The Booktube science fiction and fantasy community of YouTube announced the shortlist for its 2019 BooktubeSFF Awards on February 18.
The community nominated its favourite works. Following a period devoted to readalongs and chats about the books, the winners will be voted on by the community and the judges during the first week in June, with the results of each vote revealed in mid-June.
- Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett.
- Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence.
- Circe by Madeleine Miller.
Best Science Fiction
- Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers.
- The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal.
- Vengeful by V.E. Schwab.
Best Young Adult Novel
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black.
- Skyward by Brandon Sanderson.
- Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor.
Best Middle Grade Novel
- Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi.
- City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.
- Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend.
Best Debut Novel
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.
- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang.
- Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse.
Best Graphic Work
- Monstress Vol 3: Haven by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda.
- The Adventure Zone: Here there be Gerblins by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Justin McElroy and Carey Pietsch.
- Aquicorn Cove by Katie O’Neill
Best Short Work
- Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire.
- Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor.
- Artificial Condition by Martha Wells.
- Chelsea – thereadingoutlaw.
- Thomas – SFF180.
- Elena – Elena Reads Books.
- Sam – Thoughts on Tomes.
- Connor O’Brien.
- Rachel – Kalanadi.
- Claire Rousseau.
- James Chatham.
- Cass – What Cass Read.
[Via Locus Online.]