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Saturdays in Books

Reviews of speculative fiction, YA, middle grade, and graphic novels, along with stray thoughts, links, and pictures.

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The SFWA European Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Masterpieces of Science Fiction from the Continent
Kathryn Morrow, James K. Morrow

Locus Award winners announced!

Excerpts linked as available.


SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL: Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

FANTASY NOVEL: The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK: Half a King, Joe Abercrombie (Del Rey; Voyager UK)

FIRST NOVEL: The Memory Garden, Mary Rickert (Sourcebooks Landmark)

NOVELLA: Yesterday’s Kin, Nancy Kress (Tachyon)

NOVELETTE: “Tough Times All Over”, Joe Abercrombie (Rogues)

SHORT STORY: “The Truth About Owls”, Amal El-Mohtar (Kaleidoscope)*

ANTHOLOGY: Rogues, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, ed. (Bantam; Titan)

COLLECTION: Last Plane to Heaven, Jay Lake (Tor)




EDITOR: Ellen Datlow

ARTIST: John Picacio

NON-FICTION: What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton (Tor; Corsair 2015)

ART BOOK: Spectrum 21: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, John Fleskes, ed. (Flesk)

Congratulations to all the winner! And congratulations to anyone who finds new works to love from this year's list.


A complete list of finalists (with links to purchase) can be found at Locus.


*links to complete story as reprinted in Strange Horizons