Friday, January 25, 2008

Rollback nominated for ALA's Best Adult Genre Fiction list

The American Library Association has announced its 2008 Reading List: Best Adult Genre Fiction, selecting books in eight different categories "that merit special attention by general adult readers and the librarians who work with them."

The winner this year in the Science Fiction category is In War Times by Kathleen Ann Goonan (congrats, Kathleen!), published by Tor (ISBN 978-0765313553)

But the short list of nine other nominees also included Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer:
  • Gibson, William. Spook Country. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2007. ISBN: 978-0399154300

  • Kenyon, Kay. Bright of Sky. Pyr, 2007. ISBN: 978-1591025412

  • Mackay, Scott. Phytosphere. New American Library, 2007. ISBN: 978-0451461582

  • McDonald, Ian. Brasyl. Pyr, 2007. ISBN: 978-1591025436

  • Morgan, Richard. Thirteen. Del Rey/Ballantine, 2007. ISBN: 978-0345485250

  • Sawyer, Robert J. Rollback. Tor, 2007. ISBN: 978-0765311085

  • Scalzi, John. The Last Colony. Tor, 2007. ISBN: 978-0765316974

  • Van Name, Mark L. One Jump Ahead. Baen, 2007. ISBN: 978-1416520856

  • Wilson, Robert Charles. Axis. Tor, 2007. ISBN: 978-0765348265
What's staggering is that four of the ten nominees are by Canadians (William Gibson lives in Vancouver, and Scott Mackay, Robert J. Sawyer, and Robert Charles Wilson all live in Greater Toronto).

The full list in all categories is here as a Word document, and more about how the list was created is here on the ALA website; this is the first year the ALA has issued such a list.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


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