I just found out that Magic Lessons is on the shortlist for a Locus Award. Check out who else is on the list:
- Best Young Adult Book
Spirits That Walk in Shadow by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Magic Lessons by Justine Larbalestier
Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Keys to the Kingdom: Sir Thursday by Garth Nix
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
Talk about stellar! Those are some of the best writers in the YA universe! I’m on a shortlist with Ursula Le Guin! I think I’m going to faint.
There are other wonderful books up for Locus awards, including Samuel R. Delany’s About Writing and Julie Phillips’ Tiptree biography for best non-fiction, Ellen Kushner’s Privilege of the Sword for best fantasy, Ellen Klages’ Green Glass Sea and Naomi Novik’s Temeraire for best first novel. Woo hoo!! Congratulations to them all! And if you haven’t already read these then you really really ought to!