The Locus Science Fiction Foundation recently announced the finalists for the 2012 Locus Awards. The Locus Award celebrates science fiction, fantasy, and horror, and nonfiction works related to these subjects. If you're looking for a good read, try some of these!
Science Fiction Novel:
Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey
11/22/63, Stephen King
Embassytown, China Mieville
Rule 34, Charles Stross
The Children of the Sky, Vernor Vinge
A Dance with Dragons, George R.R. Martin
Snuff, Terry Pratchett
The Wise Man's Fear, Patrick Rothfuss
Deathless, Catherynne M. Valente
Among Others, Jo Walton
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti, Geneieve Valentine
Young Adult Book:
Planesrunner, Ian McDonald
Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Ransom Riggs
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente
Goliath, Scott Westerfeld
Welcome to Bordertown, Holly Black & Ellen Kushner, eds.
Steampunk!, Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant, eds.
Sleight of Hand, Peter S. Beagle
Two Worlds and in Between, Caitlin R. Kiernan
After the Apocalypse, Maureen F. McHugh
The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Tim Powers
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, Margaret Atwood
Becoming Ray Bradbury, Johnathan R. Eller
Spectrum 18: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Cathy Fenner & Arnie Fenner
Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art, Karen Haber, ed.
Find the complete list of nominees here.
And, if you enjoy the types of books on this list, you might enjoy the Fresh City Life My Branch Geek Book Club! We meet the 3rd Saturday of every month at the Schlessman Family Branch at 2 p.m. Upcoming titles: May 19: World War Z by Max Brooks, June 16: American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Be a proud Geek Who Reads and join us!