This year’s James White Award received over 300 entries, a record number for the competition, and the judging process was complex and very close. We are now, however, able to announce the shortlist for this year’s competition:
The shortlist is:
“Appiness” by Katie Lee
“Beside the Dammed River” by DJ Cockburn
“Flesh and Bone” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
“Grumpy Old Man” by Cindy George
“The Demands of Iron” by Benjamin C. Kinney
The winner will be announced next Sunday, 20 April during the BSFA Awards Ceremony (to be held between 7:00-8:00pm UK time).
This year’s judges are:
Sophia McDougall is the author of the Romanitas trilogy – an alternate history in which the Roman Empire did not fall – for which she received a Sidewise Award nomination. Her first novel for children, Mars Evacuees, was released in March 2014. Her website is http://sophiamcdougall.com/ and you can follow her on Twitter at @McDougallSophia
Emma Newman published her first novel, 20 Years Later, in 2011 and it has been followed by three novels in The Split Worlds sequence, published in 2013. She has also published a collection of short stories, From Dark Places. She writes, does narration for audio books and drinks a lot of tea. Her website is http://www.enewman.co.uk/ and you can follow her on Twitter at @emapocalyptic
Adam Roberts is a professor of literature, critic and author. He has published thirteen novels as Adam Roberts, his most recent, Jack Glass, was the winner of both the BSFA and John W Campbell awards but he is also a prolific parodist (as A.R.R.R. Roberts) and has written a history of the sf genre. This year he has already published Twenty Trillion Leagues Under The Sea, with Bête to come in September. His website is http://www.adamroberts.com/ and he tweets (frequently in the form of magnificent puns) as @arrroberts
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Was there no longlist this time?
I’m afraid not. The volume of entries and a number of issues that arose during the initial reading meant that the longlisting took longer than hoped and publishing it became impractical. Apologies.