Australian and British Science Fiction Awards



Australian Science Fiction Awards

The Aurealis Awards are an annual literary award for Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction. It was established in 1995 by Chimera Publications, the publishers of Aurealis Magazine.


The Aurealis nominations are out for the best science fiction novels for 2020. There is a good mix of new writers and previous winners and nominees.

The nominations are:

Ghost Species, James Bradley;

Aurora Burning, Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff;

Fauna, Donna Mazza;

The Animals in That Country, Laura Jean McKay;

The Mother Fault, Kate Mildenhall;

Repo Virtual, Corey J White.

British Science Fiction Awards

The 2020 British Science Fiction Awards (BSFA) are awarded every year by the British Science Fiction Association based on the votes of BSFA members, and in recent years, members of the British National Science Fiction Convention, Eastercon.


The 2020 awards will be held online from April 2 to 5, 2021. The nominees for all categories can be viewed by clicking this LINK


There’s an interesting group of science fiction novels this year and I have read one of the nominations. The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson.


Two more interesting standouts are:

Threading the Labyrinth by Tiffany Angus; and Water Must Fall by Nick Wood.


The winner is The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin