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by Paul

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We’re about to take a break for the holiday, but we thought we’d leave you with a meaty selection of goodies found around the web. Let’s start with something historic and modern at the same time. Adam Roberts, author of The Real-Town Murders, is continuing his read-through of the entire works of H.G. Wells, and it […]

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13 more books not to miss in September

by Paul

And the list continues. Let’s start with what is probably the most eagerly awaited novel this month. Provenance by Ann Leckie Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy earned her just about every sf award going, so her first standalone novel has to be of interest. Ingray’s home planet is in political turmoil, interstellar war is spreading, […]

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10 books to look forward to in June

by Paul

It’s that time of the month already! Where does the time go? And here we are, with the first of two posts looking forward to the books coming out in June. The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF, Volume 3 edited by David Afsharirad This annual anthology series continues with a collection of 15 tales […]

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Locus Award shortlists

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Locus has announced the top ten finalists in each category of the Locus Awards. The winners will be announced at the Locus Award Weekend in Seattle in June. The full list of finalists is here, but these are the main science fiction categories: Science Fiction Novel                         […]

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And More Awards

by Paul

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Awards are coming thick and fast right now, so here’s a round-up of some we’ve noticed: Colson Whitehead has won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Underground Railroad. *** The Power by Naomi Alderman has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. *** The Canopus Award is a prize for “the finest […]

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The SF Books we’re looking forward to in April, part 2

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And here we go with the second part of our long list of new books for April. Blood Enemies by Susan R. Matthews Ever since An Exchange of Hostages, Susan R. Matthews has been building up a long, bloody and complex series of space operas centred on the doctor turned reluctant torturer, Andrej Koscuisko. Now, in the […]

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12 Great New SF Titles to start 2017

by Paul

Hi, have a good break? I did, but I’m glad to be back at the blog. Particularly as there’s so much going on this year. And if the books coming out in January are anything to go by, it’s going to be a great year in science fiction. Just look at these books: 4 3 […]

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Best SF Novels of 2015, part 1

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Part 1: What the Awards tell us Okay, awards season is finally coming towards its belated end. With the Hugos and Clarke Award in the last week or so, we’ve at least had all the major international prizes. So what do the awards tell us about the best science fiction of 2015? Surprisingly little, in […]

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BSFA Award Winners

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Second of the weekend’s awards was the BSFA Award. The winners were: Best Novel The House of Shattered Wings – Aliette de Bodard Best Short Story “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”- Aliette de Bodard Best Non-Fiction Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014 – Adam Roberts Best Artwork Cover of Pelquin’s Comet – Jim Burns A rare double for Aliette de Bodard. Keith Roberts once won for best short story and best artwork in the same year, but I’m not sure that anyone else has done best novel and […]

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BSFA Awards Shortlists

by Paul

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The shortlists have been announced for the 2015 BSFA Awards: Best Novel Dave Hutchinson: Europe at Midnight, Solaris Chris Beckett: Mother of Eden, Corvus Aliette de Bodard: The House of Shattered Wings, Gollancz Ian McDonald: Luna: New Moon, Gollancz Justina Robson: Glorious Angels, Gollancz   Best Short Story Aliette de Bodard: “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight”, Clarkesworld 100 Paul Cornell: “Witches of Lychford”, Tor.com Jeff Noon: “No Rez”, Interzone 260 Nnedi Okorafor, “Binti”, Tor.com Gareth L. Powell: “Ride the Blue Horse”, Matter   Best Non-Fiction Nina Allan: “Time Pieces: Doctor Change or Doctor Die”, Interzone 261 Alisa Krasnostein and Alexandra Pierce: Letters to Tiptree, Twelfth Planet Press Jonathan McCalmont: “What Price Your Critical Agency”, Ruthless Culture. Adam Roberts: Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014, Steel Quill Books Jeff Vandermeer: “From Annihilation to Acceptance: a writer’s surreal journey”, The Atlantic, January 2015   Best Artwork Jim Burns, Cover of Pelquin’s Comet, Newcon Press Vincent Sammy: “Songbird”, Interzone 257 Sarah Anne Langton: Cover of Jews Versus Zombies, Jurassic London

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