List of Gaylactic Spectrum Award winners and nominees for best novel

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The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards are given to works of science fiction, fantasy and horror that explore LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) topics in a positive way. They were founded in 1998, first presented by the Gaylactic Network in 1999, and in 2002 they were given their own organization, the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards Foundation.[1]

Logo of the Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation

Since their inception, awards have been given in categories for novels, short fiction and best other work. Other categories have also been added and removed in intervening years, and works produced before the inception of the awards are eligible to be inducted into the "Hall of Fame". The novels category is open to submissions of novels released during the prior calendar year in North America that includes "significant positive GLBT content". The results are decided by a panel of judges from the list of submitted nominees; the long list of nominees is reduced to a short list of finalists, and the results are generally announced and presented at Gaylaxicon, an annual convention devoted to LGBT-themed science fiction. This article lists all the "Best Novel" award nominees and winners and novels inducted into the Hall of Fame.[2]

Each award consists of an etched image on lucite on a stand, using a spiral galaxy in a triangle logo, based on the logo the Gaylactic Network. The award winner's name, work title, award year and award category are etched on a small plaque on the base or on the plexiglass itself. A small cash stipend is awarded to winners in the Best Novel category. The cost of the awards is met through individual donations and fundraising events.[2]

The only author to have won the best novel award more than once is Laurie J. Marks (with two wins); Elizabeth Bear holds the record for most nominations. Seven of her novels have been nominated (one of them winning). Tanya Huff and Lynn Flewelling have both been a finalists five times without winning.

Novel winners and nominees

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the award ceremonies; the books were released is the preceding years. Entries with a lavender background have won the relevant award; those with a white background are the nominees on the short-list. Superscript letters after the result indicate simultaneous nominations in other categories.

  Winners and joint winners
  Finalists/Short-listed nominees
Year Author(s) Book title Publisher Result Ref.
1999
Anne Harris Accidental Creatures Tor Won (joint) [3]
1999
Stephen Leigh Dark Water's Embrace Avon Eos Won (joint) [3]
1999
Carolyn Ives Gilman Halfway Human Avon Eos Nom [3]
1999
Nancy Kress Maximum Light Tor Nom [3]
1999
Fiona Patton The Painter Knight DAW Books Nom [3]
2000
Keith Hartman The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse  Meisha Merlin Won[A] (joint) [4]
2000
Peg Kerr The Wild Swans Warner Aspect Won (joint) [4]
2000
Severna Park The Annunciate Avon Eos Nom [4]
2000
Fiona Patton The Granite Shield DAW Books Nom [4]
2000
Tanya Huff The Quartered Sea DAW Books Nom [4]
2000
Lynn Flewelling Traitor's Moon Bantam Spectra Nom [4]
2001
David Gerrold Jumping Off the Planet Tor Won [5]
2001
Michael Chabon The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Random House Nom [5]
2001
Ricardo Pinto The Chosen Tor Nom [5]
2001
Rick Reed The Face without a Heart Design Image Group Nom [5]
2001
Melissa Scott The Jazz Tor Nom [5]
2001
Jim Grimsley Kirith Kirin Meisha Merlin Nom [5]
2001
Greg Egan Teranesia Avon Harpercollins Eos Nom [5]
2002
Hugh Nissenson The Song of the Earth Algonquin Books Won [6]
2002
David Gerrold Bouncing Off the Moon Tor Nom [6]
2002
Steven Harper Dreamer Roc Nom [6]
2002
Liz Williams The Ghost Sister Bantam Spectra Nom [6]
2002
Hiromi Goto The Kappa Child Red Deer Press Nom [6]
2002
Jacqueline Carey Kushiel's Dart Tor Nom [6]
2002
Candas Jane Dorsey A Paradigm of Earth Tor Nom [6]
2002
Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett Point of Dreams Tor Nom [6]
2003
Laurie J. Marks Fire Logic Tor Won [7]
2003
Don Sakers Dance for the Ivory Madonna Speed-of-C Nom [7]
2003
Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman  The Fall of the Kings Bantam Spectra Nom [7]
2003
Robert J. Sawyer Hominids Tor Nom [7]
2003
Jane Fletcher Lorimal's Chalice Fortitude Press Nom [7]
2003
Steven Harper Nightmare: A Novel of the Silent Empire Roc Nom [7]
2003
Kelley Eskridge Solitaire Eos Nom [7]
2004
Nalo Hopkinson The Salt Roads Warner Won [8]
2004
Lynn Flewelling The Hidden Warrior Bantam Spectra Nom [8]
2004
Robert Sawyer Hybrids Tor Nom [8]
2004
Geoff Ryman Lust St. Martin's Press Nom [8]
2004
Chris Moriarty Spin State Bantam Dell Nom [8]
2004
Amy Thomson Storyteller Ace Nom [8]
2004
Steven Harper Trickster Roc Nom [8]
2004
Johanna Sinisalo Troll Grove Nom [8]
2005
Laurie J. Marks Earth Logic Tor Won [9]
2005
Wen Spencer Dog Warrior Roc Nom [9]
2005
Mark Anthony The First Stone Bantam Spectra Nom [9]
2005
Caitlin Kiernan Murder of Angels Roc Nom [9]
2005
Steven Harper Offspring Roc Nom [9]
2005
Jim Grimsley The Ordinary Tor Nom [9]
2005
Selina Rosen Reruns Yard Dog Nom [9]
2005
Tanya Huff Smoke and Shadows DAW Books Nom [9]
2006
Karin Lowachee Cagebird Warner Aspect Won [10]
2006
Hal Bodner Bite Club Alyson Nom [10]
2006
James Hetley Dragon's Eye Ace Nom [10]
2006
Tanya Huff Smoke and Mirrors DAW Books Nom [10]
2006
Tim Pratt The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl Bantam Spectra Nom [10]
2006
Ian R. MacLeod The Summer Isles Aio Nom [10]
2006
Mark Gatiss The Vesuvius Club Scribner Nom [10]
2007
Hal Duncan Vellum Del Rey Won [11]
2007
Elizabeth Bear Carnival Bantam Spectra Nom [11]
2007
James Hetley Dragon's Teeth Ace Nom [10]
2007
Susanne M. Beck & Okasha Skat'si The Growing P.D. Publishing Nom [11]
2007
Ellen Kushner The Privilege Of The Sword Bantam Spectra Nom [11]
2007
Tanya Huff Smoke and Ashes DAW Books Nom [11]
2007
Wheeler Scott Snow Torquere Nom [11]
2007
Chris Moriarty Spin Control Bantam Spectra Nom [11]
2007
Sarah Monette The Virtu Ace Nom [11]
2008
Ginn Hale Wicked Gentlemen Del Rey Won [12]
2008
L-J Baker Lady Knight Bold Strokes Books Nom [12]
2008
Elizabeth Bear Dust Bantam Spectra Nom [12]
2008
Elizabeth Bear New Amsterdam Far Territories Nom [12]
2008
Elizabeth Bear Whiskey and Water: A Novel of the Promethean Age Roc Nom [12]
2008
Steve Berman Vintage: A Ghost Story Haworth Positronic Nom [12]
2008
Hal Duncan Ink Del Rey Nom [12]
2008
Sarah Hall Daughters of the North aka The Carhullan Army Faber & Faber Nom [12]
2008
Perry Moore Hero Doubleday Nom [12]
2008
Darieck Scott Hex: A Novel of Love Spells Carroll & Graf Nom [12]
2008
Brian Francis Slattery Spaceman Blues: A Love Song Tor Nom [12]
2008
Jo Walton Ha'penny Tor Nom [12]
2009
Elizabeth Bear The Stratford Man (Hell and Earth/Ink and Steel) Roc Won
2009
Elizabeth Bear All the Windwracked Stars Tor Nom
2009
Cassandra Clare City of Ashes McElderry Nom
2009
Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett Havemercy Bantam Spectra Nom
2009
Lynn Flewelling Shadow's Return Bantam Spectra Nom
2009
Nicole Kimberling Turnskin Blind Eye Books Nom
2010
Richard Morgan The Steel Remains Del Rey Won
2010
Malinda Lo Ash Little, Brown and Company Nom
2010
Elizabeth Bear By the Mountain Bound Tor Nom
2010
Rebecca Ore Centuries Ago and Very Fast Aqueduct Press Nom
2010
Tanya Huff The Enchantment Emporium DAW Books Nom
2010
Jacqueline Carey Naamah's Kiss Grand Central Nom
2010
Catherynne Valente Palimpsest Del Rey Nom
2010
Caitlin Kiernan The Red Tree Roc Nom
2010
Elizabeth Bear Seven for a Secret Subterranean Press Nom
2010
Josh Lanyon Strange Fortune Blind Eye Nom
2011
Kathe Koja Under the Poppy Small Beer Press Won
2011
J.A. Pitts Black Blade Blues Tor Nom
2011
David Pratt Bob the Book Chelsea Street Editions Nom
2011
Gemma Files A Book of Tongues ChiZine Publications Nom
2011
Jim C. Hines Red Hood's Revenge DAW Books Nom
2011
Jo Graham Stealing Fire Orbit Nom
2011
Lynn Flewelling The White Road Bantam Spectra Nom
2011
Jameson Currier The Wolf at the Door Chelsea Street Editions Nom
2012
J.A. Pitts Honeyed Words Tor Won
2012
Richard K. Morgan The Cold Commands Del Rey Nom
2012
Kameron Hurley God's War/Infidel Night Shade Nom
2012
Elizabeth Bear Grail Bantam Spectra Nom
2012
Joan Slonczewski The Highest Frontier Tor Nom
2012
Malinda Lo Huntress Little, Brown and Company Nom
2012
Gemma Files A Rope of Thorns ChiZine Publications Nom
2012
Charles Stross Rule 34 Ace Nom
2012
L. A. Witt Static Amber Quill Press Nom
2012
Tanya Huff The Wild Ways DAW Books Nom
2013
Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles Ecco Press Won
2013
Lynn Flewelling Casket of Souls Bantam Spectra Nom
2013
J.A. Pitts Forged in Fire Tor Nom
2013
Melissa Scott Point of Knives Lethe Press Nom
2013
Kameron Hurley Rapture Night Shade Books Nom

A Also won the People's Choice Award.

Hall of Fame novels

In the following table, the years correspond to the year of the award ceremonies; the books were all first published before the founding of the awards in 1998. No novels have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since 2003. Entries in bold and with a lavender background were inducted into the Hall of Fame that year; those that are neither highlighted nor in bold were not inducted that year (NI), but may be inducted later (IL). Superscript letters after the result indicate simultaneous nominations in other categories.

  Inductees
  Non-inductees (that year)
Year Author(s) Book title Publisher Result Ref.
1999
Maureen McHugh China Mountain Zhang Tor    Inducted    [3]
1999
Lawrence Schimel Drag Queen of Elfland Ultra Violet NI [3]
1999
Toby Johnson Secret Matter Peregrine Ventures      NI [3]
1999
Melissa Scott Shadow Man Tor NI - IL[A] [3]
2000
Nicola Griffith Slow River Del Rey Inducted [4]
2000
Ellen Kushner Swordspoint Tor Inducted [4]
2000
Thomas Burnett Swann           How Are The Mighty Fallen DAW Books NI [4]
2000
Diane Duane Tale of the Five series aka The Middle Kingdoms        Tor NI - IL [4]
2001
Arthur C. Clarke Imperial Earth Orion Inducted [5]
2001
Mary Doria Russell The Sparrow & Children of God Fawcett Inducted [5]
2001
Francesca Lia Block Dangerous Angels aka The Weetzie Bat books Harpercollins Inducted [5]
2001
Tanya Huff The Blood books DAW Books NI [5]
2001
Marion Zimmer Bradley The Darkover books DAW Books NI [5]
2001
Ursula Le Guin The Left Hand of Darkness Ace NI - IL [5]
2002
Samuel R. Delany Dhalgren Bantam Books Inducted [6]
2002
Joanna Russ The Female Man Bantam Books Inducted [6]
2002
Geoff Ryman Was Harpercollins Inducted [6]
2003
Suzy McKee Charnas The Holdfast Chronicles Ballantine / Tor Inducted [7]
2003
Ursula Le Guin The Left Hand of Darkness Ace Inducted [7]
2003
Melissa Scott Shadow Man Tor Inducted [7]
2003
Diane Duane Tale of the Five series aka The Middle Kingdoms Tor Inducted [7]

A Also won the People's Choice Award.

See also

References

General
  • Kelly, Mark R. (2007). "Locus index to Science Fiction Awards: Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Locus Publications. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  • "Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation Homepage". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
Specific
  1. ^ "About the Gaylactic Spectrum Award". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2000–2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Gaylactic Spectrum Award Official Rules". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2000–2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Kelly, Mark R. (2003–2007). "1999 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Locus Publications. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Kelly, Mark R. (2003–2007). "2000 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Locus Publications. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Kelly, Mark R. (2003–2007). "2001 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Locus Publications. Archived from the original on 2009-02-10. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Kelly, Mark R. (2003–2007). "2002 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Locus Publications. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "2003 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "2004 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "2005 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "2006 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "2007 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "2008 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards". Gaylactic Spectrum Award Foundation. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 

External links

  • The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards official site
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