Tag Archive: Sofia Samatar

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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Nov 12

And The Winner of The World Fantasy Award is…

… Sofia Samatar with Stranger in Olondria. In my round-up of the award I picked Neil Gaiman as the winner and I’m glad to have been proven wrong.  Stranger in Olondria is wonderful novel, with lush prose and a fascinating setting.  You can read my review of it here.  Congratulations to Sofia and all the other category …

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Oct 09

So Who Is Going To Win The World Fantasy Award? (Best Novel)

The World Fantasy Award will be announced later this month at the coincidentally named World Fantasy convention. The Best Novel nominees for the award are: Richard Bowes, Dust Devil on a Quiet Street (Lethe Press) Marie Brennan, A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (Tor Books) Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End …

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Jan 23

My Hugo Nominees For Best Novel

January is here and people are talking about their Hugo nominations. As has become tradition I’m going to make a half assed attempt to tell you what I’ll be nominating. I’ll even have a wild crack at predicting who will actually appear on the ballot. By the way, anyone else not yet received their Hugo …

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Sep 01

Book Review: A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar

Here’s a description of the novel from the Small Beer website: Jevick, the pepper merchant’s son, has been raised on stories of Olondria, a distant land where books are as common as they are rare in his home—but which his mother calls the Ghost Country. When his father dies and Jevick takes his place on …

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