It’s January, which means the 2014 nominees for the Philip K. Dick Award for Distinguished Science Fiction were announced today, January 8th. For the third year in a row, we will be providing coverage of all the books as we read and review them before the award ceremony at Norwescon 38.

We had a blast at last year’s award ceremony where the winner was the pre-apocalyptic detective noir Countdown City, part of The Last Policeman trilogy, and the special citation went to the mind-bending Self-Reference ENGINE.

We look forward to reading the new nominees! First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Norwescon.

Reach for Infinity edited by Jonathan Strahan (Solaris)
short story collection| Read our review

reach for infinity book cover

by Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press)
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Memory of Water
by Emmi Itäranta (Harper Voyager)
First published in Finnish in 2012 | Read our review

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The Book of the Unnamed Midwife by Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press)
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The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter
by Rod Duncan (Angry Robot)
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The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter

Maplecroft: The Borden Dispatches
by Cherie Priest (Roc)
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maplecroft the borden dispatches