BSFA 2007 Awards Shortlists were announced on 21 January 2008.
BSFA is The British Science Fiction Association. BSFA was created 1958, when a group of leading authors, publishers, booksellers and fans decided that Britain needed an organisation to encourage science fiction in every form. Today BSFA unites members from Australia, Russia, Europe, USA, Canada and Argentina.
The World Fantasy Convention is an annual gathering (almost a reunion) of professionals, collectors, and others interested in the field of Light and Dark Fantasy art and literature. This year the gathering was at Saratoga, New York. The main features of the convention are the World Fantasy Awards.
The winners at this year are:
Special Award, Non-Professional: Gary K. Wolfe
Special Award, Professional: Ellen Asher
Best Artist: Shaun Tan
Best Collection: Map of Dreams, M. Rickert
Best Anthology: Salon Fantastique, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Best Short Fiction: “Journey Into the Kingdom”, M. Rickert
Best Novella: “Botch Town”, Jeffrey Ford
Best Novel: Soldier of Sidon, Gene Wolfe
Life Achievement: Betty Ballantine & Diana Wynne Jones