2009 Locus Award Finalist List is Out
Posted on April 27, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 8 Comments
And it is here, for those of you who are interested. I’m a finalist in two categories:
Young Adult Novel
Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor);
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins, Bloomsbury);
Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Knopf);
Nation, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK, HarperCollins);
Zoe’s Tale, John Scalzi (Tor)
“King Pelles the Sure”, Peter S. Beagle (Strange Roads);
“Boojum”, Elizabeth Bear & Sarah Monette (Fast Ships, Black Sails);
“Exhalation”, Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two);
“The Kindness of Strangers”, Nancy Kress (Fast Forward 2);
“After the Coup“, John Scalzi (Tor.com 7/08).
In both cases it’s difficult to be anything but pleased with the company I am keeping.
You’ll notice these are “finalists” rather than “nominees.” That’s because the folks at Locus already know who the winners are, they’re just not telling until the Locus Awards Ceremony in Seattle WA during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend, June 26-27, 2009. Because they’re mean like that.
In any event, congrats to all the finalists. It’s an excellent list overall.
You’re right. They are mean like that :) Congratulations on the nominations. I think both short lists you’re on are seriously awesome this year.
That is certainly good company. :)
Will you be attending? *crosses fingers for you*
Scalzi writes, “You went commando to a diplomatic function?” You get my vote, but of course I’m biased.
Actually, as of yesterday, Locus had let the cat out of the bag, so to speak. I won’t ruin it by telling though.
They know the winners? So you are saying it’s rigged!
I knew it!!
Thanks for posting the lists. My kids are at teh riught age for YA fiction, and voracious readers, so I’m always looking for quality reading material.
Glad I’m not having to make the call – I’d have a *VERY* tough time in the ‘Young Adult’ catagory as I loved both Zoe’s Tale and Little Brother. I also have Graveyard, but haven’t had time to read it yet. And curse you for suggesting so many good books! :)