The British Science Fiction Awards Shortlist is here (and the Kitschies)

Time to start your shortlist reading! The British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) shortlists were finally announced this morning. You can find the full list here, but here are the Best Novel nominees:

BSFA Best Novel nominees:

God’s War 
by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Evening’s Empires by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris)
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

Compare that to the Philip K. Dick nominee list announced recently (selected by panel):

A Calculated Life
by Anne Charnock (47North)
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Angry Robot)
Self-Reference Engine by Toh EnJoe, trans. Terry Gallagher (Haikasoru)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Life on the Preservation by Jack Skillingstead (Solaris)
Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction edited by Ian Whates (Solaris)
Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)

Also, the Kitschies, a rather new-ish SF Award, revealed their shortlists last week (also selected by panel). You can see their full list here, but here are two of their shortlists:

The Red Tentacle (Novel):
Red Doc> by Anne Carson (Jonathan Cape)
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon (Jonathan Cape)
More Than This by Patrick Ness (Walker)
The Machine by James Smythe (HarperCollins / Blue Door)

The Golden Tentacle (Debut):
Stray by Monica Hesse (Hot Key)
A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock (47 North)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Nexus by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot)
Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (Atlantic)

I’m seeing positive things about Ancillary Justice and A Calculated Life everywhere, so it’s no surprise that they are appearing so often.

We will see the shortlist for both the Nebulas and the Hugos in about a month, and the Clarke and Locus shortlists will come along later this spring. Remember that the Hugo nomination window closes this Friday!

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6 thoughts on “The British Science Fiction Awards Shortlist is here (and the Kitschies)

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  2. Excellent. You “are” my Sci Fi correspondent 🙂

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  3. Anton says:

    You have to be a member of ’13,’14, or ’15 Worldcons by Friday to nominate, but the actual nomination deadline is still a couple of months away.

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