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Egan and McMullen in BSFA Shortlists

This year's British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) Award shortlists include two Australians.

Australians Greg Egan and Sean McMullen have both been nominated in the "Best Short Fiction" category, Egan for his novella "Singleton" (Interzone, February 2002) and McMullen for his novelette "Voice of Steel" (SciFiction, 21-Aug-02).

The complete BSFA 2002 shortlists are as follows:

Best Novel:
  • Effendi - Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Earthlight)
  • Light - M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
  • Castles Made of Sand - Gwyneth Jones (Gollancz)
  • The Scar - China Miéville (Macmillan)
  • The Separation - Christopher Priest (Scribner)
  • The Years of Rice and Salt - Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins)

Best Short Fiction:
  • 'Singleton' - Greg Egan (Interzone 176, February 2002)
  • 'Coraline' - Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
  • 'Voice of Steel' - Sean McMullen (SciFiction)
  • 'If Lions Could Speak' - Paul Park (Interzone 177, March 2002)
  • 'Router' - Charles Stross (Asimov's, September 2002)
  • 'Five British Dinosaurs' - Michael Swanwick (Interzone 177, March 2002)

Best Artwork:
  • 'Experiment 1' - Peter Gric (cover, The Third Alternative 31, July 2002)
  • Cover of Interzone 179 - Dominic Harman (Interzone 179, May 2002)
  • 'My Name is Death' - Fraser Irving (page 1 of 'Judge Death: My Name is Death', 2000AD Prog 1289, 1st May 2002)
  • Illustration for 'The Routine' - Joachim Luetke (The Third Alternative 31, July 2002)
  • 'Obliquitese' - Richard Marchand (cover, The Third Alternative 32, Autumn 2002)

Best Related Publication:
  • 'The Interrogation' - Nick Gevers interviews Chris Priest (Interzone 183, September 2002)
  • Introduction to Maps: the Uncollected Stories of John Sladek - David Langford (Big Engine)
  • 'Mapping Mars' - Oliver Morton (Fourth Estate)
  • 'The Timex Machine' - Lucius Shepard (Electric Story)
  • 'Once There Was a Magazine' - Fred Smith (Beccon Publications)

The awards are voted for by the BSFA membership and the attendees of the British Annual Science Fiction Convention Eastercon, which this year is Seacon '03 in Leicestershire (18צ21 April, 2003).

(Tuesday, February 18 @ 23:22:15 AWST)

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