The Locus Awards, awarded by the science fiction and fantasy magazine Locus, have recognised some of the biggest names in the business.
Past winners include Le Guin, Gaiman and Asimov, among a whole of other household names. The awards cover all the major categories with the standard speculative fiction award staples of Best Science Fiction Novel and Best Fantasy Novel the most prestigious, but also cover all aspects of SFF literature. An example of this is the most decorated winner of the whole Locus award history is Gardner Dozois, with an astounding 35 Locus Award wins, all of them in editing categories. Continue reading →
I’m very excited to bring you an awards announcement of a very different kind this time around.
A new award, the D Franklin Defying Doomsday Award is being launched.
Hosted by the folks over at Twelfth Planet Press, the award celebrates something very different than the normal “excellence” in the field.
Off the back of the wonderful anthology, Defying Doomsday, which supported positive story telling around people with disabilities, the award is to be a special award for disability advocacy in Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. Continue reading →
The Martian by Andy Weir is one of the most well known works in Modern Science Fiction and Crown Publishing have just announced the release date for the sequel!
Met with near universal acclaim, The Martian won Weir the coveted John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the 2016 Hugo Awards and was picked up almost immediately after release by 20th Century Fox to be turned into a major film that combined the talents of Actor Matt Damon with legendary director Ridley Scott.