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Subject: Locus Editors’ Best SF of 2007
Date Posted: 3/10/2008 6:48 PM ET
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Locus Magazine has come out with its Recommended Reading list for 2007. It’s the critical consensus of their editors and reviewers on the best SF and Fantasy of the year, and Cory Doctorow says, “a more reliable guide to great speculative fiction you will not find.”


Lots and lots of British authors on the Novels list.


SF Novels


  • HARM, Brian W. Aldiss
  • The Sons of Heaven, Kage Baker
  • Conqueror, Stephen Baxter
  • Undertow, Elizabeth Bear
  • Till Human Voices Wake Us, Mark Budz
  • The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Michael Chabon
  • Spook Country, William Gibson
  • In War Times, Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • The Accidental Time Machine, Joe Haldeman
  • Mainspring, Jay Lake
  • The Execution Channel, Ken MacLeod
  • Brasyl, Ian McDonald
  • Black Man, Richard Morgan
  • Shelter, Susan Palwick
  • Engineer Trilogy (Devices and Desires, Evil for Evil, The Escapement), K. J. Parker
  • The Prefect, Alastair Reynolds
  • Sixty Days and Counting, Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Bad Monkeys, Matt Ruff
  • Queen of Candesce, Karl Schroeder
  • Halting State, Charles Stross
  • Ha’Penny, Jo Walton
  • Axis, Robert Charles Wilson
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 3:52 PM ET
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I loves me some British SF. That Engineer trilogy (I read a free excerpt online) is crazy stuff--I wish to possess it.

Date Posted: 3/21/2008 12:18 PM ET
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Thanks for that, Karen.  I'll be looking for some of them, as I am wanting to read more sci-fi.