The OF Blog: Two UK-based SF awards shortlists announced this week

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Two UK-based SF awards shortlists announced this week

Been a bit busy the past few days (and already behind on the books I want to review, although the holiday weekend should afford me the chance to write at least one, if not 2-3 reviews), but I thought I would post links to the 2013 British Science Fiction Association Awards and the 2013 Kitschies (which are a more "alternative" set of awards, although with one of the larger award prizes in the industry).  With these being based in the UK and featuring UK publishers, some of the books listed on their shortlists have not yet (officially) been published in the US (although they can be found on Amazon).  As usual, I'll bold what I've read, italicize what I own but haven't yet read, but no links to reviews, since I don't think I've reviewed any of these, with one exception.  Some of these titles intrigue me, but I doubt I'll get to all of these before the winners are announced (Easter weekend for the BSFA, late February for the Kitschies).

BSFA Shortlists:

Best Novel

Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus)
Empty Space: a Haunting by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
Intrusion by Ken Macleod (Orbit)
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
2312 by Kim Stanley-Robinson (Orbit)

Best Short Story

“Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld #69)
“The Flight of the Ravens” by Chris Butler (Immersion Press)
“Song of the body Cartographer” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (Phillipines Genre Stories)
“Limited Edition” by Tim Maughan (1.3, Arc Magazine)
“Three Moments of an Explosion” by China Mieville (Rejectamentalist Manifesto)
“Adrift on the Sea of Rains” by Ian Sales (Whippleshield Books)

Best Artwork

Ben Baldwin for the cover of Dark Currents (Newcon Press)
Blacksheep for the cover of Adam Roberts’s Jack Glass (Gollancz)
Dominic Harman for the cover of Eric Brown’s Helix Wars (Rebellion)
Joey Hifi for the cover of Simon Morden’s Thy Kingdom Come (Jurassic London)
Si Scott for the cover artwork for Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden (Corvus)

Best Non-Fiction

“The Complexity of the Humble Space Suit” by Karen Burnham (Rocket Science, Mutation Press)
“The Widening Gyre” by Paul Kincaid (Los Angeles Review of Books)
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University Press)
The Shortlist Project by Maureen Kincaid Speller
The World SF Blog, Chief Editor Lavie Tidhar


Red Tentacle:

Jesse Bullington's The Folly of the World (Orbit)
Frances Hardinge's A Face Like Glass (Macmillan)
Nick Harkaway's Angelmaker (William Heinemann)
Adam Roberts' Jack Glass (Gollancz)
Juli Zeh's The Method (Harvill Secker) (Translated by Sally-Ann Spencer)

Golden Tentacle:

Madeline Ashby's vN (Angry Robot)
Jenni Fagan's The Panopticon (William Heinemann)
Rachel Hartman's Seraphina (Doubleday)
Karen Lord's Redemption in Indigo (Jo Fletcher Books)
Tom Pollock's The City's Son (Jo Fletcher Books)

 Inky Tentacle:

La Boca for Ned Beauman's The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)
Oliver Jeffers for John Boyne's The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket (Doubleday)
Tom Gauld for Matthew Hughes' Costume Not Included (Angry Robot)
Peter Mendelsund for Ben Marcus' Flame Alphabet (Granta)
Dave Shelton for his own A Boy and a Bear in a Boat (David Fickling Books)


Jared said...

I feel you may deserve your own prize for being the only person in the world not on the judging panel to own every Kitschies finalist...

Larry Nolen said...

Ha! I think you read that wrong, Jared. I've only read the Bullington out of all three categories :P

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