In an era where small publishers are struggling and take fewer chances, Small Beer Press is a marvel, putting out strange stories that other publishers rejected. In a new article, Small Beer's Kelly Link and Jedediah Berry explain their philosophy.
Locus Magazine announced the finalists for its reader-selected Locus Awards — and the five best science fiction novels of 2009 include three female authors. The winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 25-27, and tickets are still available. Here are the finalists: