Tag Archive: N.K. Jemisin

May 18

Week 19 / 20: The Nebulas are awarded, a fluid identity and the greatest anthropologists of the American People

Books Read In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker A Single Stone by Meg McKinlay The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Currently Reading  Children of the Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay (1) I skipped a week.  That’s going to happen from time to time as life – work, family, general laziness – gets in the …

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May 08

Week 18: More effing awards – but seriously I love them – and two books I liked but didn’t love

Books Read The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan The Night Clocks by Paul Meloy The Reflection by Hugo Wilcken Currently Reading  In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker (1) This week my review of Tade Thompson’s award-winning and fantastic début novel, Making Wolf, was published on the Strange Horizons’ website.  Here’s a quote from my …

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Apr 30

Week 17: Don’t Look Away – it’s the HUGOOOOOS, oh and the Clarke Awards and a truly fantastic book

Books Read Into Everywhere by Paul McAuley The Shore by Sara Taylor Currently Reading  The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan (1) This week saw the announcement of the Hugo Award and Clarke Award nominees – one rinsing the taste of shit left by the other. As with 2015, Vox Day successfully took a massive crap all …

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Apr 09

Week 14: Tiptree Award, The Dragon Awards and GO READ THE FIFTH SEASON!

Books Read The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin Blackass by A. Igoni Barrett Currently Reading  Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen   (1) Not much to comment on this week other than the fact that I forgot to mention that the James Tiptree Award winners for 2015 were announced.  The jury chose the …

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Apr 01

Week 13: Hugo Votes, Malignant Woods and Dudebros Attitudes

Books Read Uprooted by Naomi Novik Currently Reading Just Finished The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin (1) Because the deadline for Hugo nominations will have come and gone by the time this post goes live, I thought I’d share my five nominees for best novel: The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts Clade by James Bradley …

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Feb 23

And now The Kitschie nominees have been announced…

I love the Kitschie awards and I’ve waited with bated breath for this year’s Red and Golden Tentacle shortlists to be announced. (This year’s announcement was two weeks later than last year’s sending me into a tizz). Anywho, after pressing the refresh button on the website for about the five hundredth time, finally – FINALLY! …

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Feb 22

The Nebula Award nominees for Best Novel have been announced…

Here are the seven finalists for best novel. (The full list of nominees can be found here). Raising Caine, Charles E. Gannon (Baen) The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga) Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) Barsk: The Elephants’ …

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Jun 16

Who Blogs These Days Anyway?

So it’s been nearly two months since I last blogged.  Well, maybe more like six weeks.  In that time Sophie Zara Mond has reached the eight week mark and I’ve been going to bed increasingly earlier.  (There are times when I can can’t keep my eyes open beyond 10:30… I never thought I’d see the …

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Feb 26

The Oscars Fall Out

Last night Jules and I had fellow Shooting the Poo podcasters, Mitch and Dave (and Emma), over to watch the Oscars. (Mostly in fast forward).* Because Jules and I and the rest of us were on a social media blackout we weren’t aware of the numerous controversies that erupted following the Oscars. I’m not going …

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