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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.

2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - February Winner


The winner of the February 2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars is Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly from Tor Books. The cover art is by Victo Ngai.


Amberlough
Tor Books, February 7, 2017
Hardcover and eBook, 400 pages

2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - February Winner
From author Lara Elena Donnelly, a debut spy thriller as a gay double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist government coup

Trust no one with anything – especially in Amberlough City.

Covert agent Cyril DePaul thinks he’s good at keeping secrets, especially from Aristide Makricosta. They suit each other: Aristide turns a blind eye to Cyril’s clandestine affairs, and Cyril keeps his lover’s moonlighting job as a smuggler under wraps.

Cyril participates on a mission that leads to disastrous results, leaving smoke from various political fires smoldering throughout the city. Shielding Aristide from the expected fallout isn’t easy, though, for he refuses to let anything – not the crooked city police or the mounting rage from radical conservatives – dictate his life.

Enter streetwise Cordelia Lehane, a top dancer at the Bumble Bee Cabaret and Aristide’s runner, who could be the key to Cyril’s plans—if she can be trusted. As the twinkling lights of nightclub marquees yield to the rising flames of a fascist revolution, these three will struggle to survive using whatever means — and people — necessary. Including each other.

Combining the espionage thrills of le Carré with the allure of an alternate vintage era, Amberlough will thoroughly seduce and enthrall you.

"James Bond by way of Oscar Wilde." —Holly Black

"Sparkling with slang, full of riotous characters, and dripping with intrigue, Amberlough is a dazzling romp through a tumultuous, ravishing world." —Robert Jackson Bennett, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award and the Edgar Award

"An astonishing first novel!" —World Fantasy Award-winning author Ellen Kushner




The Results
2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - February Winner





The February 2017 Debuts
2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - February Winner


2017 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - February Winner

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