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January 17, 2011

Shortlists For The 2010 BSFA Awards

Here are the shortlists for the 2010 BSFA Awards (announcement here).

That’s a pretty good selection of novels, and I’ve actually read three of them (still to read Zoo City and Lightborn). Out of those three my favourite is The Dervish House, which I loved a lot.

I’ve only read one of the short stories though (by Peter Watts) and none of the non-fiction so I can’t really comment there other than noting: that’s two shorts for Interzone, a trio of blogs and a podcast. Varied, and I’d guess pretty representative. Also, some great artwork nominated, hard to choose a favourite.

Best Novel

  • Paolo Bacigalupi – The Windup Girl (Orbit)
  • Lauren Beukes – Zoo City (Angry Robot)
  • Ken Macleod – The Restoration Game (Orbit)
  • Ian McDonald – The Dervish House (Gollancz)
  • Tricia Sullivan – Lightborn (Orbit)

Best Short Fiction

  • Nina Allan – ‘Flying in the Face of God’ – Interzone 227, TTA Press.
  • Aliette de Bodard – ‘The Shipmaker’– Interzone 231, TTA Press.
  • Peter Watts – ‘The Things’ – Clarkesworld 40
  • Neil Williamson – ‘Arrhythmia’ – Music for Another World, Mutation Press

Best Non-Fiction

Best Art

  • Andy Bigwood – cover for Conflicts (Newcon Press)
  • Charlie Harbour – cover for Fun With Rainbows by Gareth Owens (Immersion Press)
  • Dominic Harman – cover for The Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (Gollancz)
  • Joey Hi-Fi –cover for Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes (Angry Robot)