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9 new books for December

by Paul

We’re coming up on the end of the year already, and like most of the rest of us publishers will be shutting down for a goodly chunk of it. But there’s still a handful of books coming out this month, and you’re likely to find something to appeal to you in this little lot. Survival […]

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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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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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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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Most Anticipated Science Fiction Books of 2016

by Paul

Books Categories: Books

Every year now, the Arthur C. Clarke Award receives well over 100 submissions. That’s a reasonable guide to the number of science fiction novels that are published in any year, isn’t it? Well, no; it barely scratches the surface. The number of sf books published in any one year now numbers in the thousands (when you […]

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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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