Rod Serling, creator of "The Twilight Zone," said "Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible."
In the Fantasy and Science Fiction category, that sentiment is at the heart of the best novels for children and teens. The winning novel published in 2008 will have amazing world building that brings newly discovered lands and worlds to life. It will have characters who shine, who are vivid and strong against the backdrop of the world. It will have writing that surpasses all expectations, writing that shimmers and pulses with its own style and brilliance.
All of these components will come together into that magical whole: a book that speaks for its genre but also exceeds it, blasting beyond into greatness.
--Tasha Saecker, organizer
Please leave a nomination -- including author and title -- for in the comments below. One nomination per person, per category, please. Avoid duplicate nominations--it only takes ONE nomination to add a book to the list.