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UPDATED: Waterstone’s Top 10 (or 9) SF Titles of 2006

UK bookstore chain Waterstone’s has posted a list of Top 10 SF titles of 2006 which, inexplicably, names only 9 titles. Is this a metric thing? Anyway, in no particular order, here are Waterstone’s Top “10” SF titles of 2006:

  • Polity Agent by Neal Asher
  • Engaging the Enemy by Elizabeth Moon
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Science Fiction by Gardner Dozois
  • Galactic North from Alastair Reynolds
  • The Man From the Diogenese Club by Kim Newman
  • Crossover by Joel Shepherd (See SF Signal review)
  • Paragaea by Chris Roberson (See SF Signal review)
  • Nova Swing by M. John Harrison
  • Air by Geoff Ryman

UPDATE: Also…Three Days to Never by Tim Powers (See SF Signal review)

[via Lou Anders]

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6 Comments on UPDATED: Waterstone’s Top 10 (or 9) SF Titles of 2006

  1. The 10th book is M. John Harrison’s “Light” that is mentioned in the last sentence. πŸ™‚

  2. Ah. The wording makes it vague, no? I thought he mentioned it only as the precursor to Nova Swing, especially since he starts the paragraph with “On a more literary note there are two outstanding books this year…” and names Nova Swing and Air.

  3. Yeah. I agree. It’s a weird way to end the list. Maybe it’s a Brit thing. |-)

  4. I just posted the list and didn’t even notice there was only 9. Then I read this post and had to go back and check. And it was, indeed, just 9.


  5. Yup, only nine books by my count. Light was out in 2002 and is only mentioned as the book Nova Swing follows.

  6. Looks like the original post has been updated with a list of the books, which has a 10th book: Three Days to Never by Tim Powers.

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