I had no expectation that South Pole Station would make any "Best of 2017" lists thanks to an extremely strong showing by debut and established novelists this year, but somehow the novel managed to end up on a few. I'm surprised but grateful that South Pole Station was included on the following end-of-year lists: Shelf Awareness Best Books of 2017, Pioneer Press' "Books from Minnesota Authors You'll Want On Your Holiday List," poet-novelist-critic Leah Angstman's Best Books of 2017 on The Coil; and Earther's list of most exciting environmental fiction of 2017.