Here we are, barely into the new year, and already the award season has begun.
The shortlist has been announced for the Philip K. Dick Award for the best novel appearing as a paperback original in the USA. This year, seven books have been shortlisted. They are:
The Book of Etta, Meg Elison (47North)
Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty (Orbit)
After the Flare, Deji Bryce Olukotun (The Unnamed Press)
The Wrong Stars, Tim Pratt (Angry Robot)
Revenger, Alastair Reynolds (Orbit)
Bannerless, Carrie Vaughn (Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
All Systems Red, Martha Wells (Tor.com)
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.