Tag Archive: Aliette de Bodard

May 08

Week 18: More effing awards – but seriously I love them – and two books I liked but didn’t love

Books Read The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan The Night Clocks by Paul Meloy The Reflection by Hugo Wilcken Currently Reading  In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker (1) This week my review of Tade Thompson’s award-winning and fantastic début novel, Making Wolf, was published on the Strange Horizons’ website.  Here’s a quote from my …

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Mar 27

Two Winners

The winners for both the Philip K. Dick and the British Science Fiction Awards have been announced. In the case of the PKD the award went to Ramez Naam for his book Apex.  Marguerite Reed took home a special citation (I suppose second place) for her novel Archangel. I really didn’t like Nexus, the first book in …

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Mar 05

Week 9: Clever Cliches, Awkward Sex Scenes and an Enjoyable Pot Boiler

Books Read Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald Currently Reading The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard (1) This has been a week of podcasts with one recorded and published on the weekend (Coode Street Roundtable episode 2) and an episode of Shooting The Poo recorded Thursday night.  On Saturday Kirstyn and I will be …

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Feb 08

BSFA Shortlist – Best Novel

The British Science Fiction Association shortlist was announced on the weekend.  As with last year I’ll be reading the five books nominated in the Best Novel category: Europe at Midnight by Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) Mother of Eden by Chris Beckett (Corvus) The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard (Gollancz) Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald (Gollancz) Glorious …

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Sep 15

Book Review: Ragnarok and Roll by Keith R.A. DeCandido

I’ve snatched this description of the book from Amazon: Cassie Zukav has always been a bit of a weirdness magnet. Strange things always happened to her, even before she came to Key West for vacation and never left. She’s dealt with sea monsters and nixies and dragons, and shares her room with the ghost of …

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Sep 02

13 random and rambling thoughts about the Hugo Awards and one HUGE THANK YOU!

The Hugo Awards were announced earlier today.  The winners can be found here and the all important stats can be found here. In no particular order here are my thoughts on the results: Apparently I’m not allowed to blame Ustream for the shitty video coverage.  It had something to do with the Hotel’s WiFi… I …

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Apr 08

Reviewing the Nebulas: The Novellas

OK, enough Hugo talk, let’s get back to them Nebula Awards and specifically the Novellas.

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Mar 11

Reviewing The Nebulas: The Short Stories

Although I’m not a member of SFWA(1), I thought I’d review a couple of the award categories starting with short fiction. Also, because I’m shit at story summaries, I’m going to be relying on online sources – mostly Lois Tilton. Behind the cut, it’s on with the reviews.

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