Only the third time in its history has the race for the Hugo Award ended in a tie. This year Bacigalupi's Windup Girl and Miéville's The City & the City take home the honors, beating out Cherie Priest's Boneshaker and Robert J. Sawyer's Wake.
The Windup Girl also won this year's Nebula Award from the Science Fiction & fantasy Writers of America.
The list of Nominees for Best Novel:
- 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)
Any one of the above listed books would be good first editions to find. Of course, almost ALL of the above listed books had lower first print runs, so good luck.
The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi
Hardcover: 361 pages
Publisher: Night Shade Books; 1st edition (September 15, 2009)
- ISBN-10: 1597801577
- ISBN-13: 978-1597801577
- Signed first editions are listing from $100 - $1,200 on the ABE.
- Extremely hard to find first edition/first prints.
The City & the City, China Miéville
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (May 26, 2009)
- ISBN-10: 0345497511
- ISBN-13: 978-0345497512
- Listing for $20-$50 (unsigned); $50-$120 (signed).
- Subterranean Press has a signed, limited edition run of 500 (selling for $75, listing for $200 on ABE).
Boneshaker, Cherie Priest
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates/Tor Books; Original edition (September 29, 2009)
- ISBN-10: 0765318415
- ISBN-13: 978-0765318411
- *I didn't find any first editions listed on ABEbooks.com.
- Amazon is listing a signed, 4th printing for $32.
Wake, Robert J. Sawyer
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Ace Hardcover; First edition (April 7, 2009)
- ISBN-10: 0441016790
- ISBN-13: 978-0441016792
- Signed first editions available from ABEbooks.com for $23 - $149.
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America by Robert Charles Wilson
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition (June 23, 2009)
- ISBN-10: 0765319713
- ISBN-13: 978-0765319715
- No signed editions listed on ABEbooks.com. There were two unsigned first editions available for $25 - $30.
Palimpsest by Catherynne M. Valente
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Spectra; Original edition (February 24, 2009)
- ISBN-10: 0553385763
- ISBN-13: 978-0553385762
- *I found no first edition copies on ABEbooks.com.
For all of these, you may want to check out your local used bookstores.
Labels: Bacigalupi, Boneshaker, Cherie Priest, China Miéville, Hugo Awards, Julian Comstock, Palimpsest, Robert J. Sawyer, sci-fi, science fiction, The City and The City, The Windup Girl, Valente, Wake