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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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Tidhar/Valente win Campbell/Sturgeon Awards

by Paul

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The winners of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award have been announced. The Campbell Award for Best Novel went to Central Station by Lavie Tidhar The Sturgeon Award for Best Short Story went to “The Future is Blue” by Catherynne M. Valente (Drowned Worlds ed. Jonathan Strahan)

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Sturgeon Award shortlist announced

by Paul

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The finalists for this year’s Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short fiction have been announced. The winner will be announced at the Campbell Conference Awards Banquet on June 16th. The shortlisted stories are:              Nina Allan, The Art of Space Travel. Amal El-Mohtar, “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” The Starlit Wood. […]

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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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Discover Ted Chiang before everyone else does

by Paul

It looks like Ted Chiang is going to be the new Philip K. Dick. That is, his work is going to be the source for first rate intelligent science fiction films. The new film, Arrival, based on his short story, “Story of Your Life”, is already a big hit at cinemas around the world. But it […]

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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

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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

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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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