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World beating

The winners of the British Science Fiction Association Awards were announced at Eastercon in Birmingham over the Easter holiday. Dave Hutchinson won the award for best novel for Europe in Winter (Solaris). Best shorter fiction: Jaine Fenn, Liberty Bird (published in Now We Are Ten, NewCon Press); best non-fiction, Geoff Ryman, 100 African Writers of SFF ( • The shortlist for the Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction Novel published in 2016 is: All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan UK); A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton; Harper Voyager US); The Obelisk Gate, NK Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK); Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK); Death’s End, Cixin Liu (Tor; Head of Zeus); Too Like the Lightning, Ada Palmer (Tor). The winner will be announced at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland, in August.

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