The primary interest to English-speaking readers will be in the two translated categories. These are:
- The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch (Bragelonne)
- The Choir of Ill Children, Tom Piccirilli (Folio SF)
- Spin, Robert Charles Wilson (Denoël, Lunes d’encre)
Translated Short Fiction
- “Four Ways to Forgiveness”, Ursula K. Le Guin (L’Atalante)
- “Axiomatic”, Greg Egan (Le Bélial’)
- “Magic for Beginners”, Kelly Link (Fiction n°5)
Translators always deserve our admiration. This years two nominees, Jean-Daniel Brèque for Edward Whittemore’s Jerusalem Quartet, and Gilles Goullet for Jeff VanderMeer’s City of Saints and Madmen, are doubtless both heroic.
Other interesting nominees include, in the Special Prize, David Delrieux for a TV adaptation of Flowers for Algernon, and in the European Prize, James and Kathryn Morrow for their SFWA European Hall of Fame anthology.
The winners will be announced at Utopiales, which this year takes place on the same weekend as World Fantasy.