On June 3, members of the Audio Publisher’s Association (APA) will meet at the Tavern on the Green in New York City and announce the winners of this year’s Audie Awards. To find the whole list of nominees, click here.
The science fiction and fantasy genres are well represented! Here are some of the categories in which genre titles are nominated:
Going Postal, Terry Pratchett, HarperCollins Publishers
I Am Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe, Audio Renaissance
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke, Audio Renaissance
Our Sunshine, Roberte Drewe, Bolinda Publishing, Inc.
The Darling, Russell Banks, BBC Audiobook America
Note: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell also appears on the Audie Award Literary Fiction nominee list. It’s also one of the Hugo nominees this year.
Brimstone, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Time Warner Audiobooks
Horizon Storms, Kevin Anderson, Recorded Books, LLC
Lost Boys, Orson Scott Card, Blackstone Audiobooks
The Consciousness Plague, Paul Levinson, Listen and Live Audio, Inc.
The Quantum Rose, Catherine Asaro, Blackstone Audiobooks
The children’s categories usually have some fantasy titles, and this year is no exception. The Neil Gaiman Audio Collection (Neil Gaiman, HarperCollins) is in the Children’s Titles for Ages Up To 8 category, and four out of the five titles in the Children’s Titles for Ages 8+ category are genre titles.
One disappointment is that the Short Stories/Collections category has no science fiction or fantasy nominees. A shame for a genre which produces so much short fiction.
And a final note – A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (Harper Collins, narrated by Tim Curry) is one of the three nominees for Audiobook of the Year. The other two nominees are My Life by Bill Clinton (Random House, narrated by Bill Clinton) and Ulysses by James Joyce (Naxos Audiobooks, narrated by Jim Norton with Marcella Riordan).
Posted by Scott D. Danielson