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Dragon Awards

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

The Dragon Awards, which were launched by DragonCon a year or two back, have released their shortlists. There are 15 different categories (you can find the full list here); these are the main science fiction categories. Best Science Fiction Novel                     A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers […]

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Exciting new books for July, Part 1

by Paul

We’re coming up on the half way point of the year. Already? Where did it go? And there used to be a time when publishers drifted off to Mediterranean beaches or Tuscan villas around this time of year, so it was something of a fallow time for new books. Well, there were always plenty of […]

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New for May: To Arms

by Paul

Compiling our list of new books out in May, it seems to be a month of space operas and military sf. So we thought we’d start our listing with these nine titles. The Guns Above by Robyn Bennis We start with a swashbuckling steampunk adventure where airships are the front line in an on-going war. Josette […]

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Dragon Awards Shortlists

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

And there’s another new award on the block. It’s organised by DragonCon, which turns 30 this year, and which bills itself as the world’s largest “multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music & film”, which is a lot of focus, and which may be why there are […]

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2015 Hugo Award Madness

by Paul

People Categories: People

Frankly I’m sick and tired of all the shenanigans surrounding the Hugo Awards this year. Putting together a slate of nominees was bad enough, since it violated the spirit of the awards if not the actual letter of the rules. But that was petty, minor stuff compared to the nastiness that has gone on since. […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

Links Categories: Links

Just for a change, here are a few interesting pieces I’ve spotted elsewhere on the internet over the last week. To start with, one of the sanest pieces I’ve so far come across on the whole Puppygate saga. It’s by Eric Flint, a left-wing writer published by Baen, and it makes a nonsense of much […]

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