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.
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Any idea when the final Nebula ballot will be made public?
Probably tomorrow, I’d guess.
That’s the Andre Norton award. Yes, I expect that was a happy day, chez Westerfeld-Larbeleister…
IB the Nebula ballot is now up at Locus:
Forgot to ask — what’s a cage match? (tho I can guess…
ObSF: “The Arena”, by Frederic Brown(?)
Cheers — Pete Tillman
Book Reviews: http://www.sfsite.com/revwho.htm#Peter20D.20Tillman
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!
Probably tomorrow, I’d guess
Now I’m just getting impatient.
You must read Devilish! Cupcakes as literary metaphor!
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