Finalists for the Compton Crook Award, presented by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society for the best first novel of the previous year, have been announced: Into the Storm, Taylor Anderson (Roc); Black Ships, Jo Graham (Orbit); Singularity’s Ring, Paul Melko (Tor); The Way of Shadows, Brent Weeks (Orbit). The winner will be announced at Balticon 43, May 22-25, 2009. For details, see www.bsfs.org.
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