2014 Campbell Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2014 Campbell Award have been announced:

The Adjacent, Christopher Priest (Gollancz)
Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit)
The Circle, Dave Eggers (Knopf)
The Cusanus Game, Wolfgang Jeschke (Tor)
The Disestablishment of Paradise, Phillip Mann (Gollancz)
Evening’s Empires, Paul McAuley (Gollancz)
Hild, Nicola Griffith (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Lexicon, Max Barry (Penguin)
Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross (Ace)
On the Steel Breeze, Alastair Reynolds (Gollancz)
Proxima, Stephen Baxter (Gollancz)
The Red: First Light, Linda Nagata (Mythic Island Press)
Shaman, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
Strange Bodies, Marcel Theroux (Faber & Faber; Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (Marian Wood/Penguin)

A Campbell nomination is a solid predictor for the Hugo Award (and would be for the Nebula, but the nominations are given afterwards). Two Hugo nominees received Campbell nominations: Ann Leckie and Charles Stross.

It’s an odd list—Shaman doesn’t come out until September of 2014, so I don’t know why it’s eligible, and a book like The Circle, while good (about a crazed Google-like company) is only vaguely SF.

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