April 11, 2009
BSFA Awards Winners
Hot off the Eastercon grapevine (via SMS, how quaint), Science Fiction Awards Watch has the full list of winners:
- Best Novel: The Night Sessions, Ken MacLeod
- Best Short Fiction: “Exhalation”, Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)
- Best Non-Fiction: Rhetorics of Fantasy, Farah Mendlesohn
- Best Artwork: Cover of Subterfuge (ed. Ian Whates), Andy Bigwood
So, none of the ones I voted for won. However the proportional voting system used often seems to mean that everyone’s second favourite wins.
My votes went to The Gone-Away World, Little Lost Robot and the cover of Flood. I haven’t read any of the non-fiction books, but would refuse to read the winner due to it having the word Fantasy in the title.
So am I completely out of touch with the rest of the BSFA members? Only the full breakdown of voting statistics will tell.