January was a quick month, I barely finished the shortlist for the Independent Literary Awards - Speculative Fiction in time (I finished How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe on January 31 in fact).
Here's the Shortlist:
Monsters of Men [US] [UK] - Patrick Ness
How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe [US] [UK] - Charles Yu
Dante's Journey [US] [UK] - JC Marino (my review)
The Passage [US] [UK] - Justin Cronin
Kraken [US] [UK] - China Mieville
And the Winner is...
And the Runner-Up is...
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Congrats to China Miéville!
I've spoken to China, who btw is an awesome guy, and he's happy to be interviewed by the panelists (i.e. me, Jared from Pornokitch, and Jamie from Mithril Wisdom). Look for that to come probably early March.
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