Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Locus Magazine's Best of 2008

Here is the YA list:

City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster/McElderry)
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)
Monster Blood Tattoo, Book Two: Lamplighter, D. M. Cornish (Putnam; Omnibus Books Australia)
Little Brother, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins, Bloomsbury)
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, Alison Goodman (Viking); as The Two Pearls of Wisdom (HarperCollins Australia)
Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Knopf)
How to Ditch Your Fairy, Justine Larbalestier (Bloomsbury USA)
Ink Exchange, Melissa Marr (HarperTeen)
Chalice, Robin McKinley (Putnam)
The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness (Candlewick Press)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Mary E. Pearson (Henry Holt)
Nation, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK, HarperCollins)
Zoe's Tale, John Scalzi (Tor)
Flora's Dare, Ysabeau S. Wilce (Harcourt)

I've read most of them, and the rest are literally sitting on my must-read shelf.

Find Locus's full list here. Yummy juicy SF and fantasy...


  1. All of these were nominated for the Cybils! So I have read all but 3...

    I was really pleased to see Joan Aiken's Serial Garden in the short story collection list.

    But what of the poor middle grade fantasy/science fiction books? When will they get recognition?

  2. In general, middle-grade books seem to lack attention and respect. Hmm - I think I'll send an email Locus's way! Perhaps they'll consider adding a category...

  3. This weekend, I saw "Coraline" the 3D version and thought it was masterfully made.The effects may be a bit intense for little ones. I for one was glad she got out of that evil world.I'm looking forward to reading your review and thoughts.