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.
This week, the results of a celebratory survey about the best Scottish books are in, and does speculative fiction figure in to the top ten? You’re damn right it does! On the other hand, only one woman made the grade, and I can’t help but wonder what the (predictable) winner says about the contemporary perception of my people.
Stay tuned, too, for news of two exciting new books: The Bone Clocks by Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell is coming from Sceptre in September, and somewhat sooner, in June, a hardscrabble adult fantasy debut by a Bram Stoker Award nominated author.