The shortlist for the Tähtivaeltaja Award has been announced. This year no less than four of the five nominees are Finnish — this is a first (as far as I can remember).
The nominees are:
- Verso by Tuomo Jäntti (Gummerus)
- Mehiläistie by Heikki Kännö (Sammakko)
- Pinnan alla pimeä by Jukka Laajarinne (Atena)
- Luukellot (The Bone Clocks) by David Mitchell (Sammakko)
- Tuomiopäivän karavaani by Jani Saxell (WSOY)
The Tähtivaeltaja Award is given annually to the best science fiction book published in Finland during the previous year. The jury is: journalist Hannu Blommila, editor Toni Jerrman, critic Elli Leppä, and critic Antti Oikarinen. The winner will be announced in May.