Locus, Hugos

Tue 3 Feb 2009 - Filed under: Not a Journal., , , , , | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Looks like the 2008 Locus Recommended Reading List is out and it includes some of our books. If you’re so inclined, you can vote for these in the Locus Poll (soon) and the Hugos (now). (Don’t forget Couch!)

Also on the list were The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 2008 as well as Kelly‘s collection Pretty Monsters, and the title stories, “Pretty Monsters” and “The Surfer.”

There are a ton of great books on the list, some of which are pasted below. Since we stopped reading for The Year’s Best in late November, and we usually read most of the material for the book from November to January, this list is certainly not exclusive. The Amazon links below are cut (libraries and indie bookshops are it) and the cut’n’paste was done on the fly, so it’s a sample of stuff we liked, but very messy!

* Matter, Iain M. Banks (Orbit UK)
* An Autumn War, Daniel Abraham (Tor)
* The Love We Share Without Knowing, Christopher Barzak (Bantam)
* The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (Morrow)
* Shadowbridge/ Lord Tophet, Gregory Frost (Ballantine Del Rey)
* Lavinia, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt)
* The Hidden World, Paul Park (Tor)
* The Dragons of Babel, Michael Swanwick (Tor)
* Black Ships, Jo Graham (Orbit US)
* Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory (Ballantine Del Rey)
* The Red Wolf Conspiracy, Robert V. S. Redick (Gollancz, Del Rey ’09)
* City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/McElderry)
* Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
* Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, Alison Goodman (Viking); as The Two Pearls of Wisdom (HarperCollins Australia)
* Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Knopf)
* How to Ditch Your Fairy, Justine Larbalestier (Bloomsbury USA)
* The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness (Candlewick Press)
* Nation, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK, HarperCollins)
* Flora’s Dare, Ysabeau S. Wilce (Harcourt)
* Pump Six and Other Stories, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books)
* The Drowned Life, Jeffrey Ford (HarperPerennial)
* The Wreck of the Godspeed and Other Stories, James Patrick Kelly (Golden Gryphon Press)
* Other Worlds, Better Lives, Howard Waldrop (Old Earth Books)
* The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Ballantine Del Rey)
* The Starry Rift, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Viking)
* Poe’s Children: The New Horror, Peter Straub, ed. (Doubleday)
* The New Weird, Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Tachyon Publications)
* The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-fifth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois, ed. (St. Martin’s)
* The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Two, Jonathan Strahan, ed. (Night Shade Books)
* The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia, Laura Miller (Little, Brown)
* Spectrum 15: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood Books)
* Shaun Tan, Tales from Outer Suburbia (Allen & Unwin; Scholastic ’09)
* “The Political Prisoner”, Charles Coleman Finlay (F&SF 8/08)
* “The Gambler”, Paolo Bacigalupi (Fast Forward 2)
* “Pump Six”, Paolo Bacigalupi (Pump Six and Other Stories)
* “Pride and Prometheus”, John Kessel (F&SF 1/08)
* “Machine Maid”, Margo Lanagan (Extraordinary Engines)
* “An Eligible Boy”, Ian McDonald (Fast Forward 2)
* “The Dust Assassin”, Ian McDonald (The Starry Rift)
* “Special Economics”, Maureen F. McHugh (The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy)
* “Immortal Snake”, Rachel Pollack (F&SF 5/08)
* “Gift from a Spring”, Delia Sherman (Realms of Fantasy 4/08)
* “Exhalation”, Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)
* “The Dismantled Invention of Fate”, Jeffrey Ford (The Starry Rift)
* “The Seventh Expression of the Robot General”, Jeffrey Ford (Eclipse Two)
* “The Film-makers of Mars”, Geoff Ryman ( 12/08)
* “A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antarctica”, Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld 5/08)


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