Ian Watson


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Awards Summary

 

Major Awards: 2

 

Other Awards: 2

Total Number of Award Wins and Nominations: 58

Times Served as Judge: 2

— Major Awards —
Hugo Awardsfor SF/F works, voted by members of annual World Science Fiction Convention
(2 nominations)

“Slow Birds ” (F&SF Jun 1983) — novelette — nomination

“The Very Slow Time Machine ” (Anticipations) — short story — nomination

Nebula Awardsfor SF/F works, voted by SF & Fantasy Writers of America professional membership
(2 nominations)

“Slow Birds ” (F&SF Jun 1983) — novelette — nomination

The Embedding (Scribner's) — novel — nomination

Arthur C. Clarke Awardfor SF novel published in the UK; juried
(1 nomination)

Whores of Babylon (Grafton) — shortlist

British SF Association Awardsfor SF works published in the UK, voted by British SF Association members
(7 nominations; 2 wins)

“The Beloved Time of Their Lives” (by IW & Roberto Quaglia) (The Beloved of My Beloved) — short fiction — winner

“The Coming of Vertumnus ” (Interzone #56 Feb 1992) — short fiction — nomination

“Jingling Geordie's Hole” (Interzone #17 Autumn 1986) — short story — nomination

“The People on the Precipice ” (Interzone #13 Autumn 1985) — short fiction — nomination

“A Cage for Death ” (Omni Jan 1981) — short fiction — nomination

“The World Science Fiction Convention of 2080 ” — short fiction — nomination

The Jonah Kitwinner

John W. Campbell Memorial Awardfor SF novel published in US or UK; juried
(1 nomination)

The Embedding (Scribner's) — second place (tie)

Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awardfor SF short fiction in English; juried
(1 nomination)

“An Appeal to Adolf ” (Conqueror Fantastic) — shortlist

— Locus Awards and Poll —
Locus Awardsfor SF/F/H works, polled by readers of Locus Magazine
(24 nominations)

The Butterflies of Memory (PS Publishing) — collection — 23rd place

“A Speaker for the Wooden Sea ” (Asimov's Mar 2002) — novella — 24th place

The Coming of Vertumnus and Other Stories (Gollancz) — collection — 16th place

“Nanoware Time ” (Asimov's Jun 1989) — novella — 23rd place

Salvage Rites and Other Stories (Gollancz) — collection — 20th place (tie)

“The Flies of Memory ” (Asimov's Sep 1988) — novella — 18th place

“The Moon and Michelangelo ” (Asimov's Oct 1987) — novelette — 15th place

Evil Water and Other Stories (Gollancz) — collection — 17th place

“Cold Light ” (F&SF Apr 1986) — novelette — 21st place

“Windows ” (Asimov's Dec 1986) — novelette — 13th place

Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death (Pamela Sargent & IW, eds.) (Vintage) — anthology — 5th place

The Book of Ian Watson (Mark V. Ziesing) — collection — 20th place

Slow Birds and Other Stories (Gollancz) — collection — 8th place

“We Remember Babylon ” (Habitats) — novelette — 23rd place

“The Black Current” (F&SF Nov 1983) — novelette — 8th place (tie)

“Slow Birds ” (F&SF Jun 1983) — novelette — 3rd place

Changes (Michael Bishop & IW, eds.) (Ace) — anthology — 8th place

Deathhunter (Gollancz) — sf novel — 26th place

The Gardens of Delight (Gollancz) — sf novel — 19th place (tie)

“The World Science Fiction Convention of 2080 ” (F&SF Oct 1980) — short story — 9th place

“The Rooms of Paradise ” (Rooms of Paradise) — short story — 17th place

The Very Slow Time Machine (Gollancz) — single author collection — 15th place

“The Very Slow Time Machine ” (Anticipations) — short story — 11th place

The Martian Inca (Gollancz; Scribners) — sf novel — 21st place

— Other Awards —
Asimov's Reader Pollfor stories, poems, and art published by Asimov's, polled by readers
(7 nominations)

“Memory Man ” (Asimov's Jul 2003) — poem — 5th place

“A Speaker for the Wooden Sea ” (Asimov's Mar 2002) — novella — 8th place

“Unreal Messages? ” (Asimov's Sep 2001) — poem — 9th place (tie)

“The Odor of Cocktail Cigarettes ” (Asimov's Apr 1991) — short story — 7th place

“Joan's World” (Asimov's mid-Dec 1988) — short story — 4th place

“The Moon and Michelangelo ” (Asimov's Oct 1987) — novelette — 4th place (tie)

“Windows ” (Asimov's Dec 1986) — novelette — 2nd place

Interzone Readers Pollfor stories published in Interzone magazine, polled by readers
(7 nominations; 1 win)

“Hijack Holiday ” (Interzone #166 Apr 2001) — fiction — 2nd place (tie)

“Secrets ” (Interzone #124 Oct 1997) — fiction — 4th place (tie)

“The Coming of Vertumnus ” (Interzone #56 Feb 1992) — fiction — 8th place (tie)

“Swimming with the Salmon ” (Interzone #63 Sep 1992) — fiction — 8th place (tie)

all-time best sf author — 41st place (tie)

“The People on the Precipice ” (Interzone #13 Autumn 1985) — fiction — winner

“When the Timegate Failed ” (Interzone #14 Winter 1985/1986) — fiction — 5th place

Prix Apollofor novel published in French; suspended 1991
(1 nomination; 1 win)

The Embeddingwinner

Rhysling Awardsfor SF/F poetry, voted by members of the SF Poetry Association
(1 nomination)

“True Love ” (Weird Tales Sum 2001) — short poem — 3rd place

Seiun Awardsfor SF/F works published in Japan, voted by members of annual Japanese SF Con
(3 nominations)

The Embedding — translated novel — nomination

Orgasmachine — translated novel — nomination

The Book of the River — foreign novel — nomination

Sidewise Awardsfor works of alternate history, juried
(1 nomination)

“Blair's War” (Asimov's Jul 2013) — short form — nomination


— As Judge —
Arthur C. Clarke Awardfor SF novel published in the UK; juried
 



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