And what an interesting year it is! Via Locus:
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT Stephen Fabian and John Crowley
NOVEL Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami (Harvill; Knopf)
NOVELLA Voluntary Committal, Joe Hill (Subterranean Press)
SHORT FICTION "CommComm", George Saunders (The New Yorker 1 Aug 2005)
ANTHOLOGY The Fair Folk, Marvin Kaye, ed. (SFBC)
COLLECTION The Keyhole Opera, Bruce Holland Rogers (Wheatland Press)
ARTIST James Jean
SPECIAL AWARD, PROFESSIONAL Sean Wallace (for Prime Books)
SPECIAL AWARD, NON-PROFESSIONAL David Howe & Stephen Walker (for Telos Books)
Judges for this year’s awards were Steve Lockley, Barbara Roden, Victoria Strauss, Jeff VanderMeer, and Andrew Wheeler.
All in all, no way to really argue with any of these even if I was pulling for different horses in some of the races; CommComm was one of my fave stories last year, Kafka on the Shore’s a beautiful novel and Joe Hill rocks. Congratulations, all. And now, let Bittercon resume for those of us not in Austin.
p.s. Scalzi points out the winners are all men this year. I noticed that too and went browsing through the history of winners. I got to 1994 before I found an all-male fiction year, and even so, there were female winners on the anthology editing side. (Note: I was browsing, so I could have missed something.) I figure this is a fluke year in an award with pretty decent gender equity (in recent history, anyway).