City Without End in Top 20

OK, it’s the top 20 best 2009 SF/F from Patrick’s Fantasy Hotlist, but hey, one of my favorite sites! And Lou Anders got MVP, richly deserved. Here’s the list if you don’t feel like clicking through:

TOP 10 SPECULATIVE FICTION TITLES OF 2009

1- Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson (Tor Books/Bantam Press)
2- The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker (The Overlook Press/Orbit)
3- The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Doubleday/Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
4- Wings of Wrath by C. S. Friedman (Daw Books/Orbit)
5- Fall of Thanes by Brian Ruckley (Orbit)
6- Twelve by Jasper Kent (Pyr/Bantam Press)
7- Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie (Orbit/Gollancz)
8- Cyberabad Days by Ian McDonald (Pyr/Gollancz)
9- A Magic of Nightfall by S. L. Farrell (Daw Books)
10- The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Nightshade Books)
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11- Thousandth Night & Minla’s Flowers by Alastair Reynolds (Subterranean Press)
12- The City & the City by China Miéville (Del Rey/Pan MacMillan)
13- City Without End by Kay Kenyon (Pyr)
14- The Burning Skies by David J. Williams (Bantam Spectra)
15- The Eternal Prison by Jeff Somers (Orbit)
16- The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Tor Books/Orbit)
17- Imager by L. E. Modesitt, jr. (Tor Books)
18- Suicide Kings edited by George R. R. Martin (Tor Books)
19- Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin’s Griffin/Gollancz)
20- Muse of Fire by Dan Simmons (Subterranean Press)

5 Responses

  1. planetalyx says:

    That’s great, Kay–congratulations!

  2. Kay says:

    Top 20

    Thanks! A little positive news at the end of the year. I’m grateful. New reso: Be grateful!

  3. planetalyx says:

    Re: Top 20

    Maybe I’ll adopt that one too.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hey, because of his website, and because I had seen your book at the University Bookstore in Seattle (Yes, Duane is the best book seller I know), I picked up Bright of the Sky. I have to say, I will read everything you write now, thank you for being who you are!!

  5. Kay says:

    Many thanks! I just today did a recorded introduction for the final book in the series (coming out from Audible)and I realize it will be hard to let go of this story. I hope you continue to enjoy it!

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