I am this far behind: I have not read ANY of the nominees, even though I own three of them. Here are the nominees:
- The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal
- The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang
- Blackfish City, Sam J. Miller
- Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik
- Witchmark, C.L. Polk
- Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse
I have every intention of reading Spinning Silver one of these days. Also The Poppy War. The other one I have on my TBR pile so far is Trail of Lightning.
Who knows, maybe the rest of them, but probably not. Can’t even guarantee I’ll get to the ones on my TBR pile; some titles have literally been on the pile for five years at this point. There is no hope of ever getting close to well-read in current titles, and in general I don’t worry about this, but I really am surprised I haven’t read Spinning Silver yet.
Also these novels are up for the Andre Norton award:
The Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book
- Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi
- Aru Shah and the End of Time, Roshani Chokshi
- A Light in the Dark, A.K. DuBoff
- Tess of the Road, Rachel Hartman
- Dread Nation, Justina Ireland
- Peasprout Chen: Future Legend of Skate and Sword, Henry Lien
I haven’t read a single one of those, either. Tess of the Road is the only one I’ve heard of, I think.
Beyond novels, let me see . . . Martha Well’s has another Murderbot novella in the Novella category, so good luck to her. That’s “Artificial Condition,” the one that introduces ART, my favorite non-continuing character. Hopefully we’ll see ART again in the Murderbot novel.
My vote for best title among all the nominees, all categories:
“A Witch’s Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies”, Alix E. Harrow
Isn’t that a great title? Came out from Apex, you can read it here if you like, maybe I will do that but I haven’t yet, so I can’t either recommend or dis-recommend it.