2010 Hugo Award Finalists Announced: Exclusive Interview with Nominee Catherynne M. Valente

The finalists for the prestigious Hugo Award for best SF/fantasy have just been announced at Eastercon in the UK, and the novel ballot reads as follows:

Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (Tor)
The City & The City by China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
Wake by Robert J. Sawyer (Ace; Penguin; Gollancz, Analog)
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)

For a full ballot (my wife Ann is up again for Weird Tales), click here, here, or, possibly, here. Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Given that Catherynne M. Valente's Palimpsest also made Amazon's top 10 list for SF/Fantasy last year, I thought I'd take the opportunity to interview her about the novel and about the experience of being a Hugo finalist.


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