About the Awards- British Science Fiction Association Awards (BSFA)-

The BSFA awards are presented annually by the British Science Fiction Association, based on a vote of BSFA members and – in recent years – members of the British national science fiction convention (Eastercon).

The shortlists have now been announced for the BSFA awards for the best works of 2007, and also for a one-off award (to celebrate the BSFA’s fiftieth anniversary) for the best genre novel of 1958.

2009 BSFA Winners& Shortlisted

Winners were announced at Eastercon, held April 2-5 2010, in Heathrow, London, UK.

Best Novel

  • Ark, Stephen Baxter (Gollancz)
  • Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin (Gollancz)

Best Short Fiction

  • "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast", Eugie Foster (Interzone #220)
  • The Push, Dave Hutchinson (Newcon Press)
  • "Johnnie and Emmie-Lou Get Married", Kim Lakin-Smith (Interzone #222)

Best Artwork
  • Cover of Desolation Road by Ian McDonald, Stephan Martiniere- Winner

Best Non-Fiction
  • Mutant Popcorn film column, Nick Lowe (Interzone) - Winner

2008 Winners

Best Novel 2008 - The Night Sessions by Ken Macleod (Orbit)
Best Short Fiction 2008 - Exhalation by Ted Chiang (Eclipse 2)
Best Non-Fiction 2008 - Rhetorics of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn (Wesleyan)
Best Artwork 2008 - Cover of Subterfuge by Andy Bigwood (Newcon Press)


Ian McDonald Takes Out the Big One for 2007 with Brasyl

The British Science Fiction Association has announced the winners of this year’s awards. The results are as follows:

* Novel: Brasyl, Ian McDonald
* Short Fiction: “Lighting Out”, Ken MacLeod in Dislocations: Nine Stories of Speculationmcdonald_ian and Imagination
* Artwork: “Cracked World” (the cover of Dislocations: Nine Stories of Speculation and Imagination, ed. by Ian Whates), Andy Bigwood

Because this year is the 50th anniversary of the BSFA they decided to also make a special award for the best novel of 1958. The winner was Non-stop (Millennium SF Masterworks S) by Brian Aldiss. Brian was unable to accept the award in person as he is the Permanent Guest of Honor at ICFA, which was taking place the same weekend. However, the ICFA attendees managed to keep the secret all afternoon and a special presentation was made to Brian at the ICFA Awards Banquet.


2007 BSFA Awards: Shortlists.

The shortlists for the 2007 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) awards were announced on 21 January 2008, as follows:

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* Alice in Sunderland: An Entertainment – Bryan Talbot (left)(Jonathan Cape)
* Black Man (Gollancz) – Richard Morgan (Gollancz)
* Brasyl (Gollancz S.F.) – Ian McDonald (Gollancz)chabon_michael
* The Execution Channel – Ken MacLeod (Orbit)
* The Prefect (Gollancz S.F.) – Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
* The Yiddish Policemen's Union – Michael Chabon (right) (Fourth Estate)

Best Short Fiction

* ‘Lighting Out’ – Ken MacLeod (Dislocations)
* ‘Terminal’ – Chaz Brenchley (Dislocations)
* ‘The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate’ – Ted Chiang (F&SF, September)
* ‘The Gift of Joy’ – Ian Whates (TQR)
* ‘The Sledge-Maker’s Daughter’ – Alastair Reynolds (Interzone #209)

Best Artwork

* ‘Cracked World’ – Andy Bigwood (cover of Dislocations, ed. Ian Whates; Newcon Press)
* ‘H P Lovecraft in Britain’ – Les Edwards (cover of chapbook by Stephen Jones, published by the British Fantasy Society)
* ‘Lunar Flare’ – Richard Marchand (cover of Interzone #211)
* ‘Metal Dragon Year’ – Kenn Brown (cover of Interzone #213)

BSFA Fiftieth blish_jamesAnniversary Award: Best Novel of 1958

* A Case of Conscience (S.F.Masterworks S.) – James Blish (left b1921-d1975) (Ballantine)
* Have Spacesuit, Will Travel – Robert A Heinlein (first published in F&SF, August – October 1958)
* Non-stop (Millennium SF Masterworks S) – Brian Aldiss (Faber)
* The Big Time – Fritz Leiber (Galaxy, March & April)
* The Triumph of Time – James Blish (Avon)
* WHO? – Algis Budrys (Pyramid)

The shortlists for the awards were compiled from nominations submitted by members of the BSFA. They will be voted on by BSFA members and by attending members of the British national convention.

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Winners of the BSFA Awards 1969-2006

Novel: End Of The World Blues (Gollancz S.F.) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Short Fiction: The Djinn's Wife by Ian McDonald
Artwork: cover, Time Pieces Angelbot by Christopher "Fangorn" Baker

Novel: Air (Gollancz) by Geoff Ryman
Short Fiction: Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
Artwork: cover, Interzone #200 by Pawel Lewandowski
Nonfiction Award: Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996 by Gary K. Wolfe

Novel: River of Gods by Ian McDonald
Short Fiction: Mayflower II by Stephen Baxter
Artwork: cover, Newton's Wake by Stephan Martinière (US Edition)

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Novel: Felaheen (Arabesk) by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Short Fiction: The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean
Artwork: cover, The True Knowledge of Ken MacLeod by Colin Odell
Nonfiction: Reading Science Fiction by Farah Mendlesohn

Novel: The Separation by Christopher Priest
Short Fiction: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Artwork: cover, Interzone 179 by Dominic Harman
Related Publication: Introduction to Maps: The Uncollected John Sladek by David Langford

Novel: Chasm City (Gollancz S.F.) by Alastair Reynolds
Short Story: "Children of Winter" by Eric Brown (Interzone 163)
Artwork: cover of Omegatropic by Colin Odell
Non-fiction: Omegatropic by Stephen Baxter

Novel: ASH: A Secret History by Mary Gentle
Short: "The Suspect Genome" by Peter F. Hamilton (Interzone 156)
Artwork: Hideaway - Dominic Harman (Cover, Interzone 157)

Novel: The Sky Road: A Fall Revolution Novel by Ken MacLeod
Short: "Hunting the Slarque" by Eric Brown (Interzone 141)
Artwork: Jim Burns, Darwinia (cover of Darwinia, Robert Charles Wilson)

Novel: The Extremes (Gollancz), by Christopher Priest
Short: "La Cenerentola" by Gwyneth Jones (Interzone 136)
Artwork: Jim Burns, 'Lord Prestimion' (cover, Interzone 138)

Novel: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Short: "War Birds" by Stephen Baxter (Interzone 126)
Artwork: SMS ('The Black Blood of the Dead' cover Interzone 116)

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Novel: Excession by Iain M. Banks
Short: "A Crab Must Try" by Barrington J. Bayley (Interzone 103)
Artwork: Jim Burns (cover for Ancient Shores)

Novel: The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
Short: "The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires" by Brian Stableford (shorter version, Interzone 91/92)
Artwork: Jim Burns (cover for Seasons of Plenty)

Novel: Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks
Short: "The Double Felix" by Paul di Filippo (Interzone)
Artwork: Jim Burns

Novel: Aztec Century by Christopher Evans
Short: "The Ragthorn" by Robert Holdstock and Garry Kilworth (Interzone)
Artwork: Jim Burns
Special Award: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction ed. John Clute and Peter Nicholls

Novel: Red Mars (Mars Trilogy) by Kim Stanley Robinson
Short: "Innocent" by Ian McDonald (New Worlds 2)
Artwork: Jim Burns

Novel: The Fall of Hyperion (Gollancz) by Dan Simmons
Short: "Bad Timing" by Molly Brown (Interzone)
Media: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Artwork: Mark Harrison

Novel: Take Back Plenty by Colin Greenland
Short: "The Original Doctor Shade" by Kim Newman (Interzone)
Media: Twin Peaks
Artist: Ian Miller

Novel: Pyramids (Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett
Short: "In Translation" by Lisa Tuttle (Zenith)
Media: Red Dwarf
Artist: Jim Burns

Novel: Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock
Short: "Dark Night in Toyland" by Bob Shaw (Interzone)
Media: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Artist: Alan Lee

Novel: Grainne by Keith Roberts
Short: "Love Sickness" by Geoff Ryman (Interzone)
Media: Star Cops
Artist: Jim Burns

Novel: The Ragged Astronauts by Bob Shaw
Short: "Kaeti and the Hangman" by Keith Roberts (in collection Kaeti & Company)
Media: Aliens
Artist: Keith Roberts

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Novel: Helliconia Winter (Helliconia Trilogy) by Brian W. Aldiss
Short: "Cube Root" by David Langford (Interzone)
Media: Brazil
Artist: Jim Burns

Novel: Mythago Wood (Gollancz S.F.)by Robert Holdstock
Short: "The Unconquered Country" by Geoff Ryman (Interzone)
Media: The Company of Wolves
Artist: Jim Burns

Novel: Tik-tok (Gollancz) by John Sladek
Short: "After-Images" by Malcolm Edwards (Interzone)
Media: Android
Artist: Bruce Pennington

Novel: Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss
Short: "Kitemaster" by Keith Roberts (Interzone)
Media: Blade Runner
Artist: Tim White

Short: "Mythago Wood" by Robert Holdstock (F&SF)
Media: Time Bandits
Artist: Bruce Pennington

Novel: Timescape (Millennium SF Masterworks S) by Gregory Benford
Short: "The Brave Little Toaster" by Thomas M. Disch (F&SF)
Media: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy second radio series - Douglas Adams
Artist: Peter Jones

Novel: The Unlimited Dream Company (Paladin Books) by J. G. Ballard
Short: "Palely Loitering" by Christopher Priest (F&SF)
Media: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy record
Artist: Jim Burns

Novel: A Scanner Darkly (Millennium SF Masterworks S) by Philip K. Dick
Collection: Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
Media: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (original radio series) - Douglas Adams

Novel: The Jonah Kit (Gollancz) by Ian Watson

Novel: Brontomek! (Gollancz SF) by Michael G. Coney
Special Award: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction by David Kyle

Novel: Orbitsville (Gollancz SF Collector's Edition) by Bob Shaw

Novel: Inverted World (Pan science fiction) by Christopher Priest

Novel: Rendezvous With Rama (S.F. Masterworks S.) by Arthur C. Clarke
Special Award: Billion Year Spree by Brian W. Aldiss

No award — insufficient votes.

Collection: Moment of Eclipse (Panther science fiction)by Brian W. Aldiss

Novel: The Jagged Orbit (Gollancz Collectors' Editions) by John Brunner

Novel: Stand on Zanzibar (Millennium SF Masterworks S) by John Brunner

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