Zoo CityWe all knew it, of course, but it’s official – Zoo City rocks! From the hundreds upon hundreds of SF novels published last year, Zoo City made it to the (very) long list of 50-odd titles nominated for the prestigious BSFA Award for Best Novel. And now, we can announce that it has made the shortlist. Just 5 titles have been selected to represent the best SF novels published in the UK in 2010, and they are:

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Restoration Game by Ken Macleod
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
Lightborn by Tricia Sullivan

So, yet another extremely strong shortlist. The winner will be announced at the BSFA Awards Ceremony at EasterCon (Illustrious) in April.

Joey Hifi is also shortlisted as Best Artist for the UK/SA cover of Zoo City

Also shortlisted is Aliette de Bodard for the Best Short Fiction award, for her story, The Shipmaker (Interzone 231, TTA Press).

Congratulations to you all, and good luck to all the nominees (but, you know, especially, Lauren, Joey and Aliette).