Norton Ballot!

Charles Coleman Finlay posts the final Andre Norton Award (for YA SFF) Ballot for this year:

MAGIC OR MADNESSS – Justine Larbalestier, Razorbill (Penguin Young Readers Group), 2005

MIDNIGHTERS #2: TOUCHING DARKNESS – Scott Westerfeld, (Eos) 2005

PEEPS – Scott Westerfeld, Razorbill (Penguin Young Readers Group), 2005

The jury is empowered to add up to three additional books to the ballot, which is voted on by the members of SFWA in conjunction with the Nebula Awards. This year, the three novels we added to the ballot are:

DEVILISH – Maureen Johnson, Razorbill (Penguin Young Readers Group), 2006

THE KING OF ATTOLIA – Megan Whalen Turner, Greenwillow Books (HarperCollins), 2006

LIFE AS WE KNEW IT – Susan Beth Pfeffer (Harcourt), 2006

This is a fantastic crop of nominees. The only one of these I haven’t read is Devilish, and it’s currently sitting in my stack. There’s a further statement from the jury at the link above. Yay for the Norton Jury on a job well done! (And YAY Scott and Justine: Cage match!*)

I’ve seen the final Nebula ballot, but am not sure it’s public — I’ll post it here once I’ve seen it elsewhere. This year’s ballot is one of the best in terms of gender balance that I can remember AND it’s full of fabulous stuff.

*Justine would so win in a cage match. For serious.

7 thoughts on “Norton Ballot!”

  1. A cage match is an elaborate staged thing usually seen in pro wrestling, where two people are locked in a cage and only one emerges.
    I can’t find the ballot, but will keep looking. Thanks, Peter!

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