I am not sure that can be said for any of the books on the awards shortlist:
- Alive in Necropolis, Doug Dorst (Riverhead Hardcover)
- The Man on the Ceiling, Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem (Wizards of the Coast Discoveries)
- Pandemonium, Daryl Gregory (Del Rey)
- The Resurrectionist, Jack O’Connell (Algonquin Books)
- The Shadow Year, Jeffrey Ford (William Morrow)
- Tender Morsels, Margo Lanagan (Knopf)
The awards will be presented on Sunday, July 12th 2009, at Readercon 20, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Another award presented at Readercon is the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award. From the Science Fiction Awards Watch website:
Recognition at last.Submissions method
None, but it helps to have been forgotten.