Welcome back to the British Genre Fiction Focus, Tor.com’s regular round-up of book news from the United Kingdom’s thriving speculative fiction industry.
Well, 2014 is here, but you wouldn’t know it from the big news this week — it’s all been about 2013! The Guardian released a list of the year’s bestselling books, and the winners of two major awards have been announced since we last did this thing. Congrats are in order to Neil Gaiman and Kate Atkinson for making genre fiction appealing to the mainstream.
Last but not least in this slightly reconfigured edition of the British Genre Fiction Focus, we’ve had a whole year to find our feet, but it simply wouldn’t do to get too comfortable, so expect a few changes in the form of the Focus in the future. Which is to say links, largely.