2016 in science fiction

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The year 2016 is marked, in science fiction, by the following events.


Star Trek writer and actor Simon Pegg giving a Vulcan salute in 2016


Literary releases[edit]


Stories collections[edit]

Short stories[edit]



Denis Villeneuve directed Arrival, the most critically acclaimed sci-fi film of 2016

Original/new franchise[edit]

Sequels, spin-offs and remakes[edit]


Video games[edit]


Hugo Award[edit]

Nebula Award[edit]

Locus Award[edit]

Best Science Fiction Novel: Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

Saturn Award[edit]

Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire Award[edit]

Prix Rosny-Aîné Award[edit]

BSFA Award[edit]

Sidewise Award for Alternate History[edit]

Arthur C. Clarke Award[edit]

Edward E. Smith Memorial Award[edit]


Seiun Award[edit]

Academy Award[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Star Trek 50th anniversary: how are trekkies celebrating around the world?".
  2. ^ "Boldly celebrating 50 years of 'Star Trek's' all day long" – via LA Times.
  3. ^ "Media : Bowie, David : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia". www.sf-encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  4. ^ Coveney, Michael (14 January 2016). "Alan Rickman obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  5. ^ Shoard, Catherine (19 June 2016). "Anton Yelchin, Star Trek actor, dies in car accident at age 27". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  6. ^ Batty, David (28 December 2016). "Richard Adams, Watership Down author, dies aged 96". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Independence Day: Resurgence". Box Office Mojo. 24 June 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  8. ^ Meier, Cameron. "'Rogue One' is one of the two best science-fiction films of the decade". Orlando Weekly.
  9. ^ "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Film". the Guardian.
  10. ^ "'Rogue One' and more: 10 big-screen tales of science fiction (and fact) to watch for". 16 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Star Trek Beyond". Box Office Mojo. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
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