It’s that time of year again! The nominees for the 2013 Philip K. Dick Award were announced on January 10th, and once again, the GeekyLibrary crew plans to read all seven of the nominees and discuss them.

There are plenty of good books published in 2013 that were eligible for this award.

Since 1984, Norwescon has hosted the Philip K. Dick Awards, which is an oddly specific award given annually to “distinguished science fiction books published for the first time in the United States as a paperback original.”

Norwescon, calls itself the “Pacific Northwest’s Premiere Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention” and the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award will be announced during the convention (April 17-20).

Last year, the Crew read all the 2012 nominees, and discussed them in a live video hangout before the ceremony. Last year’s winner was Lost Everything by Brian Francis Slattery, which reviewer Taylor gave 5 stars. In addition, LoveStar received a special citation.

We’re looking forward to reading this year’s nominees. In fact, we’ve already reviewed “The Mad Scientist’s Daughter”, but keep checking back here as we’ll update with links to the reviews.

A Calculated Life by Anne Charnock (47North)


The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke (Angry Robot)


Self-Reference ENGINE by Toh EnJoe, trans. Terry Gallagher (Haikasoru)


 Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit)


Life on the Preservation by Jack Skillingstead (Solaris)


Solaris Rising 2: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction

edited by Ian Whates (Solaris)


 Countdown City (sequel to The Last Policeman) by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)