The wonderful and inspiring Robot that is Jeannette Ng delivered a fantastic acceptance speech at Worldcon 2019 after winning the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the Hugo Award Ceremony on 18th August. We couldn’t be prouder of her and the statements she made. We stand with her always – “Stale. Sterile. Male. White” no more.
Happy Wednesday fleshlings. It’s time to celebrate because we’ve packed up some authors and shipped them out for a weekend at Dragon Con!
Atlanta’s premium pop-culture con, covering sci-fi, fantasy, comics, books, film, gaming and so much more, takes place from the 30th August to 3rd September. Throughout the event we’ve got several writers taking
part in panels, signings and readings so go along and say hi! Don’t worry, they’re all very lovely
Last night, at a wonderful ceremony in Leicester city centre the Leicester Book of the Year Award was bestowed upon Rod Duncan‘s fantastic novel, The Queen of All Crows.
The novel follows one of our favourite heroines of all time, Elizabeth Barnabus, from the adventures of The Fall of The Gas-Lit Empire series into this, the start of a new series, as she makes her way
We have some news so incredible it might just wipe your memory and leave you stranded on a dying world-ship in the vast emptiness of space.
That’s right, Kameron Hurley has been nominated for a John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel for her gory, fleshy, downright meaty book The Stars Are Legion!! Although we’re excited, we’re certainly not surprised, Kameron’s work is amazing, dark,
The Locus Awards are chosen by a survey of readers in an open online poll, which runs from February 1 to April 15. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 22-24, 2018.
We have more award good news!
In its own words, the award, presented by The Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF), is given to mark excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class or disability in a speculative fiction work by Australian citizens and/or residents.
Foz has also been shortlisted for the Short Fiction award with her
WE BRING GOOD NEWS, MEATSACKS!!
Alex Wells (or Acks, as you might know them) took home The Kitschies Golden Tentacle for Best Debut award last night!!
The Red Tentacle was awarded to Nina Allan for The Rift and the Inky to Jack Smyth for his cover illustration for The History of Bees.
The Kitschies, sponsored by Blackwell’s, is one of the UK’s finest literary awards, with previous winners
Why, do you ask? Well, in case you’ve missed it, both authors have been shortlisted in this year’s Hugo Awards!
The brilliant Jeannette has been nominated for a John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer for her debut novel Under the Pendulum Sun. Though the Campbell Award isn’t technically a Hugo it does come with a tiara more
OMFG, you guys!
We’re so excited to announce that Alex Wells’ splendid novel Hunger Makes the Wolf has been shortlisted for The Kitschies’ Gold Tentacle Award!
*Glitter cannons pop*
The Gold Tentacle is awarded to debut novels which best fit the criteria of progressive, intelligent and entertaining. Previous winners include Tade Thompson’s Making Wolf and Anne Leckie’s Ancillary Justice.
Hunger Makes the Wolf was released in March
The Wrong Stars follows a ragtag crew of the ship the White Raven, as they discover an alien technology that could change the fate of humanity, or unleash an ancient evil
Well, do we have good news for you!
Peter Tieryas’ Under States of Japan has won Japan’s most prestigious science fiction award, the Seiun!
The award, which was given for ‘best translated novel’, fought off stiff competition from the likes of Ken Liu and Ann Leckie. Congratulations to all, with extra special party poppers pointed in the direction of translator Naoya Nakahara, for his incredible translation work.
Onwards with the uprising!
Glad tidings from Derby! This weekend, at a wonderful ceremony during the EdgeLit literary festival, the Gemmell Award for Fantasy 2016 winners were announced. We’ve got to tell you, we were absolutely delighted!
Firstly, our Megan E O’Keefe, author of Steal the Sky (part of the Scorched Continent series, which also includes Break the Chains and Inherit the Flame) won the Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut! *Throws glitter* Alas, Megan couldn’t make the ceremony, what with living in California AND spending the weekend celebrating her birthday but the wonderful Matt Dovey collected on her behalf (see
You can vote for Megan right here. Voting is open now until June 2.
The Gemmell Awards are presented each year for outstanding contributions to fantasy and are so named after