Tag Archive: William Gibson

Aug 21

So, who should have won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Because you’ve forgotten, here were the nominees (with handy links to my reviews): Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Peripheral, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) Lock In, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz) Annihilation/Authority/Acceptance, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; Fourth Estate; HarperCollins Canada) The winner was Ancillary Sword.  I …

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Jul 03

So, who should have won the Kitschies Red Tentacle Award for Best Novel…

Here is a reminder of the five nominees with links to my outrageous, provocative and always controversial reviews: Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith (Electric Monkey) Lagoon, by Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton) The Peripheral, by William Gibson (Viking) The Way Inn, by Will Wiles (4th Estate) The Race, by Nina Allan (NewCon Press) First off …

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May 12

And the John W. Campbell Award finalists have been announced…

… I had no plans of reading the shortlist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award until Jonathan Strahan pointed it out to me this morning. Here are the finalists: The Race by Nina Allan A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias The Peripheral by William Gibson Afterparty by Daryl Gregory Europe in Autumn by …

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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 22

Book Review: The Peripheral by William Gibson

What’s It About The novel alternates between two future time periods.  The first is the mid 21st Century where 3D printing is all the rage and so is virtual reality gaming.  The second time-line is set 70 years later (the early 22nd Century), where an apocalyptic event called the Jackpot has seen 80% of humanity …

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Apr 08

And the Clarke Award Shortlist has been announced

If you’re looking to wash the sour taste of the Hugo Awards out of your mouth, you might want to consider these six novels that were just announced as the nominees for the Arthur C Clarke Awards: The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey (Orbit) The Book Of Strange New Things – Michel Faber (Canongate) …

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Feb 14

Shortlists — SHORTlists — SHORTLISTS!!!!!

So here you are eagerly awaiting the BSFA and Kitschies shortlists and the buggers go and announce them on the same day!  You can find them here for the BSFA and here for the KItschies. The BSFA shortlist for best novel is as follows: Nina Allan, for The Race, published by Newcon Press Frances Hardinge, for …

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