Recent News: Awards
News / July 11, 2017

Welcome to our regular update on genre awards, where we keep you up to date with all the major awards. The summer means ceremony season, so we’ve got a round-up on recent awards and upcoming deadlines. Did we miss an award you think we should be keeping track of? Let us know and we’ll get right on it. RECENT AWARDS          LATEST SHORTLISTS         COMING SOON RECENT AWARDS COMPTON CROOK AWARD          DITMARS         LAMMIES          LOCUS AWARDS Compton Crook Award Yoon Ha Lee, Ninefox Gambit (Solaris) David D. Levine, Arabella of Mars (Tor) Kathy MacMillan, Sword and Verse (HarperTeen) Sylvain Neuvel, Sleeping Giants (Del Rey) Ada Palmer, Too Like the Lightning (Tor) *WINNER T.C. Weber, Sleep State Interrupt (See Sharp)   Ditmar Awards Best Novel Kaaron Warren, The Grief Hole (IFWG Publishing Australia) *WINNER Jennifer Fallon, The Lyre Thief (HarperCollins) D.K. Mok, Squid’s Grief (self-published) Angela Slatter, Vigil (Jo Fletcher Books) Gillian Polack, The Wizardry of Jewish Women (Satalyte Publishing) Best Novella or Novelette Simon Petrie, All the Colours of the Tomato (Dimension6 #9, coeur de lion) Jason Fischer, By the Laws of Crab and Woman (Review of Australian Fiction) Tansy Rayner Roberts, Did We Break the End of the World? (Defying Doomsday, Twelfth Planet…

Recent News: Awards
News / May 22, 2017

Welcome to our regular update on genre awards, where we keep you up to date with all the major awards. Award season is in full swing and we’ve got the details on the latest awards and nominations. Did we miss an award you think we should be keeping track of? Let us know and we’ll get right on it. RECENT AWARDS          LATEST SHORTLISTS          COMING SOON RECENT AWARDS Nebula Awards Voted by members of the Science Fiction Writers Association and awarded at SFWA Nebula Conference (20 May) Best Novel Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky (Tor; Titan) *WINNER Mishell Baker, Borderline (Saga) N. K. Jemisin, The Obelisk Gate (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Yoon Ha Lee, Ninefox Gambit (Solaris US; Solaris UK) Nisi Shawl, Everfair (Tor) Best Novella S.B. Divya, Runtime (Tor.com Publishing) Kij Johnson, The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (Tor.com Publishing) Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com Publishing) Seanan McGuire, Every Heart a Doorway (Tor.com Publishing) *WINNER John P. Murphy, “The Liar” (F&SF 3-4/16) Kai Ashante Wilson, A Taste of Honey (Tor.com Publishing) Best Novelette William Ledbetter, The Long Fall Up (F&SF 5-6/16) *WINNER Sarah Pinsker, Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea (Lightspeed 2/16) Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, The Orangery (Beneath Ceaseless Skies, 12/8/16) Jason Sanford, Blood Grains Speak Through Memories (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/17/16) Fran Wilde, The Jewel and Her Lapidary (Tor.com Publishing)…

Recent News: Awards
News / May 4, 2017

Welcome to our regular update on genre awards, where we keep you up to date with all the major awards. Award season is in full swing and we’ve got the details on the latest awards and nominations. Did we miss an award you think we should be keeping track of? Let us know and we’ll get right on it. RECENT AWARDS          LATEST SHORTLISTS          COMING SOON RECENT AWARDS Bram Stoker Awards Superior Achievement in a Novel Elizabeth Hand, Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel (Minotaur Books) Stephen Graham Jones, Mongrels (William Morrow) John Langan, The Fisherman (Word Horde) *WINNER Bracken MacLeod, Stranded: A Novel (Tor Books) Paul Tremblay, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (William Morrow) Superior Achievement in a First Novel Barbara Barnett, The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books) Greg Chapman, Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum Media) Tom Deady, Haven (Cemetery Dance Publications) *WINNER Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason, Mayan Blue (Sinister Grin Press) Stephanie Wytovich, The Eighth (Dark Regions Press) Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel Maria Alexander – Snowed (Raw Dog Screaming Press) *WINNER Jennifer Brozek, Last Days of Salton Academy (Ragnarok Publishing) Elle Cosimano, Holding Smoke (Hyperion-Disney) Jeyn Roberts, When They Fade (Knopf Books for Young Readers) Alexandra…

Recent News: Awards
News / April 20, 2017

We’re in the heart of award season now, with awards and shortlists coming thick and fast! This week we bring you the first big spring round up: the Philip K Dick award, the Aurealis Awards for Australian SF, and the British Science Fiction Association award winners – along with the latest shortlists. Did we miss an award you think we should be keeping track of? Let us know and we’ll get right on it. RECENT AWARDS          LATEST SHORTLISTS         COMING SOON RECENT AWARDS PHILIP K DICK AWARD          AUREALIS AWARDS         BSFA AWARDS Philip K Dick Award Awarded by jury on 14th April at Norwescon Kristy Acevedo – Consider (Jolly Fish) Eleanor Arnason – Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Aqueduct) Claudia Casper – The Mercy Journals (Arsenal Pulp) *WINNER Susan diRende – Unpronounceable (Aqueduct) *SPECIAL CITATION Matt Hill – Graft (Angry Robot) Yoss (transl. David Frye) – Super Extra Grande (Restless)   Aurealis Awards Awarded by jury on 14th April at SwanCon  Best SF Short Story Jack Dann, Trainspotting in Winesburg (Concentration, PS Publishing) Ian McHugh, The Baby Eaters (Asimov’s Science Fiction 40/1) Claire McKenna, The Autumn Dog Cannot Live to Spring (In Your Face, Fablecroft) Samantha Murray, Of Sight, of Mind, of…

Recent News: Awards
News / April 10, 2017

We’re in the heart of award season now, with awards and shortlists coming thick and fast! This week we bring you the winner of the Tiptree Award and the shortlists for the Hugos, the Nommos, and the Prometheus Awards. Did we miss an award you think we should be keeping track of? Let us know and we’ll get right on it. RECENT AWARDS          LATEST SHORTLISTS         COMING SOON RECENT AWARDS James Tiptree, Jr Award Anna-Marie McLemore, When the Moon Was Ours (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press) *WINNER Honour List Eleanor Arnason, Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Aqueduct Press) Mishell Baker, Borderline (Saga Press) Nino Cipri, Opals and Clay (Podcastle) Andrea Hairston, Will Do Magic for Small Change (Aqueduct Press) Rachael K. Jones, The Night Bazaar for Women Becoming Reptiles (Beneath Ceaseless Skies) Seanan McGuire, Every Heart a Doorway (Tor Books) Ada Palmer, Too Like the Lightning (Tor Books) Johanna Sinisalo, The Core of the Sun (Grove Press/Black Cat) Nisi Shawl, Everfair (Tor Books) Long list   LATEST SHORTLISTS PROMETHEUS AWARDS         HUGO AWARDS          JOHN W CAMPBELL AWARD         NOMMO AWARDS Prometheus Awards Best Novel Ken MacLeod, The Corporation Wars: Dissidence (Orbit)…

Recent News: Awards
News / March 23, 2017

Welcome to our regular update on genre awards, where we keep you up to date with all the major awards. It’s the calm before the April storm of shortlists – we’ve got all the latest updates and upcoming deadlines for nominations or voting. Did we miss an award you think we should be keeping track of? Let us know and we’ll get right on it. LATEST SHORTLISTS         COMING SOON LATEST SHORTLISTS Aurealis Awards         Lammys Aurealis Awards Awarded by jury at SwanCon (14-17 April) Best SF Short Story Jack Dann, Trainspotting in Winesburg (Concentration, PS Publishing) Ian McHugh, The Baby Eaters (Asimov’s Science Fiction 40/1) Claire McKenna, The Autumn Dog Cannot Live to Spring (In Your Face, Fablecroft) Samantha Murray, Of Sight, of Mind, of Heart (Clarkesworld #122) Kaaron Warren, 68 Days (Tomorrow’s Cthulu, Broken Eye Books) Jen White, The Least of Things (Aurealis #94) Best SF Novella Deborah Biancotti, Waking in Winter (PS Publishing) Nick T Chan, Salto Mortal (Lightspeed #73) Thoraiya Dyer, Going Viral (Dimension6 #8, coeur de lion) Rose Mulready, The Bonobo’s Dream (Seizure Press) Simon Petrie, All the Colours of the Tomato (Dimension6 #9, coeur de lion) Tansy Rayner Roberts, Did We Break the End of the World? (Defying Doomsday, Twelfth Planet Press) Best SF Novel Jane Abbott, Watershed (Penguin Random House) SK Dunstall, Confluence (Ace…

Recent News: Awards
News / February 24, 2017

Welcome to our regular update on genre awards, where we keep you up to date with all the major awards. There’s been a flurry of shortlists in advance of the first awards of the year – we’ve got all the details on shortlists and upcoming deadlines for nominations or voting. Did we miss an award you think we should be keeping track of? Let us know and we’ll get right on it. RECENT AWARDS         LATEST SHORTLISTS         NOMINATIONS CLOSING          COMING SOON RECENT AWARDS IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award Charlie Jane Anders – All The Birds In The Sky (Tor) *WINNER Rose Lemberg – Marginalia to Stone Bird (Aqueduct) Maria Turtschaninoff – Maresi (Pushkin/Abrams) Michael Wehunt – Greener Pastures (Shock Totem)   RUSA Reading List Fantasy Daniel O’Malley – Stiletto: A Novel (Little, Brown) * WINNER Mishell Baker – Borderline (Saga Press) Guy Gavriel Kay – Children of Earth and Sky (New American Library) Mary Robinette Kowal – Ghost Talkers (Tor) Frederic S. Durbin – A Green and Ancient Light (Saga Press) Horror Thomas Olde Heuvelt – Hex (Tor) *WINNER Cherie Priest – The Family Plot (Tor) Joe Hill – The Fireman: A Novel (William Morrow) Grady Hendrix – My Best Friend’s Exorcism: A Novel (Quirk Books) Christopher Buehlman – Suicide Motor…

Recent News: Awards
News / December 22, 2016

Welcome to our regular update on genre awards, where we keep you up to date with all the major awards. Midwinter is a quiet time for ceremonies, but there’s plenty of other activity underway – we’ve got the details on the latest awards and upcoming deadlines. Did we miss an award you think we should be keeping track of? Let us know and we’ll get right on it. RECENT AWARDS          NOMINATIONS CLOSING          COMING SOON RECENT AWARDS Goodreads Choice Awards Winners FANTASY: J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) | Runners up YOUNG ADULT SF/F: Sarah J Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury (Bloomsbury) | Runners up SCIENCE FICTION: Pierce Brown, Morning Star (Del Rey) | Runners up   NOMINATIONS CLOSING BSFA Awards Closing date (nominations): 31st December | Closing date (longlist voting): 31st January The BSFA awards are fan awards presented annually by the British Science Fiction Association. The awards seek to honour and promote the genre of science fiction. A second round of voting will follow in January, with the winners announced at Eastercon 2017 (14-17 April) in Birmingham, UK. Categories: Best Novel, Best Short fiction, Best Artwork, Best work of Non-Fiction Who can nominate? BSFA members How do I nominate? Online nomination form   COMING…

Recent News: World Fantasy Awards
News / November 4, 2016

Welcome to the first in a new series on genre awards. Here we’ll be keeping you up to date with recent wins, shortlists and closing dates for nominations for all the major awards. We’re kicking off with the World Fantasy Awards, presented at the World Fantasy Convention 2016 in Columbus, Ohio on 27-30 October. Did we miss an award you think we should be keeping track of? Let us know and we’ll get right on it. WORLD FANTASY AWARDS          NOMINATIONS CLOSING   WORLD FANTASY AWARDS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT David G. Hartwell Andrzej Sapkowski NOVELS Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (Knopf/Faber & Faber) N. K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season (Orbit) Naomi Novik, Uprooted (Del Rey Books/Macmillan UK) K. J. Parker, Savages (Subterranean Press) Paul Tremblay, A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow & Co.) Anna Smaill, The Chimes (Sceptre)  *WINNER  LONG FICTION Usman T. Malik, “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn” (Tor.com, Apr. 22, 2015) Kim Newman, “Guignol” (Horrorology, edited by Stephen Jones, Jo Fletcher Books) Kelly Robson, “Waters of Versailles” (Tor.com, June 10, 2015) Bud Webster, “Farewell Blues” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan./Feb. 2015)  Kelly Barnhill, The Unlicensed Magician (PS Publishing)  *WINNER  SHORT FICTION Selena Chambers, “The Neurastheniac” (Cassilda’s Song, ed….

The Speculative Herald is Recruiting!
News / September 22, 2016

The Speculative Herald is looking to expand our team! We are hoping to add some fellow lovers of speculative fiction as regular contributors (at least one post a month, preferably 2 or more). What are we looking for? Pretty much any solid content related to speculative fiction. We would love to add some team members for more new/upcoming release reviews, but also for non-review content as well. If you would be interested in contributing a News Roundup post or something else to keep us all up to date on the latest goings on, let us know! We are excited to see what others may have to offer. What does it pay? Good Karma and gratitude. Nothing monetary, as we are all volunteers who just love sharing our thoughts on books. Interested? Apply Here We will respond to every application, but the response may depend on how many applications are submitted (we want to give everyone a fair shot). Since this is the first time we are running an open recruitment, I hope you can bear with us if we run into anything unexpected. Ideally, we would like to respond within two weeks. We may have some follow up questions for individuals…