Jeffrey Thomas’s Deadstock was the first book I edited for Solaris. I heard today that it is one of the finalists for the 2008 John W. Campbell Award (one of the ‘big three’ international SF awards). In my opinion, it thoroughly deserves its place on the short list. As I mentioned a long time ago on this blog, it is an edgy mixture of cyberpunk, noir thriller and Lovecraftian horror leavened with nice touches of irony and self-referential humour. If you are interested in reading it for yourself, the nice people at Solaris have made it available as a free download here.