Yep, it's time for the second big dance for SFF ...okay, well, it's slightly bigger than the Cybils, but only slightly. *cough* But, either way, the nominees have been announced for YA SFF, and I'm chuffed to see that we've got some good Cybils overlap once again:
The Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
Iron Hearted Violet, Kelly Barnhill (Little, Brown) Black Heart, Holly Black (S&S/McElderry; Gollancz) Above, Leah Bobet (Levine) The Diviners, Libba Bray (Little, Brown; Atom) Vessel, Sarah Beth Durst (S&S/McElderry) Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK) Enchanted, Alethea Kontis (Harcourt) Every Day, David Levithan (Alice A. Knopf Books for Young Readers) Summer of the Mariposas, Guadalupe Garcia McCall (Tu Books) Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan) Fair Coin, E.C. Myers (Pyr) Above World, Jenn Reese (Candlewick)
HUZZAH for Sarah Beth Durst on the list again, and David Levithan, whom I believe is a first-timer. Cheers to everybody who made the cut; what a lot of talent! I'm excited because I've read all but two books on the list, which is lovely, as my TBR stack is somewhat teetery.
The Forty-Eighth Nebula Awards Weekend will be held May 16-19th, 2013, in San Jose at the San Jose Hilton. Hat tip to SFWA blog for the news.