Category Archives: Awards

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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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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