Final Day for BSFA Award Nominations

The list of nominations is growing and growing… you are finding so many books, stories and works of non-fiction to nominate. In this latest update there are no additions to the Best Artwork category, though, so more nominations in this category would be particularly appreciated – even if it’s just for something already on the list.

Members have until midnight to get their nominations in and can find all the rules and regulations of what to do here.

Rather unfortunately, we seem to be having difficulty with our nomination form today. However, I will take the time to check back every nomination received to make sure I have noted everything you wish to nominate. If you prefer you can just email

Best Novel

Title Author surname Author First   Name Publisher
Red Country Abercrombie Joe Gollancz
Ashby Madeleine Angry Robot Books
The Drowned Cities Bacigalupi Paulo Atom
The Hydrogen Sonata Banks Iain M. Orbit
Elves: Rise of   the TaiGethen Barclay; Rapoza James; David Gollancz
Nod Barnes Adrian Bluemoose Books
Doctor Who:   The Wheel of Ice Baxter Stephen BBC Books
Iron Winter   (Northland 3) Baxter Stephen Gollancz
The   Teleportation Accident Beauman Ned Sceptre
Dark Eden Beckett Chris Corvus
Alt.Human Brooke Keith Solaris
Helix Wars Brown Eric Rebellion
Folly of the World Bullington Jesse Orbit
Empire State Christopher Adam Angry Robot Books
Doctor Who:   Dark Horizons Colgan J. T. Random House UK
London Falling Cornell Paul Tor
The Outcast   Blade Courtenay Grimwood Jon Orbit
The Eternal   Flame: Orthogonal Book Two Egan Greg Gollancz
The Sigil   Trilogy Gee Henry ReAnimus Press
Black Opera Gentle Mary Orbit
The Ward Grey S. L. Atlantic Books
Great North   Road Hamilton Peter F. Macmillan
Angelmaker Harkaway Nick Windmill Books
Empty Space: a   Haunting Harrison M. John Gollancz
The Troupe Jackson Burnett Robert Orbit
The Evolution   of Inanimate Objects: The Life and Collected Works of Thomas Darwin   (1857-1879) Karlinsky Harry The Friday Project
The Wind   Through the Keyhole King Stephen Hodder &   Stoughton
Redemption in   Indigo Lord Karen Jo Fletcher Books
Age of Aztec Lovegrove James Rebellion
In the Mouth   of the Whale Macauley Paul Gollancz
Intrusion Macleod Ken Orbit
Defiant Peaks   (The Hadrumal Crisis) McKenna Juliet E. Solaris
Transmission Meaney John Orion
Railsea Mieville China Macmillan
The Broken   Isles (Legends of the Red Sun 4) Newton Mark Charan Tor
Channelskin Noon Jeff Amazon Media
The Long Earth Pratchett; Baxter Terry; Stephen Doubleday
Blue   Remembered Earth Reynolds Alastair Gollancz
Jack Glass Roberts Adam Gollancz
Doctor Who:   Shada Roberts; Adams Adam; Douglas BBC Books
Red Shirts Scalzi John Gollancz
The Explorer Smythe James Harper Voyager
2312 Stanley-Robinson Kim Orbit
The Apocalypse   Codex: A Laundry Novel (The Laundry Files) Stross Charles Orbit
Grandville,   Bete Noir Talbot Bryan Jonathan Cape
Entanglement Thompson Douglas Elsewhen Press
Bitter Seeds   (The Milkweed Triptych) Tregellis Ian Orbit
Deathless Valente Catherynne M. Corsair
Among Others Walton Jo Corsair
Alif the   Unseen Willow Wilson G. Corvus
Reflections Wynne Jones Diana David Fickling Books
The Method Zeh Juli Harvill Secker

Best Short Fiction

Title Author surname Author First Name Publication Publisher
The Green Beukes Lauren Armored Baen Press
One Way Ticket Brown Nigel Interzone #239 TTA Press
The Flight of   the Ravens Butler Chris Immersion Press
The Girl Who   Went Out For Sushi Cadigan Pat Edge of Infinity Solaris
Conquistadors Cairns Iain Rocket Science Mutation Press
One Day in   Time City Cleary David Ira Interzone #241 TTA Press
Fata Morgana Cluley Ray Interzone #238 TTA Press
On 20268   Petercook Cook Andy April
Forests of   Eden Counihan Elizabeth PS
Immersion de Bodard Aliette Clarkesworld #69 Clarkesworld
Ship’s Brother de Bodard Aliette Interzone #241 TTA Press
Let’s   All sing Like the Birdies Sing Di Filippo Paul Daily Science Fiction
Black Box Egan Jennifer The New Yorker
Dancing on the   Red Planet Ellingsen Berit Rocket Science Mutation Press
The   Grinnell Method Gloss Molly Strange Horizons
Doctor Who:   the Art of Death Goss James BBC Audiobooks Ltd
The Lonely   Hunter Grant John PS Publishing
Attenuation Harkaway Nick 1.2 Arc Magazine
Switchgirls Hershman Tania Still: Short Stories   Inspired by Photographs of Vacated Spaces Negative Press
Shuffle Hill Will Magic: An Anthology   of the Esoteric & Arcane Solaris
A Hundred Ghost Parade   Tonight Jia Xia Clarkesworld #65 Clarkesworld
Not Because   They are Easy Kepfield Sam S Rocket Science Mutation Press
The Battle of Candle Arc Lee Yoon Ha Clarkesworld #73 Clarkesworld
He   Reminds Us Linnaea Jennifer Strange Horizons
Mono No Aware Liu Ken The Future is   Japanese Haikasoru
Song   of the Body Cartographer Loenen-Ruiz Rochita Philippines Genre   Stories, June Philippines Genre   Stories
Limited   Edition Maughan Tim 1.3 Arc Magazine
Pathfinder McGrath Martin Rocket Science Mutation Press
Three   Moments of an Explosion Mieville China Rejectamentalist   Manifesto
Eyepennies O’Driscoll Mike TTA Press
Proposition 23 Okogu Efe AfroSF StoryTime
A Biosphere   Ends Palmer Stephen Rocket Science Mutation Press
Ghost in the   Machine Parvin Christopher Bristol Short Story   Prize Anthology vol. 5 Bristol Review of   Books
The Tomb Quifan Chen The Apex Book of   World SF Apex Publications
Twember Rasnic Tem Steve Interzone #243 TTA Press
Trauma Pod Reynolds Alaister Armored Baen Press
Lune and the   Red Empress Reynolds, Williams Alastair, Liz ODYSSEY 2010 SOUVENIR   BOOK
Doctor Who:   Devil in the Smoke Richards Justin BBC Digital
How We Ran the   Night Ridgway Keith Hawthorn and Child Granta Books
What did   Tessimond Tell You Roberts Adam Solaris Rising 1.5 Solaris
The Kendal   Iconoclasm Rooney Paul Dust and Other   Stories Akerman Daly /   Aye-Aye Books
Red   at The End of the World Rucker Lynda E Daily Science Fiction
Where the   Summer Dwells Rucker Lynda E Fantasy & Science   Fiction Sep/Oct 2012 F&SF
Adrift on the   Sea of Rains Sales Ian Whippleshield Books
Courtship in   the Country of Machine Gods Sriduangkaew Benjanun Future Fire 24 Future Fire
The Complex Swift E. J. Interzone #238 TTA Press
A Spotted   Trouble at Dolor-on-the-Downs Tanzer Molly A Pretty Mouth Lazy Fascist Press
Volwys Thompson Douglas Albedo One
A   Lexicon of Steam Literature of the Third Reich Tidhar Lavie website
Choosing Faces Tidhar Lavie 1.3 Arc Magazine
The Indignity   of Rain Tidhar Lavie Interzone #240 TTA Press
I Dream of
Tidhar Lavie Murky Depths
The   Lord of Discarded Things Tidhar Lavie Strange Horizons
Tiger   Stripes Vo Nghi Strange Horizons
The History   Thief Warren Kaaron Visions Fading Fast Pendragon
Countless   Stones Wood Lucy Diving Belles Bloomsbury

Best Artwork

Title Artist surname ArtistFirst Name Publication Publisher Associated   writer
cover Aja David Hawkeye #6 Marvel
cover Baldwin Ben Dark Currents Newcon
cover Baldwin Ben Forests of Eden PS Publishing Elizabeth counihan
The Hermit Baldwin Ben Interzone #241 TTA Press
cover Baldwin Ben Interzone #238 TTA Press
cover Black Sheep Jack Glass Gollancz Adam Roberts
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
cover Harman Dominic Helix Wars Rebellion Eric Brown
cover Hi-Fi Joey Thy Kingdom Come Jurassic London Simon Morden
cover Maronski Tomasz International   Speculative Fiction 2
cover McGuiness; Vines;   Rodriguez Ed; Dexter; Javier Captain Marvel #2 Marvel
cover Police Aurélien At the Edge of Waking Prime Books Holly Phillips
cover TBA Dark Eden Corvus Chris Beckett
cover Tikulin Tomislav Visions Fading Fast Pendragon Gary McMahon

Best Non-Fiction

Title Author surname Author First   Name Publication Publisher
The Spider’s House Allen Nina website
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
Marvel Comics: The Untold Story Howe Sean Harper   Collins
Dancing on the Ruins Ings Simon 1.3 Arc   Magazine
The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature James,   Mendlesohn Edward,   Farah Cambridge   Univeristy Press
The   Widening Gyre Kincaid Paul Los   Angeles Review of Books
The   Shortlist Project Kincaid   Speller Maureen website
Cowardice,   Laziness and Irony McCalmont Jonathon Ruthless   Culture
London’s   Overthrow Mieville China Westbourne   Press
Use   of Weapons by Iain M. Banks Mullan John Guardian   Book Club The   Guardian
A Ray of Sunshine Patterson Bill Rocket Science Mutation Press
Hull 0; Scunthorpe 3 Priest Christopher website
Breaking the Fall Raven Paul   Graham 1.1 Arc   Magazine
Does God Need a Starship Roberts Adam Strange   Divisions and Alien Territories Palgrave   Macmillan
The Comic Strip Companion: the Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide   to Doctor Who in Comics: 1964 – 1979 Scoones Paul Telos   Publishing Ltd
Extreme Metaphors – Interviews with J.G. Ballard 1967 – 2008 Sellers;   O’Hara Simon;   Dan Fourth   Estate
Pornokitsch Shurin;   Perry Jared;   Anne website
The Doctor’s Monsters: Meanings of the Monstrous in Doctor Who Sleight Graham I.B.   Tauris & Co. Ltd
The World SF Blog Tidhar Lavie website
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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?

2 thoughts on “Final Day for BSFA Award Nominations

  1. I would like to thank everyone for their nominations. We are just collating the results now and aim to have everything ready for an announcement of the shortlists on Friday morning.

    Watch this space!

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