MagazineSci-fi news

Just in | Library of scifi news


Nova Awards 2003

17/11/2003. Contributed by Jessica Martin

author pic

Britain's main awards for excellence in science fiction fanzines announced at Novacon 33.

Pete Young's relative newcomer Zoo Nation was named 'best fanzine', taking many pundits by surprise (although more than half of the voters had placed it in their top three), whilst Claire Brialey and Hugo winner Sue Mason were named 'best fan writer' and 'best fan artist' respectively.

Their trophies, silver rockets upon a wooden base, were presented by the event's guest of honour, author Jon Courtenay Grimwood.

The Novas have been presented annually since 1973 and are voted upon by members of the convention able to demonstrate a basic familiarity with the field. The contest was this year opened up to candidates from Eire.

A special Nova, for 'best fan', was chosen by the Novacon committee and presented by author Harry Harrison to Ina Shorrock, active in British fandom since the early 1950s.

For further information, contact the Nova Award administrator, Steve Green, on or check out


Magazine > Scifi news

Just in | Library of sci-fi news

Add daily news updates to your own web site or blog - just cut and paste the code below...


The all-new SFcrowsnest is now running at This is now the archive for pre-2012 content. Nothing new is being posted here.

Magazine Articles

- Features

- Movie/TV Reviews

- Book Reviews

- News

- E-mail magazine

- Encyclopedia

- Other formats: Kindle, Nook, Sony Ebook, iPhone & iPod


- Top books

- Top movies/tv series


- SciFi @ FaceBook

- Steampunk @ FaceBook

- Us @ Google+


- Search site

Reader Tools

- RSS news feed

- Facebook page for SFcrowsnest

- Twitter page for SFcrowsnest

- Google toolbar for SFcrowsnest

Webmaster Tools

- Add our content feeds to your site