On January 20th, the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust announced the 2017 nominees for the Philip K. Dick Award. The PKD Award recognizes the best original paperback science fiction published in the United States the previous year.
The 2017 nominees are:
- Consider – Kristy Acevedo (Jolly Fish Press)
- Graft – Matt Hill (Angry Robot)
- Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales By Aliens – Elanor Arneson (Aqueduct Press)
- The Mercy Journals – Claudia Casper (Arsenal Pulp Press)
- Super Extra Grande – Yoss, translated by David Frye (Restless Books)
- Unpronounceable – Susan diRende (Aqueduct Press)
A distinguishing feature of this year’s titles? With the exception of Graft from “mid-major” publisher Angry Robot, the other titles are all from small independent presses.
Barnes & Noble selected Super Extra Grande as one of their “Best Science Fiction” picks for 2016 and Consider was a “Top YA Science Fiction” title for 2016.