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3 Finnish sf writers you should be reading

by Paul

Our peripatetic journey around a world of science fiction that isn’t entirely Anglo-American brings us to Finland, a country that has developed its own particular take on fiction with a weird inflection. And there are three contemporary writers that really stand out, so much so that if you’ve not read them yet you are missing […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

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It’s the end of the month, and time to do another round up of things we’ve spotted elsewhere on the internet. And since we’ve spent the last month talking about black science fiction writers, let’s start with more of the same. In particular, let’s start with Samuel R. Delany. Here’s a conversation he had with […]

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Awards 2015: Top Books

by Paul

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Okay, we’ve got all the shortlists in, and even some of the winners. So it’s time to count up and see who’s doing best in this award season. So we’ve gone through all the shortlists, and totalled the nominations up. And the results are very interesting. First, some qualifications. Shortlists vary: there are 16 titles […]

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Awards 2015: Arthur C. Clarke Award

by Paul

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Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel has been named the winner of the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award. In a crowded ceremony at London’s Foyle’s Bookshop, Pat Cadigan, twice a winner of the award, opened the envelope and made the announcement. In a message of thanks read out by her UK publisher, Mandel noted […]

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Awards 2015: The Kitschies

by Paul

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The Kitschies is a juried award for the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic. The 2014 winners were announced on 4th March. Red Tentacle (Best Novel) Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith (Electric Monkey) Lagoon, by Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton) The Peripheral, by William Gibson (Viking) The Way […]

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Awards 2015: Arthur C. Clarke Award

by Paul

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The Arthur C. Clarke Award is for the best science fiction novel receiving its first British publication. This year’s shortlist is: The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey (Orbit) The Book Of Strange New Things – Michel Faber (Canongate) Europe In Autumn – Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) Memory Of Water – Emmi Itäranta (HarperVoyager) The First Fifteen Lives Of […]

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