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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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10 more novels that would make great presents

by Paul

This is the second of our posts about the books that would make great gifts for the holiday season. And, as before, we’re picking up on what others have said about them. Raven Stratagem – Yoon Ha Lee I adored Yoon Ha Lee’s debut novel Ninefox Gambit (2016), and it garnered a well-deserved Hugo Award nomination this […]

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Books to look forward to in October, part 3

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And here we go with the final selection of the books you’ll want to read this month. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman Yes, I know, another fantasy. But if you aren’t excited by Pullman returning to the world of His Dark Materials, where have you been hiding for the last […]

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Exciting new books for August, part 2

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The second half of our list of upcoming books this month includes some first rate names (Jeff Noon, Michael Swanwick) and some fascinating titles. A Man of Shadows by Jeff Noon Jeff Noon has been ploughing a very individual and distinctive furrow, every since his Clarke Award-winning debut, Vurt, and this new novel is no exception. […]

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10 Essential SF Books of the 1990s

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This was the decade in which some right-wing commentators proclaimed the end of history, and to be fair that’s how it felt. The fall of the Berlin Wall had been the trigger that ended the Cold War, and throughout the early years of the decade we saw the gradual but inevitable disintegration of the Soviet […]

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Whither the Arthur C. Clarke Award

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This year is the 30th anniversary of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Now, the Arthur C. Clarke Award has been no stranger to controversy. The very first award, to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, aroused a lot of dissent; dissent which was even louder a few years later when Body of Glass by Marge Piercy won. […]

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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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Awards 2015: The Kitschies

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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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