BSFA Shortlist Announced

The British Science Fiction Association has announced its shortlist for Best Novel, Best Short Fiction, Best Non-Fiction, and Best Art.

Is there any on the list that you think should win?  Any of these that you are planning on reading soon?  Share below in the comments section!

Best Novel

Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin-Smith (Newcon Press)

Embassytown by China Mieville (Macmillan)

The Islanders by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

By Light Alone by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)

Osama by Lavie Tidhar (PS Publishing)

Best Short Fiction

The Silver Wind by Nina Allan (Interzone 233, TTA Press)

The Copenhagen Interpretation by Paul Cornell (Asimov’s, July)

Afterbirth by Kameron Hurley (Kameron Hurley’s own website)

Covehithe by China Mieville (The Guardian)

Of Dawn by Al Robertson (Interzone 235, TTA Press)

Best Non-Fiction

Out of This World: Science Fiction but not as we Know it by Mike Ashley (British Library)

The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition ed. John Clute, Peter Nicholls and David Langford (website)

Review of Arslan by M J Engh, Abigail Nussbaum (Asking the Wrong Questions blog)

SF Mistressworks, ed. Ian Sales (website)

Pornokitsch, ed. Jared Shurin and Anne Perry (website)

The Unsilent Library: Essays on the Russell T. Davies Era of the New Doctor Who (Foundation Studies in Science Fiction), ed. Graham Sleight, Tony Keen and Simon Bradshaw (Science Fiction Foundation)

Best Art

Cover of Ian Whates’s The Noise Revealed by Dominic Harman (Solaris)

Cover and illustrations of Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls by Jim Kay (Walker)

Cover of Lavie Tidhar’s Osama by Pedro Marques (PS Publishing)

Cover of Liz Williams’s A Glass of Shadow by Anne Sudworth (Newcon Press)

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  • profile.php?id=3422412 Abhinav Jain on Facebook

    I’ve got Tidhar’s new novel, The Great Game. No idea about it though since its steampunk and appears to be part of a series, neither of which I have experience with

  • profile.php?id=120370921380176 The Founding Fields on Facebook

    I do not see that one on the list, I do see another of his novels though.

  • profile.php?id=3422412 Abhinav Jain on Facebook

    Well yeah, TGG is one of the current ARC prints from Angry Robot :P

  • profile.php?id=120370921380176 The Founding Fields on Facebook

    Oh :P

  • profile.php?id=3422412 Abhinav Jain on Facebook

    The TGG cover isn’t that exciting to me so I was just wondering :)

  • profile.php?id=120370921380176 The Founding Fields on Facebook

    I always get confused. lol “when did i post?” “was i drunk again?” ima start specifying my replies as me with a “-Dave” at the end. lol -Dave

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