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British Science Fiction Association Award

The BSFA Awards are literary awards presented annually since 1970 by the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) to honour works in the genre of science fiction. Nominees and winners are chosen based on a vote of BSFA members. More recently, members of the Eastercon convention have also been elibigle to vote.

BSFA Award categories

The award originally included only a category for novels. Categories for short works and artists were added in 1980. The artists category became artwork in 1995 and a category for related non-fiction was added in 2002. A media category was awarded from 1979 to 1992. The current standard award categories are:

  • BSFA Award for Best Novel
  • BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction
  • BSFA Award for Best Non-Fiction
  • BSFA Award for Best Artwork

Previous categories:

  • BSFA Award for Best Media

BSFA Award winners

1969
Novel: Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
1970
Novel: The Jagged Orbit by John Brunner
1971
Collection: The Moment of Eclipse by Brian W. Aldiss
1972
No award — insufficient votes.
1973
Novel: Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
Special Award: Billion Year Spree by Brian W. Aldiss
1974
Novel: Inverted World by Christopher Priest
1975
Novel: Orbitsville by Bob Shaw
1976
Novel: Brontomek! by Michael G. Coney
Special Award: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction by David Kyle
1977
Novel: The Jonah Kit by Ian Watson
1978
Novel: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
Collection: Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
Media: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (original radio series) - Douglas Adams
1979
Novel: The Unlimited Dream Company by J. G. Ballard
Short: "Palely Loitering" by Christopher Priest (F&SF)
Media: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy record
Artist: Jim Burns
1980
Novel: Timescape by Gregory Benford
Short: "The Brave Little Toaster" by Thomas M. Disch (F&SF)
Media: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy second radio series - Douglas Adams
Artist: Peter Jones
1981
Novel: The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe
Short: "Mythago Wood" by Robert Holdstock (F&SF)
Media: Time Bandits
Artist: Bruce Pennington
1982
Novel: Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss
Short: "Kitemaster" by Keith Roberts (Interzone)
Media: Blade Runner
Artist: Tim White
1983
Novel: Tik-Tok by John Sladek
Short: "After-Images" by Malcolm Edwards (Interzone)
Media: Android
Artist: Bruce Pennington
1984
Novel: Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
Short: "The Unconquered Country" by Geoff Ryman (Interzone)
Media: The Company of Wolves
Artist: Jim Burns
1985
Novel: Helliconia Winter by Brian W. Aldiss
Short: "Cube Root" by David Langford (Interzone)
Media: Brazil
Artist: Jim Burns
1986
Novel: The Ragged Astronauts by Bob Shaw
Short: "Kaeti and the Hangman" by Keith Roberts (in collection Kaeti & Company)
Media: Aliens
Artist: Keith Roberts
1987
Novel: Grainne by Keith Roberts
Short: "Love Sickness" by Geoff Ryman (Interzone)
Media: Star Cops
Artist: Jim Burns
1988
Novel: Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock
Short: "Dark Night in Toyland" by Bob Shaw (Interzone)
Media: Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Artist: Alan Lee
1989
Novel: Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
Short: "In Translation" by Lisa Tuttle (Zenith)
Media: Red Dwarf
Artist: Jim Burns
1990
Novel: Take Back Plenty by Colin Greenland
Short: "The Original Doctor Shade" by Kim Newman (Interzone)
Media: Twin Peaks
Artist: Ian Miller
1991
Novel: The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Short: "Bad Timing" by Molly Brown (Interzone)
Media: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Artwork: Mark Harrison
1992
Novel: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
Short: "Innocent" by Ian McDonald (New Worlds 2)
Artwork: Jim Burns
1993
Novel: Aztec Century by Christopher Evans
Short: "The Ragthorn" by Robert Holdstock and Garry Kilworth (Interzone)
Artwork: Jim Burns
Special Award: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction ed. John Clute and Peter Nicholls
1994
Novel: Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks
Short: "The Double Felix" by Paul di Filippo (Interzone)
Artwork: Jim Burns
1995
Novel: The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter
Short: "The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires" by Brian Stableford (shorter version, Interzone 91/92)
Artwork: Jim Burns (cover for Seasons of Plenty)
1996
Novel: Excession by Iain M. Banks
Short: "A Crab Must Try" by Barrington J. Bayley (Interzone 103)
Artwork: Jim Burns (cover for Ancient Shores)
1997
Novel: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
Short: "War Birds" by Stephen Baxter (Interzone 126)
Artwork: SMS ('The Black Blood of the Dead' cover Interzone 116)
1998
Novel: The Extremes, by Christopher Priest
Short: "La Cenerentola" by Gwyneth Jones (Interzone 136)
Artwork: Jim Burns, 'Lord Prestimion' (cover, Interzone 138)
1999
Novel: The Sky Road by Ken MacLeod
Short: "Hunting the Slarque" by Eric Brown (Interzone 141)
Artwork: Jim Burns, Darwinia (cover of Darwinia, Robert Charles Wilson)
2000
Novel: Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle
Short: "The Suspect Genome" by Peter F. Hamilton (Interzone 156)
Artwork: Hideaway - Dominic Harman (Cover, Interzone 157)
2001
Novel: Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds
Short Story: "Children of Winter" by Eric Brown (Interzone 163)
Artwork: cover of Omegatropic by Colin Odell
Non-fiction: Omegatropic by Stephen Baxter
2002
Novel: The Separation by Christopher Priest
Short Fiction: Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Artwork: cover, Interzone 179 by Dominic Harman
Related Publication: Introduction to Maps: The Uncollected John Sladek by David Langford
2003
Novel: Felaheen by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Short Fiction: The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean
Artwork: cover, The True Knowledge of Ken MacLeod by Colin Odell
Non-fiction: Reading Science Fiction by Farah Mendlesohn
2004
Novel: River of Gods by Ian McDonald
Short Fiction: Mayflower II by Stephen Baxter
Artwork: cover, Newton's Wake by Stephan Martinière (US Edition)
2005
Novel: Air by Geoff Ryman
Short Fiction: Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
Artwork: cover, Interzone #200 by Pawel Lewandowski
Non-fiction Award: Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996 by Gary K. Wolfe
2006
Novel: End of the World Blues by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Short Fiction: The Djinn's Wife by Ian McDonald
Artwork: cover, Time Pieces Angelbot by Christopher "Fangorn" Baker
2007
Novel: Brasyl by Ian McDonald
Short Fiction: Lighting Out by Ken MacLeod
Artwork: Cracked World, cover of disLocations, by Andy Bigwood
2008
Novel: The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod
Short Fiction: Exhalation by Ted Chiang
Artwork: cover of Subterfuge by Andy Bigwood
Non-fiction: Rhetorics of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn
2009
Novel: The City & the City by China Miéville
Short Fiction: The Beloved Time of Their Lives by Ian Watson and Roberto Quaglia
Artwork: cover of Desolation Road by Stephan Martinière
Non-fiction: Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe
2010[1]
Novel: The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
Short Fiction: The Ship Maker by Aliette de Bodard
Artwork: cover of Zoo City, by Joey Hi-Fi
Non-Fiction: Paul Kincaid
2011[2]
Novel: The Islanders by Christopher Priest
Short Fiction: The Copenhagen Interpretation by Paul Cornell
Artwork: cover of The Noise Revealed, by Dominic Harman
Non-Fiction: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction 3rd edition by John Clute, Peter Nicholls, David Langford and Graham Sleight
2012
Novel: Jack Glass by Adam Roberts
Short Fiction: Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales
Artwork: cover of Jack Glass by Blacksheep
Non-Fiction: The World SF Blog, chief editor Lavie Tidhar

External resources

  • BSFA website
  • List of all winning and nominated novels

References

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