The 2014 Nebula Awards were presented June 4, 2015 in a ceremony at SFWA’s 50th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, held in Chicago, IL. Larry Niven was honored with the 2014 Damon Knight Grand Master Award for his lifetime contributions and achievements in the field.
Author Tanith Lee, 67, died peacefully in her sleep May 24, 2015 after a long illness.
The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel published in 2014 has been announced:
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel (Picador)
The award was presented at a special ceremony held in the Foyles bookshop flagship store on Charing Cross Road, London, in front of an audience of science fiction writers, publishers, academics and fans.
Chair of the Judges, Andrew M. Butler said:
“Station Eleven is a novel that straddles the story of a global apocalypse (the Georgia Flu that wipes out 99% of the human population) and its survivors 20 years later. While many post-apocalypse novels focus on the survival of humanity, Station Eleven focuses instead on the survival of our culture, with the novel becoming an elegy for the hyperglobalised present.”
Emily St. John Mandel’s fourth novel has also garnered praise across the science fiction community, with previous Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Lauren Beukes calling it “a firework of a novel” and Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin selecting it as his favourite book of 2014 and calling it “beautifully written, and wonderfully elegiac.”
This year’s judges were Duncan Lawie and Nicholas Whyte for the British Science Fiction Association, Sarah Brown and Lesley Hall for the Science Fiction Foundation, and Leila Abu El Hawa for SCI-FI-LONDON. Andrew M. Butler was chair of judges. Tom Hunter was awards director.
Mandel received a £2015 prize and a commemorative engraved bookend. The winning title was announced May 6, 2015, at an award ceremony held at Foyles Bookshop, London, as part of the lead-up to the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.
The Horror Writers Association, the premier organization of writers and publishers of horror and dark fantasy, today announced the 2014 winners of the iconic Bram Stoker Award®.
Named in honor of the author of the seminal horror novel Dracula, the Bram Stoker Awards® are presented annually for superior writing in eleven categories including traditional fiction of various lengths, poetry, screenplays and non-fiction. Previous winners include Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, Joyce Carol Oates and Neil Gaiman. The HWA also presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to living individuals who have made a substantial and enduring contribution to the genre. This year’s Lifetime Achievement recipients are Jack Ketchum and Tanith Lee. Continue reading
The 2015 Edgar Awards were presented by the Mystery Writers of America in a ceremony held April 29, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. There were several works of genre interest among the winners: