The 2011 YA Fantasy & Science Fiction Judges

Okay, I admit it. This is my favorite list, and not just because I’m on it. I actually keep trying to get off of it, but organizer Sheila Ruth insists I add something to the mix. Probably chocolate but I can’t tell. This is the group that once had a judge give birth mid-season — via c-section — and debated books from her hospital bed. We have a panelist who hunts down US titles in Scotland every year and then posts from there while we’re all asleep. It’s a genre that inspires fanatical devotion, and rightly so.

Round One

Sheila Ruth
Wands and Worlds

Tanita Davis
Finding Wonderland

Maureen Kearney
Confessions of a Bibliovore

Vivian Lee Mahoney
Vivian Lee Mahoney

Sommer Leigh
Tell Great Stories

Steve Berman
Guys Lit Wire

Hallie Tibbets
Undusty New Books

Round Two

Anne Levy

Sam Musher

Aurora Celeste

Kimberly Francisco

Julie Jurgens
Hi Miss Julie

Comments 8

  1. Sheila Ruth

    Amen, Tanita! And the new people on the panel are going to be great, too! This is an outstanding group of panelists. Looking forward to our discussions.
    I’m sad that I couldn’t include everyone. There were good people who didn’t get included just because there aren’t enough slots to go around.
    By the way, the SFF Middle/Elementary panelists will be announced soon. I’m still waiting for confirmation from a couple before we post the panel. Sorry for the wait.

  2. Aaron

    Congrats to all of you! I have a feeling I am not going to be judge this year so I will be following along to see what you all think of the reading. Let the fun begin!

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