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22 October 2007 @ 01:25 pm
 
The Winner of the 2007 Gaylactic Spectrum Award for Best Novel was announced at Gaylaxicon 2007 on October 6th, along with a Short List of Recommended Works. Short Fiction and Other Work winners will be announced later in 2007.

2007 Best Novel Winner & Short List

WINNER:
Vellum - Hal Duncan (Del Rey)

SHORT LIST:
Carnival - Elizabeth Bear (Bantam)
Dragon's Teeth - James Hetley (Ace)
The Growing - Susanne M. Beck & Okasha Skat'si (P.D. Publishing)
The Privilege Of The Sword - Ellen Kushner (Bantam Spectra)
Smoke and Ashes - Tanya Huff (DAW)
Snow - Wheeler Scott (Torquere)
Spin Control - Chris Moriarty (Bantam Spectra)
The Virtu - Sarah Monette (Ace)

I've bolded the ones I've read.
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Kevinpezazul on October 22nd, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
I loved Melusine and Virtu. I can't wait for Mirador to come out in pb. What did you think of Vellum?
bibliowitchbibliowitch on October 22nd, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
I really liked Vellum but it definitely had a New Weird feel to it. So it's something I had to be in the mood to read, not in the mood for a bit of fluffiness.
Herefoxherefox on October 22nd, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised you haven't read the Huff. I'm not sure if I've read Dragon Teeth or not..I don't think so because the ones I've read by Hetley I don't remember any gay characters.

It's rather sad how few of those I've read.
bibliowitchbibliowitch on October 22nd, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'm behind on my Huff reading. I haven't read the new Valor book either.

I didn't feel any better after looking at the long list of other nominees; I think I read just two of those. Need more hours in a day!
Mat, the God of Procrastination: Reading and chipsmat_t on October 22nd, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
IMO, the Smoke books are pretty darn good. It's Tony-ish goodness! Me, I haven't even bothered with the Valor book yet. I've read the first two, and had a sort of "meh" reaction.
Mat, the God of Procrastinationmat_t on October 22nd, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
I just looked up Dragon's Teeth on Amazon and amusingly enough, I think I bought that at Dark Carnival on my last trip out there. :) That or whatever the first book is in that series. That's not to say that it's come off the TBR stack yet, but still. ;)