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2012 FAAN Award Winners

Posted on 2012.04.23 at 03:21
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(via File 770)

The winners of the 2012 FAAN Awards were announced April 22 at Corflu Glitter. Here are the results posted by Geri Sullivan.

Bet Website: eFanzines.com, hosted by Bill Burns

Harry Warner Jr. Memorial Award Best Letterhack; Robert Lichtman

Best Perzine: A Meara for Observers, ed. Mike Meara

Best Single Issue or Anthology: Alternative Pants,ed. Randy Byers

Best Fan Artist: Steve Stiles

Best Fan Writer: Mark Plummer

Best Genzine or Collaboration: Banana Wings, ed. Mark Plummer and Claire Brialey

#1 Fan Face: Mark Plummer


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Boston, MA (April 2012) — In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson Awards, Inc. has been established for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.

The Shirley Jackson Awards are voted upon by a jury of professional writers, editors, critics, and academics, with input from a Board of Advisors.  The awards are given for the best work published in the preceding calendar year in the following categories:  Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story, Single-Author Collection, and Edited Anthology.

The nominees for the 2011 Shirley Jackson Awards are:

NOVEL

  • The Devil All the Time, Donald Ray Pollock (Doubleday)
  • The Dracula Papers, Reggie Oliver (Chômu Press)
  • The Great Lover, Michael Cisco (Chômu Press)
  • Knock Knock, S. P. Miskowski (Omnium Gatherum Media)
  • The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan (Canongate Books, Ltd.)
  • Witches on the Road Tonight, Sheri Holman (Grove Press)

NOVELLA

  • “And the Dead Shall Outnumber the Living,” Deborah Biancotti (Ishtar, Gilgamesh Press)
  • “A Child’s Problem,” Reggie Oliver (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
  • “Displacement,” Michael Marano (Stories from the Plague Years, Cemetery Dance Publications)
  • The Men Upstairs, Tim Waggoner (Delirium Books)
  • “Near Zennor,” Elizabeth Hand (A Book of Horrors, Jo Fletcher Books)
  • “Rose Street Attractors,” Lucius Shepard (Ghosts by Gaslight, Harper Voyager)

NOVELETTE

  • “The Ballad of Ballard and Sandrine,” Peter Straub (Conjunctions 56)
  • “Ditch Witch,” Lucius Shepard (Supernatural Noir, Dark Horse)
  • “The Last Triangle,” Jeffrey Ford (Supernatural Noir, Dark Horse)
  • “Omphalos,” Livia Llewellyn (Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors, Lethe Press)
  • “The Summer People,” Kelly Link (Tin House 49/Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories, Candlewick Press)

SHORT FICTION

  • “Absolute Zero,” Nadia Bulkin (Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters, Prime Books)
  • “The Corpse Painter’s Masterpiece,” M. Rickert (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Sept/Oct, 2011)
  • “Hair,” Joan Aiken (The Monkey’s Wedding and Other Stories, Small Beer Press/ The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July/Aug, 2011)
  • “Max,” Jason Ockert (The Iowa Review 41/1)
  • “Sunbleached,” Nathan Ballingrud (Teeth, HarperCollins)
  • “Things to Know About Being Dead,” Genevieve Valentine (Teeth, HarperCollins)

SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION

  • After the Apocalypse: Stories, Maureen F. McHugh (Small Beer Press)
  • The Corn Maiden and Other Nightmares, Joyce Carol Oates (Mysterious Press)
  • Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors, Livia Llewellyn (Lethe Press)
  • The Janus Tree, Glen Hirshberg (Subterranean Press)
  • Red Gloves, Christopher Fowler (PS Publishing)
  • What Wolves Know, Kit Reed (PS Publishing)

EDITED ANTHOLOGY

  • Blood and Other Cravings, edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor)
  • A Book of Horrors, edited by Stephen Jones (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Ghosts by Gaslight, edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers (Harper Voyager)
  • Supernatural Noir, edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse)
  • Teeth, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (HarperCollins)
  • The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (Harper Voyager)

Shirley Jackson (1916-1965) wrote such classic novels as The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle, as well as one of the most famous short stories in the English language, “The Lottery.”  Her work continues to be a major influence on writers of every kind of fiction, from the most traditional genre offerings to the most innovative literary work.

The 2011 Shirley Jackson Awards will be presented on Sunday, July 15th at Readercon 23, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts.  Shirley Jackson is the Memorial Guest of Honor.  Readercon 23 Guests of Honor, Peter Straub and Caitlin R. Kiernan, will act as hosts.

2011 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees PDF (download).


Patrick Ness Joins Kitschies

Posted on 2012.04.19 at 02:33
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The directors of The Kitschies, the UK’s most tentacular annual literary award, are pleased to announce that award-winning author Patrick Ness will be joining the roster of literary judges for 2012.

The Kitschies (www.thekitschies.com) reward “intelligent, progressive and entertaining” novels that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic. Last year, over 150 books were submitted from almost forty publishers, spanning both literary and genre imprints. The shortlists in all categories (Novel, Debut and Cover Art) are selected every January and, uniquely among juried awards, the finalists are reviewed publicly by members of the judging panel before the winner is decided.

Patrick Ness, whose A Monster Calls won the coveted 2011 Red Tentacle, will be replacing previous judge – and winner – Lauren Beukes. Ms. Beukes advised her replacement:

Patrick, this is a different award. It’s not just the best book, but the perfect storytelling trifecta of progressive and smart and entertaining, but never wanky. The irreverence means you have to take it more seriously.

Move in to a bigger house. There is such a thing as too many books. Bring kevlar made of wit and gab to fight for your favourites. Judge books by covers. Steel yourself, not for the unreadable crap (there will be some), but for the genuinely astonishing ones that you will wish you’d written.

Mr. Ness was quick to respond:

‘Never Wanky’ could practically be the motto of The Kitschies, which possibly can’t be said of every other big award. I can’t wait to set out on a journey into almost certainly the most interesting and – as Lauren says – genuinely astonishing fiction of the year.  I will not, however, be buying a bigger house.

Mr. Ness is joined as a literary judge by author and editor Rebecca Levene and the award’s co-founders, Anne C. Perry and Jared Shurin. The four judges will select the Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle, for the novel and debut categories. The judging panel for the Inky Tentacle, for cover art, will be announced in May.

The Kitschies open for submissions on 1 June, 2012. Submissions close on 1 December 2012, and the 2012 finalists will be announced in January 2013. Details on eligibility and criteria can be found at www.thekitschies.com.

Further information is attached, but please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Thanks for all your support, and here’s to a tentacular 2012.


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Any information regarding the process and background for this award is appreciated.  The following was provided by the WorldSF Blog.  The website for the award (in Romanian) can be found here.  (Thanks to Concatenation for the heads-up.)
The Best Volume:
“The Seasons” (Anotimpurile) by Bogdan-Tudor Bucheru (Millennium Books)
“Ink and Blood” (Cerneal? ?i singe) by ?tefana Cristina Czeller (Millennium Books)
“DemNet” (DemNet) by Dan Dobo? (Media-Tech)
“Chronicles from the End of the World” (Cronici de la cap?tul p?mîntului) by Costi Gurgu (Millennium Books)
“Alone on Ormuza” (Singur pe Ormuza) by Liviu Radu (Millennium Books)
The Best Short Prose:
“Prophecies about the Past” (Profe?ii despre trecut) by Aron Biro (Steampunk: A second revolution edited by Adrian Cr?ciun, Millennium Books)
“The Last Hourglass” (Ultima clepsidr?) by Oliviu Crâznic (Steampunk: A second revolution edited by Adrian Cr?ciun, Millennium Books)
“The Southern Swamps” (Mla?tinile din sud) by Costi Gurgu (Chronicles from the End of the World, Millennium Books)
“The Black Fortress” (Cetatea neagr?) by Costi Gurgu (Steampunk: A second revolution edited by Adrian Cr?ciun, Millennium Books)
“A trouble in the Wonderful Inand” (O huc? în minunatul Inand) by Michael Haulic? (Galileo Magazine, issue 3)
“The Story of Calistrat Hadîmbu from Vizireni, foully murdered by Raul Colentina in a Bucharest’s outskirts inn” (Povestea lui Calistrat Hadîmbu din Vizireni, ucis mi?ele?te de nenicul Raul Colentina într-un han de la marginea Bucure?tilor) by Michael Haulic? (Steampunk: A second revolution edited by Adrian Cr?ciun, Millennium Books)
“From Gipsies” (De la ?igani) by George Laz?r (Steampunk: A second revolution edited by Adrian Cr?ciun, Millennium Books)
The Best Anthology:
“Steampunk: A Second Revolution” (Steampunk: A doua revolu?ie) edited by Adrian Cr?ciun (Millennium, 2011)
“Venus” (Venus) edited by Antuza Genescu (Eagle & SRSFF, 2011)
“The Dragon and the Ewe Lamb” (Balaurul ?i Miori?a) edited by Mihail Gr?mescu (Eagle, 2011)
“Pangaea” (Pangaia) edited by SRSFF (Eagle & SRSFF, 2010)
“2011 Galileo Awards” (Premiile Galileo 2011) edited by Horia Nicola Ursu (Millennium, 2011)
Vladimir Colin Awards:
Novel: Vindecatorul [The Healer] by Sebastian A. Corn, Cartea Romaneasca Publishing House, 2008
Short Stories: Rock me Adolf, Adolf, Adolf by Silviu Genescu, Bastion Publishing House, 2008
Fantastic Short Stories: Intre Bariere [Between Barriers] Doru Stoica Millennium Press, 2010
Non-Fiction:– Istoria Benzii Desenate Romanesti 1891 – 2010 [A History of Romanian Comics], Dodo Nita & Alexandru Ciubotariu, Vellant Publishing House, 2010)
Our special congratulations to Silviu.   These awards a juried awards that were first presented in 2000 but stopped being presented before 2008 (hence the 2008-2010 reference in the current announcement). Triple Eurocon Award winner Vladimir Colin (pen name Jean Colin) was an influential SF/F writer in communist Romania and who died in 1991 just after the revolution in 1990.  (Via Concatenation)
BASTKON
Bastkon is an SF/F litcon for authors (especially young ones as encouragement and nurturing embryonic talent is behind this event), editors and critics founded in 2001. Around 150 attended the 2012 gathering. The principal category wins were:-
Sword of the Bastion (main juried award with 10,000 rubles prize money): Sergei Chekmaev
Bowl Bastion (attendee voted award):-
1st place: Leonid Kaganov for the story ‘Magic’
2nd place: Cyril Benediktov for the story ‘Zayib’
3rd place: Vadim Panov for the novel Admiral Zagraty The Last
Ivan Kalita Award (a cash prize raised by voting fee): Leonid Kaganov for the story ‘Magic’
Mirror Award (for translation): Maya Lakhuti
Besoboy (especially for fantasy): Not awarded this year
Nikitin (especially for SF): Vadim Panov for the novel Admiral Zagraty The Last
Information on the previous awards is sought by this website.

Concatenation Summer Edition Is Out

Posted on 2012.04.17 at 08:27
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Concatenation gathers together SF & F, Science and related news from around Europe and the rest of the world.  The most recent edition has just been published and contains articles and information of interest to award watchers.  You can read the latest or visit the handy index here.

Award specific info can be found here:  Looks like I have a few ‘new’ awards to add to the site!



2012 Rhysling Award Nominees

Posted on 2012.04.14 at 05:14
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Via SFSite – for works first published in 2011 – here

For more about the Rhyslings and Science Fiction Poetry – here


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Professional Award Nominations

Best Novel – English
Enter Night by Michael Rowe, ChiZine Publications
Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism by David Nickle, ChiZine Publications
Napier’s Bones by Derryl Murphy, ChiZine Publications
The Pattern Scars by Caitlin Sweet, ChiZine Publications
Technicolor Ultra Mall by Ryan Oakley, EDGE
Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer, Penguin Canada

Best Short Fiction – English
The Legend of Gluck by Marie Bilodeau, When the Hero Comes Home, Dragon Moon Press
The Needle’s Eye by Suzanne Church, Chilling Tales: Evil Did I Dwell; Lewd Did I Live, EDGE
One Horrible Day by Randy McCharles, The 2nd Circle, The 10th Circle Project
Turning It Off by Susan Forest, Analog, December
To Live and Die in Gibbontown by Derek Künsken, Asimov’s, October/November

Best Poem / Song – English
A Good Catch by Colleen Anderson, Polu Texni, April
Ode to the Mongolian Death Worm by Sandra Kasturi, ChiZine, Supergod Mega-Issue, Volume 47
Skeleton Leaves by Helen Marshall, Kelp Queen Press
Skeleton Woman” by Heather Dale and Ben Deschamps, Fairytale, CD
Zombie Bees of Winnipeg by Carolyn Clink, ChiZine, Supergod Mega-Issue, Volume 47

Best Graphic Novel – English
Goblins, webcomic, created by Tarol Hunt
Imagination Manifesto, Book 2 by GMB Chomichuk, James Rewucki and John Toone, Alchemical Press
Weregeek, webcomic, created by Alina Pete

Best Related Work – English
Fairytale, CD by Heather Dale, HeatherDale.com
The First Circle: Volume One of the Tenth Circle Project, edited by Eileen Bell and Ryan McFadden
Neo-Opsis, edited by Karl Johanson
On Spec, published by the Copper Pig Writers’ Society
Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor, EDGE

Best Artist (Professional and Amateur Nominations)
Janice Blaine, “Cat in Space”, Cover art for Neo-Opsis, Issue 20
Costi Gurgu, cover art for Outer Diverse, Starfire
Erik Mohr, cover art for ChiZine Publications
Dan O’Driscoll, “Deep Blue Seven”, cover art for On Spec magazine, Summer issue
Martin Springett, Interior art for The Pattern Scars, ChiZine

Fan/Volunteer Award Nominations

Best Fan Publication
BCSFAzine,edited by Felicity Walker
Bourbon and Eggnog by Eileen Bell, Ryan McFadden, Billie Milholland and Randy McCharles, 10th Circle Project
In Places Between: The Robin Herrington Memorial Short Story Contest book, edited by Reneé Bennett
Sol Rising newsmagazine, edited by Michael Matheson
Space Cadet, edited by R. Graeme Cameron

Best Fan Filk
Stone Dragons (Tom and Sue Jeffers), concert at FilKONtario
Phil Mills, Body of Song-Writing Work including FAWM and 50/90
Cindy Turner, Interfilk concert at OVFF

Best Fan Organizationa
Andrew Gurudata, chair of the Constellation Awards committee
Peter Halasz, administrator of the Sunburst Awards
Helen Marshall and Sandra Kasturi, chairs of the Chiaroscuro Reading Series (Toronto)
Randy McCharles, founder and chair of When Words Collide (Calgary)
Alex von Thorn, chair of SFContario 2 (Toronto)
Rose Wilson, for organizing the Art Show at V-Con (Vancouver)

Best Fan Other
Lloyd Penney, letters of comment
Peter Watts, “Reality: The Ultimate Mythology” lecture, Toronto SpecFic Colloquium
Taral Wayne, Canadian Fanzine Fanac Awards art

Details here


by Tanya Tynjala, Spanish Language Contributor

(Editor’s note: Tanya contributes information regarding Spanish language awards and Spanish-speaking people’s events related to genre awards. English is not her primary language, nor is Spanish my secondary language. In ‘editing’ Tanya’s report, I’ve striven to change as little as possible while trying to maintain sensibility. If there are any volunteer Spanish-to-English translator types out there, I’m waiting to hear from you. Other X-to-English translators welcome!)

The comic “La espada del cazador” (The Hunter’s Sword), drawn by the Colombian artist Esteban Patiño from a script by the Spanish writer Rubén Serrano, has won the Ignotus Prize 2011 in the Best Comic category.

The prize is awarded by the AEFCFT (Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror-Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror Spaniard Association) during the Hispacon XXIX (Fantasy and Science Fiction Spanish Convention) in Mislata – Valencia on 12 and 13 November, 2011.

The comic is based upon a micro-story (flash fiction) by Rubén Serrano, and was included in an anthology published in 2005. “The Hunter’s Sword” as a comic was published in May 2010 in the on-line publication Exégesis. The story is realized in just one page in order to match the brevity of the original text.

Rubén Serrano was in charge of turning the text into a comic script: “and I took the opportunity to show through the images a little bit better an element that was not so clear on the original text: the ambivalence of the title. In fact, “The Hunter’s Sword” represents the victim (The separatist group
located in the Orion constellation-also known as the Hunter) as well as it represents the oppressive empire that dominates them”, explained Serrano.

Despite the brevity of the story, the author presents a clear critique of imperialism past, present or future.

(Article by Tanya; small edits by Steve)

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New Award Added

Posted on 2011.12.31 at 11:56
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Thanks to Jared Shurin, SFAW is pleased to add THE KITSCHIES Award to its roster.

The Kitschies are sponsored by The Kraken Rum and include a 750 pound purse, along with a ‘tentacle’ trophy.

Details about eligibility and selection can be found on The Kitschies page.

You can learn more at the home site The Kitschies

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Help Requested Regarding Aurora Award

Posted on 2011.12.31 at 05:58
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Sometime within the past week/ten days or so, I received a communication from someone regarding the Aurora Awards.

In attempting to return to that message, I find that it has gone missing and after extensive searching I have failed to locate it. (It may in fact be buried inside another message that I am failing to recognize).

Please – whomever sent me the information, please get in touch.

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