The judging panel for the Hodderscape x Science Fiction 22 competition
By Laura Bartholomew
Posted on July 25, 2022 in Competitors, Science Fiction with tags
We’re thrilled to announce the proficient judges who are on the panel for the Hodderscape x Science Fiction levels of competition. To rejoice the Science Museum’s Science Fiction exhibition opening in October we’re joining forces to start an thrilling new creating prize.
This summertime we’re championing science fiction writers and hope to uncover exciting new talent throughout the region as we opened submissions on 4 June for the inaugural Science Fiction Debuts Prize.
Stevie Finegan, Literary Agent at Zeno Agency
‘From Ursula Le Guin to Ted Chiang, science fiction is without the need of a doubt 1 of my favourite genres and I was absolutely thrilled when I was invited to join the judging panel for the Science Fiction Debuts Crafting Prize. From critiques of our existing entire world to eyesight of hopeful futures, I are unable to wait around to see what the up coming era of writers has in retail outlet for us.’
Stevie Finegan (she/they) joined the Zeno Company at the starting of 2020 soon after doing the job for science fiction and fantasy imprint Gollancz, grownup non-fiction publisher Icon, and considerably far too quite a few Waterstones bookshops. She life on a narrowboat in London and in her spare time writes queer romcoms.
Jo Fletcher is founder and publisher of Jo Fletcher Books, Quercus’ professional horror, fantasy and science fiction imprint, next 16 a long time at Gollancz, and stints with Headline, Macmillan, Hamlyn’s Mandarin imprint and Penguin’s Signet horror checklist. She is also a author of both of those fiction and non-fiction, a ghost-writer and occasional poet, adhering to before professions as a Fleet Avenue journalist, and a movie and book critic. She’s received awards for her producing and products and services to the SFFH style, which include the Horror Writers’ Affiliation Everyday living Achievement Award, the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award and the Global Society of Poets Award.
Gaby Lee is the style fiction buyer at Waterstones. Dependent in the Piccadilly Head Business office, they are liable for getting and marketing new science fiction and fantasy titles, as perfectly as new crime, graphic novels, manga, and poetry, for the Waterstones shops and web site. They joined Waterstones in 2016 as a bookseller at the Piccadilly branch whilst finishing their degree at College College or university London, and joined the central acquiring workforce at Head Office environment in 2018.
Natasha (Tash) Qureshi is an Assistant Editor and the little cog guiding the editorial mammoth that is Hodderscape. Even though holding items tinkering together, she spends her days rummaging close to for professional fantasy and science fiction gems. She strongly thinks in staying a expert fangirl and has an unhealthy obsession with authors like Sabaa Tahir, Natasha Ngan, Tomi Adeyemi, and Laini Taylor. She is also 99% chainsaw and worships the darkish gods: Stephen King, Paul Tremblay, Grady Hendrix, and Anne Rice. Off-planet and cruising by the Galactic Commons, you can locate her rereading a battered copy of The Hitchhiker’s Tutorial to the Galaxy. Just one working day she’ll come across a way to vacation back in time to see the hanging gardens of Babylon.
Molly Powell is the Editorial Director of the Hodderscape record at Hodder & Stoughton, publishing award-profitable and bestselling industrial youthful grownup and adult science fiction, fantasy and horror guides. She is a lifelong lover of the style – started with an early, and alternatively futile, ambition to read through each individual SFF ebook every penned (really do not fret, she’s however attempting!) – massive-experience tales with heaps of heart, and is the proud mum to 1 extremely fluffy cat.