Another name in the annals of writers who do genre fiction and are known in fiction award circles: Michael Chabon. His book The Yiddish Policemen's Union just won the Nebula Award and is up for the Hugo Award (the two biggest science fiction/fantasy awards). He won the Pulitzer in 2001 for his book The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. I went to the library today, and the only thing I could find by him was his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. Needless to say, I picked it up.
I also got these:
- River of Gods by Ian McDonald
- The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfield
- Looking for Jake and Other Stories by China MiÃ©ville
- The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson
- Three Hearts & Three Lions by Poul Anderson
Oh, also: according to Wikipedia the Coen brothers are going to direct a film adaptation of The Yiddish Policemen's Union. This is exciting. How much alternative history fiction do you get from Hollywood?