Announcing the 2015 BSFA Awards Shortlist

The British Science Fiction Association is extremely pleased and proud to announce the shortlist for the 2015 BSFA Awards. This shortlist has been drawn up from the most popular titles nominated by members of the BSFA, who will now have the opportunity decide the winners in each category, voting along with attendees of the long-established science fiction convention, Eastercon, which this year takes place in Manchester. The ceremony will take place on Saturday 26th March.

Chair Donna Scott said: “The BSFA Awards are fan awards, and we’re really proud of them. Our members are very insightful, and often their choices are seen to do very well in other awards later in the year. The Best Novel list includes a good mix of more established names like Ian McDonald, but also Dave Hutchinson, who seems to have hit the floor running with his first two novels and is scooping up accolades everywhere. I’m also thrilled to see Aliette de Bodard make this list too, having done so well in our Best Short Fiction lists in previous years.”

The shortlisted nominees are:

Best Novel

Dave Hutchinson, Europe at Midnight, Solaris

Chris Beckett, Mother of Eden, Corvus

Aliette de Bodard, The House of Shattered Wings, Gollancz

Ian McDonald, Luna: New Moon, Gollancz

Justina Robson, Glorious Angels, Gollancz


Best Short Story

Aliette de Bodard, “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”, Clarkesworld 100

Paul Cornell, “Witches of Lychford”,

Jeff Noon, “No Rez”, Interzone 260

Nnedi Okorafor, “Binti”,

Gareth L. Powell, “Ride the Blue Horse”, Matter


Best Non-Fiction

Nina Allan, “Time Pieces: Doctor Change or Doctor Die”, Interzone 261

Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce, Letters to Tiptree, Twelfth Planet Press

Jonathan McCalmont, “What Price Your Critical Agency”, Ruthless Culture

Adam Roberts, Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014, Steel Quill Books

Jeff VanderMeer, “From Annihilation to Acceptance: A Writer’s Surreal Journey”, The Atlantic, January 2015


Best Artwork

Jim Burns, Cover of Pelquin’s Comet, Newcon Press

Vincent Sammy, “Songbird”, Interzone 257

Sarah Anne Langton, Cover of Jews Versus Zombies, Jurassic London


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