Welcome back to the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s regular round-up of book news from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.
“’Twas the week before Christmas, and in the genre fiction business, not a news story was broken, neither written nor spoken...”
Which is to say, it’s been quite a quiet week, at least in terms of stories to feature in the Focus. I do have a few newsie nuggets to share with you, sure, but I’ve had to stretch the definition of genre fiction a bit to make ‘em fit.
Not that that makes today’s two items any less momentous! First of all, a round of applause for the folks behind the Costa Book Awards, who have bucked a terrible trend and nominated an all-female shortlist for Best Novel. Very refreshing. Stay tuned, too, for news about Michel Faber’s long-awaited next novel, and some healthy speculation about its potentially sfnal nature.