Complete SF shortlist:
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Candlewick)
The Magician King by Lev Grossman (Viking)
11/22/1963 by Stephen King (Scribner)
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Crown)
We're in Minneapolis, 2 trains and 36 hours and 958 miles (according to Google) from home. The hotel seems very nice, with flat quiet beds that don't move -- Z's still enjoying his while I'm appreciating the wifi.
We had a very nice breakfast in Chicago yesterday with beamjockey who has a picture on his LJ.