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Cybils 2012 Finalists Announced!

It’s Cybils Finalist Day! The Cybils shortlists have been announced, and what a fabulous group of books! Go check them out!

Here’s a list of the Fantasy/Science Fiction finalists:

Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult)

And All the Stars
by Andrea K Höst

Every Day
by David Levithan

Planesrunner (Everness, Book One)
by Ian McDonald

Seraphina
by Rachel Hartman

The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories
by Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton,  and Maggie Stiefvater

The Drowned Cities
by Paolo Bacigalupi

Vessel
by Sarah Beth Durst

Click here for Fantasy & Science Fiction (Young Adult) shortlist with blurbs and links

Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade)

*Beswitched * by Kate Saunders

Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities by Mike Jung

The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet

The False Prince: Book 1 of the Ascendance Trilogy by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Last Dragonslayer (The Chronicles of Kazam) by Jasper Fforde

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann

Click here for Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade) shortlist with blurbs and links

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I was honored to serve again on the Fantasy/Science Fiction (Young Adult) panel. There were so many good books that choosing only seven finalists was HARD! A big shoutout to my fellow panelists. They’re all smart, interesting folks who know their SFF! I loved working with them and will miss our discussions. Go follow their blogs:

A big shoutout also to the terrific Fantasy & Science Fiction (Middle Grade) panelists! This was one of the most active and dedicated panels I’ve ever worked with. They generated hundreds and hundreds of messages discussing the books over the course of the three months, and had two separate chat sessions during the holidays, lasting several hours each. Their discussions ranged far and wide, and covered everything from middle-grade appeal to internal consistency. If you want to know more about middle-grade fantasy & science fiction, you couldn’t do better than to follow these folks:

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