FINALISTS: 2012 BSFA Award

The finalists for the 2012 BSFA Award (nominated by members of the British Science Fiction Association,) have been announced:

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

Comgrats to all the nominees!

The winners will be announced at EightSquared, the 2013 Eastercon, Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford this Easter, in a ceremony hosted by London Falling novelist, Paul Cornell.

[via Torque Control]