2014 Campbell Memorial Award Finalists Announced

Here’s an interesting SF Award shortlist. Lots of familiar names, but if you put the Clarke, Nebula, and Locus shortlists into a blender, and threw half of it away, then added some new stuff, this is what you might get:

Lexicon by Max Barry (Penguin)
Proxima by Stephen Baxter (Gollancz)
The Circle by Dave Eggers (Knopf)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (Marian Wood / Putnam)
Hild by Nicola Griffith (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)
The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeschke (Tor, 1st English edition)
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)
The Disestablishment of Paradise by Phillip Mann (Gollancz)
Evening’s Empires by Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata (Mythic Island Press)
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)
On the Steel Breeze by Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
Neptune’s Brood by Charles Stross (Ace)
Strange Bodies by Marcel Theroux (Faber & Faber / Farrar, Straus, and Giroux)

But, of course, there’s Ancillary Justice hanging out in the middle there, the one constant in this year’s completely subjective spectator sport.

The winner will be announced at the 2014 Campbell Conference at Kansas University, June 13 – 15. You can see the full press release here. More shortlists here.

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