2017 Sunburst Awards Shortlist

An announcement for our Canadian friends today with the release of the shortlist for the 2017 Sunburst Awards. The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an award to recognize exceptional writing in three categories: adult, young adult and short story. The awards are presented annually to a winner in each of the... Continue Reading →

2017 Scribe Awards Winners

The Scribe Awards have announced their winners of the 2017 awards. Earlier this year we introduced you to the Scribe awards, the award ceremony that celebrates the work of tie-in writers. Or more specifically: The Scribe Awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence in licensed tie-in writing—novels based on TV shows, movies, and games. Traditionally seen as... Continue Reading →

Controversy Overshadows Dragon Awards

Controversy marred the annual Dragon Awards this year, this gets a little bit convoluted so you'll need to bear with us while we unravel this for you. The issues started with Alison Littlewood, author of The Hidden People. The novel was announced as nominated in the Horror novel category of the Dragon Awards, an excellent... Continue Reading →

Locus Awards

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced winners in each category of the 2017 Locus Awards. Best Science Fiction Novel - Death's End - Cixin Liu Best Fantasy Novel - All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders Best Horror Novel - The Fireman - Joe Hill Best Young Adult Book - Revenger - Alastair Reynolds Best First Novel... Continue Reading →

Margaret Atwood honoured with Peace Prize

Margaret Atwood, author of such celebrated work as The  Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin, is no stranger to success. Her previous awards include the Booker Prize, the Nebula Award and the Arthur C Clarke award and she has been awarded with no less than 24 honourary degrees, including from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard.... Continue Reading →

SplatterPunk Awards Launched

In celebration of an emerging new genre we can announce a new award ceremony, the SplatterPunk awards! Certainly not to everyone's tastes, the genre of SplatterPunk is characterised by extreme violence written in gory, graphic detail. Whereas many horror authors will attest to the power of letting the reader's imagination run wild, pointing them in... Continue Reading →

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