So, too busy for a real post, but did you know the Nebula winners have been announced?
Naturally the sole contender I’ve actually read is ANCILLARY JUSTICE. But hey, it won, so there you are! I couldn’t have voted fairly since I haven’t read the rest, but I’m glad it won. Have you all read it by now? Great book. I’m looking forward to the sequel, which is coming out this fall, I believe. You can click through to see the lists for the shorter forms, btw.
• Winner: Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
• We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (Marian Wood)
• The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow; Headline Review)
• Fire with Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
• Hild, Nicola Griffith (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
• The Red: First Light, Linda Nagata (Mythic Island)
• A Stranger in Olondria, Sofia Samatar (Small Beer)
• The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (Harper)
I do have HILD on my wishlist. You know I loved loved loved Griffith’s THE BLUE PLACE mystery/suspense/whatever trilogy. I thought HILD was a straight historical, but since it was up for the Nebula, I suppose it had fantasy or magical realism elements. I do long to read it. Probably this fall.
Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
• Winner: Sister Mine, Nalo Hopkinson (Grand Central)
• The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, Holly Black (Little, Brown; Indigo)
• When We Wake, Karen Healey (Allen & Unwin; Little, Brown)
• The Summer Prince, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Levine)
• Hero, Alethea Kontis (Harcourt)
• September Girls, Bennett Madison (Harper Teen)
• A Corner of White, Jaclyn Moriarty (Levine)
Yeah, I am SO behind. I haven’t read a single one of these YA nominees, either. It’s terrible.
On the other hand, I am really enjoying my re-read of The Fall of Ile-Rien! In some ways I’m loving it even more as a re-read. I mean, this time I know that despite the best efforts of self-serving politicians, Ixion will get his. Go, Nicholas! Ile-Rien is quite different the second time through, partly because it’s the second time and partly because I’ve read THE DEATH OF THE NECROMANCER now, which I hadn’t the first time. Still a wonderful trilogy.
And yes, progress is happening on my WIP, too. Tonight the good guys should figure out what is actually wrong, though they won’t figure out how to fix it. (I don’t know how to fix it myself yet.)