Strange name for an award, I know. I never heard of em before. But somebody posted a list on a different forum, and I thought the contenders were interesting. This year's short list of nominees: The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski The Cold Commands by Richard Morgan (reviewed) Grail by Elizabeth Bear Rule 34 by Charles Stross The Wild Ways by Tanya Huff A Rope of Thorns by Gemma Files Static by L. A. Witt Huntress by Malinda Lo God’s War and Infidel by Kameron Hurley The Winner: Honeyed Words by J. A. Pitts Loerwyn should be happy about the winner, even if it's an award we've never heard of!