The nominees for the 2017 British Fantasy Society Fantasy Awards has been published. As usual, it’s list of many categories, of which The Alchemy Press features in three of them: Best Independent Press; Best Anthology (Something Remains, a tribute to the late Joel Lane, edited by Peter Coleborn and Pauline E Dungate); and Best Short Story (“Charmed Life” by Simon Avery from Something Remains). Fingers crossed.
The winners will be announced at FantasyCon at the end of September. The full list is available here.
Final Ballot and Life Achievement Award Winners for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards have been announced.
- David G. Hartwell
- Andrzej Sapkowski
- Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (Knopf/Faber & Faber)
- N K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season (Orbit)
- Naomi Novik, Uprooted (Del Rey Books/Macmillan UK)
- K J. Parker, Savages (Subterranean Press)
- Anna Smaill, The Chimes (Sceptre)
- Paul Tremblay, A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow & Co.)
- Kelly Barnhill, The Unlicensed Magician (PS Publishing)
- Usman T. Malik, “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn” (Tor.com, Apr. 22, 2015)
- Kim Newman, “Guignol” (Horrorology, edited by Stephen Jones, Jo Fletcher Books)
- Kelly Robson, “Waters of Versailles” (Tor.com, June 10, 2015)
- Bud Webster, “Farewell Blues” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan./Feb. 2015)
The 2015 World Fantasy Awards Final Ballot and Life Achievement Award Winners have been announced. The Gahan Wilson‑designed trophies will be presented to the winners at the World Fantasy Convention, 5 November — 8 November 2015:
- Ramsey Campbell
- Sheri S. Tepper
- Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor (Tor Books)
- Robert Jackson Bennett, City of Stairs (Broadway Books/Jo Fletcher Books)
- David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks (Random House/Sceptre UK)
- Jeff VanderMeer, Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals)
- Jo Walton, My Real Children (Tor Books US/Corsair UK)
Nike Sulway’s Rupetta has won the James Tiptree, Jr Award, an international literary prize for a science fiction or fantasy book that explores gender issues. The novel tells the story of Rupetta, an artificial intelligence created 400 years ago from cloth, leather, and metal, brought to life by the touch of her creator’s hand on her clockwork heart. The judges described the book as a “… deft blend of fantasy, science fiction, romance, and even gothic horror, this beautifully written story challenges the reader’s expectations about gender and of a gendering society.”
Rupetta was published in 2013 by Tartarus Press as a limited edition hardcover and as an eBook.