Tag Archive: Emmi Itaranta

Jul 23

So Who Should Have Won This Year’s Golden Tentacle Award?

Here is a much needed reminder of the nominees with links to my wordy and yet delightful reviews: Viper Wine, by Hermione Eyre (Jonathan Cape). The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne (Blackfriars) Memory of Water, by Emmi Itäranta (HarperCollins) The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers (Self-Published) The People …

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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 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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Feb 02

Who Should Win the Philip K Dick Award?

Here’s a reminder of the nominees with handy links to my reviews: ELYSIUM by Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press) THE BULLET-CATCHER’S DAUGHTER by Rod Duncan (Angry Robot) THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE by Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press) MEMORY OF WATER by Emmi Itäranta (Harper Voyager) MAPLECROFT: THE BORDEN DISPATCHES by Cherie Priest (Roc) REACH …

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Jan 24

Book Review: Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta

What’s It About The novel is set years into the future where global warning and rising seas has seen the destruction of cities, the takeover of Europe by China and the scarcity of fresh water. Noria Kaitio is learning to become a tea master like her father which comes with its own responsibilities.  One of …

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Jan 09

And So It Begins… The PKD Award nominees

The PKD Award nominees have been announced.  And the nominees are: ELYSIUM by Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press) THE BULLET-CATCHER’S DAUGHTER by Rod Duncan (Angry Robot) THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE by Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press) MEMORY OF WATER by Emmi Itäranta (Harper Voyager) MAPLECROFT: THE BORDEN DISPATCHES by Cherie Priest (Roc) REACH FOR …

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