I was abroad when I heard about the BSFA nominations, and given the time - 2AM - I actually thought I was dreaming. It turned out that it was no dream: Luna's eleven nominations were all real, in the long list for the BSFA awards - this left us dizzy with joy!
It's the first time for us, and the first time for some of the nominees too. As we speak, the voting to create a shortlist is underway, open to members of the BSFA, and we are crossing everything we have! If you haven't voted yet, and are eligible, voting closes on the 31st of January.
So, who are the nominees?
Let's start with fiction.
Artist Jay Johnstone has gathered two nominations, for the cover art of 'The Girl from the Sky' and 'The Sub-genres of British Fantasy Literature'.
From our 'Steampunk Writers Around the World' we have three nominations for short stories: Suna Dasi for 'Unmade', Milton Davies for 'The Swarm' and Josue' Ramos for 'The History of Your Heart'.
Incidentally, all the illustrations for this book were also made by Jay Johnstone. The last picture includes all the other marvellous authors.
Allen Stroud and Anthony Laken have obtained a nomination for their novels, and so did Peter Garrett, for his illustrated novelette, Final Diagnosis. Both Anthony and Peter debuted with us.
Academia Lunare, our non-fiction arm, has done really well!
From Luna's first Call for Papers, 'Gender Identity and Sexuality in Fantasy and SF', the papers of Juliet E McKenna (The Myth of Meritocracy and the Reality of the Leaky Pipe and Other Obstacles in Science Fiction & Fantasy) and Kim Lakin-Smith (Doll Parts: Reflections of the Feminine Grotesque in Frances Hardinge’s Cuckoo Song and Neil Gaiman’s Coraline) have been nominated.
Last but not least, AJ Dalton's "The Sub-genres of British Fantasy Literature" closes up the ranks.
A massive thank you to everyone who has voted for our family so far - we couldn't have done it without you! We are #lunapreoudparents!
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