Carl Brandon Society Awards, Arisia 2011

The event I most enjoyed at Arisia this year was the awards ceremony for The Carl Brandon Society, mostly because of the awesome readings from the awesome winning books. You can check out their blog here.

Arisia convention chair Crystal Huff arranged for an official certificate from the city of Boston to be presented to the Society, here represented by Nisi Shawl and Victor Raymond.

Winner of the 2008 Parallax Aware, Vandana Singh. You can buy her novella Distances from Aqueduct Press.

Winner of the 2008 Kindred Award, Tananarive Due. Her winning short story “Ghost Summer” is from a compilation titled The Ancestors that also features stories by L.A. Banks and Brandon Massey. Excerpt here.

The winners of the 2009 awards were not able to attend, but here’s some information about them and their books:

Half-World by Hiromi Goto, a middle-grade novel, won the Parallax Award. You might also remember her amazing Tiptree Award winning novel, The Kappa Child.

Liar by Justine Larbalestier, a YA novel, won the Kindred Award. It also won the the Davitt Award for best Young Adult Crime Novel 2010, The WA Premier’s Literary Award, Young Adult Prize 2009, and The Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) Christina Stead Award 2009 (best novel of the year regardless of genre).

You can nominate books published in 2010 here.

More pics at the Aqueduct blog.

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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