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.
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.
- 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
- Francesca T Barbini (ed.) – Ties That Bind: Love in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Luna Press
- Paul Kincaid, The Unstable Realities of Christopher Priest, Gylphi Press
- Andrew Milner and J.R. Burgmann, Science Fiction and Climate Change, Liverpool University Press
- Adam Roberts, It’s the End of the World: But What Are We Really Afraid Of?, Elliot & Thompson
- Jo Lindsay Walton, ‘Estranged Entrepreneurs’, Foundation: the International Review of Science Fiction
- Jo Walton, ‘Books in Which No Bad Things Happen’, Tor.com
Please note that the two non-fiction nominees with similar names, Jo Walton and Jo Lindsay Walton, are two different people.
- Tiffani Angus, Threading the Labyrinth, Unsung Stories
- Susanna Clarke, Piranesi, Bloomsbury
- M. John Harrison, The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again, Gollancz
- N.K. Jemisin, The City We Became, Orbit
- Gareth L. Powell, Light of Impossible Stars, Titan Books
- Kim Stanley Robinson, The Ministry for the Future, Orbit
- Nikhil Singh, Club Ded, Luna Press
- Adrian Tchaikovsky, The Doors of Eden, Tor
- Liz Williams, Comet Weather, Newcon Press
- Nick Wood, Water Must Fall, Newcon Press
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.
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