BSFA Awards nominees announced for 2022 works (news).

The British Science Fiction Association has announced the nominees for the BSFA Awards for science fiction work published in 2022.

The awards are voted on by members of the BSFA and the national science fiction convention, Eastercon, and have been presented annually since 1970.

The winners will be announced at this year’s Eastercon convention, ‘Conversation,’ held at the Birmingham NEC Hilton from April 7th to 10th 2023. The ceremony is free to attend for all members of Eastercon.

The shortlist for the Best Artwork category includes Alyssa Winans for the cover of ‘The Red Scholar’s Wake’ by Aliette de Bodard, Manzi Jackson for the cover of ‘Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction,’ Chris Baker for the cover of ‘Shoreline of Infinity 32,’ Vincent Sammy for the cover of ‘Parsec 4,’ Miguel Co for the cover of ‘Song of the Mango and Other New Myths,’ and Jay Johnstone for the cover of ‘The Way the Light Bends.’

The Best Fiction for Younger Readers category features T. Kingfisher’s ‘Illuminations,’ Frances Hardinge’s ‘Unraveller,’ Kate Dylan’s ‘Mindwalker,’ Gina Chen’s ‘Violet Made of Thorns,’ Juno Dawson’s ‘Her Majesty’s Royal Coven,’ Vanessa Len’s ‘Only A Monster,’ and Xiran Jay Zhao’s ‘Zachary Ying and the Dragon Emperor.’

In the Best Short Fiction category, the nominees are Or Luca for ‘Luca,’ Aliette de Bodard for ‘Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances,’ Rick Danforth for ‘Seller’s Remorse,’ Adrian Tchaikovsky for ‘Ogres,’ and Neil Williiamson for ‘A Moment of Zugzwang.’

Lastly, the Best Novel category includes Adrian Tchaikovsky’s ‘City of Last Chances,’ Aliette de Bodard’s ‘The Red Scholar’s Wake,’ Adam Roberts’ ‘The This,’ Gareth Powell’s ‘Stars and Bones,’ and EJ Swift’s ‘The Coral Bones.’

Voting for the BSFA Awards will open later in March. Members of the BSFA will receive excerpts of the nominated works in advance of the convention, and the Awards Booklet at a later date.


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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