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December nomination options - Award nominees
« on: September 03, 2013, 02:20:52 PM »
Nominations for December will not open for another month, but I thought it might be useful to have a discussion thread where the different award nominees could be listed. Give people a chance to look through and get an idea of what might sound good before nomination time rolls around. My thought is to allow the most recent list of award nominees, so for an award like the Nebulas, we would work off the 2012 list since that award is given in 2013. I'll start by listing a few, others can feel free to add to the list. I can add more when I have a bit more time as well.

I may also start a similar topic in the Science Fiction book club since I know there are some awards that are exclusively Science Fiction.
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World Fantasy Award

Novel

The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Doubleday)
The Drowning Girl, Caitlin R. Kiernan (Roc)
Crandolin, Anna Tambour (Chomu)
Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)


Gemmell Awards

Legend Award (Best novel)


Joe Abercrombie: Red Country (Gollancz)
Jay Kristoff: Stormdancer (Pan Macmillan UK)
Mark Lawrence: King of Thorns (HarperCollins/Voyager)
Helen Lowe: The Gathering of the Lost (Orbit)
Brent Weeks: The Blinding Knife (Orbit)


Morningstar Award (Best debut novel)


Saladin Ahmed: Throne of the Crescent Moon (Gollancz and DAW)
Miles Cameron: The Red Knight (Gollancz)
John Gwynne: Malice (Pan Macmillan UK)
Aidan Harte: Irenicon (Jo Fletcher Books)
Jay Kristoff: Stormdancer (Pan Macmillan UK)


Hugo Awards
Best Novel (1,113 ballots)

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
Blackout by Mira Grant (Orbit)
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi (Tor)
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed (DAW)
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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 06:01:48 PM »
We would have to discount some of those listed as they are not first in series.
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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 06:39:07 PM »
Yeah, once you get rid of the sequels,  doubles, sci-fi novels and ones that aren't available in both UK and US in a paperback format then you are left with a much more manageable list  :)

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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 06:43:41 PM »
Yeah, once you get rid of the sequels,  doubles, sci-fi novels
These are not the only award lists, I just haven't had a chance to go get the rest of them. And yes, many of these are not eligible due to be either sci-fi or not a first in a series. I can clean those up eventually as well

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and ones that aren't available in both UK and US in a paperback format then you are left with a much more manageable list  :)
I had mentioned skipping the paperback in both places criteria. No one objected (but I guess I didn't hear much support for it either). If we keep that requirement, I am liable to change the theme in some way because I would imagine that many of these will not be meet that criteria.
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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2013, 12:51:04 PM »
The Kitschies - Red Tentacle (Novel)

Angelmaker - Nick Harkaway
The Folly of the World - Jesse Bullington
The Method - Juli Zeh (SF)
A Face Like Glass - Frances Hardinge
Jack Glass - Adam Roberts (SF)

The Kitschies - Golden Tentacle (Debut)

Redemption in Indigo - Karen Lord
vN - Madeline Ashby (SF)
The City's Son - Tom Pollock
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman
The Panopticon - Jenni Fagan

They're all first in series and available in paperback.

Discounting the SF ones, I'd think A Face Like Glass, Redemption in Indigo or Seraphina might be good book club books?

Edited to add links, that have plot summaries and links to reviews.

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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2013, 09:22:31 PM »
Angle Maker or Throne of the Crescent Poon sound fun to me. and you shoukd carry the theme over to Sci Fi as 2312 or Red Shits could be fun as well.
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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2013, 10:05:51 PM »
you shoukd carry the theme over to Sci Fi as 2312 or Red Shits could be fun as well.
Yep, I mentioned that above. There's also some awards that are exclusively SciFi. Can start a discussion in the SciFi Book Club to keep track of them.
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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013, 10:21:08 PM »
Nebula
Novel

Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)
Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor)
The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

Locus
FANTASY NOVEL

The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)
Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)
Hide Me Among the Graves, Tim Powers (Morrow; Corvus)
The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK

The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown; Atom)
Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)
Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)
Dodger, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends; Much-in-Little ’13)


FIRST NOVEL

Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)
vN, Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot US; Angry Robot UK)
Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK)
The Games, Ted Kosmatka (Del Rey; Titan)
Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)
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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 04:32:52 PM »
Discounting the SF ones, I'd think A Face Like Glass, Redemption in Indigo or Seraphina might be good book club books?

I'd read any one of those, so let's call those my nominations. :)

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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2013, 08:04:00 AM »
I'll nominate The Killing Moon by NK Jemsin and second A Face Like Glass and Redemption in Indigo.

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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2013, 09:07:50 AM »
I'll second Angelmaker and Throne of the Crescent Moon and nominate Dodger. (It's more Pratchett than YA and even a bit dark, so don't roll your eyes at another "YA" ;))
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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 09:48:26 AM »
Are nominations actually open yet?  ???
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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2013, 03:52:32 PM »
Are nominations actually open yet?  ???
Ummmm..... Nope, not really.  ::)

I meant this thread to be more of a collection of the actual award nominees to save people the trouble of looking them all up themselves come actual nomination time. And also so anyone could add a list of nominees for any awards I may have missed (I am sure there are some)

I suppose it got confusing talking about award nominees versus book club nominations.
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2013, 08:12:56 PM »
Oops, sorry. It felt strange somehow but I couldn't point out why... Oh well, better too early than too late. ;)
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Re: December nomination options - Award nominees
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2013, 01:57:00 PM »
So, I'll be opening nominations soon. Can anyone suggest any additional award lists to look at?
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