Reviews of speculative fiction, YA, middle grade, and graphic novels, along with stray thoughts, links, and pictures.
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.
*links to complete story as reprinted in Strange Horizons