Perkin Warbeck the Second (perkinwarbeck2) wrote,
Perkin Warbeck the Second
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2006 Award-Nominated Books By Women

There has been a lot of fuss about the lack of female nominees for the Hugos. My feeling is that one out of five novel nominees is a perfectly normal ratio, and nobody would have mentioned it if it hadn't also been one out of twenty fiction nominees. (The Stoker and Prometheus shortlists are entirely male, and I didn't notice anyone commenting.)

However, people have been asking mostly what novels by women should have been nominated.

So, in the hope it might be useful, a list of books by women that have been nominated for other awards this year, with links to online reviews.

Alphabetical by author:

Broken Kelley Armstrong
Emerald City
Bookloons
Nominated: BFSA

Carnival Elizabeth Bear.
Green Man Review
SF Site
Nominated: Philip K. Dick Award (won Special Mention), Lamdha Award, Romantic Times Reader's Choice Award (SF), Locus.

One Chrysanthemum Joan Itoh Burke
Nominated: Sunburst "Honourable Mention"

Ilario: The Lion's Eye Mary Gentle
Strange Horizons
SF Site
Nominated: BFSA

Mindscape Andrea Hairston.
Strange Horizons
Nominated: Philip K. Dick Award, Tiptree Honor.

Catalyst Nina Kirriki Hoffman.
Green Man Review
Strange Horizons
Nominated: Philip K. Dick Award.

Half Life Shelley Jackson
Washington Post
Co-Winner: Tiptree Award

Powers Lynn Jacobs
Nominated: Sunburst "Honourable Mention".

Rainbow Bridge Gwyneth Jones
Strange Horizons
SF Site
Nominated: BFSA

The Privilege of the Sword Ellen Kushner.
Strange Horizons
Green Man Review
Nominated: Nebula, Tiptree Honor, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award (Fantasy: Winner), Locus (Fantasy: Winner), BFSA.

Keturah and Lord Death Martine Leavitt
Nominated: Sunburst

Eastern Tide Juliet E. McKenna
Diverse Books
Nominated: BFSA

Solstice Wood Patricia A. McKillip
Bookslut
NESFA
Nominated: Mythopoeic

The Droughtlanders Carrie Mac
Nominated: Sunburst

Oh Pure and Radiant Heart Lydia Millet
Park Road Books.
Noe Valley Voice
Nominated: Clarke Award

Spin Control Chris Moriarty
SF Site
Strange Horizons
Winner: Philip K. Dick Award (Thanks coalescent!)

Hav Jan Morris
Guardian
Strange Horizons
Nominated: Clarke Award

The Necessary Beggar Susan Palwick
SF Review
Emerald City
Nominated: Mythopoeic

The Burning Girl Holly Phillips
Strange Horizons
Emerald City
Nominated: BFSA

Breeding Ground Sarah Pinborough
Nominated: BFSA

Dry Barbara Sapergia
Nominated: John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

Keeping It Real: Quantum Gravity 1 Justina Robson
Infinity Plus
Emerald City
Nominated: BFSA

Living Next Door to the God of Love Justina Robson.
Guardian
SF Site
Nominated: Philip K. Dick Award, John W. Campbell Memorial Award.

Cathrynne M. Valente The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden.
Green Man Review
SF Site
Co-winner: Tiptree Award.

Farthing Jo Walton
Green Man Review
SF Site Review
Nominated: Nebula, Romantic Times Reader's Choice Award (SF: Winner), Sidewise, Locus, John W. Campbell Memorial, Quill, Sunburst "Honourable Mention".

Darkland Liz Williams
Strange Horizons
Guardian
Nominated: BSFA Award

The Demon And The City: A Detective Inspector Chen Novel Liz Williams
Bookslut
Emerald City
Nominated: BFSA

Thanks to Locus Online and Google! I've probably missed loads of things, and I know if leaves out excellent books that haven't been nominated for anything, like Cherryh's Pretender and Sherwood Smith's Inda.

ETA: Sidewise, Locus, John W. Campbell Memorial, Quill, Sunburst, BFSA, Mythopoeic

ETA2: Note about reviews -- I have tried to link to two reviews from what I personally consider reputable and independent sources. If there are no reviews linked it's either because I couldn't find any or the book is of a genre (horror, YA) where I don't know the online sources well enough to know what's a real review and what's a puff piece.
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