10/04/2006. Contributed by Jessica Martin
The BSFA awards for 2005 were presented on Saturday 15th April 2006 in a ceremony at the Eastercon, Concussion, in Glasgow. The ceremony was hosted by Farah Mendlesohn, the co-chair of the convention.
Best Novel of 2005
Air, by Geoff Ryman (Gollancz)
The award was presented to Geoff Ryman by M John Harrison.
Best Short Fiction
'Magic for Beginners' by Kelly Link (F&SF, September 2005; also Magic for Beginners, Small Beer Press)
The award was presented by Stephen Baxter and accepted by Niall Harrison on behalf of Kelly Link.
Cover of Interzone #200 -- Pawel Lewandowski
The award was presented by Anne Sudworth, and accepted by Jetse de Vries (assistant editor of Interzone) on behalf of the artist.
Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996 - Gary K Wolfe (Beccon Publications)
The award was accepted by Roger Robinson of Beccon on Gary's behalf; it was presented by John Clute, who also read a statement from the judges for this award.
The awards were designed and made by then BSFA awards administrator Claire Brialey.
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