In addition to selecting the winner, each jury chooses an Honor List (previously called a “Short List”). The Honor List is a strong part of the award’s identity and is used by many professors as a guide to creating syllabi and by many readers as a recommended reading list.

Honor List

The 2008 jury chose 13 works for the Honor List

The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak (Bantam, 2008)

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Title: The Love We Share Without KnowingAuthor:
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Publisher Name: BantamYear: 2008
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English

The Explosionist, Sophie Hunter Book 1, by Jenny Davidson (HarperTeen, 2008)

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Title: The ExplosionistAuthor:
Series:
Series Title: Sophie HunterSeries Number: 1
Publisher:
Publisher Name: HarperTeenYear: 2008
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English

Shadowbridge, Shadowbridge Book 1, by Gregory Frost (Del Rey Books, 2008)

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Title: ShadowbridgeAuthor:
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Series Title: ShadowbridgeSeries Number: 1
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Publisher Name: Del Rey BooksYear: 2008
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English

Lord Tophet: A Shadowbridge Novel, Shadowbridge Book 2, by Gregory Frost (Del Rey Books, 2008)

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Title: Lord Tophet: A Shadowbridge NovelAuthor:
Series:
Series Title: ShadowbridgeSeries Number: 2
Publisher:
Publisher Name: Del Rey BooksYear: 2008
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English

Two Pearls of Wisdom, Empire of the Celestial Dragon Book 1, by Alison Goodman (HarperCollins, 2008)

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Title: Two Pearls of WisdomAuthor:
Alternate Titles:
Title: Eon: Dragoneye RebornPublisher: VikingCountry: USYear: 2009Title: Eon: Rise of the DragoneyePublisher: HarperCollinsCountry: AustraliaYear: 2009
Series:
Series Title: Empire of the Celestial DragonSeries Number: 1
Publisher:
Publisher Name: HarperCollinsYear: 2008
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English

Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel (Spilogale, Inc., 2008)

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Title: Pride and PrometheusAuthor:
Collection:
Title: Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction January 2008Editor: Gordon Van Gelder
Publisher:
Publisher Name: Spilogale, Inc.Year: 2008
Work Type: Short FictionOriginal Language: English

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (Alfred A. Knopf, 2008)

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Title: Tender MorselsAuthor:
Publisher:
Publisher Name: Alfred A. KnopfYear: 2008
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt, 2008)

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Title: LaviniaAuthor:
Publisher:
Publisher Name: HarcourtYear: 2008
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (Quercus, 2007)

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Title: Let the Right One InAuthor:
Alternate Titles:
Title: Låt den rätte komma inPublisher: Ordfront FörlagCountry: SwedenYear: 2004Title: Let Me InPublisher: St. Martin's PressCountry: USYear: 2007
Publisher:
Publisher Name: QuercusYear: 2007
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: SwedishTranslator: Ebba Segerberg

A Princess of Roumania by Paul Park (Tor Books, 2005)

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Title: A Princess of Roumania (Series)Author:
Works in Series
  • Series Work Title: A Princess of RoumaniaPublisher: Tor BooksYear Published: Country Published: US
  • Series Work Title: The TourmalinePublisher: Tor BooksYear Published: Country Published: US
  • Series Work Title: The White TygerPublisher: Tor BooksYear Published: Country Published: US
  • Series Work Title: The Hidden WorldPublisher: Tor BooksYear Published: Country Published: US
Publisher:
Publisher Name: Tor BooksYear: 2005
Work Type: SeriesOriginal Language: English

The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia (Prime Books, 2008)

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Title: The Alchemy of StoneAuthor:
Publisher:
Publisher Name: Prime BooksYear: 2008
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English

Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis by Ali Smith (Canongate, 2007)

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Title: Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of IphisAuthor:
Publisher:
Publisher Name: CanongateYear: 2007
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English

Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room), Flora Fyrdraaca Book 2, by Ysabeau S. Wilce (Harcourt, 2008)

Work Information

Title: Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room)Author:
Series:
Series Title: Flora FyrdraacaSeries Number: 2
Publisher:
Publisher Name: HarcourtYear: 2008
Work Type: NovelOriginal Language: English