The 13-title longlist for the Man Booker Prize includes four titles of SF/F interest:
- We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (Serpent’s Tail)
- J, Howard Jacobson (Cape/ Hogarth)
- The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell (Sceptre/ Random House)
- Orfeo, Richard Powers (Atlantic/ Norton)
The award, which includes a £50,000 prize, is presented annually to the best original novel in the English language by a living author. The award was previously only available to writers from Commonwealth nations, the Republic of Ireland, and Zimbabwe. This is the first year it has been open to authors writing in English from any country.
A six-title shortlist will be announced September 9, 2014, with the winner to be announced October 14, 2014.
For more, including the complete longlist, see the Man Booker Prize website.