06 September 2004

Gaylactic Spectrum Awards 2004

I, shamefully, totally missed it, but the Gaylactic Spectrum Awards were given out at WorldCon "to honor works in science fiction, fantasy and horror which include positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues". Here's the list:
Best Short Fiction
Winner: "Lark till Dawn, Princess", Barth Anderson (Mojo: Conjure Stories)

Short list:
"Down with the Lizards and Bees", Tim Pratt (Realms of Fantasy 8/03; Little Gods)
"Kiss", Steve Berman (X-Factor)
"Poison", Beth Bernobich (Strange Horizons 1/20/03)
"The Tawny Bitch", Nisi Shawl (Mojo: Conjure Stories)
"The Golden Boy", Warren Rochelle (The Silver Gryphon)
"Living with the Harpy", Tim Pratt (Strange Horizons 10/27/03)
"The Riverboy", A.M. Dellamonica (Land/Space)
"Walking Contradiction", Nancy Jane Moore (Imaginings)

Best Novel
Winner: The Salt Roads, Nalo Hopkinson (Warner Books)

Short list:
Hidden Warrior, Lynn Flewelling (Bantam Spectra)
Lust, Geoff Ryman (St. Martin's)
Storyteller, Amy Thomson (Ace)
Hybrids, Robert Sawyer (Tor)
Spin State, Chris Moriarty (Bantam Spectra)
Trickster, Steven Harper (Roc)
Troll, Johanna Sinisalo (Grove Press)

Best Other Work
Angels in America (Tony Kushner/HBO)
Gotham Central #6-#10: Half a Life, Greg Rucka & Michael Lark (DC Comics)

Short list:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Joss Whedon/UPN)
Dead Life Me: The Bicycle Thief (Showtime)
Carnivale (HBO)
Global Frequency #3, Warren Ellis & Steve Dillon
I stole that from Andyhat, who seems to have been the first person to post the results. He added lots of links.