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

Godís 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!