Tag Archive: Claire North

Aug 21

So, who should have won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Because you’ve forgotten, here were the nominees (with handy links to my reviews): Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Peripheral, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) Lock In, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz) Annihilation/Authority/Acceptance, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; Fourth Estate; HarperCollins Canada) The winner was Ancillary Sword.  I …

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Jul 27

Who Should Have Won the British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel

Because I’ve completely forgotten who was nominated (announced so long ago) here is a reminder of the finalists and links to my reviews: Ancillary Sword, Anne Leckie (Orbit) The Race, Nina Allan (Newcon) Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan) Europe in Autumn, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) Wolves, Simon Ings (Gollancz) The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, …

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Jun 16

And the Winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award is…

… Claire North for the excellent, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (link to my review). While not my favourite book on the shortlist, it’s still a novel I greatly enjoyed and so I’m pleased to see North take home the award. More on the Campbell when I finished reading the shortlist sometime in late August.

Jun 12

So Who Should Have Won This Year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award

The shortlist for this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award was as a follows (with handy hyper-links to my not so concise reviews): The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey (Orbit) The Book Of Strange New Things – Michel Faber (Canongate) Europe In Autumn – Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) Memory Of Water – Emmi Itäranta (HarperVoyager) The First Fifteen Lives …

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Jun 04

Book Review: The First Fifteen Live of Harry August by Claire North

What’s It About In 2013, Kate Atkinson published the very good, and critically acclaimed, Life After Life of which the sequel, A God in Ruins, has just been published.  Life After Life follows the many lives and deaths of Ursula Todd.  It was Groundhog Day, but where the character had no memory (other than a vague inkling) of their …

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May 12

And the John W. Campbell Award finalists have been announced…

… I had no plans of reading the shortlist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award until Jonathan Strahan pointed it out to me this morning. Here are the finalists: The Race by Nina Allan A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias The Peripheral by William Gibson Afterparty by Daryl Gregory Europe in Autumn by …

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May 07

And the winner of the Clarke Award is….

… the magnificent Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – most definitely one of my favourite books for the 14/15 award season period.*  (Thanks to Jonathan Strahan for pointing this out to me on Facebook this morning). Just to remind you, this was the shortlist (the links take you to my reviews): The Girl …

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Apr 08

And the Clarke Award Shortlist has been announced

If you’re looking to wash the sour taste of the Hugo Awards out of your mouth, you might want to consider these six novels that were just announced as the nominees for the Arthur C Clarke Awards: The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey (Orbit) The Book Of Strange New Things – Michel Faber (Canongate) …

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Feb 14

Shortlists — SHORTlists — SHORTLISTS!!!!!

So here you are eagerly awaiting the BSFA and Kitschies shortlists and the buggers go and announce them on the same day!  You can find them here for the BSFA and here for the KItschies. The BSFA shortlist for best novel is as follows: Nina Allan, for The Race, published by Newcon Press Frances Hardinge, for …

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