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BSFA Award winners 2017.

The British Science Fiction Association has just announced the winners of the BSFA Awards for science fiction published in 2016.

Best Novel: Winner: Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Winter (Solaris)

Shortlisted works were:

  • Chris Beckett – Daughter of Eden (Atlantic/Corvus).
  • Becky Chambers – A Closed and Common Orbit (Hodder & Stoughton).
  • Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Winter (Solaris).
  • Tricia Sullivan – Occupy Me (Gollancz).
  • Nick Wood – Azanian Bridges (NewCon Press).

Best Shorter Fiction: Winner: Jaine Fenn – Liberty Bird (Now We Are Ten, NewCon Press)

Shortlisted works were:

  • Malcolm Devlin – The End of Hope Street (Interzone #266).
  • Jaine Fenn – Liberty Bird (Now We Are Ten, NewCon Press).
  • Una McCormack – Taking Flight (Crises and Conflicts, NewCon Press).
  • Helen Oyeyemi – Presence (What is Not Yours is Not Yours, Picador).
  • Tade Thompson – The Apologists (Interzone #266).
  • Aliya Whiteley – The Arrival of Missives (Unsung Stories).


 Best Non-Fiction: Winner: Geoff Ryman – 100 African Writers of SFF (Tor.com)

 Shortlisted works were:

  • Rob Hansen – THEN: Science Fiction Fandom in the UK 1930-1980 (Ansible Editions).
  • Erin Horáková – Boucher, Backbone and Blake: The Legacy of Blakes Seven (Strange Horizons).
  • Anna McFarlane – Breaking the Cycle of the Golden Age: Jack Glass and Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy (Adam Roberts: Critical Essays, Gylphi).
  • Paul Graham Raven – New Model Authors? Authority, Authordom, Anarchism and the Atomized Text in a Networked World (Adam Roberts: Critical Essays, Gylphi).
  • Geoff Ryman – 100 African Writers of SFF (Tor.com).
  • Ann & Jeff VanderMeer – Introduction to The Big Book of Science Fiction (Vintage).


 Best Artwork: Winner: Sarah Anne Langton – Cover for Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon Publications)

Shortlisted works were:
  • Juan Miguel Aguilera – Cover of The 1000 Year Reich by Ian Watson (NewCon Press).
  • Tara Bush – Transition (Cover of Black Static #53).
  • Suzanne Dean and Kai & Sunny – Cover of The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan (William Heinemann).
  • David A Hardy – Cover of Disturbed Universes by David L Clements (NewCon Press).
  • Sarah Anne Langton – Cover for Central Station by Lavie Tidhar (Tachyon Publications).
  • Chris Moore – Cover of The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds (NewCon Press).