Category Archives: Awards

Archipelacon – Day 1

As you may have guessed, life has been a bit hectic. There has been a lot of travel. There has also been a lot of day job, though you won’t have seen that. But because of it there is now … Continue reading

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WSFS is not FIFA

One of the plus points of Puppygate is that we’ve had a brief respite from people yelling about how the Evil Right Wing Hugo Committee is fixing the awards to favor right-wing authors. Thankfully people have realized that VD does … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Chaz!

This year’s Lambda Literary Awards were announced last night. They are for queer writing in all of its forms. One of the categories is for science fiction, fantasy & horror. As Locus reports, the winner for 2015 is my dear … Continue reading

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A Little Awards News

I was pleased to discover yesterday that my Trinidadian friend, Rhonda Garcia, tied for second place in the SF/F/H category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards. The IPPYs are not an award I’m familiar with, but they appears to be … Continue reading

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Puppygate – Winners and Losers

That image is from issue #70 of Doom Patrol, published by Vertigo in 1993 and written by Rachel Pollack. The woman in the frog mask is Kate Godwin, a.k.a. Coagula, a trans woman superhero. The words are, of course, mine. … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick Award Nominees

The nominees for this year’s Philip K. Dick Award have been announced. They are as follows: Elysium, Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press) The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, Rod Duncan (Angry Robot) The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press) Memory … Continue reading

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That Time Of Year Again

I see from Twitter that people are complaining about writers listing their award-eligible work again. How refreshing and innovative. Not. As many smarter and more eloquent people than me have said before, the people who get bullied into remaining silent … Continue reading

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World Fantasy Awards

This year’s World Fantasy Award winners were announced yesterday. I’m horribly behind on reading, but I can assure you that the winners look very good indeed. Special congratulations are due to my pals at Clarkesworld who have finally picked up … Continue reading

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Translation Awards – The End

As you will see from various news outlets over the next few days, the Directors of the SF&F Translation Awards, of whom I am one, have jointly decided to cease giving out the Awards and wind up the corporation that … Continue reading

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Brief Booker Thoughts

I am, of course, very sad that Karen Joy Fowler did not win the Booker. However, I am heartened to learn from the Telegraph that her book, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, has sold more than three times as … Continue reading

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A Few Brief Hugo Stat Comments

I haven’t had much time to wade through the numbers, but here are a few things I noticed. As many people have already pointed out, Vox Day was beaten by No Award. Six Gun Snow White and Wonderbook, both of … Continue reading

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Worldcon – Day 4

Once again I have been stupidly busy. Here are some highlights: Anne Sudworth winning Best Body of Work in the Art Show Maurizio Manzieri winning Best Digital in the Art Show The Fine Art panel laying into Damien Hirst Interviewing … Continue reading

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A Brief Booker Comment

The Longlist for the 2014 Booker Prize has been announced. This year the prize has been opened up to inhabitants of the rebellious former colonies of North America, as well as citizens of the Commonwealth, presumably as an act of … Continue reading

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Juliet on Awards for Women

Juliet McKenna did an interesting blog post today asking, “Is it time for a Women’s Speculative Fiction Prize?”. My first thought was that we were doing pretty well without out, thank you. I’d be much more interesting in seeing a … Continue reading

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Well That Could Have Been Much Worse

As someone who is liable to be in immediate danger should a far right party ever achieve power in the UK (because a smart Fascist always targets the smallest and least popular minorities first, and my trans status is on … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal : Corrective Hugos

I wasn’t planning on saying anything about this year’s Hugo drama, but a conversation on Twitter on Thursday gave me an idea that I think will solve everyone’s problems. Kevin hasn’t had the chance to re-cast this into a proper … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Awards News

While I was out and about yesterday a few pieces of awards news came in. Most importantly, Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves has won the PEN/Faulkner Award. This is huge for Karen and I’m absolutely delighted … Continue reading

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Ross, the Hugos and the Oscars

I don’t pay a lot of attention to British TV and the celebrities that work on it. I’ve been out of the country a lot in past years. Much TV “light entertainment” is deeply transphobic so I prefer to avoid … Continue reading

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Got Nebulas

The short lists for this year’s Nebula Awards have been announced. As usual there are way too many of my friends on the ballot. They can’t all win. Heck, four of the books on the Best Novel list were mentioned … Continue reading

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Aurealis Awards Finalists

Still on the subject of awards, Australia’s juried Aurealis Awards have announced their finalists (PDF). We have a lot of the books in the store. Congratulations first to Fablecroft who have several books up for prizes: One Small Step – … Continue reading

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