2016 RT Reviewers' Choice Award Nominees — Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal

It's the most wonderful time of the year — awards season! We are thrilled and honored to present RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards Nominees for the best books genre fiction had to offer in 2016. We'll be celebrating the nominees across genres all week. Here are the nominees for science fiction, fantasy and paranormal genres. You can click through to read the reviews and revel in the awesomeness! 



Science Fiction

Fellside by M.R. CareyToo Like the Lightning by Ada Palmer
The City of Mirrors by Justin CroninThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Everfair by Nisi ShawlThe Mountain of Kept Memory by Rachel Neumeier


Night Study by Maria V. SnyderA Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Wedding Bells, Magic Spells by Lisa ShearinThe Fireman by Joe Hill
Red Tide by Marc TurnerCast in Flight by Michelle Sagara

High Fantasy

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel KayThe Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
The Wheel of Osheim by Mark LawrenceDen of Wolves by Juliet Marillier

Paranormal Romance

Waking Hearts by Elizabeth HunterThe Beast by J.R. Ward
Fire Bound by Christine FeehanAllegiance of Honor by Nalini Singh
Dangerously Charming by Deborah BlakeViking Warrior Rebel by Asa Maria Bradley

Paranormal Wordbuilding

Spider Game by Christine FeehanThe Undoing by Shelly Laurenston
Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing by Terry SpearArchangel's Heart by Nalini Singh
The Leopard King by Ann Aguirre

Fantasy Romance

Kings Rising by C.S. PacatThe Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy
Eidolon by Grace DravenMoonshadow by Thea Harrison

Futuristic Romance

The Rule of Luck by Catherine CervenyDark Deeds by Michelle Diener
Born of Legend by Sherrilyn KenyonIllusion Town by Jayne Castle

Digital or Self-Published Urban Fantasy

Sweep in Peace by Ilona AndrewsDreamwalker by Allyson James
Shadowed Blade by JC DanielsDeath and Relaxation by Devon Monk
No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished 

Urban Fantasy

Midnight Taxi Tango by Daniel José OlderMarked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
Fire Touched by Patricia BriggsThe Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross
Heroine Complex by Sarah KuhnMagic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Urban Fantasy Worldbuilding

The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda JonesThe Brimstone Deception by Lisa Shearin
The Brotherhood of the Wheel by RS BelcherThe Demonists by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Unraveled by Jennifer EstepLegacy of the Demon by Diana Rowland

Many congratulations to all the nominees! Check back all week as we celebrate all the RT Reviewers' Choice 2016 nominees across genres by clicking here!