2016 Asimov and Analog AnLab awards announced

The 2016 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards and Analog AnLab Awards were announced and presented on May 20, 2017.

The Asimov’s Readers’ Awards winners for 2016 are:

Best Novella – “Lazy Dog Out”, Suzanne Palmer (4-5/2016)
Best Novelette – “I Married a Monster from Outer Space”, Dale Bailey (3/2016)
Best Short Story was tied between – “The Mutants Men Don’t See”, James Alan Gardner (8/2016), and “All That Robot . . .”, Rich Larson (9/2016)
Best Poem – “After”, Herb Kauderer (10-11/2016)
Best Cover Artist – Donato Giancola

The Analog Science Fiction and Fact: Analytical Laboratory winners are:

Best Novella – “The Coward’s Option”, Adam-Troy Castro (3/2016)
Best Novelette – “Detroit Hammersmith: Zero-Gravity Toilet Repairman [Retired]”, Suzanne Palmer (9/2016)
Best Short Story – “In the Absence of Instructions to the Contrary”, Frank Wu (11/2016)
Best Fact Article – “Energy for the Future”, Richard A. Lovett (7-8/2016)
Best Poem – “Somebody I Used to Love Asks Me Who Marie Curie Is”, Carly Rubin (3/2016)
Best Cover – December 2016 by Vincent DiFate


2014 Hugo Awards announced at Loncon 3

The 2014 Hugo Awards were awarded at Loncon 3 less than an hour ago.

This year’s awards had the largest number of voters for any Hugo Awards and, with more than 60 countries represented in the convention’s huge membership (10, 762 including 3, 323 not attending, as at Sunday evening), the voters would also have been from many countries. So the results are not all as expected by some US and UK fans.

Here are some of the winners

  • Best Novel – “Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie
  • Best Novella – “Equoid” by Charles Stross
  • Best Dramatic Presentation (Long form) – “Gravity”
  • Best Dramatic Presentation (Short form) – “Game of Thrones” Rains of Castamere

Hugo Awards Winners Announced

The 2013 Hugo (World Science Fiction) Awards and the John Campbell Award have been announced.

The awards were announced and presented at Lonestar 3, the World SF Convention, in Texas and broadcast online. A full list of the winners can be found on Lonestar’s website.

Some of the winners are:

Best Novel – Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)

Best Novella – “The Emperor’s Soul” by Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form) – The Avengers,
Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios, Disney, Paramount)

Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) – Game of Thrones episode “Blackwater”.
Written by George R.R. Martin, Directed by Neil Marshall. Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO)

2013 Ditmar Awards for Australian Science Fiction

This year’s Ditmar Awards winners (Australian Science Fiction awards) were announced at Conflux 9 over the ANZAC Day weekend.

The winners were:

Best Novel – Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan (Allen & Unwin)

Best Novella or Novelette – “Sky” by Kaaron Warren, in Through Splintered Walls (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Short Story – “The Wisdom of Ants” by Thoraiya Dyer, in Clarkesworld 75

Best Collected Work – Through Splintered Walls by Kaaron Warren, edited by Alisa Krasnostein (Twelfth Planet Press)

Best Artwork – Cover art by Kathleen Jennings, for Midnight and Moonshine (Ticonderoga Publications)

Best Fan Writer – Tansy Rayner Roberts, for body of work including reviews in Not If You Were The Last Short Story On Earth

Best Fan Artist – Kathleen Jennings, for body of work including “The Dalek Game” and “The Tamsyn Webb Sketchbook”

Best Fan Publication in Any Medium – The Writer and the Critic by Kirstyn McDermott and Ian Mond

Best New Talent – David McDonald

William Atheling Jr Award for Criticism or Review – Tansy Rayner Roberts, for “Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.”, in tor.com

 Congratulations to all the winners.

Further details on the Ditmar Awards, including a list of all nominees, are here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ditmar_award_results#2013.2C_Conflux_9.2C_Canberra


The Ditmar Award (formally the Australian SF ("Ditmar") Award; formerly the "Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award") has been awarded annually since 1969 at the Australian National Science Fiction Convention (the "Natcon") to recognise achievement in Australian science fiction (including fantasy and horror) and science fiction fandom. The award is similar to the Hugo Award but on a national rather than international scale.
They are named for Martin James Ditmar "Dick" Jenssen, an Australian fan and artist, who financially supported the awards at their inception.