At this year's Eastercon ceremony, the 2011 BSFA Awards were announced to a packed audience, including George R R Martin and other genre luminaries. Tor UK was honoured to have China Miéville shortlisted in the Best Novel category, and congratulations to Christopher Priest for winning this category with THE ISLANDERS. And Paul Cornell triumphed with a win in the short fiction category for The Copenhagen Interpretation (Asimov’s, July).
And those winnners in full are below ...
BEST BOOK AWARD
This category was won by Christopher Priest for The Islanders (Gollancz).
- Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin-Smith (Newcon Press)
- Embassytown by China Miéville (Macmillan)
- The Islanders by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)
- By Light Alone by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
- Osama by Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)
BEST SHORT FICTION
- The Silver Wind by Nina Allan (Interzone 233, TTA Press)
- The Copenhagen Interpretation by Paul Cornell (Asimov’s, July)
- Afterbirth by Kameron Hurley (Kameron Hurley’s own website)
- Covehithe by China Miéville (The Guardian)
- Of Dawn by Al Robertson (Interzone 235, TTA Press)
The Best Non-Fiction category was won by The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition ed. John Clute, Peter Nicholls, David Langford and Graham Sleight (Gollancz website). Here is the shortlist of other strong contenders for that award:
- Out of This World: Science Fiction but not as we Know it by Mike Ashley (British Library)
- The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition ed. John Clute, Peter Nicholls, David Langford and Graham Sleight (Gollancz website)
- Review of Arslan by M J Engh, Abigail Nussbaum (Asking the Wrong Questions blog)
- SF Mistressworks, ed. Ian Sales (website)
- Pornokitsch, ed. Jared Shurin and Anne Perry (website)
- The Unsilent Library: Essays on the Russell T. Davies Era of the New Doctor Who (Foundation Studies in Science Fiction), ed. Graham Sleight, Tony Keen and Simon Bradshaw (Science Fiction Foundation)
Out of This World: Science Fiction but not as we Know it by Mike Ashley (British Library) didn't win in the non-fiction category. However, such was the enthusiasm for the exhibition itself, that it won a special one-off award, hugely deserved.
BEST ART AWARD
Lastly, the Best Art Award was announced, with the winner being Dominic Harman. The shortlisting for this year's BSFA nominees in this category is below: