Well, we might have guessed this would happen:
“Nominations were also invited for the [BSFA Award for] best non-fiction of 2007, but although a number of works were nominated there was no consensus and so no shortlist could be formed. A non-fiction award will therefore not be presented this year.”
I suppose there are a lot of ways to look at that – I’m going to take the charitable view and assume they knew that the limited number of us who care about such things would rather thrash it out for ourselves than submit to a consensus we couldn’t agree with.
In which case, ladies and gentlemen – start your engines! 😀
[Historical note – we had a pretty good
beef session chat about this last year. But if any smart-arse starts a web-based crit mag in the next five months, I’m not touching it with a bargepole.]
UPDATE 23/01/08!! This just in from the wonderful Farah Mendlesohn – a new LiveJournal community to discuss issues non-fictional in the genre scene, lest the above occur again.
And please, LJ people, no private posts on that one. It’s hard enough for me to stay in the loop as it is!