Tag Archive: Jeff VanderMeer

Jun 11

Book Review: Europe in Autumn by Dave Hutchinson

What’s It About Imagine a near future where the European Union has been dissolved and the continent has splintered into hundred of tiny nations and polities and republics.  A Europe where three apartment buildings, ruled over by a gang, can call for nationhood.  A Europe where sovereignty and independence and geography is always in a …

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Jun 09

And the Winner of the Nebula Award (for best novel) is…

… Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (the full results of the Nebulas can be found here). Having read all six novels (and when I say all six, what I really mean is 5 and quarter because nothing in the universe was going to make me finish the dreadful Trial By Fire by Charles E Gannon), I have …

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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 08

The Shirley Jackson Award nominees for Best Novel have been announced

The Shirley Jackson Award nominees have just been announced.  Below are the six finalists for Best Novel (links to my reviews): Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals) Bird Box, Josh Malerman (Ecco) Broken Monsters, Lauren Beukes (Mulholland) Confessions, Kanae Minato (Mulholland) The Lesser Dead, Christopher Buehlman (Berkley) The Unquiet House, Alison Littlewood (Jo Fletcher Books) As …

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May 05

The Locus Award Nominees Have Been Announced

I’ve been hanging out for the announcement of the Locus Award nominees.  This Award has always been an excellent snapshot of the state of (mostly) American SF&F and because my tastes have clearly drifted away from core genre, I’m curious to see how I react to the 20 novels listed below (or at least the …

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Feb 21

Nebula Award Novel Shortlist

The Nebula Award nominees have been announced (click on the link for the full list).  For the novel category, this is what the SFWA members chose: The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor) Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen) Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu ( ), translated …

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Mar 18

Book Review – Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members …

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