awards weekend ticket holders, and ...Read More

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2018 Aurealis Winners

The 2018 Aurealis Awards winners, recognizing the best in Australian speculative fiction, have been announced.

Best Science Fiction Novel

WINNER: Lifel1k3, Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin) Scales of Empire, Kylie Chan (HarperCollins) Obsidio, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (Allen & Unwin) A Superior Spectre, Angela Meyer (Ventura) Dyschronia, Jennifer Mills (Picador) The Second Cure, Margaret Morgan (Penguin Random House)

Best Science Fiction Novella

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2019 Women’s Prize Shortlist

Circe by Madeline Miller (Little, Brown) made the Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist.

Several titles of genre interest appeared on the longlist including The Pisces by Melissa Broder (Hogarth), Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (Grove), and Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss (FSG).

 The Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates “excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women throughout the world.” The winner will be announced on June 5, 2019. The winner will ...Read More

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2018 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

The 2018 Shirley Jackson Awards nominees have been announced. The awards are presented for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction.


In the Night Wood, Dale Bailey (John Joseph Adams) Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton (Double Day) We Sold Our Souls, Grady Hendrix (Quirk) Everything Under, Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape) Little Eve, Catriona Ward (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)


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2018 Australian Shadows Awards Shortlists

Shortlists for the 2018 Australian Shadows Awards have been announced. The award is given by the Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) for “the finest in horror and dark fiction published by an Australasian within the calendar year.”

Best Novel

Devouring Dark, Alan Baxter (Grey Matter) Teeth of the Wolf, Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray (Raw Dog Screaming) Contrition, Deborah Sheldon (IFWG) Tide of Stone, Kaaron Warren ...Read More Read more

2019 Munsey Award Nominees

PulpFest has announced the nominees of the 2019 Munsey Award, given “to an individual or institution that has bettered the pulp community.” Nominees are selected by the general pulp community, and the winner is selected by a vote of past Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Awards winners.

Mike Ashley Richard Bleiler Camille Cazedessus William Contento Win Scott Eckert Ralph Grasso Stephen Haffner Rich Harvey Chris Kalb Rick Lai Sheila Vanderbeek George ...Read More Read more

2019 Branford Boase Award Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2019 Branford Boase Award has been announced, and includes the following titles of genre interest.

The House with Chicken Legs, Sophie Anderson (Usborne) The Train to Impossible Places, P.G. Bell (Usborne)

“The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist.” Judges for the 2019 award are Sanchita Basu De Sarkar, Julia Eccleshare (chair), ...Read More

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Eaves Wins Wellcome Prize

Murmur by Will Eaves (Bellevue) won the Wellcome Book Prize, announced May 1, 2019 at the Wellcome Collection in London, UK.

The £30,000 prize “rewards exceptional works of literature that illuminate the many ways that health, medicine and illness touch our lives.” Judges for 2019 were Jon Day, Rick Edwards, Kevin Fong, Viv Groskop, and Elif Shafak (chair).

For more information, see the Wellcome Prize website.

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2019 Scribe Award Nominees

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers (IAMTW) announced the nominees for the 2019 Scribe Awards, honoring excellence in licensed tie-in writing. Nominees of genre interest follow.

Original Novel — Speculative

Halo: Silent Storm, Troy Denning (Gallery) World of Warcraft: Before the Storm, Christie Golden (Del Rey) Star Trek Discovery: Fear Itself, James Swallow (Pocket) Star Trek Discovery: Drastic Measures, Dayton Ward (Pocket) Alien: The Cold ...Read More Read more

Nebula Awards Ballot Controversy

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Board released a statement March 1, 2019 in response to allegations that a Facebook group devoted to self-publishing, “20Booksto50k,” may have promoted slate voting to influence this year’s ballot, a situation that drew sometimes heated responses from authors troubled by the issue. The statement reads, in part:

In light of recent events regarding the 2018 SFWA Nebula Nominations short list, the SFWA ...Read More

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2019 Edgar Awards Winners

Winners of the 2019 Edgar Awards have been announced by the MWA (Mystery Writers of America), including the following titles of SF genre interest.

Best Novel

Down the River Unto the Sea, Walter Mosley (Mulholland)

Best Juvenile

Otherwood, Pete Hautman (Candlewick)

Best Young Adult

Sadie, Courtney Summers (Wednesday)

As previously announced, Martin Cruz Smith was named a 2019 Grand Master. For the complete list of SF nominees, ...Read More

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Bobak Ferdowsi Named Nebula Awards Toastmaster

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced that Bobak Ferdowsi will be Toastmaster at the 2019 SFWA Nebula Awards Conference to be held May 16-19, 2019 at the Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills CA.

Ferdowsi has served as a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, working on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission and the Cassini–Huygens mission to Saturn. Following the Curiosity landing, Ferdowsi achieved fame for the ...Read More

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2019 TAFF and GUFF Winners

Geri Sullivan won the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) to travel from North America to Europe to attend Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon, the 77th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held August 15-19, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland, defeating Teresa Cochran, Sarah Gulde, and Michael Lowrey. There were 212 votes counted. The fund is currently administered by John Purcell in North America and Johan Anglemark in Europe. For more information, see ...Read More

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Zhou Wins Terran Award

Zhou Wen is the winner of the Terran Award scholarship, funded by George R.R. Martin to cover all tuition and fees (travel and meals not included) for one applicant to attend the Taos Toolbox writing workshop. Applicants “must be from from a country where English is not the primary language.” The winner was selected by workshop staff including Walter Jon Williams.

Zhou was born in Jinan, Shandong province, and has ...Read More

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2019 Oregon Book Awards Winners

The 2019 Oregon Book Awards have been announced, with winners and finalists of genre interest.

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas (Little, Brown) won the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction. The Maw by Taylor Zajonc (Skyhorse) was a fiction award finalist. Judges were Kim Fu, J. Robert Lennon, and Hannah Pittard.

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw (Simon & Schuster) won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature. Finalists included ...Read More

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HWA Awards

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the recipients of three awards for 2018.

JG Faherty is the winner of the 2018 Mentor of the Year Award. Introduced in 2014, the Award “recognizes one mentor in the Mentor Program who has done an outstanding job of helping newer writers” and is chosen by the current chair of the mentor program.

Jess Landry is the winner of the 2018 Silver Hammer ...Read More

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2019 Hemming Award Finalists

The shortlists for the 2019 Norma K. Hemming Award have been announced.

Short Fiction (stories up to 17,500 words)

“Pinion”, Stephanie Gunn (Aurum) “Triquetra”, Kirstyn McDermott ( 9/5/18) “The Sea-Maker of Darmid Bay”, Shauna O’Meara (Interzone 9-10/18) “With this Needle I Thee Thread”, Angela Rega (Aurum) “Shatterglass”, Susan Wardle (Aurum) “Knitting Day”, Jen White (Mother of Invention)

Long Work

Icefall, Stephanie ...Read More Read more

2018 BSFA Winners

Winners of the 2018 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards have been announced.

Best Novel

WINNER: Embers of War, Gareth L. Powell, (Titan) Europe at Dawn, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris) Before Mars, Emma Newman (Ace) Rosewater, Tade Thompson (Orbit)

Best Shorter Fiction

WINNER: Time Was, Ian McDonald ( Publishing) “The Gift of Angels: an introduction”, Nina Allan (Clarkesworld 11/18) ...Read More Read more