Announcing the 2012 BSFA Awards

The BSFA Awards are sponsored by the British Science Fiction Association and drawn up from the most popular titles selected by members of the BSFA. Those members join attendees of Eastercon to cast votes on the winners. This year Eastercon 64, known as EightSquaredCon, and is taking place in Bradford, England, UK from the 29th of March to the 1st of April.

Here are the 2012 winners and nominees.

Best Novel:

  • Winner: Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
  • Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus)
  • Empty Space: a Haunting by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
  • Intrusion by Ken Macleod (Orbit)
  • 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)

Best Short Story:

  • Winner: “Adrift on the Sea of Rains” by Ian Sales (Whippleshield Books)
  • “Immersion” by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld #69)
  • “The Flight of the Ravens” by Chris Butler (Immersion Press)
  • “Song of the body Cartographer” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (Phillipines Genre Stories)
  • “Limited Edition” by Tim Maughan (1.3, Arc Magazine)
  • “Three Moments of an Explosion” by China Mieville (Rejectamentalist Manifesto)

Best Artwork:

  • Winner: Blacksheep for the cover of Adam Roberts’ Jack Glass (Gollancz)
  • Ben Baldwin for the cover of Dark Currents (Newcon Press)
  • Dominic Harmon for the cover of Eric Brown’s Helix Wars (Rebellion)
  • Joey Hifi for the cover of Simon Morden’s Thy Kingdom Come (Jurassic London)
  • Si Scott for the cover of Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden (Corvus)

Best Non-Fiction:

  • Winner: The World SF Blog, Chief Editor Lavie Tidhar
  • “The Complexity of the Humble Space Suit” by Karen Burnham (Rocket Science, Mutation Press)
  • “The Widening Gyre” by Paul Kincaid (Los Angeles Review of Books)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn (Cambridge University Press)
  • The Shortlist Project by Maureen Kincaid Speller

Check out the BSFA website for more details.


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