BSFA 2015 awards shortlist announced – Nnedi Okorafor’s novella Binti makes list


By Kayode Taiwo Olla

The British Science Fiction Association has announced the shortlist for the BSFA Awards 2015.

BSFA members will hereon be able to vote on the shortlist to decide the winners. The BSFA Awards Committee also informs that the voting form for advance votes will be made available shortly after the announcement made yesterday.

It, moreover, adds:

Attending members of Eastercon will also be able to vote on the shortlist, and ballots will be made available at the convention at the BSFA desk. Voting at the convention will be allowed up to midday on Saturday 26th March.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on the evening of Saturday 26th March at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester, during Mancunicon, the 67th British National Science Fiction Convention, otherwise known as Eastercon.

Here is the full list of the shortlisted nominees for the award in each category:

 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

Kayode Taiwo Olla is an intense lover – of the arts, of a certain lady, and of Jesus. He is a lecturer as well as a graduate student by daytime and a reader as well as a writer by dusk. He wishes for ever he can just paint with brush like artists do

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