Over at A Dribble of Ink, Aidan Moher posted the results of this year's awards. In fact, I haven't read any of the winning author's novels (the winning work being Confessions of a Master Forger). I'll have to get to work on this one!
In NewScientist, Kim Stanley Robinson's article has evoked no little response: myself, I thought the article (and flash fiction) was/were excellent. Robinson is right - there's disturbingly little SF in the shortlists (not least those mentioned in the article). This may be a long-standing trend, but with ever more "literary" SF being published, the stereotyping should end: SF has broken out of its ancient mould, and it's time to give it some recognition.
So long, and thanks for all the books
1 year ago