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4 “Great Peculiars” of Science Fiction

by Paul

Over at Tor.com, Walter Jon Williams has an excellent article about Cordwainer Smith, who he memorably describes as one of the “Great Peculiars” of science fiction. By this he means distinctive writers who are impossible to imitate. Start reading a story by Cordwainer Smith and you know immediately who the author is. There is something […]

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… and SF novels shortlisted for mainstream prizes

by Paul

The other day we noted some of the mainstream writers who had been shortlisted for (or had even won) major science fiction awards. But the news that Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women’s Prize for The Power was a reminder that the traffic isn’t all one way. Admittedly, there are fewer sf novels being shortlisted […]

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Women SF Writers you should be reading, part 2

by Paul

Continuing our A-Z of women sf writers for International Women’s Day, we take up the list at: Kij Johnson It is purely a accident of the alphabet, but this tranche begins with writers who have made a particular impact with their short fiction. Kij Johnson’s novels have tended to be animal fantasies, but her short […]

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10 Must-Read Books due in October

by Paul

October looks as if it is going to be every bit as exciting a month in science fiction as September was. These are ten of the books we’ve got our eyes on for the coming weeks. Daughter of Eden – Chris Beckett The first novel in this sequence, Dark Eden, won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, […]

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Winner Theodore Sturgeon award

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

And while we’re on the subject of awards, congratulations to Kelly Link who has won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short fiction of the year. The winning story was “The Game of Smash and Recovery”, first published at Strange Horizons.

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Sturgeon Award Finalists announced

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award is presented for the best science fiction short story of the year. This year’s shortlist consists of: “And You Shall Know Her By The Trail Of Dead” by Brooke Bolander. Lightspeed, Feb 2015. “The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred” by Greg Egan. Asimov’s, Dec 2015. “The New Mother” by Eugene […]

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