Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Amazon's Best of 2007 for SF and Fantasy

Is Amazon the best site on the internet or the evil bane of brick and mortar bookstores?

Yes.

Their list of the top ten SF and Fantasy books of the year is actually tremendous in many respects, and I recommend you check it out.

It features 4 or 5 choices that will probably make my own top ten list, and as such I can only marvel at the savvy, charm, and undoubted good looks of Amazon's crack team of editors.

The List:

1. The Terror by Dan Simmons
2. Brasyl by Ian McDonald
3. Territory by Emma Bull
4. The Traitor by Michael Cisco
5. Spaceman Blues: A Lovesong by Brian Francis Slattery
6. Shelter by Susan Palwick
7. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
8. Thirteen (Black Man) by Richard Morgan
9. Tin House: Fantastic Women by Aimee Bender
10. The Coyote Road edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

I will be reviewing a number of these books shortly. (But please feel free to purchase numbers 1, 2, 3, 7, and 8 right away. )

Comments on "Amazon's Best of 2007 for SF and Fantasy"

 

Blogger Patrick said ... (4:43 PM) : 

You made me remember that I really need to give Emma Bull's TERRITORY a shot!

 

Blogger Larry said ... (4:46 PM) : 

The Cisco is damn good. Odd that I made a brief post about that and a few others earlier today. Forgot that VanderMeer's list went live this week, as he's the one who recced most of those, of course.

 

Blogger Adam Whitehead said ... (6:59 PM) : 

Oddly, this is a highly adequate list. Brasyl is my top book for 2007, just nudging Black Man (which I resolutely refuse to call Thirteen just because the publishers were scared they'd be strung up for inciting racial violence or whatever).

 

Blogger Joe Sherry said ... (10:27 PM) : 

I believe Jeff Vandermeer is the Amazon SF editor and that's his list.

Oh...Larry mentioned that.

 

Blogger Jay said ... (12:10 PM) : 

Good to see you back dude:)

 

Blogger Michael Travis Jasper said ... (8:04 AM) : 

I loved "The Name of the Wind." Does anyone know when the next book in the series is coming out?

Michael Travis Jasper
author of the novel, "To Be Chosen"

 

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