Yesterday’s sunset first, as it happened somewhere in the Atlantic:
Hard to beat.
Second, Lock In is one of the American Library Association’s “Best in Genre Fiction” selections for the last year, in the category of science fiction. Their short list in the category:
“The Martian” by Andy Weir (Crown) — The winning book in the category;
“Annihilation” by Jeff Vandermeer (FSG Originals)
“Fortune’s Pawn” by Rachel Bach (Orbit)
“Lock In” by John Scalzi (Tor)
“Shovel Ready” by Adam Sternbergh (Crown)
In the Fantasy category, the short list is thus:
“The Goblin Emperor” by Katerine Addison (Tor) — The winning book in this category;
“Half a King” by Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey)
“Hot Lead, Cold Iron” by Ari Marmell (Titan)
“The Paper Magician” by Charlie N. Holmberg (47 North)
“Queen of the Tearling” by Erika Johansen (HarperCollins)
Also congratulations to Lauren Beukes and Jo Walton, whose books Broken Monsters and My Real Children won in the “Adrenaline” and “Women’s Fiction” categories, respectively.
Lock In also made Locus magazine’s recommended reading list in the category of Science Fiction, which is also pretty damn nifty, if you ask me. The list is longer than the ALA category short list, so let me recommend you follow this link to see the full list as well as the lists in other categories.
That’s not a bad Monday, actually. Thank you, librarians and Locus!