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14 more Afrofuturists you should be reading

by Paul

For the last month we’ve celebrated Black History Month by looking at some of the great black science fiction writers (Afrofuturist is now the vogue term for black sf writer). So far we’ve considered Samuel R. Delany, Octavia E. Butler, Steven Barnes, Nnedi Okorafor, Nalo Hopkinson and Tobias Buckell, but that barely skims the surface […]

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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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Kitschies Awards

by Paul

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Right now, it seems that every time you turn around another award has announced its shortlist. This time it’s the Kitschies, which are presented for the most “progressive, intelligent and entertaining” novels containing elements of the speculative and fantastic. Red Tentacle (Novel) The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood (Bloomsbury) Europe at Midnight, by Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) […]

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What’s wrong with the Hugos

by Paul

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Okay, I admit, I’ve been putting this off. Frankly I’m getting tired of the whole Hugo kerfuffle. Right now, no-one on either side is exactly covering themselves with glory. The whole mess has become a competition to see who can become most outraged at the least thing. It is not helped by the fact that […]

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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: 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

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

We start this blog right in the middle of the awards season. So we’re going to start with a few posts to catch up with the state of the sf awards so far. To date, we’ve had winners or shortlists announced for: Arthur C. Clarke Award, shortlist announced. Aurealis Awards, winners announced. BSFA Awards, winners […]

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