The finalists for the 2012 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (awarded each year to the best SF novel published in the U.S.) have been announced:



  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Crown/Random House)
  • This Shared Dream by Kathleen Ann Goonan (Tor Books)
  • Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh (Night Shade Books)
  • Embassytown by China Miéville (Ballantine Books/Del Rey)
  • The Islanders by Christopher Priest (Gollancz)
  • The Highest Frontier by Joan Slonczewski (Tor Books)
  • Dancing with Bears by Michael Swanwick (Night Shade Books)
  • Osama by Lavie Tidhar(PS Publishing)
  • Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson (Simon & Schuster)
  • Home Fires by Gene Wolfe (Tor Books)
  • Seed by Rob Ziegler (Night Shade Books)

The Award is presented during the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

[via Locus Online and Paul Di Filippo]

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