Category Archives: Awards

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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Tiptree Results Announced

The winner and honor list for this year’s Tiptree Award have been announced. Details are on their website. It is great to see a book by an Australian writer, published by a UK small press, come out on top. Rupetta … Continue reading

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The DetCon1 YA Award

As many of you will know, this year’s NASFiC1, DetCon1, will be presenting a popular-voted award for YA and Middle Grade science fiction & fantasy. The nomination stage is open to all — you just have to request a PIN … Continue reading

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Bookstore Software Updates

While I’m on the subject of the bookstore, I am in the process of making various improvements to the site. All product entries should now have a list of category tags so that you can see at a glance what … Continue reading

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On Fan Categories

Having listened to the latest Galactic Suburbia podcast, I feel the need to point out that the fan categories in the Hugos are not, and never have been, defined by content. You do not have to write about fandom, or … Continue reading

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The Shout Out Awards, 2014

Last night I was in Bristol for the second annual Shout Out Awards ceremony, hosted by my good friends from Shout Out Radio. A full list of winners and runners up is available here. The award for Best Trans Event … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

The Locus Recommended Reading List was published over the weekend. As some of you will know, I am one of many people who have an input to this. I’m very pleased with how things went. It has been an interesting … Continue reading

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Campbellian Anthology 2014

Well, here’s a bargain. What to sample the work of many of the candidates for this year’s John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer? Well now you can. The 2014 Campbellian Anthology contains 860,000 words by 111 authors, and … Continue reading

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Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

I am seeing an increasing number of people of late suggesting loopholes in the Hugo Award rules whereby things that you would not expect to be eligible in a category could be argued as being eligible. Typically this involves work … Continue reading

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Some Hugo Thoughts

As I am way behind with everything, still, I don’t have anywhere near as many Hugo recommendations as I would like this year, but here are a few for you to think about. I’ll start at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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That Eligibility Stuff

After having said that people ought to put up awards eligibility posts, I guess I should do one of my own. These days I feel way too guilty about this because I have plenty of Hugos already. I certainly don’t … Continue reading

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Brief Awards Catch-Up

Yeah, I know, no bloggage for a couple of days. We are a week and a half into the new year and already I can see myself starting to get backed up on projects. I need to focus. Here are … Continue reading

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Doctor in the Hugos

There was quite a bit of excited chatter online over the weekend about the various Doctor Who specials. Most of them are clearly Dramatic Presentations, but I noticed some confusion over An Adventure in Space and Time. It is very … Continue reading

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2014 Campbellian Anthology

For those of you eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer next year, there’s a service that may help to get your work more attention. There is a tradition started up of publishing an anthology of … Continue reading

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Goodreads Choice Awards

When this year’s Goodreads Choice awards were first announced I was disappointed to see that the only book by a woman on the science fiction ballot was MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood. While it might have been amusing to see Atwood … Continue reading

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Congratulations, ChiZine

One of the pleasant surprises of World Fantasy was getting to meet Brett Savory and Sandra Kasturi, the people behind ChiZine. This Canadian small press has been consistently surprising me with the quality of their output, and I was delighted … Continue reading

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Home At Last

Kevin is a couple of hours short of touchdown in San Francisco and I’m back in The Cottage. Eventually I’ll get caught up on stuff. Right now, however, I’m preparing for tomorrow’s show on Ujima where I will be interviewing … Continue reading

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