Tag Archive: Rob Shearman

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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Aug 13

Some thoughts on the World Fantasy Nominees

So the world fantasy award nominees were announced a few days back.  If you don’t already know who is on the ballot, you can find out here. Overall it’s a ballot I endorse (because, of course, World Fantasy has been holding its breath waiting for my tick of approval).  As you might guess, I’m especially …

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Mar 21

New episodes of Shooting The Poo and Writer and The Critic

You lucky people! There are new episodes up of both Shooting The Poo guest starring Oscar award winner Shaun Tan and Writer and the Critic featuring another award winner Rob Shearman. Thanks to the guests these are two of our best ever episodes. So you should listen to them. Like, right now!

Feb 27

I’m off to the Adelaide Writers Festival

On Friday I head off to Adelaide for the very first time* to be at the Adelaide Writers Festival.  I’ll be on two panels. The first is “On and Off The Page” and is on the Saturday at 12:00.  It features Megan Abbott, Paul Callaghan and Rob Shearman, with me playing the role as moderator. …

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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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Jan 30

Recommended Reading – January 2012

I’ve tried to be a bit more pro-active this year with my short fiction recommendations, tweeting the stories I really enjoyed on the @lastshortstory account.*  Because I have a full time job, a family, do two podcasts and enjoy things other than reading – such as playing Fifa 12 – there was no way I …

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Jan 24

My favourite reviewers on the Web

So, following all that kerfuffle last week, I thought I’d mention the reviewers who I read on a regular basis and who inform my book-buying. I’ll go out on a limb here and say that David Hebblethwaite is the best reviewer on the interwebs.*  Although he has a genre background, he often reviews literary novels …

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