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Convention Attention: The What and Where of Genre Awards

There’s been a lot of news lately — the Hugo ballot was announced, and the British Science Fiction Awards were presented at Eastercon! Awards season is upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to talk about other big genre awards, and which Conventions you can attend to watch the awards ceremonies. It’s one thing to see “Hugo Award Winner”, or “Philip K Dick Award Winner” on the front cover of the book you’re reading, but how awesome is it to actually watch that award be presented? Pretty darn awesome, that’s what.

In lieu of giving you paragraphs upon paragraphs of details of each and every award and convention, I have boiled this down to the basics: What is the award? At what Convention is it presented? Who has won it recently? I put in as many links as I could so you can learn more about the different awards and conventions at your leisure. For even more information about past winners, check out this meticulously curated awards database at the World without End Blog or Locus Onlin’s Science Fiction Awards Database.

In no particular order:

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WINNERS: 2012 Bram Stoker Award

The Horror Writers Association announces the winners of the 2012 Bram Stoker Awards at the World Horror Convention this weekened. The winners are:
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FINALISTS: Lambda Literary Award

The finalists for the Lambda Literary Award, honoring works of gay and lesbian literature, have been announced. here are the sf/f finalists:

Congratulations to all the nominees!

And don’t forget to check out the full list of nominees.

FINALISTS: 2012 Bram Stoker Awards

The finalists for the 2012 Bram Stoker Awards have been announced.


  1. Bottled Abyss by Benjamin Kane Ethridge (Redrum Horror)
  2. NightWhere by John Everson (Samhain Publishing)
  3. The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Roc)
  4. The Haunted by Bentley Little (Signet)
  5. Inheritance by Joe McKinney (Evil Jester Press)

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FINALISTS: 2012 Nebula Awards (With Free Fiction Links!)

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2012 Nebula Awards (presented in 2013), nominees for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, and nominees for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:

  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13) [Our review.]
  • Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor)
  • The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
  • Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
  • 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) [Our review]

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SFFWRTCHT: An Interview With Author Robert J. Sawyer

Robert J. Sawyer has won 46 national and international fiction awards including a Hugo, a Nebula and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He’s been called the Dean of Canadian science fiction and Canada’s premier science fiction author and lives in Ontario with his wife, a poet. His novel, Flashforward, was the basis of the ABC  TV series in the U.S. His other novels include Terminal Experiment, Illegal Alien,The WWW Series, The Neanderthal Parallax and The Quintaglio Ascension trilogies, Calculating God, Mindscan and his latest Triggers from Tor Books.

His short fiction has appeared in anthologies like Dinosaur Fantastic, Sherlock Holmes in Orbit, and Far Frontiers, and three short story collections. He can be found on Twitter as @robertjsawyer and Facebook and via his website.

Bryan Thomas Schmidt had an extensive conversation with Rob about his craft and work for us.

SFFWRTCHT: Let’s start with the basics: Whered your interest in science fiction and fantasy come from? And who/what were some of your favorite authors and books?

Robert J. Sawyer: Growing up in the 1960s with Star Trek and Apollo, plus seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey in first run. Clarke Childhood’s End, Pohl Gateway,  Niven Ringworld , Asimov Caves of Steel.

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WINNERS: 2012 David Gemmell Legend Award

The Winners for the 2012 David Gemmell Legend Award, honoring fantasy novels in the spirit of David Gemmell’s work, have been announced:

  • LEGEND AWARD (BEST BOOK): The Wise Mans Fear – Patrick Rothfuss
  • MORNINGSTAR AWARD (BEST NEWCOMER): The Heir of Night – Helen Lowe
  • RAVENHEART AWARD (BEST ARTIST): Blood of Aenarion – cover art by Raymond Swanland

Congratulations to all the winners!

See also: Past winners.

FINALISTS: 2012 Locus Awards

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2012 Locus Awards.

Science Fiction Novel
  • Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • 11/22/63, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton as 11.22.63)
  • Embassytown, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
  • Rule 34, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
  • The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge (Tor

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Finalists: Spectrum Fantastic Art Award

From Tor.com:

The 19th edition of the Spectrum Fantastic Art Annual was juried yesterday. This year, gold and silver medal winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Spectrum Live, a weekend long celebration of fantastic art, in Kansas City, May 18-20th.

The award finalists are…


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WINNERS: 2010 Nebula Awards

The winners of the 2010 Nebula Awards have just been announced:

The recipient of the Andre Norton Award, recognizing superior achievement in science fiction and fantasy writing for young adults is: I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday)

Other awards given out this weekend:

  • The Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation: Inception, Christopher Nolan (director), Christopher Nolan (screenplay) (Warner)
  • Solstice Award: Alice Sheldon (a.k.a. James Tiptre, Jr.); Michael Whelan
  • SFWA Service Award: John E. Johnston III

Congratulations to all the winners!

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