Goodreads has announced the opening round for its Best Science Fiction Books of 2013 awards. I see at least three Boing Boing favorites in the running: Lexicon by Max Berry, Dust by Hugh Howey, and Countdown City by Ben H. Winters. I'm going to have to get the rest (except for mean old Orson Scott Card's dumb novel, of course).
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects