2021 Otherwise Award Winners
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by Dave Post
1w ago
The 2021 Otherwise Award (formerly the James Tiptree, Jr. Award), for works of speculative fiction which explore and expand gender, has been announced. Winners: Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki (Tor) Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon (MCD; #Merky) Honor List: A Natural History of Transition by Callum Angus (Metonymy) Danged Black Thing by Eugen Bacon (Transit Lounge) The Actual Star by Monica Byrne (Harper Voyager US) Bestiary by K-Ming Chang (One World) Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore (Feiwel & Friends) Chouette by Claire Oshetsky (Ecco) She Who Became the Sun by Shelle ..read more
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2023 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees
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by Dave Post
1w ago
The 2023 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced: Arboreality by Rebecca Campbell (Stelliform) Widowland by C.J. Carey (Sourcebooks Landmark) Ymir by Rich Larson (Orbit US) January Fifteenth by Rachel Swirsky (Tordotcom) The Legacy of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson (Tordotcom) The Extractionist by Kimberly Unger (Tachyon) The award is presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction originally published in paperback form in the United States from the previous calendar year. The winner and any special citations will be announced April 7, 2023 at Norwescon 45 ..read more
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2022 World Fantasy Award Winners
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by Dave Post
3M ago
The 2022 World Fantasy Awards winners have been announced. In the Novel category: WINNER: The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri (Orbit US; Orbit UK) FINALISTS: Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (Ace; Macmillan) A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark (Tordotcom; Orbit UK) The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros (Inkyard) The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (Nightfire; Viper UK) Our congrats to Tasha Suri and all the finalists. See the complete list of winners in all categories. This win also secures a place for Suri on our ever growing Award Winning Books by Women Authors list ..read more
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2021 Shirley Jackson Award Winner
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by Dave Post
3M ago
The 2021 Shirley Jackson Award winners have been announced. WINNER: My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones (Saga) FINALISTS: Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw (Nightfire) All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter (Titan) No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull (Blackstone) Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer (MCD) Our congrats to Stephen Graham Jones for his second consecutive Shirley Jackson Award. Congratulations also to all the finalists! You can see the complete list of winners in all categories over at Locus. What do you think of this result ..read more
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2022 Arthur C. Clarke Award Winner
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by Dave Post
3M ago
The 2022 Arthur C. Clark Award has been announced. WINNER: Deep Wheel Orcadia by Harry Josephine Giles (Picador) FINALISTS: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber & Faber) A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine (Tor UK) A River Called Time by Courttia Newland (Canongate) Wergen: The Alien Love War by Mercurio D. Rivera (NewCon) Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley (Solaris) Our congrats to Harry Josephine Giles and all the finalists ..read more
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The Kitschies: 2021 Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle Winners
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by Dave Post
3M ago
The 2021 Kitschies winners have been announced. They are: The Red Tentacle (Novel) WINNER: The Galaxy And The Ground Within by Becky Chambers (Hodder Fiction) Bear Head by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Head Of Zeus) The Cabinet by Un-Su Kim (Angry Robot) The Last House On Needless Street by Catriona Ward (Serpent’s Tail) Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (Macmillan)   The Golden Tentacle (Debut) WINNER: Temporary by Hilary Leichter (Faber) Several People Are Typing by Calvin Kasulke (Hodder Studio) Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell (Orbit) Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (Rock The Boat) Composite C ..read more
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2021 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees
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by Dave Post
4M ago
The nominees for the 2021 Shirley Jackson Award have been announced. The noms in the novel category are: My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones (Saga) Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw (Nightfire) All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter (Titan) No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull (Blackstone) Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff VanderMeer (MCD) The Shirley Jackson Awards are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics, with input from a Board of Advisors. The awards are given for the best work published in the preceding calendar yea ..read more
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2021 Kitschies Awards Shortlists
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by Dave Post
4M ago
The shortlists for the 2021 Kitschies Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle awards have been announced! The Kitschies reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic published in the UK. The Red Tentacle (Novel) Bear Head by Adrian Tchaikovsky (Head Of Zeus) The Galaxy And The Ground Within by Becky Chambers (Hodder Fiction) The Cabinet by Un-Su Kim (Angry Robot) The Last House On Needless Street by Catriona Ward (Serpent’s Tail) Black Water Sister by Zen Cho (Macmillan) The Golden Tentacle (Debut) Several P ..read more
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2022 Nommo Awards Winners
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by Dave Post
5M ago
The African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS) has announced the winners for the 2022 Nommo Awards, given to speculative fiction works by African authors. The Best Novel category winner is: The Library of the Dead by T.L. Huchu (Tor) Locus has the full list of winners in all categories. Our congrats to T. L. Huchu and all the nominees. The Madhouse by TJ Benson (Penguin South Africa) The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna (Delacorte; Usborne) Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa (Orbit US; Orbit UK) They Made Us Blood and Fury by Cheryl S. Ntumy (Self published) Far from the Light of Heaven ..read more
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2022 Aurora Award Winner
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by Dave Post
6M ago
The 2022 Aurora Award winners have been announced, celebrating the “best works and activities done by Canadians in 2021.” In the Best Novel category: WINNER: Jade Legacy by Fonda Lee (Orbit US) FINALISTS: RED X by David Demchuk (Strange Light; Penguin Random House) The Quantum War by Derek Künsken (Solaris) A Broken Darkness by Premee Mohamed (Solaris) Soulstar by C.L. Polk (Tordotcom) Our congrats to Fonda Lee and all the finalists! Locus has the full list of winners in all categories ..read more
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