The 2014 Locus Awards Finalists were announced earlier this month. In the category of Science Fiction Novel the finalists include:
- MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood (McClelland & Stewart; Bloomsbury; Talese)
- Abaddon’s Gate, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- The Best of All Possible Worlds, Karen Lord (Del Rey; Jo Fletcher UK)
- Shaman, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
- Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
Star Wars Expanded Universe fans will recognize the name James S.A. Corey, the pen name for the author duo who wrote Honor Among Thieves. Abaddon’s Gate is the third novel in the Expanse Series, which has been ordered to a series by SyFy (via Variety). Corey has a great feel for space opera; I recommend the series.
Also on the list is The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord. In my review of the book last year, I noted the enjoyable blend of science fiction and romance with a distinct Star Trek vibe.
If you haven’t put these on your read list, I suggest you check them both out. Locus Award winners will be announced later in June.
Tricia Barr’s novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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