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2016 Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced

Americans have the Nebula Awards.  The Brits have the BSFA Awards. And the Australians have the Aurealis Awards. Aurealis is an Australian speculative fiction magazine which was launched in 1990 with the purpose of providing a market for Australian speculative fiction writers, as well as aiming to raise those authors’ public profiles, and in 1995 […]

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Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Aurealis Awards

The winners of the 2015 Aurealis Awards – Australia’s speculative fiction awards, named after the esteemed literary magazine – were announced this weekend at CONTACT2016, the 55th annual Australian National Science Fiction Convention, held in Brisbane, Queensland.  Also announced was the recipient of The Convenors’ Award for Excellence, which recognizes a particular achievement in speculative […]

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2015 Kitschie Award Winners Announced

The winners of the 2015 Kitschie Awards – the most tentacular of all literary prizes (!) – which rewards the year’s “most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic,” were announced last night in a ceremony in London, England.  (The awards are sponsored by Fallen London, the award-winning browser […]

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2015 Aurealis Awards Finalists Announced

Americans have the Nebula Awards.  The Brits have the BSFA Awards.  And the Australians have the Aurealis Awards. Aurealis is an Australian speculative fiction magazine, launched in 1990 to provide a market for Australian speculative fiction writers, and with a further aim to raise authors’ public profiles; they instituted the Aurealis Awards in 1995.  New […]

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Sunburst Awards Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for the Sunburst Awards, honoring Canada’s finest in “literature of the fantastic” were announced recently.  The finalists in the two categories of Adult speculative fiction and Young Adult speculative fiction written by a Canadian author in the last calendar year, include: Adult Speculative Fiction The Troop by Nick Cutter The Back of the […]

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2014 Kitschie Awards Winners Announced

On Wednesday, the Kitschies Awards were announced in a ceremony in London.  Now in their sixth year, the Kitschies reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining literary works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.  Here is a list of the nominees, and the winners: The Red Tentacle (Novel): Winner: Grasshopper Jungle by […]

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2014 Kitschies Award Short Lists Announced

Six years ago, the Kitschies were established to “reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining (literary) works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.”  The “tentacular” awards are specifically bestowed on works of speculative fiction published in the United Kingdom, and have become one of the most prestigious up-and-coming awards in the literary […]

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The Rise in Women Authors in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Genre?

Recently, the Boston based magazine The Atlantic ran an interesting article entitled Women Rise in Sci Fi (Again) with the tag line, “This year’s major science-fiction awards had strong female representation, but don’t call it a feminist victory for the genre just yet.”  In it, they interviewed writers Ann Leckie (author of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, […]

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Guy Gavriel Kay, Cory Doctorow Win 2014 Copper Cylinder Awards

This has been a good year for speculative fiction writer Guy Gavriel Kay.  In July he was appointed to the Order of Canada (that country’s second highest civilian honor) for “contributions to the field of speculative fiction as an internationally celebrated author”.  Now he has been awarded the Sunburst Award Society’s 2014 Copper Cylinder Award […]