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C.J. Cherryh

9 more books for the new year

by Paul

And here we go with the second tranche of new books for January: Emergence by C.J. Cherryh A station in a distant sector of space has been destroyed, and so Alpha Station is now crowded with refugees. The station itself cannot cope, so the refugees will have to be relocated to the planet surface. But […]

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Year’s Best according to the awards

by Paul

Each year, we take a look at which novels have been identified as the best of the year according to the various voters and jurors for the different sf awards. So, which of 2016’s novels stood out? Well, the first thing you notice is that no novel has won more than one award. The year’s […]

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The greatest sf authors?

by Paul

There’s a post I’ve just come across (it seems to be a year old, but you know how these things disappear and resurface on the web) that claims to list “The Greatest Sci-Fi Authors of All Time“. It’s an interesting, if largely predictable list: Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, Frank Herbert, […]

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Locus Award shortlists

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

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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The SF Books we’re looking forward to in April, part 1

by Paul

So here we are, a quarter of the way through the year and already we’re seeing some top notch books coming out. So what does April hold for us? Truth is, it’s an incredibly busy month, with more than 20 new books catching our eye; so we’ve decided to split the list, the first part […]

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10 Essential SF Works from the 1980s

by Paul

Our peripatetic history of science fiction brings us to one of the more momentous decades in the history of the genre. The 1970s had been a decade in which no more than a handful of great writers emerged. The effects of the new wave slowly ran down, and the most important event in the history […]

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10 books we’re really looking forward to this September

by Paul

Books, Lists Categories: Books

As publishing schedules gather pace for the autumn, there are some cracking sf books due out this month. These are some of the titles that look particularly enticing. A Night Without Stars: A Novel of the Commonwealth by Peter F. Hamilton This is the sequel to The Abyss Beyond Dreams and completes Hamilton’s Chronicle of the […]

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The Best Science Fiction by C.J. Cherryh ‘Grand Master of Science Fiction’

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

The SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America) has announced that C.J. Cherryh has been named the 32nd Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Damon Knight Grand Master Award is a lifetime honour presented annually at the Nebula Awards banquet in May. The award […]

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Best Science Fiction Books to Read If You Love Star Wars

by Paul

Okay, so the force has awakened, we are back in the universe of Han and Luke and Leia. A universe where there is a mighty galactic empire threatened by a plucky rebel movement, a mysterious mystical movement, light sabers and space battles and lots more. It’s the American Revolution rewritten according to Joseph Campbell’s ideas […]

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5 Best Classic Science Fiction Books by Angela Carter (The Underrated Female SF Author)

by Paul

Our A-Z of women sf writers brings us to C, and once again there’s a wealth of great work to choose from. We could pick Pat Cadigan, the first person to win two Arthur C. Clarke Awards for Synners and for Fools; or C.J. Cherryh, author of magnificent Hugo-winning space operas like Downbelow Station or Cyteen; or there are the baroque […]

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