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June 22nd, 2010


Tentacle Award

Posted on 2010.06.22 at 13:02
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Yes, there is something called the Tentacle Award. It is given by Swedish fans from Gothenburg and it is for organizations that reach out and bridge the gaps between different parts of fandom. This year it was awarded to Åcon, a Finnish convention that strives to bring together fen from the Nordic countries. Tero Ykspetäjä has details.

Originally published at Science Fiction Awards Watch. Please leave any comments there.


The University of Kansas has announced the finalists for this year’s John W. Campbell Memorial Award. They are:

  • The Year of the Flood, Margaret Atwood (Talese)
  • The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
  • Transition, Iain M. Banks (Orbit)
  • Makers, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
  • Steal Across the Sky, Nancy Kress (Tor)
  • Gardens of the Sun, Paul McAuley (Pyr)
  • The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey)
  • Yellow Blue Tibia, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  • Galileo’s Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson (Ballantine Spectra)
  • WWW: Wake, Robert J. Sawyer (Ace; Gollancz)
  • The Caryatids, Bruce Sterling (Del Rey)
  • Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America, Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)

The winner will be announced at the Campbell Conference over the weekend July 16-18.

Originally published at Science Fiction Awards Watch. Please leave any comments there.


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