Locus Bestsellers – April
2008 Hugo nominations
The Hugo nominees are listed on Denvention’s website: http://www.denvention.org/hugos/08hugonomlist.php
Many congratulations to Elizabeth Bear in the short story category for “Tidelines” (Asimov’s June 2007) and to all the other talented writers represented on this list.
Locus Recommended Reading List 2007
Elizabeth Bear seems to have done quite well in 2007:
- In the Best SF Novel category: Undertow (Bantam Science Fiction)
- In the Best Fantasy Novel category: Whiskey and Water: A Novel of the Promethean Age
- In the collections category: New Amsterdam
- In novelettes for: “Cryptic Coloration” (Baen’s Universe 6/07)
- In short stories for: “Orm the Beautiful” (Clarkesworld 1/07) and “Tideline” (Asimov’s 4-5/07)
Jay Lake gets props for:
- In the Best SF Novel category: Mainspring
- In novelettes: “Crossing the Seven” (Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories)
- In short stories: “C-Rock City”co-written with Greg Van Eekhout (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction 2007)
Also, Ekaterina Sedia in:
- the Best Fantasy Novel category: The Secret History of Moscow
review for Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette from SF Site
Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette, with a degree of apparent effortlessness that is astonishing, have pulled off not one but several very difficult things in A Companion to Wolves.
The first, and by no means the least, is the sometimes vexed collaboration issue. I have read co-authored books in which I could have chopped out and parceled into neat little piles the bits that belonged to the various authors because the voices simply never gelled enough to produce perfect seamlessness. Here, it just doesn’t even matter. It flows. The two authors work as one; it’s not so much cooperation as a symbiosis. A job very well done.
The second is the worldbuilding….The storyline is gripping… the writing is exquisite, and the book is destined to be a classic of its kind.