science fiction awards+ database

The Science Fiction Awards Database is a rebranding, redesign, and expansion of the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards, established in 2000 but now deprecated, except for the homepage and the essays linked in the left pane.

This site went online in August 2012 with awards listings and individual pages for every nominee (under the Names tab, above) -- and for those with more than a few nominations, separate pages sorted chronologically and alphabetically by title.

This site's goal, despite the title, is to profile the significant works of SF/F/H history based not just on Awards, but on additional sources, as indicated in the tabs above -- Citations, and Anthologies/Collections. While the awards content was transferred from the old site in 2012, these additional data, and analyses, are being developed and posted in 2014, with a plan for the entire site to be complete sometime in 2018.

2018 Finalists:

2018 Winners:

2017 Winners:

2016 Winners:


Latest Updates [RSS]

Citations: Locus Online’s 2012 poll of Fantasy Novels of the 20th Century

209 new and updated pages.

Note that voting in these 2012 polls was unconstrained, so that some works rank on both the SF and the fantasy lists, and some multiple works are represented both by individual and series titles.

Citations: Locus Online’s 2012 poll of SF Novels of the 20th Century

190 new and updated pages.

Citations: Gary K. Wolfe’s How Great Science Fiction Works

226 new and updated pages.

Citations: Di Filippo’s Critical Survey of SF & F Literature

This three-volume, 2017 set updates four-volume, 1996 set Magill’s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, adding 50 entries.

195 new and updated pages.

Recent Writers & Illustrators of the Future results and earlier years back to 2013. Complete results, previously available only in the published annual anthologies, are now available on the Writers of the Future site (

216 new and updated pages.

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