Full ballot here.
Both the novel and collection categories are pure bliss, although I haven’t read the Kay. Everything else would’ve been on my own ballot. It’s a jump-for-joy ballot! (Would’ve only been more jump for joy of Avjaz and Michael Cisco could have joined them.) The Lord, Okorafor, and Jemisin were all on my own Amazon top 10 list for last year, and Beukes except for a pub date thing re the US would’ve been, too. The Joyce is amazing and would’ve been on my Amazon list if I’d read it soon enough.
In collection…wow, those are all extraordinary. For personal reasons and because it’s underrated, the Slatter collection gets my nod.
•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)
Best Story Collection
•What I Didn’t See and Other Stories, Karen Joy Fowler (Small Beer)•The Ammonite Violin & Others, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
•Holiday, M. Rickert (Golden Gryphon)
•Sourdough and Other Stories, Angela Slatter (Tartarus)
•The Third Bear, Jeff VanderMeer (Tachyon)