I admit that, this year, I’ve only read one of the titles (most years I’ve read them all) so far, but I know the work of all the creators and I’m unspeakably pleased to be listed in such company. I blame Paul.
For those who are wondering what all the fuss is about, here are links to purchase each of the shortlisted works. Only one person can win (uh, unless it’s, like, a five way tie) but everyone can benefit from sales.
And of course LEFT HAND PATH #1 by me and Paul Abstruse
Plenty of other friends and acquaintances on the list this year, too, across almost every category. I won’t name them all here but I’m proud to be associated with you cats and dogs.