BSFA Award Nominations 2012… the first nominations


Many thanks to all those who have been sending in their nominations so far. I will add links to the artwork soon.

Why isn’t the thing I nominated here?

If you’ve nominated something and it’s not on this list and you think it should be, please get in touch with me at We are still checking some nominations out… but we have had to disqualify a few as well, either because the nominator was not a member of the BSFA (join us!) or because they were trying to nominate their own stuff. Tsk, tsk!

Here’s how things stand:

Best Artwork

Title Artist surname ArtistFirst Name Publication Publisher Associated writer
cover Baldwin Ben Dark Currents Newcon
cover Baldwin Ben Forests of Eden PS Publishing Elizabeth counihan
cover Fangorn Stories From the Northern Road Newcon Tony Ballantyne
cover Harbour Charlie The Flight of the Ravens Immersion Chris Butler
cover Harman Dominic Saving for a Sunny Day Newcon Ian Watson

Best Non-Fiction

Title Author surname Author First Name Publication Publisher
Living Architecture Armstrong Rachel TED Books
The Complexity of the Humble Space Suit Burnham Karen Rocket Science Mutation Press
Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? Erikson Steven Not Your Grandmother’s Epic Fantasy: A fantasy author’s thoughts upon reading The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature: 1 NYRSF
Distrust That Particular Flavour Gibson William Viking
The Blind Giant Harkaway Nick John Murray
Dancing on the Ruins Ings Simon 1.3 Arc Magazine
The Shortlist Project Kincaid-Speller Maureen website
London’s Overthrow Mieville China Westbourne Press
A Ray of Sunshine Patterson Bill Rocket Science Mutation Press
Breaking the Fall Raven Paul Graham 1.1 Arc Magazine
Pornokitsch Shurin; Perry Jared; Anne website

Best Short Fiction

Title Author surname Author First Name Publication Publisher
Flight of the Ravens Butler Chris Immersion Press
Conquistadors Cairns Iain Rocket Science Mutation Press
Immersion de Bodard Aliette #69 Clarkesworld
Dancing on the Red Planet Ellingsen Berit Rocket Science Mutation Press
Attenuation Harkaway Nick 1.2 Arc Magazine
Not Because They are Easy Kepfield Sam S Rocket Science Mutation Press
Limited Edition Maughan Tim 1.3 Arc Magazine
A Biosphere Ends Palmer Philip Rocket Science Mutation Press
What did Tessimond Tel You Roberts Adam Solaris Rising 1.5 Solaris
A Lexicon of Steam Literature of the Third Reich Tidhar Lavie website
Choosing Faces Tidhar Lavie 1.3 Arc Magazine

Best Novel

Title Author surname Author First Name Publisher
The Sigil Trilogy Gee Henry ReAnimus Press
Empty Space: a Haunting Harrison M. John Gollancz
Ison of the Isles Ives Gilman Carolyn ChiZine Publications
Intrusion Macleod Ken Orbit
Channelskin Noon Jeff Amazon Media
2312 Stanley-Robinson Kim Orbit
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About Donna Scott

Chair of the BSFA since June 2013. Prior to this I was Awards Administrator, taking over that role from Claire Briarley in 2008. I am officially Donna Bond since getting married in May 2013, but continue to write and perform under my previous name, Donna Scott. My short fiction stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and I was winner of the inaugural Short Cuts at the MAC in 2005. As a comedian, I have performed all over the UK. Comedy has also given me the opportunity to perform alongside big names like Sarah Millican and Jasper Carrott! As a poet, I've also performed all over the place, including lots of science fiction conventions, and sometimes my poetry and comedy get kind of mixed up. I was the first official Bard of Northampton, it's true. I've got a tankard that says so... I love being a part of the BSFA - I've always been a devourer of books and being part of this association has enabled me to explore some great science fiction classics - and classics of the future, that I might otherwise have not heard about. I've met some lovely people with an enthusiasm for the genre, made firm friends, and got to meet some of my favourite writers, too! As a writer, I also have to say that FOCUS is the best magazine for writers I've ever come across - and as a member I get that for free. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?

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