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The Winners and Recommended Short List for the 2012 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards in the Best Novel category were announced in October 2012 at Gaylaxicon 2012. The Winners and Recommended Short List for the 2012 Gaylactic Spectrum Awards in the Best Short Fiction and Best Other categories will be announced in May 2013 at Gaylaxicon 2013 in Atlanta.

A handout listing the winner, short list recommendations, ISBN numbers, publishers, and a short writeup of each winner/short list item for the Best Novel category is available here.

2012 Best Novel - Winner and Recommended Short List

2012 Best Novel - Other Nominees List
2012 Best Short Fiction - Nominees List
2012 Best Other Work - Nominees List

2012 Best Novel Winner & Short List

WINNER:
Honeyed Words - J. A. Pitts (Tor)

SHORT LIST:
The Cold Commands - Richard K. Morgan (Del Rey)
God's War/Infidel - Kameron Hurley (Night Shade Books)
Grail - Elizabeth Bear (Spectra)
The Highest Frontier - Joan Slonczewski (Tor)
Huntress - Malinda Lo (Little, Brown and Company)
A Rope of Thorns - Gemma Files (ChiZine Publications)
Rule 34 - Charles Stross (Ace)
Static - L. A. Witt (Amber Quill Press)
The Wild Ways - Tanya Huff (DAW)

 

2012 Best Novel Other Nominees

Best Novel consideration is given to individual novel length works by a single author/authorial team. Works must have been originally published in North America in 2011 to be eligible unless an exception is granted by the judging team.

The following titles have been reviewed to validate their eligibility for award consideration and will be considered by the judging team. Additional titles may be added through the end of the nomination and vetting process. Appearance on this list is not an indication of quality or quantity of GLBT or genre content.

All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen (Tor)
Blood's Voice by Aine Massie (Geas Publishing)
The Cage of Zeus by Sayori Ueda & Takami Nieda (Haikasoru)
Cubeology by Daniel Brako (Hillinger)
Dark Hunt by Naomi Clark (QueeredFiction)
Fool Moon by Karin Bishop (Amazon Digital)
Ganymede by Cherie Priest (Tor)
The German by Lee Thomas (Lethe Press)
Hidden Cities by Daniel Fox (Del Rey)
The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski (Tor)
Hollowstone by Dennis Upkins (Parker Publishing)
Invisible Curtain by Alex Morgan (Loveyoudivine)
Isolation Play by Kyell Gold (Sofawolf Press)
Lunatic Fringe by Allison Moon (Lunatic Ink)
Naamah's Blessing by Jacqueline Carey (Grand Central)
Saints Astray by Jacqueline Carey (Grand Central)
Shadow Walkers by Brent Hartinger (Flux)
The Snow Queen's Shadow by Jim Hines (DAW)
The Tempering of Men by Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette (Tor)
Triptych by J M Frey (Dragon Moon Press)
The Vampire's Quest by Damien Serbu (Regal Crest Enterprises)
War Games by K S Augustin (Sandal Press)

2012 Best Short Fiction Nominees

Best Short Fiction consideration is given to individual shorter-than-novel (novella and shorter) length works by a single author/authorial team. Works must have been originally published in North America in 2010 or 2011 to be eligible unless an exception is granted by the judging team.

Due to a lack of volunteer judges, the Short Fiction category is currently on hold. In May 2014 we were able to identify a new pool of judges for Short Fiction - works published from calendar year 2010 through 2013 will be combined into a single nominee group to bring our schedule up to date. Watch the 2014 Awards page during summer 2014 for a list of nominees.

2012 Best Other Work Nominees

Best Other Work consideration is given to any works that does not fit into the two other categories - this includes but is not limited to anthologies, graphic novels, games, and movies/television shows. Works must have been originally published/broadcast in North America in 2010 or 2011 to be eligible unless an exception is granted by the judging team.

Due to a lack of volunteer judges, the Best Other Work category is currently on hold. In May 2014 we were able to identify a new pool of judges for Best Other Work - works published/broadcast/etc from calendar year 2010 through 2013 will be combined into a single nominee group to bring our schedule up to date. Watch the 2014 Awards page during summer/fall 2014 for an official Short List.