2016 Zealot Script Book of the Year

We are delighted to announce the winner of our Zealot Script Book of the Year Award for 2016.

This award celebrates outstanding achievement in an independently published book. Continue reading

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Le Guin Honoured

aaalWe are delighted to be able to tell you that Ursula K. Le Guin has been selected to become a member of American Academy of Arts and Literature.

Ursula K. Le Guin is an absolute giant of the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres, with the uncommon ability to enjoy great success in both fields. Her Earthsea series is an absolute classic of Young Adult Fantasy while her Hainish Science Fiction series is a masterpiece. Two of the novels in the series, The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, won both the Hugo and Nebula awards in their respective years of release, this made Le Guin the first person in history to achieve the double with two books. Continue reading

Aurealis Awards

aurealisNext up in announcing their shortlists are the Aurealis Awards. A relative newcomer to the award scene, the Aurealis Awards was founded in 1995 in association with Aurealis magazine.

These awards are different from the big players in the field for two reasons. The first, and most obvious, is that these awards are exclusively national awards, only Australian authors are eligible to win! Continue reading

BSFA Awards 2016 Shortlists

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of the 2016 Nebula Awards comes the announcement from the British Science Fiction Association of their shortlists for 2016. As with the Nebula Awards, the past winners of the BSFA Best Novel award make for quite the reading list. Arthur C Clarke took the 1973 Best Novel award, the same year that he won the Nebula. Other previous winners include Philip K. Dick, Terry Pratchett and Brian W. Aldiss. Continue reading

2016 Nebula Awards Shortlists

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The world famous Nebula Awards are perhaps the most prestigious of Science Fiction awards on the planet.

The inaugural winner of the Best Novel award, back in 1966, was none other than Frank Herbert’s Dune. Some of the notable winners since include some absolute masters of the genre. Isaac Asimov, Ursula Le Guin, Arthur C. Clarke, the list of Best Novel winners is a who’s who of Science Fiction in the last 50 years.

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It’s Award Season!

As you may have seen in our recent tweet, it’s that time of year where the awards are coming thick and fast.

We may be ahead of the game, with the Zealot Script Book of the Year 2016 already decided, more on that soon, but the big names in Science Fiction and Fantasy awards around the globe are just announcing their shortlists!

We’ll be keeping you updated with all the announcements when they come in, let us know what you think of the nominations!