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The nominees for this year’s awards have now been announced, so I can tell you what I’ve been reading as juror for the Best Novel award. Here goes:
Nominees for Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award)
Guns of the Dawn, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor)
Half a War, Joe Abercrombie (HarperVoyager)
The Iron Ghost, Jen Williams (Headline)
Signal to Noise, Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Solaris)
Sorcerer to the Crown, Zen Cho (Macmillan)
Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Macmillan)
It’s a varied selection of writers producing work of a very high standard, so I’m in my element making sure they are all read in time for jury deliberations. Must dash, back to the reading cave* I go…
I am delighted to announce that I’ll be a juror for the British Fantasy Awards again!
This year I’ll be on the jury for Best Novel, which is sooo exciting. Read the cream of the crop of the year’s sci fi/fantasy novels and then talk about it with other people? Oh, alright then…!
Previous BFS winners include Frances Hardinge, Lauren Beukes, and the Women Destroy Science Fiction Lightspeed anthology (which was my favourite as a juror last year).
Juries for all the awards are posted on the British Fantasy Society’s site now.
I’ll post again when the nominees are public – fingers crossed for your favourites!
My May TBR pile, for #mayigauthors- one of the best things about ebooks, apart from being able to get books NOW with no wait for the post or trek to the shop, is how they take up no space & no one else can see how vertiginously high my TBR stockpile of books is… These are at the top of the pile. Vivienne Westwood has snuck in among the YA because she’s a heroine of mine. Hmm, any suggestions for where to start?!? #bookstagram #booklove #bookcommunity #instabooks #instareads #booknerdigans #igreads #bibliophile #bookporn #becauseofreading #bookaddict #alwaysreading #writersofinstagram #bookaholic #ilovebooks #yabooks #ireadYA #yalit #yalovin
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