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The winners for the 2013 Aurealis Awards, given to works of SF, fantasy, and horror by Australians, have been announced!


  • PETER MCNAMARA CONVENORS’ AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE: Jonathan Strahan
  • BEST ILLUSTRATED BOOK OR GRAPHIC NOVEL (Tie):
    • Burger Force by Jackie Ryan (self published)
    • The Deep Vol. 2: The Vanishing Island by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer (Gestalt Publishing)
  • BEST CHILDREN’S BOOK: The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie by Kirsty Murray (Allen & Unwin)
  • BEST YOUNG ADULT SHORT FICTION: “By Bone light” by Juliet Marillier (Prickle Moon, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL (Tie):
    • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Allen & Unwin)
    • Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near (Random House Australia)
  • BEST HORROR SHORT FICTION: “The Year of Ancient Ghosts” by Kim Wilkins (The Year of Ancient Ghosts, Ticonderoga Publications)
  • BEST HORROR NOVEL: Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near (Random House Australia)
  • BEST FANTASY SHORT FICTION: “The Last Stormdancer” by Jay Kristoff (Thomas Dunne Books)
  • BEST FANTASY NOVEL: A Crucible of Souls by Mitchell Hogan (self published)
  • BEST SCIENCE FICTION SHORT FICTION: “Air, Water and the Grove” by Kaaron Warren (The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium Press)
  • BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL: Lexicon by Max Barry (Hachette)
  • BEST ANTHOLOGY (Tie):
    • The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 by Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene (Eds), (Ticonderoga Publications)
    • One Small Step, An Anthology Of Discoveries by Tehani Wessely (Ed) (FableCroft Publishing)
  • BEST COLLECTION: The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories by Joanne Anderton (FableCroft Publishing)

Congratulations to all the winners!

FINALISTS: 2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award

The finalists for the 2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award (given to the best SF novel published each year in the UK, though not necessarily by a British writer) have been announced!
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Irene Gallo at Tor.com tells us that judging for the 21th edition of the Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual wrapped up. Here are the gold and silver finalists:
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The Horror Writers Association has named Stephen Jones and R.L. Stine as the co-winners of this year’s Lifetime Horror Award, given in recognition of the recipient’s overall body of work.

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the 2013 Nebula Awards nominees (presented 2014), for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and the nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

BEST NOVEL


  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (Marian Wood)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review)
  • Fire with Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
  • Hild, Nicola Griffith (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Red: First Light, Linda Nagata (Mythic Island)
  • A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
  • The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (Harper)

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FINALISTS: 2013 Bram Stoker Award

The Horror Writers Association has announced the nominees for the 2013 Bram Stoker Award!

Superior Achievement in a Novel

  • Joe Hill – NOS4A2 (William Morrow)
  • Stephen King – Doctor Sleep (Scribner)
  • Lisa Morton – Malediction (Evil Jester Press)
  • Sarah Pinborough and F. Paul Wilson – A Necessary End (Thunderstorm/Maelstrom Press)
  • Christopher Rice – The Heavens Rise (Gallery Books)

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FINALISTS: 2013 Aurealis Awards

The finalists for the 2013 Aurealis Awards, given to works of SF, fantasy, and horror by Australians, have been announced!

BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

  • Lexicon by Max Barry (Hachette)
  • Trucksong by Andrew Macrae (Twelfth Planet)
  • A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists by Jane Rawson (Transit Lounge)
  • True Path by Graham Storrs (Momentum)
  • Rupetta by Nike Sulway (Tartarus)

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WINNER: 2013 James Tiptree Jr. Award

The winner of the 2013 James Tiptree Jr. Award, presented annually to a work or works of science fiction or fantasy that explores and expands gender roles, has been announced!

Congratulations to N.A. Sulway, who won for her novel Rupetta (Tartarus Press 2013).

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WINNERS: The 2013 Kitschies

The winners of the Kitschies, rewarding “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic”, have been announced!

  • RED TENTACLE (NOVEL): Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being
  • GOLDEN TENTACLE (DEBUT): Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice
  • INKY TENTACLE (COVER): Will Staehle for Adam Christopher’s The Age Atomic
  • BLACK TENTACLE (DISCRETIONARY): Malorie Blackman

FINALISTS: 2014 BSFA Award

The finalists for the 2014 BSFA Awards, nominated by members of the British Science Fiction Association for works first published in the UK in 2013, have been announced:


BEST NOVEL

  • God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • Evening’s Empires by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
  • Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris)
  • The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

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FINALISTS: The 2013 Kitschies

Finalists for the The Kitschies, rewarding “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic”, have been announced!


THE RED TENTACLE (Novel)

(Selected by Kate Griffin, Nick Harkaway, Will Hill, Anab Jain and Annabel Wright)

  • Red Doc> by Anne Carson (Jonathan Cape)
  • A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)
  • Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon (Jonathan Cape)
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness (Walker)
  • The Machine by James Smythe (HarperCollins / Blue Door)

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Geoffrey A. Landis to Receive 2014 Robert A. Heinlein Award

Geoffrey A. Landis will receive the 2014 Robert A. Heinlein Award, honoring outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space.

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FINALISTS: 2013 Philip K. Dick Award


The finalists for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award, presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States, have been announced:

  • A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock (47North)
  • The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Angry Robot)
  • Self-Reference Engine by Toh EnJoe, translated by Terry Gallagher (Haikasoru)
  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • Life on the Preservation by Jack Skillingstead (Solaris)
  • Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Books of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates (Solaris)
  • Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)

The winner and any special citations will be announced April 18, 2014 at Norwescon 37 in SeaTac WA.

[via Locus Online and press reelase]

Detcon1 Announces the Detcon1 Awards for Young Adult and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction.

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FINALISTS: 2014 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award

The Prometheus Awards — recognizing outstanding works of science fiction and fantasy that stress the importance of liberty as the foundation for civilization, peace, prosperity, progress, and justice — have announced the fianlists for the 2014 Prometheus Hall of Fame:

  • As Easy as A.B.C.” – a short story by Rudyard Kipling published in London Magazine in 1912, presents an ambiguously utopian future that has reacted against mass society (which was beginning to emerge during Kipling’s day) in favor of privacy and freedom of movement.
  • “Sam Hall” – a short story by Poul Anderson published in Astounding Science Fiction in 1953, depicts a regimented future America obsessed with security and facing a libertarian revolution aided by cybernetic subversion.
  • “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” – a short story by Harlan Ellison published in Galaxy in 1965, is a dystopian satire set in an authoritarian society dedicated to punctuality, in which a lone absurdist rebel attempts to disrupt everyone else’s schedules.
  • Falling Free, a novel by Lois McMaster Bujold published in 1988, explores free will and self-ownership by considering the legal and ethical implications of human genetic engineering.
  • Courtship Rite, a novel by Donald M. Kingsbury published in 1982, portrays a harsh desert planet’s exotic human culture founded on applying the mathematical concept of optimization in biology, political organization, and ethics.

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. The deadline for all nomination ballots is Monday March 31, 2014, at 11:59 pm PDT (7:59 am BST on Tuesday 1 April – UK time).

Just a reminder: we love our 2 Hugos for Best Fanzine and are stepping aside in that category to allow more nominations to go to other worthy fanzine contenders.

The SF Signal Podcast, however, is eligible for Best Fancast…and our contributors are eligible for Best Fan Writer.

The awards will be presented at Worldcon 72 / Loncon 3.

Happy nominating!

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The North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation has announced the creation of The Manly Wade Wellman Award to honor outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy novels written by North Carolina authors.

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From the SFWA website
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Congratulations to Kristin Centorcelli, proprietor of My Bookish Ways (and SF Signal contributor), for winning Angry Robot’s Team Robot Blogger Award!

Kristin is one of the hardest-working bloggers in our community and this award is truly well-deserved.

Congrats, Kristin!

WINNERS: 2013 World Fantasy Award

The winners of the 2013 World Fantasy Awards were announced this weekend at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, UK:

  • LIFE ACHIEVEMENT (previously announced):
    • Susan Cooper
    • Tanith Lee
  • NOVEL: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)
  • NOVELLA: “Let Maps to Others” by K.J. Parker (Subterranean Summer ’12)
  • SHORT STORY: “The Telling” by Gregory Norman Bossert (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 11/29/12)
  • ANTHOLOGY: Postscripts #28/#29: Exotic Gothic 4 edited by Danel Olson (PS Publishing)
  • COLLECTION: Where Furnaces Burn by Joel Lane (PS Publishing)
  • ARTIST: Vincent Chong
  • SPECIAL AWARD—PROFESSIONAL: Lucia Graves for the translation of The Prisoner of Heaven (Weidenfeld & Nicholson; Harper) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • SPECIAL AWARD—NON-PROFESSIONAL: S.T. Joshi for Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction, Volumes 1 & 2 (PS Publishing)

Congratulations to the winners!

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