The 2010 Locus YA finalists

Here are the Young Adult novels under consideration for this year's Locus Award (a list that is the result of a poll of Locus readers)

The Hotel Under the Sand, Kage Baker (Tachyon)
Going Bovine, Libba Bray (Delacorte)
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic; Scholastic UK)
Liar, Justine Larbalestier (Bloomsbury; Allen & Unwin Australia)
Leviathan, Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse; Simon & Schuster UK)

Winners will be presented during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 25-27, 2010

I wonder if this is the first time a married pair (Larbalestier and Westerfeld) have been nominated in the same category. Looking for more information on this award, I learned that in this case, it's the publisher who gets a certificate, not the author. So perhaps it won't effect their marriage...and I bet it goes to Catching Fire anyway.

And I guess I really do have to read Liar now. I'm surprised that it is sff enough to be on this list...I had the impression that it was pretty straight YA.


  1. As much as I enjoyed Hotel Under the Sand it seems a rather odd ball title in the list.

  2. Yeah, I know what you mean, Cindy!


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