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)
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.