Sanderson among BooktubeSFF Award Winners

BooktubeSFF is the segment of YouTube dedicated to booklovers who use the platform to discuss and share their love of reading Science Fiction and Fantasy.

The awards started in 2015 and according to the organisers the goals of running them are:

1) To provide another avenue for the BooktubeSFF community to share, read, and discuss our favourite works published in the previous calendar year.

2) To celebrate the works the BooktubeSFF community loves.

The awards are administered by Elizabeth from “booksandpieces“, who manages the voting, shortlisting, webpages and other technical bits. They are judged by popular vote and by a panel of judges. 

Nominees were chosen from 281 reader ballots, with winners voted on separately by readers and judges. For categories with differing results, both selections were named as winners. A quirk of this process is that in several categories two out of the three nominated books were declared winners.

Full list of winners and nominees can be seen below.


Winner of Popular Vote: Circe – Madeleine Miller (Little, Brown)
Winner of Judge’s Vote: Grey Sister – Mark Lawrence (Orbit)

Foundryside – Robert Jackson Bennett (Crown)

Science Fiction

Winner: Record of a Spaceborn Few – Becky Chambers (Harper Voyager US)

The Calculating Stars – Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
Vengeful – V.E. Schwab (Tor)

Young Adult

Winner of Popular Vote: Skyward – Brandon Sanderson (Delacorte)
Winner of Judge’s Vote: Muse of Nightmares – Laini Taylor (Little, Brown)

The Cruel Prince – Holly Black (Little, Brown)

Middle Grade

Winner: Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend (Little, Brown)

Aru Shah and the End of Time– Roshani Chokshi (Rick Riordan Presents)
City of Ghosts – Victoria Schwab (Scholastic)

Debut Novel

Winner of Popular Vote: The Poppy War – R.F. Kuang (Harper Voyager US)
Winner of Judge’s Vote: Trail of Lightning – Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga)

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt)

Short Work

Winner: Artificial Condition – Martha Wells ( Publishing)

Beneath the Sugar Sky – Seanan McGuire ( Publishing)
Binti: The Night Masquerade – Nnedi Okorafor ( Publishing)

Graphic Work

Winner: Monstress, Volume 3: Haven – Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda (Image)

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins – Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy, Carey Pietsch (First Second)
Aquicorn Cove – Katie O’Neill (Oni)

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