Thursday, November 12, 2009

Amazon's Top 10 Books

Amazon's editors' picks for the best Science Fiction and Fantasy published in 2009:

  1. Palimpsest by Catherynne Valente (Spectra) 
  2. The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Roc) 
  3. The Other Lands (Acacia, Book 2) by David Anthony Durham (Doubleday) 
  4. American Fantastic Tales (Boxed Set) edited by Peter Straub (Library of America) 
  5. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Tor Books) 
  6. The Other City by Michal Ajvaz (Dalkey Archive Pr) 
  7. Yellow Blue Tibia by Adam Roberts (Gollancz) 
  8. Eclipse 3: New Science Fiction and Fantasy edited by Jonathan Strahan (Night Shade Books) 
  9. Interfictions 2: An Anthology of Interstitial Writing edited by Delia Sherman (Small Beer Press) 
  10. The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington (Orbit) 

Amazon calls this list "editors' picks." The plural is a bit misleading since this list was compiled by noted author and anthologist Jeff VanderMeer for Amazon. This is a diverse and interesting list, and includes a couple of authors who are completely new to me, which is a delight. It has pointed me toward some books I might not have picked up.

Links: Top 10 Science Fiction and Fantasy 2009
Cheryl's Mewsings with Jeff VanderMeer's response
Jeff VanderMeer blogs: Ecstatic Days and Omnivoracious

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