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It's a SciFi slugfest

23/01/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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The shortlist for the 2007 British Science Fiction Association awards has been announced, with the likes of SFF titans such as Ken MacLeod, Richard Morgan and Alastair Reynolds slugging it out for best novel.

The awards will be presented on Saturday 22nd March 2008, in a ceremony at the British national science fiction convention, Orbital, which will be held at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, near Heathrow, in London.

Let battle commence...

Best Novel

Alice in Sunderland Bryan Talbot (Jonathan Cape)
Black Man Richard Morgan (Gollancz)
Brasyl Ian McDonald (Gollancz)
The Execution Channel Ken MacLeod (Orbit)
The Prefect Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
The Yiddish Policemen's Union Michael Chabon (Fourth Estate)

Best Short Fiction

'Lighting Out' Ken MacLeod (disLocations; NewCon Press)
'Terminal' Chaz Brenchley (disLocations; NewCon Press)
'The Alchemist and the Merchant's Gate' Ted Chiang ( F&SF, September)
'The Gift of Joy' Ian Whates (TQR)
'The Sledge-Maker's Daughter' Alastair Reynolds (Interzone #209)

Best Artwork

'Cracked World' Andy Bigwood (cover of disLocations anthology, published by NewCon Press)
'H P Lovecraft in Britain' Les Edwards (cover of chapbook by Stephen Jones, published by the British Fantasy Society)
'Lunar Flare' Richard Marchand (cover of Interzone #211)
'Metal Dragon Year' Kenn Brown (cover of Interzone #212)

BSFA Fiftieth Anniversary Award: Best Novel of 1958

A Case of Conscience James Blish (first published by Ballantine)
Have Spacesuit, Will Travel Robert A Heinlein (first published in F&SF, August October 1958)
Non-Stop Brian Aldiss (first published by Faber & Faber)
The Big Time Fritz Leiber (first published in Galaxy, March/April 1958)
The Triumph of Time James Blish (first published by Avon; subsequent UK title A Clash of Cymbals)
Who? Algis Budrys (first published by Pyramid)

More over at www.bsfa.co.uk

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