2010 British Fantasy Award Nominees

The British Fantasy Society has announced finalists for their 2010 British Fantasy Awards. The nominees are:

Best Novel (The August Derleth Fantasy Award):

  • Best Served Cold, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
  • The Naming of the Beasts, Mike Carey (Orbit)
  • Under the Dome, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Futile Flame, Sam Stone (House of Murky Depths)
  • One, Conrad Williams (Virgin)

Best Novella:

  • The Witnesses are Gone, Joel
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Walking the Glory Road

During the long, long break, I re-read Glory Road. And, again, by way of caveat, there is no particular reason – other than sheer whimsy – I chose this particular title off of my Heinlein shelf.

Glory Road, for the uninitiated (or those who need a refresher), concerns the journey of a hero, E.C. “Oscar” Gordon as he reclaims an item of power* for a very important woman, Star, who
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