Tag Archive: Emily St John Mandel

Jul 22

The Shortlists for the British Fantasy Awards has been announced…

… I wasn’t planning to read the Horror and Fantasy novel categories for the British Fantasy Awards.  And then I saw the shortlist and noted that of the 12 nominees across the two categories, I’d already read 6 of the books, which would mean only 6 to read.  Added to that, the appearance of the Tidhar …

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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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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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Jan 08

My Top 13 Books of 2014

I read 79 novels or author collections in 2014. Of those, 31 were written by woman and 48 were written by men.  49 of the novels were “core” genre in that they were recognisably written or published by someone involved in the SF/F scene.  The other 39 would be classified as literary novels.  I’m insane …

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Oct 30

Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel

Toward the end of his second decade in the airport, Clark was thinking about how lucky he’d been. Not just the mere fact of survival, which was of course remarkable in and of itself, but to have seen one world end and another begin. And not just to have seen the remembered splendors of the …

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