Maskill Wins James White Award

The James White Award Short Story competition has announced this year’s winner:

  • WINNER: “Limitations”, David Maskill
  • “The Last Words of Harry Niffen”, Stephen Cashmore
  • “Digital Nomad”, Koji A. Dae
  • “Property Crime”, Michael Donoghue
  • “Better Lost Than Loved”, Bryn Fazakerley
  • “Bug on Bug”, Mica Scotti Kole

A special commendation was also given to Donoghue.

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Concept Art Association Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award

The Concept Art Association has announced five recipients of its inaugural lifetime achievement award: Ron Cobb, H.R. Giger, Jean “Moebius” Giraud, Ralph McQuarrie, and Syd Mead. The award, which includes a trophy created by Legacy Effects, will be presented at the first annual Concept Art Awards, to be held September 7, 2019 during LightBox Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena CA.

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Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Readers’ Choice Award

“Crash Site” by Brian Trent (F&SF 5-6/18) is the winner of Baen‘s fifth annual Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Readers’ Choice Award, announced September 1, 2019 at Dragon Con in Atlanta GA. The prize includes $500 and an inscribed plaque.

The winner was selected by public vote from 12 finalist stories published in The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, Vol. 5, edited by David Afsharirad (Baen).

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2019 Inky Awards Winners

Whisper by Lynette Noni (Kids Can) won the Gold Inky Award (for Australian titles), and The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Little, Brown) won the Silver Inky Award (for international titles).

The awards, given by State Library Victoria, are “Australia’s only YA awards decided entirely by teens.” Winners were announced during the Melbourne Writers Festival in Melbourne, Australia.

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2019 Booker Prize Shortlist

The 6-title shortlist for the 2019 Booker Prize has been announced, including several of genre interest:

  • The Testaments, Margaret Atwood (Vintage, Chatto & Windus)
  • An Orchestra of Minorities, Chigozie Obioma (Little, Brown)
  • Quichotte, Salman Rushdie (Jonathan Cape)

The £50,000 prize is “open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK or Ireland.” This year’s judges are Liz Calder, Peter Florence (chair), Xiaolu

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2019 Dragon Awards Winners

Winners of the 2019 Dragon Awards were announced at Dragon Con on September 1, 2019 in Atlanta GA.

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • WINNER: A Star-Wheeled Sky, Brad R. Torgersen (Baen)
  • Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager)
  • Tiamat’s Wrath, James S.A. Corey (Orbit)
  • Europe at Dawn, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
  • A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine (Tor)
  • Red Moon, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
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Heller Wins 2019 Eugie Award

“When We Were Starless” by Simone Heller (Clarkesworld 10/18) is the winner of the 2019 Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction (the Eugie Award), announced September 1, 2019 at Dragon Con, held in Atlanta GA. Other finalists were:

  • “The War of Light and Shadow, in Five Dishes“, Siobhan Carroll (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/18)
  • “A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium to Portal Fantasies“, Alix E. Harrow (Apex 2/18)
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2019 James White Award Shortlist

The James White Award Short Story competition has announced this year’s shortlist, drawn from 355 submissions:

  • “The Last Words of Harry Niffen”, Stephen Cashmore
  • “Digital Nomad”, Koji A. Dae
  • “Property Crime”, Michael Donoghue
  • “Better Lost Than Loved”, Bryn Fazakerley
  • “Bug on Bug”, Mica Scotti Kole
  • “Limitations”, David Maskill

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Campbell Award Renamed

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer has been renamed The Astounding Award for Best New Writer. The award, which is sponsored by Dell Magazines and administered by the World Science Fiction Society, was named for the editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later Analog Science Fiction and Fact). Current Analog editor Trevor Quachri said,

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2019 BFS Short Story Competition

Results for the British Fantasy Society’s (BFS) short story competition have been announced:

  • First place: “Encumbrance”, Steven Poore
  • Second place: “Vicarious”, Philip Harris
  • Third place: “Sibling Rivalry”, Amy McNee

First prize is £100 and a year’s membership in the BFS. Second prize is £50 and a year’s membership. Third prize is £20. All three stories will be published in BFS Horizons. The contest was judged by Allen Ashley.

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2019 Splatterpunk Awards Winners

Winners of the 2019 Splatterpunk Awards, honoring “superior achievement in the sub-genres of Splatterpunk/Extreme Horror fiction,” were announced during Killercon 2019 at the Wingate by Wyndham Conference Center in Round Rock TX, August 16-18, 2019.

Best Novel

  • WINNER: Full Brutal, Kristopher Triana (Grindhouse)
  • Ring of Fire, David Agranoff (Deadite)
  • Camp Slasher, Dan Padavona (self-published)
  • Last Day, Bryan Smith (self-published)
  • A Gathering of Evil, Gil Valle
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2019 ESFS Awards Winners

The European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) Hall of Fame Awards, Achievement Awards, and Chrysalis Award winners were announced during Eurocon 41, held August 22-25, 2019 in Belfast, Ireland.

European Grand Master

  • Ian McDonald (United Kingdom)

Hall of Fame Awards:

Best Author

  • WINNER: Charles Stross (United Kingdom)
  • Ismael Martínez Biurrun (Spain)
  • Philippe Curval (France)
  • Yana Dubynianska (Ukraine)
  • Victor Pelevin / Виктор Пелевин (Russia)
  • Maria Turtschaninoff (Finland and Sweden)
  • João Ventura (Portugal)
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Vanderburgh Wins Munsey Award

Publisher George Vanderburgh is the winner of the 2019 Munsey Award, presented annually by PulpFest “to an individual or institution that has worked for the betterment of 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.

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Edwards and Johnson Receive Alfie Awards

Editors Jane Johnson and Malcolm Edwards received Alfie Awards for their editing, presented by George R.R. Martin at the Hugo Losers Party, held August 18, 2019 in Dublin Ireland during Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon.

Martin created the Alfie Awards in 2015 and named them in honor of Alfred Bester (whose The Demolished Man was the first ever novel Hugo Award winner), with trophies created using ’50s hood ornaments.

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2019 Neffy Awards Winners

The winners of the 2019 National Fantasy Fan Federation Speculative Fiction Awards (the Neffys) have been announced.

Best Novel (over 100,000 words)
  • Against Three Lands, George Phillies (self-published)

Best Shorter Work (under 100,000 words)

  •  The Black God’s Drums, P. Djèlí Clark (Tor.com Publishing)

Best Book Editor

  • Toni Weisskopf

Best Magazine

  • Amazing

Best Fanzine

  • Tightbeam

Best Blog

  • Mad Genius Club

Best Graphic Art Publication

  • Raven: Daughter of Darkness,
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2018 Sidewise Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2018 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History have been announced.

Long Form

  • The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
  • Summerland, Hannu Rajaniemi (Tor)
  • The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington, Charles Rosenberg (Hanover Square)
  • Unholy Land, Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon)

Short Form

  • “The Secret City”, Rick Wilber (Asimov’s 9-10/18)
  • Codex Valtierra, Oscar (Xiu) Ramirez & Emmanuel Valtierra (self-published)

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2019 WSFA Small Press Award

Finalists for the 2019 Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Small Press Award for Short Fiction have been announced:

  • “The Tale of the Three Beautiful Raptor Sisters, and the Prince Who Was Made of Meat”, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 7-8/18)
  • “Familiar in Her Angles”, E.A. Brenner (Metaphorosis 9/21/18)
  • “Baggage”, Leslie Burton-Lopez (When to Now: A Time Travel Anthology)
  • “The Djinni and the Accountant”,  Hal J. Friesen (Fire: Demons, Dragons,
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2019 Hugo and Campbell Awards Winners

Winners for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer were announced by Dublin 2019, the 77th Worldcon, on August 18, 2019 at the Convention Centre Dublin in Dublin Ireland.

Best Novel

  • WINNER: The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
  • Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager US; Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris
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1944 Retro Hugo Awards Winners

Winners for the 1944 Retro Hugo Awards, honoring work from 1943, were announced by Dublin 2019, the 77th Worldcon, during a ceremony held August 15, 2019 at the Convention Centre Dublin in Dublin Ireland.

Best Novel

  • WINNER: Conjure Wife, Fritz Leiber, Jr. (Unknown Worlds 4/43)
  • Das Glasperlenspiel [The Glass Bead Game], Hermann Hesse (Fretz & Wasmuth)
  • Gather, Darkness!, Fritz Leiber, Jr. (Astounding Science-Fiction 5/43-7/43)
  • Perelandra, C.S. Lewis
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2019 SFRA Awards

The Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) has announced the winners of several of its awards.

Mary Kay Bray award for best essay, interview, or extended review to appear in the SFRA Review (tie)

  • Amandine Faucheux for a review of The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
  • T.S. Miller for a review of The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction by Rob Latham, ed.

Thomas D. Clareson award for distinguished service

  • Sherryl Vint
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2019 Edge Hill Short Story Prize Shortlist

The six-title shortlist for the 2018 Edge Hill Prize for Short Story includes genre titles The Sadness of Beautiful Things by Simon Van Booy (Penguin) and The Sing of the Shore by Lucy Wood (4th Estate).

The £10,000 prize “recognises excellence in a single author short story collection.” Judges for 2019 are Elizabeth Baines, Tessa Hadley, and Sam Jordison. The winners will be announced on October 25, 2019 during a ...Read More

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2019 Imadjinn Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 2019 Imadjinn Awards have been announced, including several categories of genre interest.

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • The Shadow Beneath the Waves, Matt Betts (Severed)
  • Storm Forged, Patrick Dugan (Falstaff)
  • Jurassic Jail, William Alan Webb (Dingbat)

Best Fantasy Novel

  • Winter’s Heir, Sarah Joy Adams & Emily Lavin Leverett (Falstaff)
  • Fey West, Michael J. Allen (Bell Bridge)
  • Terra Australis, Cody Higgins (Zen Mob)
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2019 Dragon Awards Ballot

Dragon Con has announced the ballot for the 2019 Dragon Awards. Voting is open to the public at the Dragon Awards website; registration for voting is open until August 30, 2019, 11:59PM (EDT). Winners will be announced at Dragon Con, held August 29 – September 2, 2019 in Atlanta GA.

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager)
  • Tiamat’s Wrath, James S.A. Corey
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2019 Mythopoeic Awards Winners

The Mythopoeic Society announced the 2019 Mythopoeic Awards winners on August 4, 2019 during Mythcon 50, held at San Diego State University in San Diego CA.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • WINNER: Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
  • The Arcadia Project: Borderline, Phantom Pains, Impostor Syndrome, Mishell Baker (Saga)
  • In Other Lands, Sarah Rees Brennan (Big Mouth House)
  • The Innsmouth Legacy: “The Litany of
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2019 ESFS Awards Nominations

The European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) Hall of Fame Awards, Achievement Awards, and Chrysalis Award nominees have been announced, along with the names of the nominating countries:

Hall of Fame Awards:

Best Author

  • Ismael Martínez Biurrun (Spain)
  • Philippe Curval (France)
  • Yana Dubynianska (Ukraine)
  • Victor Pelevin / Виктор Пелевин (Russia)
  • Charles Stross (United Kingdom)
  • Maria Turtschaninoff (Finland and Sweden)
  • João Ventura (Portugal)
  • Alessandro Vietti (Italy)
  • Aleksandar Žiljak (Croatia)

Best Artist

  • Ninni
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2019 RITA and Golden Heart Awards Winners

The RITA and Golden Heart Awards were presented by the Romance Writers of America (RWA) at their annual convention in New York NY on July 26, 2019. The RITA is presented for best novel, and the Golden Heart is a contest for the best novel by an unpublished novelist. Winners of genre interest follow.

RITA for Paranormal Romance:

  • Dearest Ivie, J.R. Ward (Ballantine)

Golden Heart for Paranormal Romance:

  • Bless
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Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) has announced that starting in 2020, the Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award will be presented at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA).

The $1,000 award, now in its tenth year, “recognizes emerging authors who use science fiction to address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination.” Deadline for entry is November 1, 2019.

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2019 Rhysling Award Winners

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced the winners of the annual Rhysling Awards for SF, fantasy, and horror poetry in short and long form categories. This year’s winners are:

SHORT POEM

First Place “After Her Brother Ripped the Heads from Her Paper Dolls”, Beth Cato (Mythic Delirium 1-3/18)

Second Place “What Loves You”, Jeff Crandall (F&SF 9-10/18)

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2019 Seiun Awards Winners

The 58th Japan Science Fiction Convention has announced the 2019 Seiun Awards winners (the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Awards), honoring the best original and translated works published last year in Japan. The winners for translated works are:

Best Translated Novel

  • WINNER: Mecha Samurai Empire, Peter Tieryas, translated by Naoya Nakahara (Hayakawa)
  • Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty, translated by Takeshi Mogi (Tokyo Sogensha)
  • Provenance, Ann Leckie, translated by
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2019 Sunburst Awards Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2019 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic have been announced:

Adult Fiction

  • Sodom Road Exit, Amber Dawn (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Armed in Her Fashion, Kate Heartfield (Chizine)
  • Annex, Rich Larson (Orbit)
  • Trickster Drift, Eden Robinson (Penguin Random House Canada)
  • Plum Rains, Andromeda Romano-Lax (Penguin Random House Canada)

Young Adult Fiction

  • Spellslinger, Sebastian de Castell (Orbit)
  • Tess of
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2019 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2018 has been announced. The awards will be presented November 3, 2019 during World Fantasy 2019 (WFC) to be held at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles CA.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Hayao Miyazaki and Jack Zipes.

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2019 Booker Prize Longlist

The 13-title longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize has been announced, including several of genre interest:

  • The Testaments, Margaret Atwood (Vintage, Chatto & Windus)
  • The Wall, John Lanchester (Faber & Faber)
  • An Orchestra of Minorities, Chigozie Obioma (Little, Brown)
  • Lanny, Max Porter (Faber & Faber)
  • Quichotte, Salman Rushdie (Jonathan Cape)
  • Frankissstein, Jeanette Winterson (Jonathan Cape)

The £50,000 prize is “open to writers of any

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