Shortlist for the 2015 British Science Fiction Association Awards.

This shortlist has been drawn up from the titles nominated by members of the BSFA, who will now have the opportunity decide the winners in each category, voting along with attendees of the long-established science fiction convention, Eastercon, which this year takes place in Manchester. The ceremony will take place on Saturday 26th March 2016.

Shortlist for the 2015 British Science Fiction Association Awards.
Shortlist for the 2015 British Science Fiction Association Awards.

The short-listed nominees for the 2015 British Science Fiction Association Awards are:

Best Novel
Dave Hutchinson: Europe at Midnight, Solaris.
Chris Beckett: Mother of Eden, Corvus.
Aliette de Bodard: The House of Shattered Wings, Gollancz.
Ian McDonald: Luna: New Moon, Gollancz.
Justina Robson: Glorious Angels, Gollancz.

Best Short Fiction
Aliette de Bodard: “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”. Clarkesworld 100.
Paul Cornell: “The Witches of Lychford”,
Jeff Noon: “No Rez”, Interzone 260.
Nnedi Okorafor, “Binti”,
Gareth L. Powell: “Ride the Blue Horse”, Matter.

Best Non-Fiction
Nina Allan: “Time Pieces: Doctor Change or Doctor Die”, Interzone 261.
Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce: Letters to Tiptree, Twelfth Planet Press.
Jonathan McCalmont: “What Price Your Critical Agency”, Ruthless Culture.
Adam Roberts: Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014, Steel Quill Books.
Jeff Vandermeer: “From Annihilation to Acceptance: a writer’s surreal journey”, The Atlaantic, January 2015.

Best Artwork
Jim Burns, Cover of Pelquin’s Comet, Newcon Press.
Vincent Sammy: “Songbird”, Interzone 257.
Sarah Anne Langton: Cover of Jews Versus Zombies, Jurassic London.

Chair, Donna Scott, said of this year’s awards, “The BSFA Awards are fan awards, and we’re really proud of them. Our members are very insightful, and often their choices are seen to do very well in other awards later in the year.The Best Novel list includes a good mix of more established names like Ian McDonald, but also Dave Hutchinson, who seems to have hit the floor running with his first two novels and is scooping up accolades everywhere. I’m also thrilled to see Aliette de Bodard make this list too, having done so well in our Best Short Fiction lists in previous years.”

NB: This story was embargoed until 9am today (Monday), but broke the embargo and published at 4pm on Sunday (Yesterday) when the press release was first sent out, so frack it, we’re going two hours early . . .

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