BSFA Award shortlists announced
January 30, 2014 § 2 Comments
God’s War by Kameron Hurley (Del Rey)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
Evening’s Empires by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
Ack-Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell (Solaris)
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)
I need to get around to importing the Priest book, as I suspect it’ll be to my liking. Of the two I’ve read, the Hurley I think is a far more superior story than the Leckie.
Best Short Fiction
Spin by Nina Allan (TTA Press)
“Selkie Stories are for Losers” by Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons)
“Saga’s Children” by E. J. Swift (The Lowest Heaven, Pandemonium)
“Boat in the Shadows Crossing” by Tori Truslow (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
I haven’t any of these particular stories, but I have enjoyed previous works by Allan and Samatar.
Cover for Tony Ballantyne’s Dream London by Joey Hi-fi (Solaris)
Poster for Metropolis by Kevin Tong (tragicsunshine.com)
“The Angel at the Heart of the Rain” by Richard Wagner (Interzone #246)
Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer (Abrams Image)
“Going Forth by Night” by John J. Johnston (Unearthed, Jurassic)
“Sleeps with Monsters” by Liz Bourke (Tor.com)
Haven’t yet finished VanderMeer’s book, but the parts I’ve read make it a delight to read and to behold. Have read some of Bourke’s columns, but uncertain if this one is her best.