The list of finalists for the John W.Campbell Memorial Award has now been announced:
The Race – Nina Allan (Newcon Press)
A Darkling Sea – James L. Cambias (Tor)
The Peripheral – William Gibson (Putnam)
Afterparty – Daryl Gregory (Tor)
Europe in Autumn – Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
Wolves – Simon Ings (Gollancz)
The Three-Body Problem – Cixin Liu (trans: Ken Liu) (Tor)
Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel (Knopf)
Defenders – Will McIntosh (Orbit)
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North (Redhook)
The Bees – Laline Paull (Ecco)
Bete – Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
Lock In – John Scalzi (Tor)
Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy – Jeff VanderMeer (FSG)
The Martian – Andy Weir (Broadway Books)
Echopraxia – Peter Watts (Tor)
The award will be presented at the Campbell Conference at the University of Kansas, 11-14 June.
From Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Carolyn Ives Gilman comes Dark Orbit, a compelling novel featuring alien contact, mystery, and murder.
Reports of a strange, new habitable planet have reached the Twenty Planets of human civilization. When a team of scientists is assembled to investigate this world, exoethnologist Sara Callicot is recruited to keep an eye on an unstable crewmate.