Ian McDonald wins Best Novel for The Dervish House. SciFi Now writes, "Set in a near-future Turkey, the book explores a range of themes and ideas common to his novels - technology, social variance, politics and others - and manage to frame a tightly plotted narrative around it. After River of Gods, we weren't sure if McDonald would reach such heady heights again, but he's proven that he's more than capable of it here in this excellent release."
Tim Akers, Tim Akers, author of The Horns of Ruin, wins the Rising Star Award. SciFi Now writes "we expect big things from him over the next few years."