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Previous BSFA Award winners


Novel: Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner


Novel: The Jagged Orbit by John Brunner


Collection: The Moment of Eclipse by Brian W. Aldiss


No award — insufficient votes


Novel: Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Special Award: Billion Year Spree by Brian W. Aldiss


Novel: Inverted World by Christopher Priest


Novel: Orbitsville by Bob Shaw


Novel: Brontomek! by Michael G. Coney

Special Award: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction by David Kyle


Novel: The Jonah Kit by Ian Watson


Novel: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

Collection: Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison

Media: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (original radio series) – Douglas Adams


Novel: The Unlimited Dream Company by J. G. Ballard

Short: 'Palely Loitering' by Christopher Priest (F&SF)

Media: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy record

Artist: Jim Burns


Novel: Timescape by Gregory Benford

Short: 'The Brave Little Toaster' by Thomas M. Disch (F&SF)

Media: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy second radio series by Douglas Adams

Artist: Peter Jones


Novel: The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe

Short: 'Mythago Wood' by Robert Holdstock (F&SF)

Media: Time Bandits

Artist: Bruce Pennington


Novel: Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss

Short: 'Kitemaster' by Keith Roberts (Interzone)

Media: Blade Runner

Artist: Tim White


Novel: Tik-Tok by John Sladek

Short: 'After-Images' by Malcolm Edwards (Interzone)

Media: Android

Artist: Bruce Pennington


Novel: Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock

Short: 'The Unconquered Country' by Geoff Ryman (Interzone)

Media: The Company of Wolves

Artist: Jim Burns


Novel: Helliconia Winter by Brian W. Aldiss

Short: 'Cube Root' by David Langford (Interzone)

Media: Brazil

Artist: Jim Burns


Novel: The Ragged Astronauts by Bob Shaw

Short: 'Kaeti and the Hangman' by Keith Roberts (in collection Kaeti & Company)

Media: Aliens

Artist: Keith Roberts


Novel: Grainne by Keith Roberts

Short: 'Love Sickness' by Geoff Ryman (Interzone)

Media: Star Cops

Artist: Jim Burns


Novel: Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock

Short: 'Dark Night in Toyland' by Bob Shaw (Interzone)

Media: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Artist: Alan Lee


Novel: Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

Short: 'In Translation' by Lisa Tuttle (Zenith)

Media: Red Dwarf

Artist: Jim Burns


Novel: Take Back Plenty by Colin Greenland

Short: 'The Original Doctor Shade' by Kim Newman (Interzone)

Media: Twin Peaks

Artist: Ian Miller


Novel: The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Short: 'Bad Timing' by Molly Brown (Interzone)

Media: Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Artist: Mark Harrison


Novel: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

Short: 'Innocent' by Ian McDonald (New Worlds 2)

Artist: Jim Burns


Novel: Aztec Century by Christopher Evans

Short: 'The Ragthorn' by Robert Holdstock and Garry Kilworth (Interzone)

Artist: Jim Burns

Special Award: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction ed. John Clute and Peter Nicholls


Novel: Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks

Short: 'The Double Felix' by Paul di Filippo (Interzone)

Artist: Jim Burns


Novel: The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter

Short: 'The Hunger and Ecstasy of Vampires' by Brian Stableford (shorter version, Interzone 91/92)

Artwork: Cover of Seasons of Plenty by Jim Burns


Novel: Excession by Iain M. Banks

Short: 'A Crab Must Try' by Barrington J. Bayley (Interzone 103)

Artwork: Cover of Ancient Shores by Jim Burns


Novel: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Short: 'War Birds' by Stephen Baxter (Interzone 126)

Artwork: The Black Blood of the Dead (cover of Interzone 116) by SMS


Novel: The Extremes by Christopher Priest

Short: 'La Cenerentola' by Gwyneth Jones (Interzone 136)

Artwork: Lord Prestimion (cover of Interzone 138) by Jim Burns


Novel: The Sky Road by Ken MacLeod

Short: 'Hunting the Slarque' by Eric Brown (Interzone 141)

Artwork: Cover of Darwinia by Jim Burns


Novel: Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle

Short: 'The Suspect Genome' by Peter F. Hamilton (Interzone 156)

Artwork: Hideaway (cover of Interzone 157) by Dominic Harman


Novel: Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds

Short: 'Children of Winter' by Eric Brown (Interzone 163)

Artwork: Cover of Omegatropic by Colin Odell

Non-fiction: Omegatropic by Stephen Baxter


Novel: The Separation by Christopher Priest

Short Fiction: 'Coraline' by Neil Gaiman

Artwork: Cover of Interzone 179 by Dominic Harman

Related Publication: 'Introduction' to Maps: The Uncollected John Sladek by David Langford


Novel: Felaheen by Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Short Fiction: 'The Wolves in the Walls' by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean

Artwork: Cover of The True Knowledge of Ken MacLeod by Colin Odell

Non-fiction: Reading Science Fiction by Farah Mendlesohn


Novel: River of Gods by Ian McDonald

Short Fiction: 'Mayflower II' by Stephen Baxter

Artwork: Cover of Newton’s Wake by Stephan Martinière (US Edition)


Novel: Air by Geoff Ryman

Short Fiction: 'Magic for Beginners' by Kelly Link

Artwork: Cover of Interzone #200 by Pawel Lewandowski

Non-fiction: Soundings: Reviews 1992-1996 by Gary K. Wolfe


Novel: End of the World Blues by Jon Courtenay Grimwood

Short Fiction: 'The Djinn’s Wife' by Ian McDonald

Artwork: Angelbot (cover of Time Pieces) by Christopher “Fangorn” Baker


Novel: Brasyl by Ian McDonald

Short Fiction: 'Lighting Out' by Ken MacLeod

Artwork: 'Cracked World' (cover of disLocations) by Andy Bigwood


Novel: The Night Sessions by Ken MacLeod

Short Fiction: 'Exhalation' by Ted Chiang

Artwork: Cover of Subterfuge by Andy Bigwood

Non-fiction: Rhetorics of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn


Novel: The City & the City by China Miéville

Short Fiction: 'The Beloved Time of Their Lives' by Ian Watson and Roberto Quaglia

Artwork: Cover of Desolation Road by Stephan Martinière

Non-fiction: Mutant Popcorn by Nick Lowe


Novel: The Dervish House by Ian McDonald

Short Fiction: 'The Ship Maker' by Aliette de Bodard

Artwork: Cover of Zoo City by Joey Hi-Fi

Non-fiction: Blogging the Hugos: Decline by Paul Kincaid


Novel: The Islanders by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)

Short Fiction: 'The Copenhagen Interpretation' by Paul Cornell (Asimov’s)

Artwork: Cover of The Noise Revealed by Dominic Harman (Solaris)

Non-fiction: The SF Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition ed. John Clute, Peter Nicholls, David Langford and Graham Sleight (Gollancz website)

Specially Commended: This British Library’s Out of This World exhibition


Novel: Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)

Short Fiction: 'Adrift on the Sea of Rains' by Ian Sales (Whippleshield Books)

Artwork: Cover of Jack Glass by Blacksheep

Non-Fiction: The World SF Blog, Chief Editor Lavie Tidhar


Novel (joint award): Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell

Novel (joint award): Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Short Fiction: 'Spin' by Nina Allan

Artwork: Cover of Dream London by Joey Hi-Fi

Best Non-Fiction: Wonderbook by Jeff Vandermeer.


Novel: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie (Orbit)

Short Fiction: 'The Honey Trap' by Ruth E. J. Booth (La Femme, Newcon Press)

Artwork: 'The Wasp Factory after Iain Banks' by Tessa Farmer

Non-Fiction: Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers and the First World War by Edward James


Novel: The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

Short Fiction: 'Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight' by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 100)

Artwork: Cover of Pelquin’s Comet by Jim Burns

Non-Fiction: Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014 by Adam Roberts


Novel: Europe in Winter by Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)

Short Fiction: 'Liberty Bird' by Jaine Fenn (in Now We Are Ten, NewCon Press)

Artwork: Cover for Central Station by Sarah Anne Langton (Tachyon Publications)

Non-Fiction: 100 African Writers of SFF by Geoff Ryman (


Novel: The Rift by Nina Allan (Titan)

Short Fiction: 'The Enclave' by Anne Charnock (NewCon)

Artwork (joint award): Cover for The Ion Raider by Jim Burns (NewCon)

Artwork (joint award): Illustration for Waiting on a Bright Moon by Victo Ngai ( 7/12/17)

Non-Fiction Award: Iain M. Banks by Paul Kincaid (University of Illinois Press)


Novel: Embers of War by Gareth L. Powell (Titan)

Short Fiction: 'Time Was' by Ian McDonald (

Artwork: In the Vanishers’ Palace: Dragon I and II by Likhain (Inprnt)

Non-Fiction: On motherhood and erasure: people-shaped holes, hollow characters and the illusion of impossible adventures by Aliette de Bodard (Intellectus Speculativus blog)


Novel: Children of Ruin (Tor) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Shorter Fiction: 'This is How You Lose the Time War' (Jo Fletcher Books) by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Artwork: Cover for Wourism and Other Stories by Chris Baker (Fangorn) (Luna Press)

Non-Fiction: The Pleasant Profession of Robert A. Heinlein by Farah Mendlesohn (Unbound)


Novel: The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

Short Fiction: 'Infinite Tea in the Demara Cafe' by Ida Keogh

Artwork: Shipbuilding Over the Clyde by Iain Clark

Non-Fiction: It's the End of the World: But What Are We Really Afraid Of by Adam Roberts


Novel: Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Short Fiction: 'Fireheart Tiger' by Aliette de Bodard

Artwork: Glasgow Green Woman by Iain Clark

Non-Fiction: Worlds Apart: Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction edited by Francesca T. Barbini

Best Book for Younger Readers: Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

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