Tag Archive: Jonathan Strahan

Dec 05

I Am Providence by Nick Mamatas

I am Providence is a terrific novel.  It’s a murder mystery set at a Lovecraft convention.  This might sound cringeworthy at first, the sort of book open to all sorts of shitty stereotypes, but works beautifully because the novel has been written by someone who (a) has experienced the muck and guts of the fannish trenches and …

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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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May 04

Book Review: The Dark Between the Stars by Kevin J. Anderson

What’s It About I only read a third of the novel, but apparently it’s set twenty years after the 7-novels that form The Saga of the Seven Suns.  So it’s both a Book One and a Book Eight. Representative Paragraph Because I don’t want to be criticised for cherry-picking the worst example of Anderson’s leaden prose, here’s a …

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Mar 12

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

What’s It About Set mostly in 1976, congregants from Saint Jude’s Church in London are heading to the Loney, a small village on the Lancashire coast, for Easter pilgrimage.  Among them are two brothers, Smith and his mute brother Hanny.  What follows over the Easter period will change the lives of everyone on the pilgrimage …

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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 16

Book Review: Reach For Infinity edited by Jonathan Strahan

What’s It About It’s the third anthology in Jonathan’s Strahan’s Infinity series.  This one collects 14 short stories from writers like Ellen Klages, Adam Roberts and Karen Lord.  It focuses on humanity taking the next big step forward – whether that be colonising Mars, coming to terms with Artificial Intelligence or the challenges of travelling in …

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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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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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Mar 06

Tiptree Awards

Most of you who read this blog will know that the Tiptree Award for 2012 was announced a day or so back. I’m super excited to see that the award has gone to The Drowning Girl – joint winner with Kiini Ibura Salaam’s collection of stories. Ancient, Ancient Kirstyn and I, with our special guest …

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