The results of the 2012 BSFA Awards have just been announced, and I am pleased to say that Adrift on the Sea of Rains has won the award for Best Short Story.
And congratulations to the rest of the winners. See the above link for the full list.
The BSFA Awards Booklet 2012 contains all of the shortlisted short fiction from Aliette de Bodard, Chris Butler, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Tim Maughan, China Mieville and Ian Sales, as well as reproductions of all of the shortlisted artwork. It’s free to members of the British Science Fiction Association.
If you’re not a member, join here.
Nina Allan’s The Silver Wind (Interzone 233) and Al Robertson’s Of Dawn (Interzone 235) can be downloaded for free. This is because they’ve both been shortlisted for the BSFA Awards, but read them even if you’re not entitled to vote. Both are excellent stories. It’s also great to see SF Mistressworks on the shortlists.
If you’re not voting for the BSFA Awards, you might consider voting for the best stories and artwork in the annual Interzone Readers’ Poll.
Of course, some people are voting on both sets of awards. It’s not an either/or situation.
Nina Allan’s Flying in the Face of God (Interzone 227) and Aliette de Bodard’s The Shipmaker (Interzone 231) are available as free PDFs. This is to enable people to make informed choices when they vote for the BSFA awards, but even if you’re not eligible to vote I recommend reading them. They’re shortlisted for a reason, as is Neil’s story in the previous post.
Not eligible to vote? Join the BSFA here. Problem solved.
Neil Williamson’s Arrythymia (Music For Another World) is now available as a free PDF.
As mentioned in the previous post, the shortlists for the 2010 British SF Association Awards have been announced here. There are no less than six nominations for Interzone spread across the catagories, as well as one for Hal Duncan. Congratulations to everyone concerned.
The winners will be announced at Easter.