Friday, January 11, 2008

Because, you know, there isn't any amazing science fiction for kids and teens being written today.

The Nominations for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy 2008.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Rowling, J. K. (Scholastic Press, Jul07)
Into the Wild - Durst, Sarah Beth (Penguin Razorbill, Jun07)
Vintage: A Ghost Story - Berman, Steve (Haworth Positronic Press, Mar07)
Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog - Wilce, Ysabeau S. (Harcourt, Jan07)

My personal nominations for best YA sf of 2007:

Baxter, Stephen. The H-Bomb Girl. London: Faber and Faber, 2007.
Bertagna, Julie. Zenith. London: Picador (PanMacMillan), 2007.
Daley, Michael J. Shanghaied to the Moon. New York: Putnam & Sons, 2007.
Lennon, Joan. Questors. London: Puffin, 2007.
McGann, Oisin. Ancient Appetites. London: Random House, 2007.
---. Small Minded Giants. London: Doubleday, 2007.
Reeve, Philip. Starcross. London: Bloomsbury, 2007.

Only one of the above is published in the US, and the SFWA decided that this would be a useful criteria.

Next year look out for Cory Doctorow's _Little Brother_. I'll blog it here soon.


Blogger Gwenda said...

I'm actually willing to take it as a good sign that four things made the ballot through recommendations this year. Some sort of progress.

But, yes, the SF is MIA.

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