Really pleased to see that in the recent mailing, the BSFA have made serious attempts to enfranchise its membership towards voting in this year’s awards by thoughtfully providing a booklet dedicated to focusing minds on the task.
Traditionally, there has been an issue of accessibility in garnering votes, especially for the short fiction and artwork awards, so its great to see the booklet containing not only a list of the nominations in each category, but also reproductions of the nominated artworks and all of the nominated short stories in full. Elsewhere there’s also an audiocast of a recent discussion of the novel nominees. And for those too lazy to read, Starship Sofa have once again podcast most of the short story nominees too.
So, right, no excuses. Yeah?
If you’re a BSFA member or are going to Eastercon, gen up and get voting.