BSFA Nominations – Mid-December list so far…

Hello-ho-ho again!

With just 4 weeks to go until nominations close, here is the latest list of stuff BSFA members have thought was pretty good this year. Remember, you have until January 14th to get your nominations in, but no need to wait. And don’t assume that the appearance of your favourite on this list makes it safe. A work needs only a single nomination to make this list. Some have got a dozen, some just have that single nomination… so keep them coming!

Best Novel
Title Author Publisher
A Tale   for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki Canongate Books Ltd
Ack-Ack   Macaque Gareth L Powell Solaris
Ancillary   Justice Ann Leckie Orbit
Between   Two Thorns Emma Newman Angry Robot
Doctor   Sleep Stephen King Hodder & Stoughton
Evening’s   Empires Paul Macauley Gollancz
Familiar J. Robert Lennon Serpent’s Tail
Gemsigns Stephanie Saulter Jo Fletcher Books
Gideon   Smith and the Mechanical Girl David Barnett Snowbooks Ltd
God’s   War Kameron Hurley Del Rey
I, Phone David Wake CreateSpace Independent   Publishing Platform
iD Madeline Ashby Angry Robot
More   Than This Patrick Ness Walker
Necessary   Evil Ian Tregillis Tor Books
Osiris:   The Osiris Project E. J Swift Del Rey
Red Doc Anne Carson Jonathon Cape
Shackleton’s   Man Goes South Tony White Science Museum
Shopocalypse David Gullen Monico
The   Adjacent Christopher Priest Gollancz
The   Folded Man Matt Hill Sandstone Press Ltd
The   History of the Future in 100 Objects Adrian Hon Skyhook
The   Machine  James Smythe Blue Door
The   Shining Girls Lauren Beukes Harper
The   Water Sign C.S. Samulski Booktrope Editions
Warmaster’s   Gate Adrian Tchaikovsky Tor UK
What   Lot’s Wife Saw Ioanna Bourazopoulou Black & White Publishing
Best Short Fiction
Title Author Place of Publication
A Visit to the House   on Terminal Hill Elizabeth Knox
Build Guide Helen Jackson Interzone 244
Cave   & Julia M. John Harrison Kindle
Droplet Rahul Kanakia We See a Different Frontier, Publishing
Entangled Ian R. Macleod Asimov’s
Enyo-Enyo Kameron Hurley The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium
Free Fall Graham Templeton Clarkesworld
Golden   Apple Sophia McDougall The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium
In   Metal, In Bone An Owomoyela Eclipse Online
Memory   Palace Hari Kunzru V&A
Saga’s   Children E. J. Swift The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium
Selkie Stories are   for Losers Sofia Samatar Strange Horizons
Shackleton’s Man Goes South Tony White Science Museum Publications
Spin Nina Allan TTA Press
The 9th Technique China Mieville The Apology Chapbook
The Landline  Bruce Sterling
The Skull Lucius Shepard Gollancz
The Truth of Fact   the Truth of Feeling Ted Chiang Subterranean Magazine
Them Shios Silvio Moreno-Garcia We See a Different Frontier, Publishing
Vector Benjanun Sriduangkaew We See a Different Frontier, Publishing
Water Rames Naam Institute for the Future
You Have to Follow   the Rules Ada Hoffmann Strange Horizons
Zero Hours Tim Maughan Futures Exchange
Best Artwork
Artist Work Publisher/Source
J.H.Williams   III Cover of The Sandman   Overture no1 by Neil Gaiman Vertigo Comics
Jeremy   Zerfoss Cover of Wonderbook:   the Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff Vandermeer Abrams Image
Joey   Hi-Fi Cover of Dream   London by Tony Ballantyne Solaris
Joey   Hi-Fi Cover of Apocalypse   Now Now by Charlie Human Century
Joey   Hi-Fi Cover of The Lowest   Heaven Jurassic
Phillipa   Rice My Cardboard Life Web series
Rob   Davis Don Quixote –   Cervantes/Davis Selfmadehero
Pickwick The Hodderscape   Dodo
Best Non-Fiction
Title Author Place of Publication
Wonderbook Jeff VanderMeer Abrams Image
An   Introduction in Three Parts (intro to VURT 20th anniversary edition) Lauren Beukes Tor UK
Going   Forth by Night John J. Johnston Unearthed (Jurassic)
Fantasy Faction Mark Alpin Fantasy Faction
Going Forth by Night John J. Johnston Unearthed (Jurassic)
Science Fiction Film Mark Bould Routledge
Writing the Science Fiction   Film Robert Grant Michael Wiese Productions
Ballardian Simon Sellars Ballardian
The Kick-Ass Writer  Chuck Wendig Writer’s Digest Books
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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?

1 thought on “BSFA Nominations – Mid-December list so far…

  1. One small correction to this list…

    Shackleton’s Man Goes South, published by Science Museum, should be in the Best Novel category. We’ll have that fixed for the next update.

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