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List of Gaylactic Spectrum Award winners and nominees for best novel

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. 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. 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]

Laurie J. Marks and Melissa Scott have both won the award twice. Elizabeth Bear holds the record for most nominations, with ten nominations and one win.

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Novel winners and nomineesEdit

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 Nominated [3]
1999
Nancy Kress Maximum Light Tor Nominated [3]
1999
Fiona Patton The Painter Knight DAW Books Nominated [3]
2000
Keith Hartman The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse  Meisha Merlin Won (joint)[A] [4]
2000
Peg Kerr The Wild Swans Warner Aspect Won (joint) [4]
2000
Severna Park The Annunciate Avon Eos Nominated [4]
2000
Fiona Patton The Granite Shield DAW Books Nominated [4]
2000
Tanya Huff The Quartered Sea DAW Books Nominated [4]
2000
Lynn Flewelling Traitor's Moon Bantam Spectra Nominated [4]
2001
David Gerrold Jumping Off the Planet Tor Won [5]
2001
Michael Chabon The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Random House Nominated [5]
2001
Ricardo Pinto The Chosen Tor Nominated [5]
2001
Rick Reed The Face without a Heart Design Image Group Nominated [5]
2001
Melissa Scott The Jazz Tor Nominated [5]
2001
Jim Grimsley Kirith Kirin Meisha Merlin Nominated [5]
2001
Greg Egan Teranesia Avon Harpercollins Eos Nominated [5]
2002
Hugh Nissenson The Song of the Earth Algonquin Books Won [6]
2002
David Gerrold Bouncing Off the Moon Tor Nominated [6]
2002
Steven Harper Dreamer Roc Nominated [6]
2002
Liz Williams The Ghost Sister Bantam Spectra Nominated [6]
2002
Hiromi Goto The Kappa Child Red Deer Press Nominated [6]
2002
Jacqueline Carey Kushiel's Dart Tor Nominated [6]
2002
Candas Jane Dorsey A Paradigm of Earth Tor Nominated [6]
2002
Melissa Scott & Lisa A. Barnett Point of Dreams Tor Nominated [6]
2003
Laurie J. Marks Fire Logic Tor Won [7]
2003
Don Sakers Dance for the Ivory Madonna Speed-of-C Nominated [7]
2003
Ellen Kushner & Delia Sherman  The Fall of the Kings Bantam Spectra Nominated [7]
2003
Robert J. Sawyer Hominids Tor Nominated [7]
2003
Jane Fletcher Lorimal's Chalice Fortitude Press Nominated [7]
2003
Steven Harper Nightmare: A Novel of the Silent Empire Roc Nominated [7]
2003
Kelley Eskridge Solitaire Eos Nominated [7]
2004
Nalo Hopkinson The Salt Roads Warner Won [8]
2004
Lynn Flewelling The Hidden Warrior Bantam Spectra Nominated [8]
2004
Robert Sawyer Hybrids Tor Nominated [8]
2004
Geoff Ryman Lust St. Martin's Press Nominated [8]
2004
Chris Moriarty Spin State Bantam Dell Nominated [8]
2004
Amy Thomson Storyteller Ace Nominated [8]
2004
Steven Harper Trickster Roc Nominated [8]
2004
Johanna Sinisalo Troll Grove Nominated [8]
2005
Laurie J. Marks Earth Logic Tor Won [9]
2005
Wen Spencer Dog Warrior Roc Nominated [9]
2005
Mark Anthony The First Stone Bantam Spectra Nominated [9]
2005
Caitlin Kiernan Murder of Angels Roc Nominated [9]
2005
Steven Harper Offspring Roc Nominated [9]
2005
Jim Grimsley The Ordinary Tor Nominated [9]
2005
Selina Rosen Reruns Yard Dog Nominated [9]
2005
Tanya Huff Smoke and Shadows DAW Books Nominated [9]
2006
Karin Lowachee Cagebird Warner Aspect Won [10]
2006
Hal Bodner Bite Club Alyson Nominated [10]
2006
James Hetley Dragon's Eye Ace Nominated [10]
2006
Tanya Huff Smoke and Mirrors DAW Books Nominated [10]
2006
Tim Pratt The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl Bantam Spectra Nominated [10]
2006
Ian R. MacLeod The Summer Isles Aio Nominated [10]
2006
Mark Gatiss The Vesuvius Club Scribner Nominated [10]
2007
Hal Duncan Vellum Del Rey Won [11]
2007
Elizabeth Bear Carnival Bantam Spectra Nominated [11]
2007
James Hetley Dragon's Teeth Ace Nominated [10]
2007
Susanne M. Beck & Okasha Skat'si The Growing P.D. Publishing Nominated [11]
2007
Ellen Kushner The Privilege Of The Sword Bantam Spectra Nominated [11]
2007
Tanya Huff Smoke and Ashes DAW Books Nominated [11]
2007
Wheeler Scott Snow Torquere Nominated [11]
2007
Chris Moriarty Spin Control Bantam Spectra Nominated [11]
2007
Sarah Monette The Virtu Ace Nominated [11]
2008
Ginn Hale Wicked Gentlemen Del Rey Won [12]
2008
L-J Baker Lady Knight Bold Strokes Books Nominated [12]
2008
Elizabeth Bear Dust Bantam Spectra Nominated [12]
2008
Elizabeth Bear New Amsterdam Far Territories Nominated [12]
2008
Elizabeth Bear Whiskey and Water: A Novel of the Promethean Age Roc Nominated [12]
2008
Steve Berman Vintage: A Ghost Story Haworth Positronic Nominated [12]
2008
Hal Duncan Ink Del Rey Nominated [12]
2008
Sarah Hall Daughters of the North aka The Carhullan Army Faber & Faber Nominated [12]
2008
Perry Moore Hero Doubleday Nominated [12]
2008
Darieck Scott Hex: A Novel of Love Spells Carroll & Graf Nominated [12]
2008
Brian Francis Slattery Spaceman Blues: A Love Song Tor Nominated [12]
2008
Jo Walton Ha'penny Tor Nominated [12]
2009
Elizabeth Bear The Stratford Man (Hell and Earth/Ink and Steel) Roc Won [13]
2009
Elizabeth Bear All the Windwracked Stars Tor Nominated [13]
2009
Cassandra Clare City of Ashes McElderry Nominated [13]
2009
Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett Havemercy Bantam Spectra Nominated [13]
2009
Lynn Flewelling Shadow's Return Bantam Spectra Nominated [13]
2009
Nicole Kimberling Turnskin Blind Eye Books Nominated [13]
2010
Richard Morgan The Steel Remains Del Rey Won [14]
2010
Malinda Lo Ash Little, Brown and Company Nominated [14]
2010
Elizabeth Bear By the Mountain Bound Tor Nominated [14]
2010
Rebecca Ore Centuries Ago and Very Fast Aqueduct Press Nominated [14]
2010
Tanya Huff The Enchantment Emporium DAW Books Nominated [14]
2010
Jacqueline Carey Naamah's Kiss Grand Central Nominated [14]
2010
Catherynne Valente Palimpsest Del Rey Nominated [14]
2010
Caitlin Kiernan The Red Tree Roc Nominated [14]
2010
Elizabeth Bear Seven for a Secret Subterranean Press Nominated [14]
2010
Josh Lanyon Strange Fortune Blind Eye Nominated [14]
2011
Kathe Koja Under the Poppy Small Beer Press Won [15]
2011
J.A. Pitts Black Blade Blues Tor Nominated [15]
2011
David Pratt Bob the Book Chelsea Street Editions Nominated [15]
2011
Gemma Files A Book of Tongues ChiZine Publications Nominated [15]
2011
Jim C. Hines Red Hood's Revenge DAW Books Nominated [15]
2011
Jo Graham Stealing Fire Orbit Nominated [15]
2011
Lynn Flewelling The White Road Bantam Spectra Nominated [15]
2011
Jameson Currier The Wolf at the Door Chelsea Street Editions Nominated [15]
2012
J.A. Pitts Honeyed Words Tor Won [16]
2012
Richard K. Morgan The Cold Commands Del Rey Nominated [16]
2012
Kameron Hurley God's War/Infidel Night Shade Nominated [16]
2012
Elizabeth Bear Grail Bantam Spectra Nominated [16]
2012
Joan Slonczewski The Highest Frontier Tor Nominated [16]
2012
Malinda Lo Huntress Little, Brown and Company Nominated [16]
2012
Gemma Files A Rope of Thorns ChiZine Publications Nominated [16]
2012
Charles Stross Rule 34 Ace Nominated [16]
2012
L.A. Witt Static Amber Quill Press Nominated [16]
2012
Tanya Huff The Wild Ways DAW Books Nominated [16]
2013
Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles Ecco Press Won [17]
2013
Lynn Flewelling Casket of Souls Bantam Spectra Nominated [17]
2013
J.A. Pitts Forged in Fire Tor Nominated [17]
2013
Melissa Scott Point of Knives Lethe Press Nominated [17]
2013
Kameron Hurley Rapture Night Shade Books Nominated [17]
2014[B]
Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold Death By Silver Lethe Press Won [18]
2014
Jill Schultz Angel on the Ropes Self-published Nominated [18]
2014
Kathleen Tierney Blood Oranges Roc Books Nominated [18]
2014
Lou Harper Dead in the Desert Harper Books Nominated [18]
2014
Ginn Hale The Holy Road/His Sacred Bones Blind Eye Books Nominated [18]
2014
Seanan McGuire Indexing 47North Nominated [18]
2014
Jess Faraday The Left Hand of Justice Bold Strokes Books Nominated [18]
2014
KJ Charles The Magpie Lord Samhain Publishing Nominated [18]
2014
Ian Tregillis Something More Than Night Tor Books Nominated [18]
2014
Alaya Dawn Johnson The Summer Prince Arthur A. Levine Books Nominated [18]
2014
Lavie Tidhar The Violent Century Hodder & Stoughton Nominated [18]
2014
Jordan L. Hawk Widdershins / Threshold / Stormhaven Self-published Nominated [18]
2015[B]

Melissa Scott Fairs' Point Lethe Press Won [18]
2015
K.J. Charles A Case of Possession / Flight of Magpies Samhain Publishing Nominated [18]
2015
Richard K. Morgan The Dark Defiles Del Rey Books Nominated [18]
2015
Heather Rose Jones Daughter of Mystery Bella Books Nominated [18]
2015
Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold A Death at the Dionysus Club Lethe Press Nominated [18]
2015
Tanya Huff The Future Falls DAW Nominated [18]
2015
Tim Pratt Heirs of Grace 47North Nominated [18]
2015
Lisa Henry & Heidi Bellau King of Dublin Riptide Publishing Nominated [18]
2015
Kathe Koja The Mercury Waltz Roadswell Editions Nominated [18]
2015
Jordan L. Hawk Necropolis / Bloodline Widdershins Press Nominated [18]
2015
Kathleen Tierney Red Delicious Penguin Books Nominated [18]
2015
James L. Sutter Pathfinder Tales: The Redemption Engine Paizo Publishing Nominated [18]
2015
Lynn Flewelling Shards of Time Del Rey Books Nominated [18]
2015
Melissa Scott & Jo Graham Wind Raker Crossroad Press Nominated [18]
2016
Ian McDonald Luna: New Moon Tor Books Won [19]
2016
Kathe Koja The Bastards' Paradise Roadswell Editions Nominated [19]
2016
Kelly Jensen & Jenn Burke Chaos Station Carina Press Nominated [19]
2016
Kathleen Tierney Cherry Bomb Roc/Penguin Nominated [19]
2016
JoSelle Vanderhooft Ebenezer Zumaya Boundless Nominated [19]
2016
Elizabeth Bear Karen Memory Tor Books Nominated [19]
2016
Jo Walton My Real Children Tor Books Nominated [19]
2016
Heather Rose Jones The Mystic Marriage Bella Books Nominated [19]
2016
Emma Newman Planetfall Ace/Roc Nominated [19]
2016
Natasha Pulley The Watchmaker of Filigree Street Bloomsbury Nominated [19]
2017
Heather Rose Jones Mother of Souls Bella Books Won [20]
2017
Julie Mayhew The Big Lie Candlewick Press Nominated [20]
2017
Don Bassingthwaite Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight: The Derby Cavendish Stories ChiZine Publications Nominated [20]
2017
Jordan L. Hawke Fallow Widdershins Press Nominated [20]
2017
Jordan L. Hawke Hexbreaker / Hexmaker Widdershins Press Nominated [20]
2017
Michael Thomas Ford Lily Lethe Press Nominated [20]
2017
Kirby Crow Malachite Bonecamp Press Nominated [20]
2017
Ginn Hale Maze-Born Trouble Blind Eye Books Nominated [20]
2017
J.A. Pitt Night Terrors WordFire Press Nominated [20]
2018
Ellen Klages Passing Strange Tor.com Won [21]
2018
Cynthia Ward The Adventures of the Incognita Countess Aqueduct Press Nominated [21]
2018
Lara Elena Donnelly Amberlough Tor Books Nominated [21]
2018
J.Y. Yang The Black Tides of Heaven Tor.com Nominated [21]
2018
Mark Allan Gunnells The Cult of Ocasta Evil Jester Press Nominated [21]
2018
Maggie Shen King An Excess Male Harper Voyager Nominated [21]
2018
Jordan L. Hawk Hexslayer JLH Publishing Nominated [21]
2018
F.T. Lukens The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic Duet Imprint / Interlude Press Nominated [21]
2018
Ellen Kushner et al Tremontaine Season 1 Serial Box/Saga Press Nominated [21]
2018
Rivers Solomon An Unkindness of Ghosts Akashic Books Nominated [21]

A Also won the People's Choice Award.

B The awards for 2014 and 2015 were combined into a single ceremony and presented in 2015

Hall of Fame novelsEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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