science fiction awards database

The Science Fiction Awards Database is a rebranding, redesign, and ongoing expansion of the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards. The 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. Additional content supplementing awards data is being added in 2013 and 2014.

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Endeavour Award finalists

29 new and updated pages.

Citation Raw Counts

A first crude tally of titles referenced by the Citation Sources posted just over a year ago, listed at

There are many more citation sources to post, some substantial; I’ve already compiled them, but need to hold off posting them until I can check and verify bibliographic details (year of publication and publisher) for titles not already listed here, which takes some research and time.

Seiun Awards winners

This is Ken Liu’s fifth award for “The Paper Menagerie”.

FAQs and Stats

As I alluded yesterday on Facebook, I have started implementing various FAQ and tally and statistics pages on this site that were part of the old site, the Locus Index to SF Awards. As I said on Facebook, I’m rethinking all of these pages, and don’t plan to reproduce all of the old ones. For the moment, there is a new link on the homepage here to a directory page where these various tallies and statistics and FAQs will be listed. Having set up the initial steps to generate these pages, additional ones will be easy, and in fact, having already posted two general tallies, I have a couple three ideas for semi-global tallies that I think I can set up quickly this evening.

Once everything I want to preserve from the old site is reproduced on the new site… the old site will be deleted.

Update later this evening: 5 global and semi-global tallies posted, tonight.

Complete Locus Poll Results

500 new and updated pages.

However there are so many pages for an annual Locus Poll update, including the All Nominees page, which even as a text file, is over 2mb, that updates for this award/poll have crashed my FTP program three times this evening before completing what I hope is a full upload of all 500 files.

Though now I see that the All Nominees page,, has some formatting error that wrecks the top and bottom graphics. Will have to figure this out. Why this one page? The other pages look OK. Sigh.


Update Friday morning: The problem on the page was a broken link under Amano, Yoshitaka, on the last line for 2000, a reference to a title done with Neil Gaiman. Fixed now, the byline shows “illustrated by YA”, as intended. The page last night had the first part of an a href link, without the closing part, and that somehow broke the layout of the whole page (maybe the browser thought a div tag was being closed there).

What happened is that in May I added code for formatting such references to handle bylines like “Racconna Sheldon, aka James Tiptree, Jr.” The code checked for “aka” and built the reference accordingly. Oops. Last night the code found the “aka” in Yoshitaka, parsed the byline accordingly, and applied the resultant formatting.

Now the code checks for ” aka “. And parses and applies formatting accordingly.

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