BSFA Awards 2009 – Nominations

The deadline is approaching for your nominations for the BSFA Awards 2009. You have until January 16th, only 8 days to go.Here is the list of works nominated to date to give you some inspiration. If your favourite is not on the list nominate now! (and don’t forget to leave a comment – free registration required)Novel

Author Title Publisher Links
Tony Ballantyne Twisted Metal Tor
Stephen Baxter Ark Gollancz
Lauren Beukes Moxyland Angry Robot
Eric Brown Xenopath Solaris
Mike Carey The Naming of the Beasts Orbit
Kristin Cashore Fire Gollancz
David Anthony Durham The Other Lands Doubleday
Warren Fahy Fragment Harper
Gary Gibson Nova War Tor UK
Lev Grossman The Magicians Macmillan
Robert Holdstock Avilion Gollancz
Gwyneth Jones Spirit, or the Princess of Bois Dormant Gollancz
Ursula Le Guin Lavinia Gollancz
Jonathan Maberry Patient Zero Gollancz
Paul McAuley Gardens of the Sun Gollancz
Ian McDonald Vishnu at the Cat Circus
China Mieville The City and the City Macmillan
Patrick Ness The Ask and the Answer Walker
Helen Oyeyemi White is for Witching Picador
Terry Pratchett Unseen Academicals Doubleday
Adam Roberts Yellow Blue Tibia Gollancz
Kim Stanley Robinson Galileo’s Dream Harper Voyager
Ali Shaw The Girl with Glass Feet Atlantic Books
Marcel Theroux Far North Faber and Faber
Kaaron Warren Slights Angry Robot
Kit Whitfield In Great Waters Jonathan Cape Ltd

Short Story

Author Title Publication Links
Daniel Abraham The Best Monkey The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Volume Three
Pauline J Alama After the Revolution Abyss & Apex
Nina Allen Microcosmos Interzone 222
Bernard Beckett Genesis novella, Quercus Publishing PLC
Deborah Biancotti Diamond Shell A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press
Deborah Biancotti Problems of Light and Dark A Book of Endings, Twelfth Planet Press
Stephanie Burgis After the Change Future Bristol, ed C. Harvey, Swimming Kangaroo Press
David L. Clements Re-Creations Footprints
Alan DeNiro Tyrannia Strange Horizons, November 2009
Eugie Foster Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast Interzone 200
Gail Hareven The Slows New Yorker, May
Carlos Hernandez Fembot Daybreak
Eric Hoel All the Anne Franks Strange Horizons
Dave Hutchinson The Push novella, Newcon Press
Alex Irvine Seventh Fall Subterranean
Kij Johnson Spar Clarkesworld
Helen Keeble A Journal of Certain Events of Scientific Interest from the First Survey Voyage of the Southern Waters by HMS Ocelot, As Observed by Professor Thaddeus Boswell, Dphil, MSc or A Lullaby Strange Horizons
Sam S Kepfield Galatea’s Stepchildren The Future Fire 16
Kim Lakin-Smith Johnnie and Emmie-Lou Get Married Interzone 222
Eugene Mirabelli Love in Another Language Not One of US 42
Suzanne Palmer Silence and Roses Interzone 223
Jennifer Pelland Minya’s Astral Angels The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Volume Three
Sarah Pinborough The Language of Dying PS
Tim Pratt Troublesolving Subterranean
Tim Pratt Unexpected Outcomes Interzone 222
Roberto, Ian Quaglia, Watson The Beloved Time of their Lives The Beloved of my Beloved Newcon Press
Veronica Schanoes Lily Glass Strange Horizons, 27 April
Grace Seybold Unrest Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Bruce Sterling Black Swan Interzone 221
Rachel Swirsky Eros, Philia, Agape, March
Lavie Tidhar The Shangri-La Affair Strange Horizons
Catherynne Valente The Radiant Car Thy Sparrows Drew Clarkesworld, August
Peter Watts The Island The New Space Opera 2
Jack Westlake Out of Time Murky Depths 8
Ian Whates Glitch in the System The Gift of Joy, Newcon Press
Ian Whates The Assistant The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Volume Three
Ian Whates Ghosts in the Machine The Gift of Joy, Newcon Press
Lilah Wild Infected Not One of US 41


Author Title Publication Links
Andy Bigwood Unknown Future Bristol, ed C. Harvey, Swimming Kangaroo Press, cover
Andy Bigwood Unknown The Push by Dave Hutchinson, Newcon Press, cover
Vincent Chong Unknown The Gift of Joy, Newcon Press
MS Corley Unknown Alternate cover for Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, art
Unknown Unknown The Edge of the Country and Other Stories by Trevor Denyer, Immediate Direction Publications
Jon Foster Unknown Boneshaker – Cherie Priest, cover
Hardy Fowler Unknown The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Volume Three
Dominic Harman Unknown Starship Fall by Eric Brown, Newcon Press, cover
Nitzan Klamer Unknown 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, cover, art project published online (
Raphael, David Lacoste, Stevenson Unknown The Caryatids by Bruce Sterling, cover
Stephanie Law Emerald
Chris Moore Unknown Murky Depths 7, cover
Jacqueline Nasso Cooke Unknown Desolation Road by Ian Mcdonald, cover
Jon Sullivan Unknown Twisted Metal by Tony Ballantyne, Tor UK, cover
Adam Tredowski Unknown Interzone 200, cover
Adam Tredowski Unknown Interzone 224, cover
Adam Tredowski Unknown Interzone 220, cover
Adam Tredowski Unknown Interzone 221, cover
Adam Tredowski Unknown Interzone 225, cover
Unknown Unknown The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, UK cover
Unknown Unknown Retribution Falls by Chris Wooding, Gollancz, cover
Unknown Unknown The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, cover
Unknown Unknown Galileo’s Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson, cover
Unknown Unknown Journey into Space by Toby Litt, cover

Non Fiction

Author Title Publication Link
Charlie Jane Anders Michael Bay Finally Made an Art Movie: Review of Transformers 2 io9, June 24
John Berlyne Powers: Secret Histories PS Publishing
Mark Bould, China Mieville Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction Wesleyan University Press
Butler, Bould, Roberts, Vint Routledge Companion to Science Fiction Routledge Companion to Science Fiction
John Clute Canary Fever Beccon
Istvan Csisceray Ronay Jr The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction
Deepad I Didn’t Dream of Dragons
Hal Duncan Notes on Strange Fiction Seams
Hal Duncan Ethics and Enthusiasm
Neil Easterbrook Alterity and Ethics Routledge Companion to Science Fiction
Nader Elhefnawy The Rise and Fall of the Military Techno-Thriller Internet Review of SF, November
Dan Hartland On Orbus
Edward James, Farah Mendelsohn A Short History of Fantasy A Short History of Fantasy
Gwyneth Jones Imagination/Space Essays and Talks on Fiction, Feminism, Technology and Politics
Matt Jones The City is a Battlesuit for Surviving the Future Future Metro
David Langford Starcombing
Martin Lewis On the Ask and the Answer
Farah Mendelsohn The Intergalactic Playground The Intergalactic Playground
Farah Mendelsohn On Joanna Russ On Joanna Russ
Helen Merrick The Secret Feminist Cabal A Cultural History of Science Fiction Feminisms
Arika Okrent In the Land of Invented Languages In the Land of Invented Languages
Adam Roberts On The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
Kim Stanley Robinson Introduction The Very Best of Gene Wolfe, PS Publishing
John Scalzi Whatever
Graham Sleight On A.E van Vogt
Graham Sleight Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Brian Aldiss Locus, December
Dave Smith Quantum Sorcery Immanion Press
Michael Swanwick Hope Mirlees Hope Mirlees
Sherryl Vint China Mievill special Extrapolation
Sherryl Vint Joanna Russ’s The Two of Them in an age of Third-Wave Feminism On Joanna Russ, ed. F Mendelsohn
Tat Wood About Time 3: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who: Expanded Second Edition

Send you nominations to Donna Scott BSFA Awards Administrator at only BSFA members can nominate, so if you have not joined the BSFA why not use this opportunity to Join and nominate your favourite work of 2009.

Full details of eligilibility can be found here


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