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9 more books for the new year

by Paul

And here we go with the second tranche of new books for January: Emergence by C.J. Cherryh A station in a distant sector of space has been destroyed, and so Alpha Station is now crowded with refugees. The station itself cannot cope, so the refugees will have to be relocated to the planet surface. But […]

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Locus Award shortlists

by Paul

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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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Hugo shortlists announced

by Paul

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The shortlists for this year’s Hugo Awards have now been announced. Best Novel            All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers Death’s End by Cixin Liu Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin Too Like the Lightning by Ada […]

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Hugo Award Winners Announced

by Paul

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So, that was the biggie. This year’s Hugo Awards have been announced at MidAmericon. And the winners are: BEST NOVEL The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit) BEST NOVELLA Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com) BEST NOVELETTE “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, translated Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015) BEST SHORT STORY “Cat Pictures Please” by […]

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Award Winners

by Paul

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We have various ways of deciding what are the best science fiction novels. We can look at sales figures, at the frequency with which titles are reprinted, at the recommendations of widely read and knowledgeable readers (see our main site); or we can turn to the awards. There are an awful lot of awards these […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

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Once more, it’s time to visit a few of the things I’ve spotted on-line recently. Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods which is about to become an American TV series, and David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks, met for the first time in London recently. Their conversation is recorded here. Is Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama […]

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Elsewhere

by Paul

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Time for another round up of interesting things spotted on the web: A selection of superb illustrations by Brazilian artist Henrique Alvim Corrêa that were commissioned for the 1906 edition of The War of the Worlds were recently auctioned in California. The pictures are glorious. Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro discuss genre in The New Statesman. In another […]

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