BSFA Award Shortlist.

The results are in, all nominations have been counted and we have great pleasure in announcing the BSFA Award Shortlist.

Congratulations to all the nominees! Note that there are only four nominees in the Best Novel category, and six nominees in the Best Short Fiction and Best Artwork categories due to ties for fifth place. The Awards will be presented at this year’s Eastercon, Odyssey .


China MievilleThe City and the City, Macmillan
Stephen BaxterArk, Gollancz,
Adam RobertsYellow Blue Tibia, Gollancz
Ursula Le GuinLavinia, Gollancz


Ian Watson & Roberto QuagliaThe Beloved Time of Their Lives – The Beloved of My Beloved, Newcon Press
Eugie FosterSinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast – Interzone
Ian WhatesThe Assistant – The Solaris Book of Science Fiction Volume 3
Ian McDonald – Vishnu at the Cat Circus
Kim Lakin-SmithJohnnie and Emmie-Lou Get Married – Interzone
Dave Hutchinson – The Push, Newcon Press


Adam Tredowski – cover of Interzone 220
Adam Tredowski – cover of Interzone 224
Adam Tredowski – cover of Interzone 225
Nitzan Klamer – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, cover, art project published online (
Stephanie Pui-Min Law- Emerald –
Stephan Martiniere – Cover of Desolation Road by Ian McDonald:


Nick Lowe – Mutant Popcorn, Interzone
John CluteCanary Fever, Beccon
Deepa DI didn’t Dream of Dragons
Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James – A Short History of Fantasy

BSFA members and attendees of the Eastercon convention may now submit votes based on this shortlist (a form will go out in the next mailing to BSFA members to assist with this), to reach my email or postal address by Monday 29th March:


Donna Scott

11 Stanhope Road, Queen’s Park, Northampton, NN2 6JU

Please remember, if sending me your votes, to include the following: your BSFA membership number OR your Eastercon badge number for this year. If you are a BSFA member who cannot remember your membership number, please contact me in advance of the deadline for assistance. If we are unable to verify your voting eligibility, we will not be able to count your vote.

How to vote: Mark your choices in each category in order of preference:

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