The Philip K. Dick Award celebrates the best science fiction books released first in paperback form. That combination of excellence and skipping the fancy hardcover edition tends to favor books that are unusual, edgy, or published by smaller houses. And you can win all six of this year’s finalists.
For the first time ever, the People’s Choice Awards opened a new set of categories for books, joining television, movies, music and online media categories. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard won Best Young Adult Novel and An Ember in The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir won Best Fantasy Novel. (Weirdly, there’s no Best Science…
After missing out on a nomination last year for the first time since 2003, DC Comics has two series up for the GLAAD Media Awards. The excellent Midnighter and Harley Quinn join Lumberjanes, Angela: Queen of Hel, and The Wicked + The Divine in the Outsanding Comic Books category for their portrayal of LGBT characters.
Every year, the Philadelphia SF Society, along with the Philip K. Dick Trust present the Philip K. Dick Award to a science fiction novel first published as a paperback, and they’ve just announced this year’s nominees!
The winners of the 2015 FASEB BioArt Image and Video Competition have been announced, and they’re amazing. Chosen from a diverse cross-section of biology, they feature everything from the proteins that make up the Ebola virus through to roundworms feasting on bacteria. Here’s the best, most beautful science photos the…
If you’re a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, you can now present your nominations for the 2016 Nebula Awards. The nomination period runs through February 15th, 2016.
The World Fantasy Convention was held this weekend in Saratoga Springs, New York, where the winners of the 2015 World Fantasy Awards have been announced!
On October 18th, the World Chinese Science Fiction Association held their 6th annual Xingyun Awards ceremony, the highest award for science fiction in China. Liu Cixin, who just earned the 2015 Hugo for best novel, earned a lifetime achievement award.
Are men better than women at writing science fiction and fantasy books? The major awards in the field certainly seem to think so. And in case you weren’t aware of how widespread the problem is, a groundbreaking new research project has generated some utterly staggering charts.
For years, the Ig Nobel Awards have been famous for celebrating the most offbeat and ludicrous forms of scientific discovery. And last night, I was lucky enough to attend the 2015 Ig Nobel ceremony, because a friend was the proud winner of an Ig Nobel.
Science Fiction fandom has the Hugo Award, but there’s a lot of other awards beyond that, covering a wide range of virtues and mediums. Over on his blog, George R.R. Martin traces the evolution of science fiction’s awards.
Congratulations Don DeLillo! The indispensible author of postmodern/slipstream novels (with the occasional foray into straight-up science fiction) is receiving a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation. To celebrate, here are Noma Bar and Dutch Uncle’s DeLillo cover designs.
The Hugo Awards are over, and the result was a dramatic rejection of the two “Puppies” campaigns to pack the ballot with a narrow selection of authors. But what does it all mean, and what happens now? Some of science fiction and fantasy’s leading lights have been offering their opinions.
Last night, the Hugo Awards were handed out. And the fans rejected the attempt of a small minority to impose its ideology on the nominations via slate-voting. But last night, we also learned which works would have been on the ballot, if the nominations hadn’t been rigged.
After months of excitement and a wee bit of drama here and there, they’re finally here: the 2015 Hugo Awards! Because this is such a fascinating, unpredictable year, we’re going to liveblog the shit out of this one. Join us!
The Ignatz Awards, the top award for indie and small-press comics, just announced its 2015 nominees. More than half the nominees are women, an increasingly common phenomena in comics awards. Female creators dominated in the Minicomic, Online Comic, and Promising New Talent categories, which favor up-and-coming new…
We’re now into the mid-1890s, and readers of science fiction at this time will be forgiven for thinking that they’re being rewarded for years of patience. The Age of the Storyteller, as Roger Lancelyn Green put it, has not yet reached science fiction—H.G. Wells is so far only publishing short stories—but the number of…
The Parsec Awards for scifi, fantasy, and horror podcats just announced their 2015 finalists. The 13 categories include audio dramas, fiction readings, fandom news, writing roundtables, comedy, and “facts behind the fiction.”
Science fiction books in 1893 are where science fiction film was in 1977. In both cases, the genre was... perhaps “in the doldrums” is too harsh a judgment. Certainly, enough significant work had appeared before 1893 and 1977 that one could, in those years, speak of the science fiction genre, in both media, as a…