Tag Archive: Paul McAuley

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 22

Week 16: Pulitzers, Brilliant Kelly Link and not being in on the joke

Books Read The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood Currently Reading  Into Everywhere by Paul McAuley (1) This year’s Pulitzer prize for fiction was awarded to Viet Thanh Nguyen’s début novel The Sympathizer which I look forward to reading at some point in the coming months. For genre fans Nguyen’s win was of less significance when compared to …

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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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Mar 25

Book Review – In the Mouth of Whale by Paul McAuley

Fomalhaut was first colonised by the posthuman Quick, who established an archipelago of thistledown cities and edenic worldlets within the star’s vast dust belt. Their peaceful, decadent civilisation was swiftly conquered by a band of ruthless, aggressive, unreconstructed humans who call themselves the True, then, a century before, the True beat back an advance party …

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Feb 08

Book Review – Gardens of the Sun by Paul McAuley

Part technical manual, part future history, Gardens of the Sun – a direct sequel to the Quiet War – is at its best when it focuses on the tumultuous changes occurring on Earth and the outer planets of the solar system. The Quiet War might have been an easy victory for the major powers on …

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Jan 16

Book Review – The Quiet War by Paul McAuley

If I didn’t have this compulsion to finish everything I start I would have stopped reading The Quiet War around page 50. But in spite of the voice in my head telling me that life is too short to be reading stodgy prose, endless descriptions of space plants and space engineering and the potted life …

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Feb 12

Nominating the Hugos – Novellas, Novelettes and Short Stories

Because I’m a realist and I know I’ll run out of time, I thought I’d throw my nominations for novella, novelette and short story together in one post. Novellas ‘‘Times Table’’, Robert Shearman (Everyone’s Just So So Special) Comment: Last year I joined the Last Short Story crew and seriously believed I’d read at least …

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