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Jerry Pournelle

by Paul

The death has been announced of Jerry Pournelle, aged 84. He was a contentious figure who, both in life and in his fiction, strongly advocated for the military, co-editing the long-running anthology series, There Will Be War. He believed in the (American) militarization of space, and was one of the science fiction writers whose thinking […]

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Awards round-up

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And still the awards keep coming. These are some of the awards that have been announced over the last couple of weeks. Sunburst Awards The shortlists have been announced for the Sunburst Awards for excellence in Canadian literature of the fantastic. The full lists are here. Adult Fiction          Spells of Blood and Kin, Claire […]

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Prometheus Award Finalists

by Paul

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The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the five finalist for the Prometheus Award, which recognises “outstanding works of science fiction and fantasy that dramatize the perennial conflict between Liberty and Power, expose the abuses and excesses of coercive government, critique or satirize authoritarian ideas, or champion individual rights and freedoms as the mutually respectful foundation […]

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Aurora, Prometheus & Dragon Awards

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And still the awards keep coming. Over the last few days we’ve had the shortlists for the Aurora and Prometheus Awards announced, and a brand new award launched. The Aurora Awards are for the best works and activities done by Canadians in 2015. There are too many categories to list them all here, so you should […]

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Awards 2015: Top Books

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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: Prometheus Award

by Paul

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The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the finalists for this year’s Prometheus Award for best pro-freedom novel. The shortlist is: The Three-Body Problem – Liu Cixin (translated by Ken Liu) Raising Steam – Terry Pratchett A Better World – Marcus Sakey Influx – Daniel Suarez (Note that the Libertarian Futurist Society gives the form of name […]

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