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.
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 Nick Leach Award recognises those writers who take the time to help other achieve their full potential, and who are cheerleaders for the rest of the group. The winner is presented with a globe, which is pleasingly steampunk-esque for
The shortlist for the BSFA Awards 2014 have gone live and we’re delighted that Richard Anderson‘s cover for The Mirror Empire has been included for Best Artwork. Richard produced a marvellous cover with his usually arresting artwork, and if you’d like to read more about the cover, here is the link to the cover reveal on A Dribble of Ink including an interview with Kameron Hurley. Congratulations to everyone shortlisted and here’s a reminder of this cover in all its glory:
Guest Post: Rod Duncan, author of The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter, on what winning an award – no matter the size – means to him.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that for every novel being written, an award acceptance speech is also being rehearsed. Novelists are, after all, professional fantasists.
“Me? Are you sure? I really didn’t expect this…”
There are a LOT of words in a novel. No matter how bad the story, the only way you can keep writing to the end is by deluding yourself that it is a gift to global culture.
It’s been a busy start to the awards season for Angry Robot: Ramez Naam is enjoying 6 placements on 4 awards short-lists and NPR’s best-of list, including the Arthur C. Clarke award; Cassandra Rose Clarke was short-listed for the Philip K. Dick award; The Age Atomic won the Inky Tentacle at the Kitschies; Kaaron Warren and Jo Anderton won at the recent Aurealis Awards; aaaaand Wesley Chu, Aliette de Bodard, Kameron Hurley, and our own Lee Harris and Mike Underwood are up for Hugos.
But that’s not enough for us. We want MORE.
Luckily enough, we now also have Freya Robertson, winner of the
It’s round up time again and this week we’re taking a look at all the fantastic awards and nominations our authors have been getting lately!
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke
The latest Angry Robot podcast will be posted soon. In the meantime, here’s an extra treat.
I got to hang out with Kaaron Warren in Melbourne last month. We crashed the SFWA suite and took some of their gin and vodka and talked about the Ditmar-award-winning Slights, dentists, drinking from the Ganges, parenting, and many other things.
Congrats again, Kaaron!