Back in November, SFBook.com gave Amortals a five-star review and named it the Book of the Month. That automatically put it into the competition for Book of the Year, pitting it against such stalwarts and bestsellers as Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Pat Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind, and Robert Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land.
At the end of a month or so of public voting, Amortals came in a respectable third, behind runner-up Leonid Korogodski’s Pink Noise and Mike Shevdon’s The Road to Bedlam. Being as how Mike’s a fellow Angry Robot author, an excellent writer, and a stand-up guy, I can’t feel bad about Amortals losing out to Bedlam at all. Congratulations to both him and Leonid!
A book from another Angry Robot author — The World House by Guy Adams — also placed well, coming in at #6. Marco and Lee have assembled a fantastic lineup of talent for Angry Robot, and I’m proud to be a part of that.
Thanks to everyone who’s read Amortals so far and double that to those who voted for it!