Updated January 23rd with lots more prizes.
Our jury is now busily considering which of this year’s nominees will receive prizes, but before we can give out those prizes we need money. Our awards are not backed by wealthy sponsors, but by individual contributors and small grants. We have had a kind donation from Science Fiction Studies, and a few from private individuals, but most of our money comes from you, the readers.
For last year’s awards we ran a fund raising campaign, and several kind people donated books that we could give away to a few lucky donors. We have decided to repeat that exercise this year, and we have some fine prizes available already. They are:
- A signed US hardback edition of Embassytown from China Miéville
- A signed manuscript of Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow’s forthcoming YA novel
- A signed copy of the South African edition of Moxyland, with soundtrack by African Dope on CD, from Lauren Beukes
- A signed copy of the Pyr edition of The Restoration Game from Ken MacLeod
- A signed hardcover of signed Superman: The Black Ring (the complete Lex Luthor run from Action Comics) from Paul Cornell
- A signed copy of By Light Alone from Adam Roberts
- A signed copy of Range of Ghosts, the new novel from Elizabeth Bear
- A signed copy of Songs For the Devil and Death, Hal Duncan’s poetry collection
- Signed copies of the Creature Court Trilogy from Tansy Rayner Roberts (only published in Australia)
- A signed copy of an ARC of the Subterranean edition of Manhattan In Reverse from Peter F. Hamilton
- Ebook copies of the entire catalog of Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s Cheeky Frawg Books (epub or mobi)
- A signed ARC of Nalo Hopkinson’s forthcoming YA novel, The Chaos
- A signed copy of a novel by Juliet E. McKenna (winner gets to choose which book) from Juliet
- A signed copy of Aliette de Bodard’s novel, Master of the House of Darts
- A signed copy of the first edition of Nicola Griffith’s Tiptree-winning novel, Ammonite
- A signed copy of the new Small Beer Press edition of Kelley Eskridge’s novel, Solitaire
- A set of the first four Twelve Planets chapbooks from Twelfth Planet Press (only published in Australia)
- Hardcover editions of Wilde Stories 2011 and Heiresses of Russ 2011 from Lethe Press
- A copy of Transtories, Colin Harvey’s last anthology, from Aeon Press
- A signed copy of the new mass market paperback of The Fallen Blade from Jon Courtenay Grimwood
- A signed copy of Welsh Kings, a Celtic history from Kari Sperring in her academic alter ego
- A signed copy of the New Zealand edition of Heir of Night from Helen Lowe
- A hardback copy of Felix J. Palma’s novel, The Map of Time (English language edition), donated by Rob Latham
- A hardback copy of Ann & Jeff VanderMeer’s Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, donated by Cheryl Morgan (who ended up with two by accident)
Huge thanks to everyone who has donated. More prizes may be added during the draw. If anyone would like to donate an additional prize, please get in touch.
The fund raiser will end at midnight on the last day of February, because it seemed cool to end on a leap day. Up until that time, everyone who donates money will go into a draw for one of those prizes. The full rules of the draw are available here.
Our aim, as with last year, is to raise $2000. As you may recall, we managed $1764.01. Let’s at least beat that.
To donate, simply use this PayPal button. You are able pay with a credit card.