2019 Sunburst Awards Longlist

The longlists for the 2019 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic were announced June 10, 2019:

Adult Fiction

Sodom Road Exit, Amber Dawn (Arsenal Pulp) One of Us, Craig DiLouie (Orbit) Armed in Her Fashion, Kate Heartfield (Chizine) The Wolves of Winter, Tyrell Johnson (Simon & Schuster Canada) The Quantum Magician, Derek Künsken (Simon & Schuster Canada) The Tiger Flu, ...Read More Read more

Northern California Book Awards Nominees

Works of genre interest Out of Left Field by Ellen Klages (Viking BFYR) and Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore (Feiwel & Friends) were among four books nominated for the Northern California Book Awards in the Children’s Literature category for older readers.

The awards, “celebrating books published by Northern California authors in 2018,” are presented and sponsored by the Northern California Book Reviewers, Poetry Flash, PEN West, Mechanics’ Institute Library, ...Read More

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2019 Ditmar Awards Winners

Winners of the 2019 Ditmar Awards for Australian SF have been announced:

Best Novel

WINNER: City of Lies, Sam Hawke (Tor) Devouring Dark, Alan Baxter (Grey Matter) The Subjugate, Amanda Bridgeman (Angry Robot) Faerie Apocalypse, Jason Franks (IFWG Australia) The Beast’s Heart, Leife Shallcross (Hodder & Stoughton) Tide of Stone, Kaaron Warren (Omnium Gatherum)

Best Novella or Novelette

WINNER: Cabaret of Monsters, Tansy ...Read More Read more

2018 Australian Shadows Awards Winners

Winners of 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

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

2019 REH Foundation Awards Winners

The Robert E. Howard Foundation has announced the winners for its 2019 REH Foundation Awards.

The Atlantean – Outstanding Achievement, Book (non-anthology/collection)

WINNER: Robert E. Howard: A Literary Biography, David C. Smith (Pulp Hero) Western Weirdness and Voodoo Vengence, Fred Blosser (Pulp Hero) Famous Someday: A Robert E. Howard Biography, Don Herron & Leo Grin (Cimmerian)

The Hyrkanian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (print)

WINNER: “Poseidon and the ...Read More Read more

2019 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the 2019 Mythopoeic Awards finalists. Winners will be announced at Mythcon 50, held August 2-5, 2019 at San Diego State University in San Diego CA.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

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 Earth” (New Cthulhu ...Read More Read more

Locus Bay Area Writers Workshop: Writing Master Class with Andy Duncan, July 2019

July 21, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. At Locus Magazine HQ Preservation Park, downtown Oakland (near the 12th St BART) $150.00 “Whatever the topic, all of Duncan’s fictions are united by an evocative, playful, and deeply accomplished storytelling style. Highly recommended for fans of Kelly Link or other slipstream writers, and for any reader looking to lose themselves in an engaging and fun reading experience.” ― Booklist (starred review) ...Read More Read more

31st Annual Lambda Awards Winners

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the winners of the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”), celebrating “the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.” Titles of genre interest include:

LGBTQ SF/F/Horror

WINNER: The Breath of the Sun, Isaac R. Fellman (Aqueduct) Metabolize, If Able, Clay AD (Monster House) In the Vanishers’ Palace, Aliette de Bodard (JABberwocky) Resilience, Fletcher DeLancey (Heartsome) The Barrow Will Send ...Read More Read more

2019 Neukom Awards Winners

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

Open Category

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

Debut Category

WINNER: The Book of M, Peng Shepard (Morrow) Terra Nullius, Claire ...Read More Read more

2019 Aurora Awards Ballot

The 2019 Aurora Awards ballot has been announced. The Aurora Awards are nominated by members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. The top five nominated works were selected, with additional works included when there was a tie for fifth place.

Best Novel

One of Us, Craig DiLouie (Orbit) They Promised Me the Gun Wasn’t Loaded, James Alan Gardner (Tor) Graveyard Mind, Chadwick Ginther (ChiZine) Armed ...Read More Read more

2019 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Winners

Winners for the 2019 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ). Winners were selected by members of SFFANZ and GeyserCon 2019, and honored at the convention, held May 31 – June 2, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Rotorua in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Best Novel

WINNER: Into the Sounds, Lee Murray (Severed) The Kingfisher’s Debt, Kura Carpenter (IFWG) ...Read More Read more

2019 Geffen Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 2019 Geffen Awards for best science fiction and fantasy published in Hebrew have been announced by the Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Best Translated Science Fiction Book

The Heart Goes Last, Margaret Atwood (Kinneret Zmora Dvir) Provenance, Ann Leckie (Sial) Nexus, Ramez Naam (Yaniv) A Man Lies Dreaming, Lavie Tidhar (Modan) Artemis, Andy Weir (Armchair)

Best Translated Fantasy Book

Assassin’s ...Read More Read more

2019 Chesley Awards Finalists

The 2019 Chesley Awards nominees have been announced:

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover

Tommy Arnold for Red Rising, Pierce Brown (Subterranean) Jensine Eckwall for Soulless: Illustrated Edition, Gail Carriger (Orbit) Jon Foster for I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land, Connie Willis (Subterranean) Michael Komarck for Low Chicago, George R.R. Martin, ed. (Tor) Maurizio Manzieri for The Tea Master and the Detective, Aliette de Bodard ...Read More Read more

2019 Colorado Book Awards Winners

While Gods Sleep by L.D. Colter (Tam Lin) won the Colorado Book Award in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category, and Del Toro Moon by Darby Karchut (Owl Hollow) won in the Juvenile Literature category.

Winners were announced May 18, 2019 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada CO. For more information, including complete list of winners, see the awards website.

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2018 Nebula Awards Winners

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the winners of the 2018 Nebula Awards during the 53rd Annual Nebula Banquet on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Marriott Warner Center, Woodland Hills CA.

Novel

WINNER: The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)

The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US; Harper Voyager UK) Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller (Ecco; Orbit UK) Spinning Silver, ...Read More Read more

2018 Analog AnLab and Asimov’s Readers’ Awards

The winners for the 2018 Analog Analytical Laboratory (AnLab) and Asimov’s Readers’ Awards have been announced. Most are available to read online.

Analog Science Fiction and Fact Analytical Laboratory Winners

Best Novella

WINNER: “The Last Biker Gang“, Wil McCarthy (5-6/18) “Blurred Lives“, Adam-Troy Castro (1-2/18) “A Stab of the Knife“, Adam-Troy Castro (7-8/18) “Harry and the Lewises”, Edward M. Lerner (9-10/18)

Best Novelette

WINNER: “Ashes of Exploding Suns, Monuments to ...Read More Read more

Tolkien Society Awards 2019

Winners of the Tolkien Society Awards 2019 were announced at the society’s annual dinner on April 6. The awards “recognize excellence in the fields of Tolkien scholarship and fandom, highlight­ing our long-standing charitable objective to ‘seek to educate the public in, and promote research into, the life and works of”‘ J.R.R. Tolkien. The society’s trustees choose the shortlist, with winners chosen by the membership.

Best Artwork

“Durin’s Crown and the ...Read More Read more

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

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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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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.

Novel

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)

Novella

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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

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 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 Sir Julius Vogel Awards Nominees

Finalists for the 2019 Sir Julius Vogel Awards have been announced by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Association of New Zealand (SFFANZ). Winners will be selected by members of SFFANZ and GeyserCon 2019, and honored at the convention, May 31 – June 2, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Rotorua in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Best Novel

The Kingfisher’s Debt, Kura Carpenter (IFWG) Restoration Day, Deborah Makarios (Oi Makarioi) Into ...Read More Read more