Friday, August 5, 2011

World Fantasy Nominees/ In Honor of L.A. Banks

Recently the World Fantasy Nominees were announced

Nominees for Best Novel

Zoo City, Lauren Beukes (Jacana South Africa; Angry Robot)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)
The Silent Land, Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Doubleday)
Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay (Viking Canada; Roc; Harper Voyager UK)
Redemption In Indigo, Karen Lord (Small Beer)
Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)

Congratulations to N.K. Jemisin, Karen Lord and Nnedi Okorafor on their nominations.

I squealed with happiness when I saw this short list. I loved The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and Who Fears Death, and I've only heard great things about Redemption In Indigo.

Since this is a female authors of color fantasy related post, I am going to take a moment an mention a great way to remember author L.A. Banks, which I learned about via White Readers Meet Black Authors

Of course, please purchase all her books and please feel free to get them where you like to buy books. The idea with Amazon is that if everybody goes to one place at the same time, it will drive the ratings and put her book on top. As Lutishia said yesterday, she was #1 to us, let's make her #1 one more time.

In honor of L.A. Banks readers are encouraged to buy her last novel Surrender the Dark, from Amazon, today, Friday 5.

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