Archive for Awards
Sorry to report but the Robots are a little rust-tinged and creaky this morning, as we attempt to kickstart ailing battery packs back to life after a splendid weekend at the UK Fantasycon, organised by the British Fantasy Society. Held in the once-majestic shambolic splendour of the Grand Hotel in Scarborough, a combination of wonderful people, fine autumnal seaside weather and us winning the Best Independent Publisher 2016 award made for a brilliant time. Our faces are appropriately set in expressions of chrome delight.
Congratulations to Anna Kashina who has made the finals of the Prism Awards – from Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance Writers – with The Guild of Assassins. The sequel to Blades of the Old Empire, The Guild of Assassins is up against The Mark of the Tala by Jeffe Kennedy and The Stones of Kaldaar by Tameri Etherton in the Fantasy category.
Well done Anna, and best of luck for the Awards Ceremony which takes place July 23 at 8pm EST.
Who says good news isn’t released on a Friday? Conflux Inc., organisers of the 2014 Aurealis Awards, have announced the finalists for this year’s awards and we are delighted to see Marianne de Pierres in the category for Best Science Fiction Novel with Peacemaker.
Judging Coordinator, Tehani Wessely, said that with over 750 entries across the twelve categories, the judges had a hugely challenging job.
“As is always the case, the judges agreed that entries were of a very high standard and the final decisions were subject to much debate among the panellists. The competition becomes stronger every year.”
The Aurealis Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, 11 April in Canberra. Wishing Marianne, and all the other finalists, the very best of luck!
The shortlist for the BSFA Awards 2014 have gone live and we’re delighted that Richard Anderson‘s cover for The Mirror Empire has been included for Best Artwork. Richard produced a marvellous cover with his usually arresting artwork, and if you’d like to read more about the cover, here is the link to the cover reveal on A Dribble of Ink including an interview with Kameron Hurley. Congratulations to everyone shortlisted and here’s a reminder of this cover in all its glory:
The 2014 Arthur C Clarke Award has been won by Ann Leckie for Ancillary Justice.
Congratulations to the winner, and all the finalists – it’s been a great year for science fiction!
Here is the full list of nominees:
Nexus by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot)
God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
The Machine by James Smythe (Blue Door)
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)
The Disestablishment of Paradise by Phillip Mann (Gollancz)
To celebrate the nomination of Nexus we’re having a special offer on the ebook – head on over to the Robot Trading Company, where you can find a Kindle or ePub version of the book – and its sequel, Crux – for only £1.99! (approximately $2.65). This offer only lasts until Monday 5th of May, so grab your copy now!)
We already knew that Nexus by Ramez Naam was shortlisted for the Kistchies Red Tentacle Award.
Last week we discovered that Nexus was is also shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award.
And this morning, we were told that both Nexus and its sequel Crux have been shortlisted for the Prometheus Award!
Come on, Ramez – give some other folk a chance!
Anyway, to celebrate the awesomeness that is both Nexus and Crux, we have decided to have a time-limited HALF-PRICE offer on the ebooks.
(£2.74 at the Robot Trading company equates to approximately US$3.70, so not quite half price, but pretty darned close!)
Go get them now, while the price is low!