Wanna Hand Out Some Awards?

by wjw on January 30, 2013

As I mentioned in an earlier post, it’s Award Season, and not just in Hollywood.  Eligible folks are now nominating for the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

Feel free to nominate your favorite books and stories right here.  I won’t hand out any awards, but maybe I’ll go on to read them and nominate them.

You need not mention my works.  Here we take it for granted that you think I’m swell.

What was your favorite SF&F for 2012?  Let us know.

Kimberly Unger January 31, 2013 at 3:42 am

The problem is that there are just *so many*

I have to say, I am so far impressed with Scalzi’s recent reintroduction of the “Old Man’s War” universe. Redshirts was entertaining, but not, I think, his finest work.

Lissa Price’s “Starters” piqued my interest, I’m loving the new darker YA and Teen sci-fi out there.

Just got introduced to Suarez’s “Daemon” which, as someone involved with the games industry, and who dabbled in adapting a game engine for a DARPA AI project, hits the nail right on the head with near-future potential.

Geoff February 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I spent most of 2012 reading Alan Furst (don’t know if you’ve read him, but he sets all of his books in the same setting (1930s Europe) with different characters (except for some minor overlaps) and plots), but one new book I liked was Advent by James Treadwell.

Clyde February 1, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I read quite a few books in 2012, but looking back I find that few of them were published in 2012. (For some reason, I found myself reading a lot of backlist books. For example, I read some about tall ships in the early 1800’s by a fellow with the initials WJW.) Of those that were, the following were quite good.
– Daemon by Daniel Suarez
– Caliban’s War by James S.A. Corey
– Darkship Renegades by Sarah A. Hoyt
– And Blue Skies From Pain (The Fey and the Fallen #2) by Stina Leicht

On the non-fiction side, the following were quite good:
– Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell
– How to Be Black by Baratunde R. Thurston

Happy reading,

***”A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.” — Oscar Wilde***

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