2008 BSFA Award and Semiprozines

The BSFA Awards are presented annually by the British Science Fiction Association, based on a vote of BSFA members and – in recent years – members of the British national science fiction convention (Eastercon). Although semiprozines weren’t represented in this year’s winners, they were a few on the short list and several nominated works.


Best Short Fiction
Crystal Nights” by Greg Egan (Interzone 215)
Little Lost Robot” by Paul McAuley from (Interzone 217)

Best Artwork
Cover of Interzone 218 by Warwick Fraser Coombe

Nominated for Best Short Fiction

  • “[a ghost samba]” by Ian McDonald (Postscripts 15)
  • “A Brief Guide to Other Histories” by Paul McAuley (Postscripts 15)
  • A Buyer’s Guide To Maps Of Antarctica” by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 20)
  • Automatic Swan, Fusion Heart” by James Targett (Hub 69)
  • “Butterfly, Falling at Dawn” by Aliette De Bodard (Interzone 219)
  • “City of the Dead” by Paul McAuley (Postscripts Summer 08)
  • “Crystal Nights” by Greg Egan (Interzone 215)
  • “Greenland” by Chris Beckett (Interzone 218)
  • “His Master’s Voice” by Hannu Rajaniemi (Interzone 218)
  • “How To Make Paper Airplanes” by Lavie Tidhar (Interzone 216)
  • “I Can’t Look at the City” by Jim Stewart (Apex 12)
  • Jimmy’s Roadside Cafe” by Ramsey Shehandeh (Strange Horizons 6/30/08)
  • Ki Do (The Way of the Trees)” by Sarah Thomas (Strange Horizons 3/31/08)
  • “Legolas Does the Dishes” by Justina Robson (Postscripts 15)
  • “Little Lost Robot”  by Paul McAuley (Interzone 217)
  • Night Bird Soaring” by T.L. Morganfield (GUD 3)
  • “Pseudo Tokyo” by Jennifer Linnaea (Interzone 214)
  • “Rat Island” by Chris Beckett (Interzone 218)
  • “Talk Is Cheap” by Geoff Ryman (Interzone 216)
  • “The Best of Both Worlds” by Brian Stableford (Postscripts Summer 08)
  • “The Fantasy Jumper” by Will McIntosh (Black Static 3)
  • “The Imitation Game” by Rudy Rucker (Interzone 215)
  • “The Invisibles” by Elisabeth Vonarburg (Interzone 216)
  • The Magician’s House” by Meghan McCarron (Strange Horizons 7/14/08)
  • “The Right People” by Adam Rakunas (Futurismic 10/08)
  • “The Rising River” by Daniel Keysen (Black Static 5)
  • “The Scent of Their Arrival” by Mercurio D Rivera (Interzone 214)
  • “The Ships Like Clouds, Risen by Their Rain” by Jason Sanford (Interzone 217)
  • We Love Deena” by Alice Sola Kim (Strange Horizons 2/11/08)
  • “When Thorns are the Tips of Trees” by Jason Sanford (Interzone 219)