06 November 2008

Amazon's Best

It's so rare that I agree with lists of the best books of the year that I'm astounded to see Amazon.com picked two books I'm quite fond of as its top two science fiction/fantasy titles of the year: Brian Slattery's Liberation: Being the Adventures of the Slick Six After the Collapse of the United States of America and Jeff Ford's The Drowned Life (a book I'm hoping to write about in the next week or two). I may even like more than those top two, but I haven't had time to read any of the others.

Thus, this week various people I voted for actually won elections and a top-ten list was published that I don't hate. What is happening to me?! Why is the world trying to make me content?!!


  1. I believe Jeff VanderMeer comes up with most of that list for Amazon (at least, he used to), which may explain the convergence in taste...

  2. That would, indeed, explain something, since Jeff and I do equally love Slattery and Ford. I hadn't asked him about it, because I assumed the list came from Amazon's in-house SF reviewer, though I don't even know if they still have such a thing.