2008 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists

 

Congratulations to this year’s Winners & Finalists!

 

Best Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form)

Red Man” by Scott Sigler

Finalists:
Metamor City: Huntress
error3 reconstruct :|::|:” by Scott Sigler
Kissyman” by Scott Sigler
Delve” (Variant Frequencies) by Matt Wallace

Category Description: Short stories containing elements of science fiction, fantasy or horror; Word counts under 20K

Best Speculative Fiction Story (Novella Form)

Heaven – Season Four: Wasteland by Mur Lafferty

Finalists:
The Arwen, Season 2: Ulliam by Tim Callahan
Beautiful Red by M. Darusha Wehm
How to Succeed in Evil by Patrick McLean
Passenger by Scott Sigler
Snipe Hunt by Scott Sigler

Category Description: Intermediate length stories containing elements of science fiction, fantasy or horror; Word counts between 20K and 70K

Best Speculative Fiction Story (Long Form)

Playing for Keeps” by Mur Lafferty

Finalists:
Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword by Tee Morris
J.C. Hutchins’ 7th Son: Destruction by J. C. Hutchins
Full Share by Nathan Lowell
South Coast by Nathan Lowell

Category Description: Novel length stories containing elements of science fiction, fantasy or horror; Word counts greater than 70K

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form including Independents)

Space Casey by Christiana Ellis

Finalists:
Decoder Ring Theatre
Maudelayne – BrokenSea
Outlaw‚ The Thriller Miniseries
Star Trek: Unity

Category Description: Short audio presentations containing elements of science fiction, fantasy or horror; Total Season’s complete running time for dramatic content only (excluding host commentary, listener e-mail, behind-the-scenes editions, etc.) under 15 hours

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form including Independents)

Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword by Tee Morris

Finalists:
Once Upon a Time in Vegas (Pendant Productions)
The Radio Adventures Of Dr. Floyd
Ulysses Galactic Guides and Bounties Inc (BrokenSea)
Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery

Category Description: Long audio presentations containing elements of science fiction, fantasy or horror; Total Season’s complete running time for dramatic content only (excluding host commentary, listener e-mail, behind-the-scenes editions, etc.) 15 hours or longer

Best Speculative Fiction Video Podcast

Stranger Things

Finalists:
Calls for Cthulhu
Moron Life: The Vaudcast” (Sound Stages)
Space Adventure

Category Description: Video podcasts that include elements of speculative fiction

Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast

Variant Frequencies

Finalists:
Decoder Ring Theatre
Hall of Mirrors: Tales of Horror and the Grotesque
The Metamor City Podcast” by The Seanachai, Patrick McLean
Well Told Tales

Category Description: These podcasts return week after week with great short stories.

Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast

Short Cummings Audio

Finalists:
A Different Point of View
Calls for Cthulhu
Geek Survival Guide
Space Casey

Category Description: Whether they make fun of bad movies or or poke fun at our own geekdom, these podcasts keep us laughing.

Best Speculative Fiction Fan Podcast

Galactica Quorum

Finalists:
A Different Point of View
Doctor Who: Tin Dog Podcast: Torchwood
The GeekSpin
The Signal

Category Description: Podcasts created by and for the fans of a given type, style or genre of literary or entertainment work or series of works that have elements speculative fiction

Best Speculative Fiction News Podcast

Slice of SciFi

Finalists:
Geek Radio Daily
PodCulture
Skepticality – Science and Revolutionary Ideas
Television Zombies

Category Description: Podcasts that focus on providing news of speculative fiction in its myriad forms

Best Writing-related Podcast

Adventures in Scifi Publishing

Finalists:
I Should Be Writing
The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy
Tale Chasing

Category Description: Podcasts that focus on the process, challenges and rewards of writing and publishing written works

Best “Infotainment” Cast

The Weird Show

Finalists:
The GeekSpin
Geologic Podcast
Podculture
The Signal

Category Description: Podcasts that have content of an educational nature, presented in an entertaining format

Best Gaming Podcast

The Game Kennel

Finalists:
Brilliant Gameologists
CoH Podcast
Family Night
Out of Character
WoW Radio : Octale and Hordak vs The World

Category Description: Podcasts that focus on one or more styles of gaming (video, role playing, tabletop and board games, non-traditional card games, etc.)