British Science Fiction Association Awards Shortlist Revealed

The British Science Fiction Association has just announced the shortlist of nominees for their BSFA Awards for work published in 2020, which includes an award for Best Artwork and a nomination for Hugo nominated Fan Artist Iain Clarke.

Iain Clarke, Shipbuilding Over the Clyde, Art for Glasgow in 2024 WorldCon bid
Iain Clarke, Shipbuilding Over the Clyde, Art for Glasgow in 2024 WorldCon bid

The BSFA Awards are awarded each year to the best Novel, work of Short Fiction, Artwork and work of Non-Fiction as voted for by the members of the British Science Fiction Association.

Best Artwork

  • Iain Clarke, Shipbuilding Over the Clyde, Art for Glasgow in 2024 WorldCon bid
  • Fangorn, Covers of Robot Dreams series
  • Ruby Gloom, Cover of Nikhil Singh’s Club Ded, Luna Press Publishing
  • Sinjin Li, Cover of Eli Lee’s, A Strange and Brilliant Light, Jo Fletcher Books
  • Nani Walker, Four Black Lives Matter Murals in AR. Using drone photogrammetry, Nani Sahra Walker produced 3-D models of four Black Lives Matter murals as memorials to George Floyd
  • Breonna Taylor and others killed by police. Published by the Los Angeles Times in collaboration with RYOT and reported by Dorany Pineda

Best Short Fiction (under 40,000 words)

  • Eugen M. Bacon – Ivory’s Story, Newcon Press
  • Anne Charnock – ‘All I Asked For’, Fictions, Healthcare and Care Re-Imagined. Edited by Keith Brookes, at Future Care Capital
  • Dilman Dila – ‘Red_Bati’, Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction From Africa and the African Diaspora, AURELIA LEO. Edited by Zelda Knight and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki – ‘Ife-Iyoku, the Tale of Imadeyunuagbon’, Dominion: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction From Africa and the African Diaspora, AURELIA LEO. Edited by Zelda Knight and Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki
  • Ida Keogh – ‘Infinite Tea in the Demara Cafe’, Londoncentric, Newcon Press. Edited by Ian Whates
  • Tobi Ogundiran – ‘Isn’t Your Daughter Such a Doll’, Shoreline of Infinity

Best Non-Fiction

Please note that the two non-fiction nominees with similar names, Jo Walton and Jo Lindsay Walton, are two different people.

Best Novel

British Science Fiction Association

The BSFA was established in 1958 by authors, publishers, booksellers and fans, to appreciate and encourage science fiction in every form.Today, the BSFA provides:* Vector, the BSFA’s critical journal, Focus, its magazine on writing, Orbiter writing groups, the BSFA Award, the UK’s longest-running popular award for SF.

They also publish The BSFA Review, a digital publication of SFF reviews, the BSFA newsletter, and much more.

The BSFA is entirely volunteer-run, and they are always looking for people to help out and contribute, and organisations to collaborate with.

The British Science Fiction Association is online at bsfa.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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