Follow us on
Twitter
Find us on Facebook
The Nova Awards: Past Winners

1973: Speculation #32, ed. Peter Weston (best fanzine). [At this point, the award was decided by a panel of "worthy fans"; also nominated were Peter Roberts' Egg #6, Arthur Cruttenden's Idiocy Couchant #2, Ian Maule's Maya #5, Ian Williams' Siddhartha #3, Kevin Smith's Sfinx #7, Dave Sutton's Shadow #19 and Lisa Conesa's Zimri #5. The initial judges were Ken Bulmer, Jim Linwood, Phil Rogers and Tony Walsh; Linwood wrote in C #6 that an open vote "would lead to partisan voting, accusations of undue pressure and ballot rigging, and faneds wanting the award might tend to play to the gallery".]

1974: Zimri #6, ed. Lisa Conesa; Big Scab #2, ed. John Brosnan. [This was the only occasion when the panel opted for a tie. The current rules allow a tie only if the voting patterns are identical.]

1975: Maya #8, ed. Rob Jackson. [This was the final year where the award was made to a specific issue of a fanzine.]

1976: Maya, ed. Rob Jackson.

1977: Twll-Ddu, ed. Dave Langford.

1978: Gross Encounters, ed. Alan Dorey.

1979: Seamonsters, ed. Simone Walsh.

1980: One-Off, ed. Dave Bridges.

1981: Tappen, ed. Malcolm Edwards (best fanzine); Chris Atkinson (new award: best fanzine writer); Pete Lyon (new award: best fanzine artist).

1982: Epsilon, ed. Rob Hansen; Chris Atkinson; Rob Hansen. [This was the first occasion one fan received two Novas in the same year.]

1983: A Cool Head, ed. Dave Bridges; Dave Bridges; Margaret Welbank.

1984: Xyster, ed. Dave Wood; Anne Hammill; D West.

1985: Prevert, ed. John Jarrold; Abi Frost; Ros Calverly.

1986: Pink Fluffy Bedsocks, ed. Owen Whiteoak; Owen Whiteoak; Arthur "ATom" Thomson.

1987: Lip, ed. Hazel Ashworth; D West; D West.

1988: Lip, ed. Hazel Ashworth; Michael Ashley; D West.

1989: VSOP, ed. Jan Orys; Simon Polley; Dave Mooring.

1990: FTT*, ed. Joseph Nicholas, Judith Hanna; Dave Langford; Dave Mooring. [*A polite acronym for Fuck The Tories.]

1991: Saliromania, ed. Michael Ashley; Michael Ashley; D West.

1992: Bob?, ed. Ian Sorensen; Michael Ashley, Dave Mooring.

1993: Lagoon, ed. Simon Ounsley; Simon Ounsley; Dave Mooring.

1994: Rastus Johnson's Cakewalk, ed. Greg Pickersgill; Greg Pickersgill; D West.

1995: Attitude, ed. Michael Abbott, John Dallman and Pam Wells; Simon Ounsley; D West. [Intriguingly, Attitude was intended both as a fanzine and a thematic progress report for the eponymous 1997 convention.]

1996: Banana Wings, ed. Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer; Alison Freebairn; D West. [This year's "best fanzine" began as two separate titles, which merged after their first issues; Waxen Wings & Banana Skins - later contracted to Banana Wings - carried on the numbering and made its debut with #2.]

1997: Banana Wings, ed. Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer; Mark Plummer; Sue Mason.

1998: Banana Wings, ed. Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer; Maureen Kincaid Speller; D West.

1999: Barmaid, ed. Yvonne Rowse; Yvonne Rowse; Sue Mason.

2000: Plokta, ed. Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott; Yvonne Rowse; Sue Mason.

2001: Head, ed. Doug Bell and Christina Lake; Alison Freebairn; Dave Hicks.

2002: Plokta, ed. Alison Scott, Steve Davies and Mike Scott; Claire Brialey; Dave Hicks.

2003: Zoo Nation, ed. Pete Young; Claire Brialey; Sue Mason.

2004: Zoo Nation, ed. Pete Young; Claire Brialey; Sue Mason.

2005: Banana Wings, ed. Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer; Claire Brialey; Alison Scott.

2006: Banana Wings, ed. Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer; Claire Brialey; Sue Mason.

2007: Prolapse, ed. Peter Weston; Mark Plummer; Alison Scott. [Peter Weston was also presented with one of the occasional "best fan" Novas, awarded by the Novacon committee.]

2008: Prolapse, ed. Peter Weston; Claire Brialey; Alison Scott.

2009: Banana Wings, ed. Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer; Claire Brialey; Sue Mason.

2010: Journey Planet, ed. James Bacon, Claire Brialey, James Bacon and Chris Garcia (with guest editor Pete Young); Mark Plummer; Arthur "ATom" Thomson. [Chris Garcia and Pete Young were the first non-UK/Irish residents to win a Nova, ATom the first person to be awarded one posthumously.]

2011: Head, edited by Doug Bell & Christina Lake; Claire Brialey; Dave Hicks