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2019 British Science Fiction Association Awards Shortlist


The British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards shortlist for works published in 2019 has been announced.


2019 BFSA Awards Shortlist

Best Novel
  • Juliet E. McKenna – The Green Man’s Foe (Wizard’s Tower Press)
  • Emma Newman – Atlas Alone (Gollancz)
  • Gareth L. Powell – Fleet of Knives (Titan Books)
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky – Children of Ruin (Tor)
  • Tade Thompson – The Rosewater Insurrection (Orbit)

Best Shorter Fiction
  • Becky Chambers – To Be Taught, If Fortunate (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone – This is How You Lose the Time War (Jo Fletcher Books)
  • Fiona Moore – Jolene (Interzone #283)
  • Gareth L Powell – Ragged Alice (Tor.com)
  • Tade Thompson – The Survival of Molly Southbourne (Tor.com)
  • Ian Whates – For Your Own Good (Wourism and Other Stories, Luna Press)

Best Non-Fiction
  • Farah Mendlesohn – The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein (Unbound)
  • Glyn Morgan and C Palmer-Patel (Eds) – Sideways in Time: Critical Essays on Alternate History Fiction (Liverpool University Press)
  • Gareth L. Powell – About Writing (Luna Press)
  • Adam Roberts – HG Wells: A Literary Life (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Jo Lindsay Walton – Away Day: Star Trek and the Utopia of Merit (Big Echo)

Best Artwork
  • Aitch and Rachel Vale – Cover for ‘Deeplight’ by Frances Hardinge (UK edition) (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Chris Baker (Fangorn) – Cover for ‘Wourism and Other Stories’ by Ian Whates (Luna Press)
  • Julia Lloyd – Cover for ‘Fleet of Knives’ by Gareth L Powell (Titan Books)
  • Charlotte Stroomer – Cover for ‘The Rosewater Redemption’ by Tade Thompson (Orbit)
  • Richard Wagner – Cover for Interzone #284 (Interzone)

The BSFA Awards will be presented at the 2020 Eastercon, Concentric, on Saturday, April 11, 2020.

2017 British Science Fiction Association Awards - Winners


The Winners of the 2017 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Awards have been announced. Winners in green.

Best Novel
  • The Rift, Nina Allan (Titan Books US; Titan Books UK)
  • Dreams Before the Start of Time, Anne Charnock (47North)
  • Exit West, Mohsin Hamid (Riverhead; Hamish Hamilton)
  • Provenance, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)


Best Shorter Fiction
  • The Enclave, Anne Charnock, (NewCon Press)
  • These Constellations Will Be Yours”, Elaine Cuyegkeng (Strange Horizons 8/7/17)
  • ‘‘Uncanny Valley’’, Greg Egan (Tor.com 8/9/17)
  • Angular Size”, Geoff Nelder (SFerics 2017)
  • The Murders of Molly Southbourne, Tade Thompson (Tor.com Publishing)


Best Non-Fiction
  • Iain M. Banks, Paul Kincaid (University of Illinois Press)
  • The Myth of Meritocracy and the Reality of the Leaky Pipe and Other Obstacles in Science Fiction & Fantasy”, Juliet E. McKenna (Gender Identity and Sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction)
  • Wells at the World’s End 2017 blog posts, Adam Roberts (Wells at the World’s End blog)
  • The 2017 Shadow Clarke Award blog, Nina Allan, Megan AM, Vajra Chandrasekera, Victoria Hoyle, Nick Hubble, Paul Kincaid, Jonathan McCalmont, and Maureen Kincaid Speller (Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy).
  • “The Unthinkability of Climate Change: Thoughts on Amitav Ghosh’s The Great Derangement”, Vandana Singh (Strange Horizons Fund Drive Special 2017)


Best Artwork (Tie)
  • Cover for Fiyah #3, “Sundown Towns”, Geneva Benton
  • Cover for The Ion Raider by Ian Whates, Jim Burns (NewCon Press)
  • Illustration for “These Constellations Will Be Yours” by Elaine Cuyegkeng, Galen Dara (Strange Horizons 8/7/17)
  • Cover for The Memoirist by Neil Williamson, Chris Moore (NewCon)
  • Illustration for ‘‘Waiting on a Bright Moon’’ by JY Yang, Victo Ngai (Tor.com 7/12/17)
  • Cover for 2084 edited by George Sandison, Marcin Wolski (Unsung Stories)


The winners were announced at the 69th Eastercon, Follycon, being held March 30-April 2, 2018 at the Majestic Hotel Harrogate, UK.

2016 BSFA Awards Shortlist


The British Science Fiction Association has announced the shortlist  for the BSFA Awards. The Awards will be presented at Innominate, the 68th Eastercon, which takes place April from 14-17, 2017 in Birmingham, UK.


Best Novel


Best Short Fiction


Best Non-Fiction


Best Artwork

2013 BSFA Awards



The British Science Fiction Association has announced the winners for the 2013 BSFA Awards:

Best Novel
  • Tie Winner: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
  • Tie Winner: Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris)
  • God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
  • Evening's Empires by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
  • The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

Best Short Fiction

Best Artwork

Best Non-Fiction
  • Winner: Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer (Abrams Image)
  • Going Forth by Night by John J. Johnston (Unearthed, Jurassic)
  • Sleeps with Monsters by Liz Bourke (Tor.com)

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