Category Archives: Awards

Notice from the CSFFA regarding the Aurora Awards Ballot.

Membership in the CSFFA is only 10$ and gives you the right to download a small fortune’s worth of literature! I highly recommend getting involved. Besides the joy of all that summer reading, you get to vote for the winners of the award and thereby encourage our authors.  –Cathy

Notice from the CSFFA regarding the Aurora Awards Ballot.

This email is being sent out to CSFFA account holders who have requested notices but currently do not have a paid CSFFA membership.  If you have paid and your account does not reflect that please contact me ASAP and we will look into it.  Please remember, once you have paid your account should automatically be updated.  There should be no delay.

Aurora Awards:  If you had not heard, the 2017 Aurora Awards ballot is out.
A notice and the ballot are on our website,
http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/wp3/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-Aurora-Awa
rds-Ballot.pdf .  Congratulations to this year’s nominees.

There are two important things to take notice of.  This year we have a special new category, Best of the Decade.  This category is only given out once every ten years.  Full details about this can be found on this year’s ballot.  The other item is that due to a lack of eligible nominations in the Best Poem/Song category there will not be an award for it this year.  To be eligible a work must receive at least 5 (five) nominations.

Voters’ Package:  The package is open to all paid account holders.  The first release of this year’s voters’ package is out.  Please note the Best of the Decade and the Fan Organizational downloads are located above the other categories on the download page.  They work the same as the others by clicking on them you will start the download process.  Please be patient and wait for each download to complete before you start the next one.

Here is a link to what is in our package:
http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/wp3/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Whats-on-the-2017-Aurora-Award-voter-package-Version-1.pdf

Once you have paid for this year’s membership can go to our “Voters Package Download” page from the “Join/Nominate/Vote” menu item or use this link:
http://www.prixaurorawards.ca/aurora-awards/voter-package-download/

We want to thank the nominees and their publishers for their generous donation of these works.  Remember, these downloads are for CSFFA members and only CSFFA members.  We request you do not share them with others.  The voters’ package will be available to download until voting closes on September 2nd, 2017.

This year’s awards will be presented at Hal-Con in Halifax (www.hal-con.com) on the weekend of September 22-24, 2017.

Happy reading.

Clifford Samuels
Aurora Awards administrator
www.prixaurorawards.ca

2017 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists

The annual Mythopoeic Awards were first presented at Mythcon II in 1971. They came in two categories: one for fantasy fiction and one for scholarship. In 1992 the categories were increased to four: fiction was split into adult and juvenile categories, and the original scholarship category in Inklings studies was joined by one for general myth and fantasy studies, reflecting the broadening basis of Society scholarship. Fiction awards go to a work published during the previous year that best exemplifies “the spirit of the Inklings”. The scholarship awards go to books published in the previous three years. Each year the Awards are chosen by volunteer juries of Society members, then announced and presented in a ceremony at the Mythcon banquet. The actual award is a reproduction of one of the lion statues that rest outside the entrance of the New York Public Library. Inevitably, it became known as the “Aslan.”

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2017 Mythopoeic Awards.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • Andrea Hairston, Will Do Magic For Small Change (Aqueduct Press, 2016)
  • Mary Robinette Kowal, Ghost Talkers (Tor, 2016)
  • Patricia A. McKillip, Kingfisher (Ace, 2016)
  • Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Cycle: The Raven Boys (Scholastic, 2012); The Dream Thieves (Scholastic, 2013); Blue Lily, Lily Blue (Scholastic, 2014); and The Raven King (Scholastic, 2016)
  • Jo Walton, Thessaly Trilogy: The Just City (Tor, 2015); The Philosopher Kings (Tor, 2015); Necessity (Tor, 2016)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Adam Gidwitz, The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and their Holy Dog (Dutton, 2016)
  • S. E. Grove, The Mapmakers Trilogy: The Class Sentence (Viking 2014); The Golden Specific (Viking, 2015); The Crimson Skew (Viking, 2015)
  • Bridget Hodder, The Rat Prince (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2016)
  • Grace Lin, When the Sea Turned to Silver (Little, Brown, 2016)
  • Delia Sherman, The Evil Wizard Smallbone (Candlewick, 2016)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • Lisa Coutras, Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, and Transcendence in Middle Earth (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016)
  • Sørina Higgins, ed. The Chapel of the Thorn by Charles Williams (Apocryphile Press, 2015)
  • Leslie Donovan, ed. Approaches to Teaching Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Other Works (Modern Language Association, 2015)
  • Christopher Tolkien, ed. Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell by J.R.R. Tolkien (Houghton Mifflin, 2014)
  • Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Aisling Byrne, Otherworlds: Fantasy and History in Medieval Literature (Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • Richard Firth Green, Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016)
  • Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn, Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
  • Gabrielle Lissauer, The Tropes of Fantasy Fiction (McFarland, 2015)
  • Jack Zipes, Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales (Princeton University Press, 2014)

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults that best exemplifies the spirit of the Inklings. Books are eligible for two years after publication if not selected as a finalist during the first year of eligibility.

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature honors books for beginning readers to age thirteen, in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult literature award.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

The winners will be announced during Mythcon 48, to be held from July 28-31, 2017.

Sunburst Awards

The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic is an annual award celebrating the best in Canadian fantastika published during the previous calendar year. Winners receive a medallion that incorporates the Sunburst logo. Winners of both the Adult and Young Adult Sunburst Award also receive a cash prize of $1,000, while winners of the Short Story Sunburst Award receive a cash prize of $500.

http://www.sunburstaward.org

We are proud to announce the longlists for the 2017 SUNBURST AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CANADIAN LITERATURE OF THE FANTASTIC.

Toronto, Ontario (May 29, 2017): The Sunburst Award Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 longlist for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. This year’s lists are comprised of a mixture of established authors, talented newcomers, and several past nominees.

Below are the works longlisted by the jury, with links to their publishers, books and stories (where possible).

The Sunburst Award official shortlist will be announced in late June. Sunburst Award winners will be announced in Fall 2017.

The jurors for the 2017 award are Nancy Baker, Michel Basilières, Rebecca Bradley, Dominick Grace, and Sean Moreland.

 

2016 Nebula Awards

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. has announced the recipients of the Nebula Awards®.

The Nebula Awards® are voted on and presented by the active members of SFWA for outstanding science fiction and fantasy published in 2016.

THE RECIPIENTS OF THE 2016 NEBULA AWARDS

NOVEL

  • All the Birds in the Sky, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor; Titan)

NOVELLA

  • Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTE

  • “The Long Fall Up”, William Ledbetter (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction)

SHORT STORY

  • “Seasons of Glass and Iron”, Amal El-Mohtar (The Starlit Wood)

RAY BRADBURY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMATIC PRESENTATION

  • Arrival, Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Screenplay by Eric Heisserer, 21 Laps Entertainment/FilmNation Entertainment/Lava Bear Films/Xenolinguistic

ANDRE NORTON AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOK

  • Arabella of Mars, David D. Levine (Tor)

2017 DAMON KNIGHT GRAND MASTER AWARD

  • Jane Yolen

SOLSTICE AWARD

  • Peggy Rae Sapienza (Posthumous)
  • Toni Weisskopf

KEVIN O’DONNELL JR. SERVICE TO SFWA AWARD

  • Jim Fiscus

Toastmaster Dr. Kjell Lindgren.

Prix Imaginales — Les Lauréats 2017

Créé en mai 2002 à l’initiative de la Ville d’Epinal, le Prix Imaginales est le premier prix exclusivement consacré à la fantasy en France.

Il récompense à la fois des écrivains, des illustrateurs, des essayistes ou des traducteurs.

Un jury composé de journalistes, de critiques et de spécialistes départage les meilleures œuvres de fantasy dans six catégories.

  • Roman francophone
  • Roman étranger (traduit)
  • Illustration
  • Jeunesse
  • Nouvelle
  • Prix spécial

Les six lauréats reçoivent un prix doté.

L’annonce des prix se fait début mai, afin de pouvoir, dans la mesure du possible, accueillir les auteurs récompensés aux Imaginales à Epinal.

Jury 2017

  • Jacques GRASSER (Président)
  • Jean-Claude VANTROYEN (Vice-président)
  • Annaïg HOUESNARD (Secrétaire)
  • Stéphane WIESER (Directeur du Festival)
  • Christophe de JERPHANION
  • Natacha VAS-DEYRES
  • Frédérique ROUSSEL

Les Lauréats 2017

  • Catégorie roman francophone : Anthelme HAUCHECORNEJournal d’un marchand de rêves (L’Atelier Mosésu)
  • Catégorie roman étranger traduit : Anna STAROBINETSRefuge 3/9 (Agullo), traduction de Raphaëlle Pache
  • Catégorie jeunesse : Fabien CLAVELPanique dans la mythologie : l’Odyssée d’Hugo (Rageot)
  • Catégorie illustration : Aurélien POLICE, pour les couvertures de la trilogie La Voie des oracles, de Estelle Faye (Scrinéo)
  • Catégorie nouvelle : Jean-Claude DUNYACHLe Clin d’œil du héron (L’Atalante)
  • Catégorie prix spécial du jury : Tom SHIPPEYJ.R.R Tolkien, auteur du siècle (Bragelonne), traduction de Aurélie Brémont.

Prix Aurora/Boréal et Prix Jacques-Brossard

Prix Aurora/Boréal et Prix Jacques-Brossard  ont été remis au Congrès Boréal

Martine Desjardins, lauréate du prix Jacques-Brossard

Québec, 5 mai 2017 – Au terme de leurs délibérations, les cinq membres du jury ont décerné le prix Jacques-Brossard 2017 à Martine Desjardins pour son roman La Chambre verte publié chez Alto. S’étant distinguée parmi les 56 auteurs en lice, l’auteure a reçu le prix à la Maison de la littérature, à Québec, dans le cadre des cérémonies d’ouverture du congrès Boréal.

Doté d’une bourse de 3000 $, le prix Jacques-Brossard est administré par la corporation Passeport pour l’imaginaire. Il récompense chaque année l’auteur de la plus remarquable production dans les littératures de l’imaginaire.   http://www.grandprixsffq.ca/2008/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=83&Itemid=31

Prix Aurora/Boréal – Meilleur roman

Les Prix Boréal/Aurora 2017 visent à reconnaître ce qui s’est fait de mieux en imaginaire d’ici, et ils ont été remis au Congrès Boréal, qui a eu lieu à Québec du 5 au 7 mai 2017

Prix Aurora/Boréal – Meilleur roman

Meilleur roman de science-fiction, de fantastique ou de fantasy en français, de plus de 40,000 mots par un(e) Canadien(ne), publié durant l’année.

  • Chartrand, Sébastien : Le crépuscule des arcanes 3. Le sorcier de l’Île d’Orléans (Alire)
  • Côté, Héloïse : Les monstres intérieurs (Alire)
  • Desjardins, Martine : La chambre verte (Alto)
  • Gélinas, Ariane : Les Cendres de Sedna (Alire)
  • Raymond, Frédéric : La rue du Lac-Frisson 1. L’arbre maléfique (Éditions du Phoenix)

Prix Aurora/Boréal – Meilleure nouvelle

Meilleure fiction courte (moins de 40,000 mots) de science-fiction, de fantastique ou de fantasy, par un(e) Canadien(ne) publiée au cours de l’année. Cette catégorie vise à honorer la fiction courte en français telle les nouvelles, novelettes, novellas et fiction-flash.

  • Adam, Raphaëlle B. : « La maison verte » (Solaris 197)
  • Côté, Dave : « Angle mort » (Brins d’éternité 43)
  • Gauthier, Éric : « Éclairer l’origine » (Solaris 199)
  • Laframboise, Michèle : « La Cousine entropie » (Galaxie 40)
  • Lauzon, Isabelle : « Consortium : L’initiation » (Solaris 197)
  • Meynard, Yves : « Le guerrier aveugle » (Solaris 200)
  • Simard, Éric : « Je ne suis pas mort » (Clair/Obscur 17)
  • Tessier, Mario : « Le sommeil de la raison » (Brins d’éternité 43)
  • Tessier, Mario : « Tempus fugit » (Solaris 198)
  • Vonarburg, Élisabeth : « Le printemps de Krijka » (Solaris 200)

Prix Aurora/Boréal – Meilleure bande dessinée

Meilleure bande dessinée de science-fiction, fantastique ou fantasy, volume unique d’une série ou bande dessinée en-ligne en français par un(e) Canadien(ne) publiée au cours de l’année. Cette catégorie est pour les oeuvres publiées qui sont surtout de nature graphique narrative. Les nominations peuvent être effectuées selon le texte, l’illustration ou les coloris.

  • Bulle Contagion T5 – Pandémie. Jean Philippe, Damien et als. (BerBer)
  • Hiver nucléaire T2. Cab (Front froid)
  • Turbo kid T1. Dion, RKSS (Studio Lounak)

Prix Aurora/Boréal – Meilleur ouvrage connexe

Meilleure(s) critique(s) littéraire(s) ou recension(s) de livre, meilleur ouvrage critique, meilleur scénario, meilleure anthologie ou recueil de science-fiction, de fantastique ou de fantasy publié en français au cours de l’année, par un(e) Canadien(ne).

  • Brins d’éternité (Ariane Gélinas, Alamo St-Jean et Guillaume Voisine, direction)
  • La République du Centaure (Alain Ducharme, coordonnateur)
  • Solaris (Jean Pettigrew, éditeur)
  • Gélinas, Ariane : Recueil Les murmurantes (Les Six Brumes)
  • Tessier, Mario : Chronique «Les Carnets du Futurible» (Solaris 197-200)

Prix Boréal – Création artistique visuelle et audiovisuelle

Sont admissibles, entre autres, les bédéistes, illustrateurs, peintres, sculpteurs, réalisateurs cinématographiques, réalisateurs en animation, musiciens dont l’oeuvre relève en tout ou en partie de la science-fiction, du fantastique et de la fantasy. Il n’y aura qu’une seule inscription par auteur. L’ensemble de sa production de l’année qui précède la remise des prix y sera rattaché.

  • Léger, Émilie: Illustrations, Solaris 198-199; couverture, Les Cendres de Sedna, etc.
  • Khaos, Mary: Couverture, Brins d’éternité 43, etc.
  • Blanché, Pascal: Couverture, Brins d’eternité 45, etc.
  • Fromenteau, Grégory: Couverture, Les Monstres intérieurs, Le Sang de Mirial et La Chute de Mirial, etc.
  • Spehner, Laurine: Illustrations, Solaris 197, 199-200, etc.

Prix Boréal – Fanédition

Ce prix sert à souligner les contributions non-professionelles à l’enrichissement du milieu qui ne peuvent être classées dans les catégories précédentes. Sont admissibles, entre autres, les associations, fanzines, webzines et blogues.

  • Clair/Obscur (fanzine) – http://www.revueclairobscur.ca/
  • Geneviève Blouin (blogue) – http://laplumeetlepoing.blogspot.com/
  • Savante Folle (blogue) – http://savantefolle.wordpress.com/
  • Culture des Futurs (blogue) – http://culturedesfuturs.blogspot.com/
  • La Horde Geek (webzine) – http://www.lahordegeek.com/

 

Judges Select Gross, Peter, Prohias, and Seda for Eisner Hall of Fame

Voters Will Select 4 More Inductees

For a complete list of the judges’ choices and the nominees with bios and artwork, please click here.

Comic-Con International has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have selected four individuals to automatically be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2017. These inductees are Milt Gross (early newspaper cartoonist known for such strips as Count Screwloose of Tooloose, Nize Baby, and That’s My Pop!), H. G. Peter (original Wonder Woman artist), Antonio Prohias (creator of MAD’s “Spy vs. Spy”), and Dori Seda (pioneering autobiographical underground cartoonist). In most years, the judges select only two automatic inductees, but an exception was made this year as part of the Will Eisner centennial celebration (Eisner would have turned 100 on March 6).

The judges have also chosen 17 nominees from which voters will select 4 to be inducted in the Hall of Fame this summer. These nominees are Peter Bagge, Howard Cruse, Steve Englehart, Justin Green, Roberta Gregory, Bill Griffith, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Francoise Mouly, Jackie Ormes, George Pérez, P. Craig Russell, Posy Simmonds, Walt Simonson, Jim Starlin, Rumiko Takahashi, and Garry Trudeau.

New trophy for the World Fantasy Association

Most beautiful trophy ever?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copied from:  http://www.arctera.com/wfa/wfadmin-award-announcement.htm

The Awards Administration wanted something representational that would reflect the depth and breadth of the fantasy field, from horror to high fantasy and all stops in between. Trees—good trees, evil trees, prophetic trees, harboring trees, forests full of demons, forests of sanctuary—turn up throughout art and literature from the very beginning. They represent life, strength, nature, endurance, wisdom, rebirth, protection; they symbolize the link between heaven and earth. In Christian mythology, mankind starts with the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. In Norse mythology, the entire structure of the universe is dependent on the giant ash Yggdrasill, the World Tree, which many Eastern European countries see as a home to the spirits of the dead. Indian mythology has the cosmic tree Asvattha, and there are plenty of fantastical trees in Greek and Roman mythology too, including dryads, the nymphs who inhabit trees, the Dodona grove of prophetic trees, and Argo, Jason’s ship, which maintained the magical properties of the tree which provided its wood.

The Green Man is a magical figure in many countries; druids are tied to the oak and the ash; some oak trees were thought to be oracular. Yews guard the entrance to the underworld, rowan keeps witches away. In Native American myth the hero Gluskap created humans by shooting an arrow into the heart of a birch. In Persia, the tree which grew from the decomposing corpse of the first human split into a man and woman, and the fruit became the other races of mankind. Buddha reached enlightenment under a Bodhi tree, which in turn inspired Robert Jordan’s Chora trees.

Trees bestride fantasy literature, from Roger Zelazny’s The Chronicles of Amber to Robert Holdstock’s WFA-winning Mythago Wood cycle, C.S. Lewis’ Narnia chronicles to Michael Sullivan’s Age of Myth cycle, the godswoods of Westeros in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ents and Enid Blyton’s Magical Faraway Tree.

But not all trees are nurturing: it’s the treatment of a Chora sapling which begins a bloody war in Jordan’s books. Tolkien’s Mirkwood is as evil as its denizens and Weasels and Stoats rampage around Kenneth Grahame’s Wild Wood; J.K. Rowling’s Whomping Willow has terrified millions, while Patrick Rothfuss’ Cthaeh, lurk unseen in the branches of a giant tree in the fae realm. There’s the baobab tree in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, Ray Bradbury’s The October Tree, the apple tree in The Wizard of Oz, and many more.

Vincent Villafranca has encapsulated the worlds of fantasy in the branches of our new award, and we thank him.

2017 Chesley Award Final Nomination List (for 2016 Works)

Later this year, MonSFFA is planning a discussion of SF/F art and artists. The Chesley Awards are for the best art in the previous year, and are presented in a ceremony at the World Con, this year in Helsinki.

Take time to see the images, they’re awe inspiring!

Cathy

 

2017 Chesley Award Final Nomination List (for 2016 Works)

This is the official final nomination list for the 32nd annual ASFA awards, the Chesleys. The Chesley, named for the great astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell, started in 1985 as a means for the SF & Fantasy art community to recognize individual works and achievements in a given year. This year’s awards are for works and achievements in the period from January 1st to December 31st 2016.

Best Cover Illustration: Hardcover

Album https://goo.gl/photos/Ms1RqFpsTQp6Pdpy6

Dan dos Santos  Fables: Cubs in Toyland by Bill Willingham  Vertigo, September 2016

Todd Lockwood Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood DAW, May 2016

Tran Nguyen Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey Subterranean Press, October 2016

Cliff Nielsen Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare McElderry Books, March 2016

David Palumbo Arcanum Unbounded by Brandon Sanderson Tor, November 2016

John Picacio In the House of the Worm by George R.R. Martin Baltimore Science Fiction Society, May 2016

Best Cover Illustration: Paperback or Ebook

Album https://goo.gl/photos/n7rLm6WRQx8oE56h6

Tommy Arnold  A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson Tor.com Publishing, October 2016

Julie Dillon Beyond the Stars: At Galaxy’s Edge by Assorted Authors Astral books Amazon Digital Services, August 2016

Sarah Anne Langton Central Station by Lavie Tidhar Tachyon Publications, May 2016

Gene Mollica Breath of Earth by Beth Cato Harper Voyager, August 2016

Victo Ngai Forest of Memory by Mary Robinette Kowal Tor, March 2016

Best Cover Illustration: Magazine

Album https://goo.gl/photos/eTTAWtG7V4f8TLY68

Galen Dara Uncanny Issue 10, May/June 2016

Elizabeth Leggett  LIGHTSPEED #69, February 2016

David Palumbo Swallowed Whole, Aliens – Life and Death #1 Dark Horse, September 2016

Paolo Rivera Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1953 Dark Horse, February 2016

Jeremy Wilson Chimera Brigade #1 By Serge Lehman and Fabrice Colin  Titan Comics, October 2016

Best Interior Illustration

Album https://goo.gl/photos/7vJkVu63StdPWVqEA

Rovina Cai “Tom, Thom” by K.M. Ferebee Tor.com, February 2016

Kari Christensen Gethsemoni, Court of the Dead: Chronicle of the Underworld by Tom Gilliland Sideshow Collectibles 2016

Tran Nguyen Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey Subterranean Press 2016

Greg Ruth “Freedom is Space for the Spirit” by Glen Hirshberg Tor.com, April 2016

Ivica Stevanovic The Bestiary edited by Ann Vandermeer Centipede Press, March 2016

Best Gaming Related Illustration

Album https://goo.gl/photos/1VqM4odHaXVHEmTt6

Mauricio Calle Encounter at Stygeon Prime- Star Wars: The Card Game Fantasy Flight Games 2016

Cliff Childs Long-Finned Skywhale Kaladesh card set WotC, Sept. 2016

Ryan Pancoast Inventor’s Apprentice Kaladesh card set  WotC, Sept. 2016

Matthew Stewart Mastertrinketeer Kaladesh card set WotC, Sept. 2016

Ryan Yee Die Young Kaladesh card set WotC, Sept. 2016

Best Product Illustration

Album https://goo.gl/photos/DkxYUiB5ASL4fnQy9

Donato Giancola  Portal Promotional art for Illuxcon

Clark Huggins Advertisement for RECKLESS DECK Imagine FX, February 2016

John Picacio La Corona (The Crown) Loteria Lone Boy

Cynthia Sheppard 2017 Llewellyn’s Astrological Calendar

Greg Spalenka banner art to promote Roxana Illuminated Perfume 2016

Best Color Work: Unpublished

Album https://goo.gl/photos/1wF16zG6GU9EE61P9

John Harris The Ark, Oil

Vanessa Lemen Holding On and Letting Go, Oil on canvas

Miranda Meeks December, Digital

Shreya Shetty The Dragon Charmer, Digital

Michael Whelan In a World of Her Own, Acrylic

Best Monochrome Work: Unpublished

Album https://goo.gl/photos/VVrMNjUUgdFwRKtZ8

Marcela Bolivar White Crown, Photoshop

Jana Heidersdorf Darkness  Acrylics, pencil and digital

Travis Lewis Soul Engine, Graphite

Ruth Sanderson Luna, Scratchboard

Allen Williams The Fall of Night, Pencil

Best Three Dimensional Art

Album  https://goo.gl/photos/tVmpAewdX2bLbTS26

Akihito Ikeda Nephila, Mixed media

Thomas Kuebler Medusa, Mixed media

Forest Rogers La Belle Crustace, premier air-dry clay & washi paper

Virginie Ropars The Evil Eye, Mixed media

Lee Shamel “The Scepter of the Crystal Flame”, Mixed media

Best Art Director

Neil Clarke Clarkesworld Magazine

Irene Gallo Tor/tor.com

Sheila Gilbert & Betsy Wollheim DAW Books

Lauren Panepinto Orbit Books

Cynthia Sheppard Wizards of the Coast

Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Iain McCaig

Greg Manchess

Hayao Miyazaki

Wendy Pini

Drew Struzan

Berni Wrightson

 

Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2017

Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2017

(Période de sélection : janvier 2016 à décembre 2016)

La réunion du GPI se tient le 4 février 2017, à la brasserie L’Européen où nous sommes toujours bien accueillis, dans la salle particulière qui permet de se bagarrer en toute tranquillité.

Trois des jurés manquent à l’appel, François Angelier, Jean-Claude Dunyach et Bruno Para, qui ont très heureusement donné leurs consignes de vote et peuvent être joints par téléphone lorsque leur avis devient crucial.

On déplore également l’absence du secrétaire, victime d’un méchant virus cubain. Aux dernières nouvelles, il a survécu.

Après plusieurs heures de délibération, on aboutit enfin à la première sélection qui sera rendue publique le 12 février 2017. La liste des nominés sera publiée en avril, et la remise du prix aura lieu, comme les années précédentes, dans la Maison de l’Imaginaire pendant le festival Saint-Malo Étonnants Voyageurs, le 4 juin 2017, vers 18 h.

Février 2017 : Première sélection

1) Roman francophone
  • Le Mur de Planck de Christophe Carpentier (P.O.L.)
  • Chroniques de l’étrange, tomes 1 & 2 de Romain D’Huissier (Critic)
  • Vostok de Laurent Kloetzer (Denoël)
  • Sitrinjêta de Christian Léourier (Critic)
  • Latium, tomes I & II de Romain Lucazeau (Denoël)
  • Défaite des maîtres et possesseurs de Vincent Message (Seuil)
  • Jardin d’hiver d’Olivier Paquet (L’Atalante)
  • Métaquine, tomes 1 & 2 de François Rouiller (L’Atalante)
2) Roman étranger
  • Mémoires, par lady Trent, tomes 1 & 2 de Marie Brennan (L’Atalante)
  • L’Espace d’un an de Becky Chambers (L’Atalante)
  • Le Problème à trois corps de Liu Cixin (Actes Sud)
  • Les Chroniques du Radch, tomes 1 à 3 d’Ann Leckie (Nouveaux Millénaires)
  • Merfer de China Miéville (Fleuve)
  • La Maison dans laquelle de Mariam Petrosyan (Monsieur Toussaint Louverture)
  • L’Inclinaison de Christopher Priest (Denoël)
  • Frankenstein à Bagdad d’Ahmed Saadawi (Piranha)
  • Avec joie et docilité de Johanna Sinisalo (Actes Sud)
  • Annihilation de Jeff Vandermeer (Au diable vauvert)
  • Le Subtil changement, tomes 1 à 3 de Jo Walton (Denoël)

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