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 by the end of 2017.

2017 Finalists:

2017 Winners:

2016 Winners:


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2017 Sidewise winners

2017 Hugo and Campbell Memorial winners

A few more citations

From David G. Hartwell’s Age of Wonders, added Appendix I, historical titles, and titles from ‘literary list’ on page 192 not previously compiled.

189 new and updated pages.

Citations Complete, for now

3840 new and updated pages.

Extensive citations from 10 key references are now completely installed. The 10 sources are indicated by (2) following their titles on the Directory page linked above. These additions total 4976 individual citations, entailing 3519 unique books by 1274 different authors. Of the 1274, 397 are authors new to this database.

The citations installed today were compiled as far back as 2005, but have required research to identify basic bibliographic information — year published, country, and publisher of 1st edition where possible — for all 3519 titles. Both SFE and, having expanded greatly over this period, have become key resources for this task.

The total number of citations, from the 60 sources listed on the Directory page, is now 11030, entailing 4650 unique books by 1597 different authors. The authors with the most citations are Heinlein (181), Dick (158), Asimov (155), Wells (133), Silverberg (123), Le Guin (123), Clarke (113), Aldiss (110), Ballard (100), Pohl (98), and Bradbury (98).

This completes, for now, the first of four long-planned expansion phases of (There will doubtless be additional citation sources to compile in the future.) The next phase will be to combine these citations with the awards data to generate timelines and ranked lists of significant book titles from across the history of science fiction and fantasy. The final two phases will compile much more anthology reprint data, and apply the same analysis to short fiction.

2017 Mythopoeic winners

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