Six novels have been announced as finalists for the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Two engineers hijack a spaceship to join some space pirates—only to discover the pirates are hiding from a malevolent AI. Now they have to outwit the AI if they want to join the pirate crew—and survive long enough to enjoy it.
Sara Stamey’s SF novels with Berkley/Ace made the Locus Best New Novels list. Her journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean; backpacking Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; owning a farm in Southern Chile.