24 March 2008

Award news

The results of the 2007 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA)
awards were announced March 22, 2008 during Orbital, the British
national science fiction convention (aka Eastercon), at the Radisson
Edwardian Hotel in London. The winner for BEST SHORT FICTION was "Lighting Out" by Ken MacLeod (from disLocations; Newcon Press). Read more about it at SFWA. Congratulations to all the winners.

Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention to be held August 6-10, 2008, in Denver, has released this year's Hugo Awards nominations. There were 483 valid nominating ballots. The nominees for Best Short Story are:
  • “Last Contact” by Stephen Baxter (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Solaris Books)
  • “Tideline” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s 6/07)
  • “Who’s Afraid of Wolf 359?” by Ken MacLeod (The New Space Opera, HarperCollins/Eos)
  • “Distant Replay” by Mike Resnick (Asimov’s 4/07)
  • “A Small Room in Koboldtown” by Michael Swanwick (Asimov’s 4/07, The Dog Said Bow-Wow, Tachyon)
Congratulations to all the nominees.
The ElectricSpec Editors hope to see you at WorldCon 2008!

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