2022 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees

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2022 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees

Jan 20, 2022, 3:49 pm

Talking about long lists of books to read - the new awards season is under way again, starting as usual with the Dick nominations a week or so ago:

Defekt by Nino Cipri (novella; #2 in a series, can be read as a standalone but is better as part of its series AND it spoils the first badly if you start here)
Plague Birds by Jason Sanford (expanding the earlier story by that name)
Bug by Giacomo Sartori, translated by Frederika Randall
Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson
The Escapement by Lavie Tidhar
Dead Space by Kali Wallace

Just one series book this time around (and it is a novella and the first one is a novella as well so not too bad.

Anyone read any of these? Any thoughts? Any plans to read any of them?

I've read 2 (ha! surprising) - Defekt and The Escapement - I liked both although the latter can get (very) weird in places (but then what do you expect from Tidhar).

Editado: Jan 22, 2022, 8:05 am

I plan on reading Dead Space because very few books have main characters with my name 😊. (It also sounds like something I will like.)

Jan 20, 2022, 10:32 pm

I haven't read any of these but I have read the first two books in the Rosewater series from Tade Thompson. I would read his nominated book based on his other novels regardless of it being nominated, and that just adds to the rationale.

Jan 20, 2022, 10:56 pm

>1 AnnieMod: Thanks for the list, more books to get to!

Jan 21, 2022, 4:59 am

I've read Far From The Light of Heaven and enjoyed it a lot and would definitely recommend it to people.

I haven't got around to the Lavie Tidhar yet but I will. I might pick up the Sanford too.

Jan 21, 2022, 6:47 pm

>2 daxxh: You have the wrong Dead Space in your post :) The touchstones go to the best well known title with that name. Look on the right of your message when you add a touchstone (or under it if you are on mobile). See the "others" link? That will allow you to switch the selection. (if you already know how to do that, then that's just a reminder:) ) I will be interested to see what you think about it :)

>3 robertwmartin: >5 andyl: I should really read something by Tade Thompson finally... Thanks for the nudge.

>5 andyl: The Tidhar is weird even for him but it actually works at the end. The start is somewhat... familiar - you are almost sure you had read the story before but then it clarifies (and the familiarity is explained in story without being referenced). I am not sure if that makes sense at all :) I really need to write a review... :)

Jan 22, 2022, 9:45 am

I liked "Defekt" and the Thompson novel is on my near-term reading list. As for the rest, we'll see.

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