Category Archives: Awards

Arrival – The Extras

Arrival winning the Bradbury on Saturday has reminded me to tell you that if you don’t have a copy of the film on disc then you should go get one, because the extras are great. First up, of course, there’s … Continue reading

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The Nebulas Do Diversity

I was way too tired when I got home to stay up for the Nebula Awards announcements. However, they were there for me on Twitter when I woke up, and very fine they were too. The Novel category was won … Continue reading

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The D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award

I’m a bit late on this one, but the lovely people at Twelfth Planet Press have launched an award for disability advocacy in SFF literature. The award is named after D Franklin whose support for the Defying Doomsday anthology made … Continue reading

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Chairman Standlee Speaks – Naming the WSFS YA Award

As many of you will know, Kevin will be chairing the WSFS Business Meeting at Worldcon in Helsinki this year. One of the items that will come up is the naming of the proposed YA Award. Last year a motion … Continue reading

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PKD Award Winner

Easter is a time when all sorts of award results are announced. The Aurealis Awards were handed out in Australia yesterday. Full details are here. I’m delighted to see a bunch of my friends winning stuff. This morning by email … Continue reading

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We Have Hugo Finalists

Those of you who have not been following social media all afternoon may not yet have spotted the Hugo Award Finalist list. You can find it on Locus. All in all it seems a very good list with many categories … Continue reading

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Hello Prometheus

The finalists for this year’s Prometheus Award, given to works of Libertarian science fiction, have been announced. Here they are: The Corporation Wars: Dissidence by Ken MacLeod (Orbit) The Corporation Wars: Insurgence, by Ken MacLeod (Orbit) The Mandibles: A Family, … Continue reading

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Tiptree Juror

As per the announcement earlier this week, I am going to be on the jury for the Tiptree Award this year. That will mean a number of things. Firstly I will get a lot of books to read. As a … Continue reading

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Tiptree – We Have A Winner

Email arriving overnight announcing the results of this year’s James Tiptree Jr. Award which, as most of you will know, rewards “works of science fiction or fantasy that explore and expand our understanding of gender and gender roles”. The winner … Continue reading

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Hugos – Final Week for Nominations

The deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s Hugo Awards is Friday (March 17th). If you haven’t done so already and are eligible, please do so. You know the mantra by now: the more of you that participate, the better … Continue reading

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Crawford Award Winner

I have been so busy over the past week that I totally missed the fact that Gary Wolfe had made the official announcement for this year’s Crawford award. The Crawford, as you may remember, is for a debut fantasy book. … Continue reading

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Some WSFS Issues

A couple of things to do with Worldcon have cropped up over the past week or so that I’d like to address. Firstly people have been asking if WSFS will move the 2018 Worldcon out of the USA because of … Continue reading

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Obligatory Eligibility Post

It is that time of year again, and to make my author friends less self-conscious about reminding you of their fine work over the past year I am going to remind you about what I have been up to. Much … Continue reading

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Eurocon Day 3

Last night we went out for dinner with Charlie Stross and FeĆ²rag. I am going to be very evil and tell you that Charlie has some great projects in the pipeline. Also, if you think the prospects of a Trump … Continue reading

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Eurocon Day 1

Kevin and I arrived in Barcelona by train late last night. We barely had time to grab some food before needing to get to bed. The one things we did register is that Barcelona is a Food Town. We are … Continue reading

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Clarkesworld Story Wins WSFA Award

The winner of this year’s Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press award was announced at Capclave over the weekend. This is an award for short fiction published by small presses, and I’m delighted to see that a story from Clarkesworld … Continue reading

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Coode Street and the Best Series Hugo

This weekend’s edition of The Coode Street Podcast was devoted primarily to discussion of the proposed Best Series Hugo award category. As you may recall, this is a proposal that was given first passage in Kansas City and will be … Continue reading

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Signal to Noise Wins Copper Cylinder

The Copper Cylinder Award is a juried award for Canadian fantasy fiction. This year the adult category was won by Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a book I love. Congratulations are also due to Leah Bobet who won the … Continue reading

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More Awards

FantasyCon has been taking place in Scarborough this weekend. Many of my friends were there, and at least two lots of awards were given out. The Gemmells are traditionally a white guy sort of award, but Larry Correia did not … Continue reading

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The Emmys, Part Three

There are International Emmys. Who knew? Not me. It is starting to seem like every time I look at social media a new set of Emmys is being announced. I don’t mind, because the results keep getting better. Why? Well … Continue reading

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