Cybils F/SF weekly wrapup: 11/5/06 - 11/12/06

It’s been a busy week for the Cybils nominating committee for fantasy and science fiction. We’re up to 65 nominations and reading as fast as we can. While we can’t possibly review every book we’re reading for the awards—it’s going to be hard enough getting them all read—the nominating committee is enjoying reviewing some of the books read. Here’s a wrapup of book reviews from the F/SF nominating committee for the last week. Note: these reviews don’t necessarily reflect how the books will fare in committee, so don’t study them too hard looking for clues about which books will make the short list. We’re looking at specific criteria for the awards, and in many cases we look at a book differently for a review than in evaluating it for the awards.

Gail Gauthier wins the award for the most books read and the most books reviewed this week. This week she’s reviewed:

…and that’s only a fraction of the books she’s read! The woman is a reading machine!

Miss Erin also reviewed Gideon the Cutpurse, by Linda Buckley-Archer

Kim Baccellia reviewed The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau

Finally, I reviewed these books:

If you haven’t nominated anything yet, you only have about a week left, so get busy! First read the rules and the FAQ then go nominate!

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