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 nominatend (one of them winning). Tanya Huff has been a finalists five times without winning.

Novel winners and nominees[edit]

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
optional sort keyAnn Harris Accidental Creatures Tor Won (joint) [3]
1999
Leigh, StephenStephen Leigh Dark Water's Embrace Avon Eos Won (joint) [3]
1999
Gilman, Carolyn IvesCarolyn Ives Gilman Halfway Human Avon Eos Nom [3]
1999
Kress, NancyNancy Kress Maximum Light Tor Nom [3]
1999
Patton, FionaFiona Patton The Painter Knight DAW Books Nom [3]
2000
Hartman, KeithKeith Hartman The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse  Meisha Merlin Won[A] (joint) [4]
2000
Kerr, PegPeg Kerr The Wild Swans Warner Aspect Won (joint) [4]
2000
optional sort keySeverna Park The Annunciate Avon Eos Nom [4]
2000
Patton, FionaFiona Patton The Granite Shield DAW Books Nom [4]
2000
Huff, TanyaTanya Huff The Quartered Sea DAW Books Nom [4]
2000
Flewelling, LynnLynn Flewelling Traitor's Moon Bantam Spectra Nom [4]
2001
Gerrold, DavidDavid Gerrold Jumping Off the Planet Tor Won [5]
2001
Chabon, MichaelMichael Chabon The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Random House Nom [5]
2001
Pinto, RicardoRicardo Pinto The Chosen Tor Nom [5]
2001
Reed, RickRick Reed The Face without a Heart Design Image Group Nom [5]
2001
Scott, MelissaMelissa Scott The Jazz Tor Nom [5]
2001
Grimsley, JimJim Grimsley Kirith Kirin Meisha Merlin Nom [5]
2001
Egan, GregGreg Egan Teranesia Avon Harpercollins Eos Nom [5]
2002
Nissenson, HughHugh Nissenson The Song of the Earth Algonquin Books Won [6]
2002
Gerrold, DavidDavid Gerrold Bouncing Off the Moon Tor Nom [6]
2002
Harper, StevenSteven Harper Dreamer Roc Nom [6]
2002
Williams, LizLiz Williams The Ghost Sister Bantam Spectra Nom [6]
2002
Goto, HiromiHiromi Goto The Kappa Child Red Deer Press Nom [6]
2002
Carey, JacquelineJacqueline Carey Kushiel's Dart Tor Nom [6]
2002
Dorsey, Candas JaneCandas Jane Dorsey A Paradigm of Earth Tor Nom [6]
2002
Scott, MelissaMelissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett Point of Dreams Tor Nom [6]
2003
Marks, Laurie J.Laurie J. Marks Fire Logic Tor Won [7]
2003
Sakers, DonDon Sakers Dance for the Ivory Madonna Speed-of-C Nom [7]
2003
Kushner, EllenEllen Kushner & Delia Sherman  The Fall of the Kings Bantam Spectra Nom [7]
2003
Sawyer, Robert J.Robert J. Sawyer Hominids Tor Nom [7]
2003
Fletcher, JaneJane Fletcher Lorimal's Chalice Fortitude Press Nom [7]
2003
Harper, StevenSteven Harper Nightmare: A Novel of the Silent Empire Roc Nom [7]
2003
Eskridge, KelleyKelley Eskridge Solitaire Eos Nom [7]
2004
Hopkinson, NaloNalo Hopkinson The Salt Roads Warner Won [8]
2004
Flewelling, LynnLynn Flewelling The Hidden Warrior Bantam Spectra Nom [8]
2004
Sawyer, RobertRobert Sawyer Hybrids Tor Nom [8]
2004
Ryman, GeoffGeoff Ryman Lust St. Martin's Press Nom [8]
2004
Moriarty, ChrisChris Moriarty Spin State Bantam Dell Nom [8]
2004
Thomson, AmyAmy Thomson Storyteller Ace Nom [8]
2004
Harper, StevenSteven Harper Trickster Roc Nom [8]
2004
Sinisalo, JohannaJohanna Sinisalo Troll Grove Nom [8]
2005
Marks, Laurie J.Laurie J. Marks Earth Logic Tor Won [9]
2005
Spencer, WenWen Spencer Dog Warrior Roc Nom [9]
2005
Anthony, MarkMark Anthony The First Stone Bantam Spectra Nom [9]
2005
Kiernan, CaitlinCaitlin Kiernan Murder of Angels Roc Nom [9]
2005
Harper, StevenSteven Harper Offspring Roc Nom [9]
2005
Grimsley, JimJim Grimsley The Ordinary Tor Nom [9]
2005
Rosen, SelinaSelina Rosen Reruns Yard Dog Nom [9]
2005
Huff, TanyaTanya Huff Smoke and Shadows DAW Books Nom [9]
2006
Lowachee, KarinKarin Lowachee Cagebird Warner Aspect Won [10]
2006
Bodner, HalHal Bodner Bite Club Alyson Nom [10]
2006
Hetley, JamesJames Hetley Dragon's Eye Ace Nom [10]
2006
Huff, TanyaTanya Huff Smoke and Mirrors DAW Books Nom [10]
2006
Pratt, TimTim Pratt The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl Bantam Spectra Nom [10]
2006
MacLeod, Ian R.Ian R. MacLeod The Summer Isles Aio Nom [10]
2006
Gatiss, MarkMark Gatiss The Vesuvius Club Scribner Nom [10]
2007
Duncan, HalHal Duncan Vellum Del Rey Won [11]
2007
Bear, ElizabethElizabeth Bear Carnival Bantam Spectra Nom [11]
2007
Hetley, JamesJames Hetley Dragon's Teeth Ace Nom [10]
2007
Beck, Susanne M.Susanne M. Beck & Okasha Skat'si The Growing P.D. Publishing Nom [11]
2007
Kushner, EllenEllen Kushner The Privilege Of The Sword Bantam Spectra Nom [11]
2007
Huff, TanyaTanya Huff Smoke and Ashes DAW Books Nom [11]
2007
Scott, WheelerWheeler Scott Snow Torquere Nom [11]
2007
Moriarty, ChrisChris Moriarty Spin Control Bantam Spectra Nom [11]
2007
Monette, SarahSarah Monette The Virtu Ace Nom [11]
2008
Hale, GinnGinn Hale Wicked Gentlemen Del Rey Won [12]
2008
Baker, L-JL-J Baker Lady Knight Bold Strokes Books Nom [12]
2008
Bear, ElizabethElizabeth Bear Dust Bantam Spectra Nom [12]
2008
Bear, ElizabethElizabeth Bear New Amsterdam Far Territories Nom [12]
2008
Bear, ElizabethElizabeth Bear Whiskey and Water: A Novel of the Promethean Age Roc Nom [12]
2008
Berman, SteveSteve Berman Vintage: A Ghost Story Haworth Positronic Nom [12]
2008
Duncan, HalHal Duncan Ink Del Rey Nom [12]
2008
Hall, SarahSarah Hall Daughters of the North aka The Carhullan Army Faber & Faber Nom [12]
2008
Moore, PerryPerry Moore Hero Doubleday Nom [12]
2008
Scott, DarieckDarieck Scott Hex: A Novel of Love Spells Carroll & Graf Nom [12]
2008
Slattery, Brian FrancisBrian Francis Slattery Spaceman Blues: A Love Song Tor Nom [12]
2008
Walton, JoJo Walton Ha'penny Tor Nom [12]
2009
Bear, ElizabethElizabeth Bear The Stratford Man (Hell and Earth/Ink and Steel) Roc Won
2009
Bear, ElizabethElizabeth Bear All the Windwracked Stars Tor Nom
2009
Clare, CassandraCassandra Clare City of Ashes McElderry Nom
2009
Jones, JaidaJaida Jones & Bennett, DanielleDanielle Bennett Havemercy Bantam Spectra Nom
2009
Flewelling, LynnLynn Flewelling Shadow's Return Bantam Spectra Nom
2009
Kimberling, NicoleNicole Kimberling Turnskin Blind Eye Books Nom
2010
Morgan, RichardRichard Morgan The Steel Remains Del Rey Won
2010
Lo, MalindaMalinda Lo Ash Little, Brown and Company Nom
2010
Bear, ElizabethElizabeth Bear By the Mountain Bound Tor Nom
2010
Ore, RebeccaRebecca Ore Centuries Ago and Very Fast Aqueduct Press Nom
2010
Huff, TanyaTanya Huff The Enchantment Emporium DAW Books Nom
2010
Carey, JacquelineJacqueline Carey Naamah's Kiss Grand Central Nom
2010
Valente, CatherynneCatherynne Valente Palimpsest Del Rey Nom
2010
Kiernan, CaitlinCaitlin Kiernan The Red Tree Roc Nom
2010
Bear, ElizabethElizabeth Bear Seven for a Secret Subterranean Press Nom
2010
Lanyon, JoshJosh Lanyon Strange Fortune Blind Eye Nom
2011
Koja , KatheKathe Koja Under the Poppy Small Beer Press Won
2011
Pitts, J.A.J.A. Pitts Black Blade Blues Tor Nom
2011
Pratt, DavidDavid Pratt Bob the Book Chelsea Street Editions Nom
2011
Files, GemmaGemma Files A Book of Tongues ChiZine Publications Nom
2011
Hines, Jim C.Jim C. Hines Red Hood's Revenge DAW Books Nom
2011
Graham, JoJo Graham Stealing Fire Orbit Nom
2011
Flewelling, LynnLynn Flewelling The White Road Bantam Spectra Nom
2011
Currier, JamesonJameson Currier The Wolf at the Door Chelsea Street Editions Nom
2012
Pitts, J.A.J.A. Pitts Honeyed Words Tor Won
2012
Morgan, Richard K.Richard K. Morgan The Cold Commands Del Rey Nom
2012
Hurley, KameronKameron Hurley God's War/Infidel Night Shade Nom
2012
Bear, ElizabethElizabeth Bear Grail Bantam Spectra Nom
2012
Slonczewski, JoanJoan Slonczewski The Highest Frontier Tor Nom
2012
Lo, MalindaMalinda Lo Huntress Little, Brown and Company Nom
2012
Files, GemmaGemma Files A Rope of Thorns ChiZine Publications Nom
2012
Stross, CharlesCharles Stross Rule 34 Ace Nom
2012
Witt, L. A.L. A. Witt Static Amber Quill Press Nom
2012
Huff, TanyaTanya Huff The Wild Ways DAW Books Nom

A Also won the People's Choice Award.

Hall of Fame novels[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

General
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. 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. 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. 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. 

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