Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jim Butcher's 'Changes' named SFBC Book of the Year

I’ve been a member of the Science Fiction Book Club for several years, and I always look forward to receiving their updated catalog packet in the mail about once a month.

This month’s catalog contained the SFBC’s “Best Books of the Year” selections, and I’m passing along this great best-of list today for your reading pleasure.

“Changes” by Jim Butcher, the eleventh book in the Dresden Files series, was selected as the SFBC Book of the Year.

“Under Heaven” by Guy Gavriel Kay was selected as the Editor’s Pick Book of the Year, which was chosen by SFBC senior editor Rome Quezada.

The SFBC’s selection for “Best Science Fiction” Book of the Year went to “Godlike Machines,” an SFBC original anthology that was edited by Jonathan Strahan and published by the SFBC.

The SFBC also release its annual list of top selling books and the SFBC’s “Bestsellers of 2010” included the following books:

- Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey
- How to Live in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
- Catalyst by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
- Blackout by Connie Willis
- A Might Fortress by David Weber
- Time Travelers Never Die by Jack McDevitt
- Star Wars: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil by Drew Karpyshyn
- Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
- The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman
- Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
- The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
- Kraken by China Mieville
- Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
- Intrigues by Mercedes Lackey

The “cream” of the SFBC’s “Altiverse” selections included the following five graphic novels:

- The Simpsons-Futurama Crossover Crisis by Matt Groening
- Wolverine by Marvel Comics
- Batman: RIP by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Tony S. Daniel
- The Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead by Stephen King
- Blackest Night by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis

In the end, how many of you have had a chance to read any of these books? Which did you like and why? Which did you dislike? Let us know in the comments section below.

If you’re interested in reading more about these books and finding out more about the SFBC, visit their Web site at

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