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Book Awards & Books Lists
This guide lists some of the best known book awards and book lists for works written in, or translated into, English. Includes literary awards for contemporary and genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult and children's literature.
Print. Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
"Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident--or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court. Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion--all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret--one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life--or rescue it from annihilation."
Print. 2020 Edgar Award winner for best first novel by an American author.
"In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine-- a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic 'dives' with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. When the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos' small community. The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night-- trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges-- as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice."
Print. 2019 World Fantasy Award for best novel.
"In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own. Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn't leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans' hospital, Miles can't hide what he truly is. When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles' healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient's murder. To find the truth he'll need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man he's ever seen."
Awarded annually "for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom." Chosen by a panel of judges invited from the British Science Fiction Association, the Science Fiction Foundation and the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival. Past winners and shortlist titles listed under About. Awarded in July.
Multiple awards given annually by the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) to honor notable science fiction works. Winners are announced at the British National Science Fiction Convention in April.
Multiple annual awards for science fiction writing. The awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), which is also responsible for administering them. Winners are announced at Worldcon in July or August.
Annual international awards given to authors and artists in the fantasy field. Categories are: novel, novella, short story, anthology, collection and artist. Winners are announced in late October or early November.
Library Catalog Featured Lists
The Featured Lists collections in the Library Catalog brings together award winning and notable books owned by the Blume Library.