The BSFA Award shortlist for stories published in 2012 has been announced.
For best novel we have:-
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus)
Empty Space: a Haunting by M. John Harrison (Gollancz)
Intrusion by Ken MacLeod (Orbit)
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit.)
Unusually I have read three out of the five already, two of those courtesy of Interzone and its kind reviews editor. Thank you, Jim.
My views on 2312 I posted on this blog only two days ago. Those on Empty Space will be forthcoming.
Intrusion I reviewed here.
As for the short stories I have read only one of them so far, the last on this list; and very good it was too.
Three others, though, are available to read on the net. Doubtless the BSFA will be producing its usual booklet.
Immersion by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld no. 69)
The Flight of the Ravens by Chris Butler (Immersion Press)
Song of the body Cartographer by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (Phillipines Genre Stories)
Limited Edition by Tim Maughan (1.3, Arc Magazine)
Three Moments of an Explosion by China Mieville (Rejectamentalist Manifesto)
Adrift on the Sea of Rains by Ian Sales (Whippleshield Books)
Tags: Adam Roberts, Aliette De Bodard, BSFA, BSFA Awards, China Miéville, Chris Beckett, Chris Butler, Ian Sales, Ken MacLeod, Kim Stanley Robinson, M John Harrison, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Science Fiction, Tim Maughan