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!