2017 Scribe Awards Winners

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers announced the winners of the 2017 Scribe Awards July 21, 2017 at Comic-Con International, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego CA. The Scribe Awards honor excellence in licensed tie-in writing. Recipients of genre interest follow.

Speculative Original

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2017 Man Booker Longlist

The 13-title longlist for the Man Booker Prize includes several titles of possible genre interest:

The award, which includes a £50,000 prize, is presented annually to the best original novel in the English language by a living author. ...Read More

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2017 World Fantasy Award Finalists

The World Fantasy Awards ballot for works published in 2016 has been announced. The awards will be presented during the World Fantasy Convention, held November 2-5, 2017 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio TX.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards, presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the fantasy field, will go to Terry Brooks and Marina Warner.

The World Fantasy Awards Finalists are:

Best Novel

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2017 Endeavour Award Nominees

Finalists for the 2017 Endeavour Award, given to a novel or single-author collection by a Pacific Northwest writer, were announced:

The 2017 judges are Ginjer Buchanan, John R. Douglas, and Andy Duncan. The ...Read More

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2017 Seiun Awards Winners

The 56th Japan Science Fiction Convention has announced the 2017 Seiun Awards winners (the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Awards), honoring the best original and translated works published last year in Japan. The winners for translated works are:

Best Translated Novel

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2017 Eisner Awards

The 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 21, 2017. Winners of SF/F interest include:

Best Short Story

Best Single Issue/One-Shot

Best Continuing Series

  • Saga, Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples
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Hartley Wins Wellman Award

The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation has announced the winner of the 2017 Manly Wade Wellman Award. The award recognizes “outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors.”

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2017 Sunburst Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2017 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic has been announced:

Adult Fiction

Young Adult Fiction

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2017 Prometheus Award Winners

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the winner of the 2017 Prometheus Award for Best Novel, honoring works published in 2016 that “examine the meaning of freedom.”

Best Novel

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2017 Gemmell Awards Winners

The 2017 David Gemmell Awards winners have been announced:

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut

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2017 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

Seabury Grandin Quinn (1889-1969) is the winner of the 2017 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award, intended to bring attention to lesser-known SF and fantasy authors. This year’s judges were Elizabeth Hand, Barry Malzberg, Mike Resnick, and Robert J. Sawyer. The award was announced July 14, 2017 during Readercon 28 at the Quincy Marriott in Quincy MA.

Quinn was best known for his prolific contributions to the magazine Weird Tales. ...Read More

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Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

The 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards winners for outstanding achievement in horror, psychological suspense, and dark fantasy fiction were announced at a ceremony, July 16, 2017 at Readercon 28 at the Quincy Marriott in Quincy MA.


WINNER: The Girls, Emma Cline (Random House)

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2017 British Fantasy Awards Shortlist

The British Fantasy Society has announced the shortlist for the 2017 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)

  • The Summer Goddess, Joanne Hall (Kristell Ink)
  • The High King’s Vengeance, Steven Poore (Kristell Ink)
  • The Tiger and the Wolf, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Pam Macmillan)
  • The Silver Tide, Jen Williams (Headline)

Best Horror Novel (the August Derleth Award)

  • The Searching Dead, Ramsey Campbell (PS)
  • The Hidden
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First Novel Prize Long List

The Center for Fiction has released the long list for its 2017 First Novel Prize, “awarded to the best debut novel published between January 1 and December 31 of the award year.” Nominees of genre interest include:

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2017 Rhysling Award Winners

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced the winners of the annual Rhysling Awards for SF, fantasy, and horror poetry in short and long form categories. This year’s winners are:


First Place
“George Tecumseh Sherman’s Ghosts”, Marge Simon (Silver Blade Fall 2016)

Second Place
“Build a Rocketship Contest: Alternative Class A Instructions and Suggestions”, Wendy Rathbone (Asimov’s 1/16)

Third Place (tie)
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AHWA Awards and Announcements

The winners for the 2016 Australian Shadows Awards have been announced. The award is given by the Australian Horror Writers Association (AHWA) and “celebrates the finest in horror and dark fiction published by an Australian or New Zealander.”

Best Short Fiction

  • “D Is for Death”, Pete Aldin (C is for Chimera)
  • “Midnight in the Graffiti
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2017 Chesley Awards Winners

The 2017 Chesley Awards winners have been announced:

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover

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2017 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Finalists

Finalists for the fourth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award have been announced:

  • “Purity”, Jennifer R. Donohue
  • “Dust of the Fallen”, Barbara Doran
  • “Thirteen”, Teresa Lynn Michals
  • “Tracks of the Pi Nereske”, Wendy Nikel
  • “The Gift of the Afyr”, Wendy A. Simpson
  • “My Monster”, Camille Singer
  • “Truth”, Jonathan Steinhauer
  • “The Blue Widow”, J.P. Sullivan
  • “And Not Go Hungry”, Laurie Tom
  • “Calcaneus Bishop and the Seeds of Extinction”, William Wood

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Heinlein Scholarship Recipients

Winners of the Heinlein Society’s annual undergraduate scholarships for academic year 2017-2018 were announced July 7, 2017 (Heinlein’s 110th birthday). This year’s winners are Alec Jobbins, Lydia Pscholka, and Emma Riedi. The scholarship awards $1,250 to each recipient.

Pscholka received the Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship, which is dedicated to female candidates majoring in engineering, math, or science.

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Dr. Lindgren to Present Hugo

The World Science Fiction Convention (WSFC) has announced that NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, “a member of Expedition 44/45 to the International Space Station (ISS), and a NASA Distinguished Service Medal recipient (2016),” will present an award at the 64th Hugo Award Ceremony.

In 2015, Dr. Lindgren announced Cixin Liu’s The Three Body Problem as the winner of the Hugo for Best Novel via a livestream from the ...Read More

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2017 SFRA Awards

The Science Fiction Research Association announced the winners of the SFRA Awards at the 2017 Science Fiction Research Association conference held June 28 through July 1, 2017 at the Marriott Riverside in Riverside CA.

Pioneer Award (Best Critical Essay-length Work)

“Forms of Duration: Preparedness, the Mars Trilogy, and the Management of Climate Change”, Lindsay Thomas (American Literature 3/16)

Pilgrim Award (Lifetime Contributions to SF/F Scholarship)

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Horn Wins James White Award

The James White Award Short Story competition has announced this year’s winner:

  • “The Morrigan”, Stewart Horn
  • “The Cut”, Elsie WK Donald
  • “Don”, Steve Dubois
  • “The Dying Glass”, Cameron Johnston
  • “Skin and Bone”, Beth Plutchak
  • “May the Pain Guide You Home”, Daniel Roy

A special commendation was given to “May the Pain Guide You Home” by Daniel Roy. The James White Award is open to previously unpublished stories between 1,000 and ...Read More

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Whitehead Wins Carnegie Medal

Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad (Doubleday) won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, chosen by a seven-member selection committee of library professionals. Whitehead will be honored and receive a $5,000 prize at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference, June 24, 2017 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago IL.

Finalists Michael Chabon (Moonglow, Harper) and Zadie Smith (Swing Time, Penguin) will also ...Read More

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2017 Prix Utopiales Européen

The shortlist for the 2017 Prix Utopiales Européen has been announced.

  • Spire – Tome 1: Ce qui relie, Laurent Genefort (Critic)
  • Luna [Luna: New Moon], Ian McDonald (Denoël)
  • Merfer [Railsea], China Miéville (Fleuve)
  • Mes vrais enfants [My Real Children], Jo Walton (Denoël)
  • L’installation de la peur, Rui Zink (Agullo)

The winner of the Utopiales European Prize will be selected by a three-person jury and announced at the Nantes International Science ...Read More

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2017 Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse

The shortlist for the 2017 Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse has been announced.

  • Jungle Park, Philippe Arnaud (Sarbacane)
  • L’Effet Ricochet, Nadia Coste (Seuil jeunesse)
  • L’éveil, Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu (Gulf Stream)
  • Le jardin des épitaphes, tome 1: Celui qui reste debout, Taï-Marc Le Thanh (Didier jeunesse)
  • New Earth Project, David Moitet (Didier jeunesse)

The winner of the Utopiales “European Youth Prize” will be selected by a three-person jury and announced at the  ...Read More

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2016 Sidewise Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 2016 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History have been announced.

Short Form

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2017 James White Award Shortlist

The James White Award Short Story competition has announced this year’s shortlist:

  • “The Cut”, Elsie WK Donald
  • “Don”, Steve Dubois
  • “The Morrigan”, Stewart Horn
  • “The Dying Glass”, Cameron Johnston
  • “Skin and Bone”, Beth Plutchak
  • “May the Pain Guide You Home”, Daniel Roy

The James White Award is open to previously unpublished stories between 1,000 and 6,000 words in length by non-professional authors. The winner will receive £200 and publication in ...Read More

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2017 ESFS Awards Winners

The European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) Hall of Fame Awards, Achievement Awards, and Chrysalis Awards winners were announced during the 39th Eurocon on June 17, 2017, in Dortmund, Germany.

Zoran Živković of Serbia was named European Grand Master. Other awards winners and nominees are below.

Hall of Fame Awards:

Best Author

  • Dario Tonani (Italy)
  • Juraj Červenák (Slovakia)
  • Yana Dubynianska (Ukraine)
  • Marc Elsberg (Austria)
  • Cornelia Funke (Germany)
  • Jon Courtenay
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2017 Ignotus Finalists

Finalists for the 2017 Ignotus Awards (the Spanish equivalent of the Hugo Awards), honoring the best works published in Spain last year, have been announced:

Novela extranjera (Foreign Novel)

  • El problema de los tres cuerpos [The Three-body Problem], Cixin Liu (Ediciones B)
  • La gracia de los reyes [The Grace of Kings], Ken Liu (Alianza)
  • La casa de arenas movedizas [Quicksand House], Carlton Mellick III (Orciny)
  • Relojes de hueso [The Bone
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2017 Campbell and Sturgeon Awards Winners

Central Station, Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon) is this year’s John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner for the best science fiction novel published in 2016, and “The Future is Blue” by Catherynne M. Valente (Drowned Worlds) is the winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short fiction of 2016.

Other finalists were:

John W. Campbell Memorial Award

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