Final Round SF Female Authors in the Goodreads Choice Awards

Below are the finalists in SF categories. Voting is open from Nov. 17th-24th, so go do your literary duty. Which titles did you enjoy this year?

Science Fiction

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North. NOTE: “Claire North” and “Kate Griffin” are two pen names of author Catherine Webb
Apolonia – Jamie McGuire
California — Edan Lepucki (a write-in nominee)


Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) — Patricia Briggs
The Witch With No Name (The Hollows, #13) — Kim Harrison
The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) — Deborah Harkness
Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) — Jeaniene Frost
Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels, #7) — Ilona Andrews. NOTE: “Ilona Andrews” is the pen name of the married duo Ilona Gordon and her spouse Andrew Gordon


The Winter People — Jennifer McMahon
Prince Lestat (The Vampire Chronicles #11) — Anne Rice

I am including titles from the general fiction category that meet the criteria for SF according to me. The two original nominees have made it to the final round.


Stone Mattress — Margaret Atwood
Station Eleven — Emily St. John Mandel (and you can read my review here)

Finally, in  Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy there was a big shuffle of the nominees with three new titles making it to the final round.

YA-Science Fiction and Fantasy

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3) — Laini Taylor
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) — Marissa Meyer
Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3) — Tahereh Mafi
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3) — Sarah J. Maas
The One (The Selection, #3) — Kiera Cass
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6) — Cassandra Clare (a write-in nominee)
Four: A Divergent Story Collection — Veronica Roth (a write-in nominee)
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) — Richelle Mead (a write-in nominee)


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