Tag Archive: Katherine Addison

Jul 09

The World Fantasy Award shortlist for Best Novel has been announced…

… and it includes the following five books. Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor (Tor Books) Robert Jackson Bennett, City of Stairs (Broadway Books/Jo Fletcher Books) David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks (Random House/Sceptre UK) Jeff VanderMeer, Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux Originals) Jo Walton, My Real Children (Tor Books US/Corsair UK) …

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Jun 28

And the best novel Locus Award winners are…

… for Best Science Fiction Novel – Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie For Best Fantasy Novel – The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison For Best Young Adult Book – Half a King by Joe Abercrombie For Best First Novel – The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert   The only category I’ve read in its entirety is Best Science Fiction novel, …

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Jun 22

Who Should Have Won the Nebula Awards’s Best Novel category…?

Here is a friendly reminder of who was nominated for the Best Novel category with links to my pithy reviews: 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 by Ken Liu (Tor) Coming Home, Jack McDevitt …

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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 27

Who Should Win The Hugo Award For Best Novel

As a reminder here are the nominees (you’ll note that they’re a little different to the nominees that were originally announced with Marko Kloos deciding to pull his novel for consideration.  More props to him). Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US/Orbit UK) The Dark Between the Stars, Kevin J. Anderson (Tor Books) The Goblin Emperor, …

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May 20

Book Review: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison

What’s It About Maia is the only son of the fourth wife of the Emperor of the Elflands.  Following his mother’s premature death, the Emperor (not the most loving of fathers) banishes him to a household in the middle of nowhere to be mentored by an abusive cousin.  And then one morning Maia wakes up …

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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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Apr 06

Hugo Award Novel Shortlist

If you regularly read this blog and have no idea that the Hugo Award nominees were announced to some controversy then you’re a unique sort of person.  Well done! The full list of the nominees can be found here.  If you’re interested in commentary on the Sad and Rabid Puppy shenanigans then check out this …

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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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