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2014 Hugo Award nominees

2014 Hugo Award nominees

The 2014 Hugo Award announcements were made at Loncon3 on Saturday, and here they are! Note that SF Signal is on there for Fancast, so that’s especially notable for me. Congrats to all of the nominees! Best Novel Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US/Orbit UK) Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross (Ace / Orbit UK) Parasite, Mira Grant (Orbit US/Orbit UK) Warbound, Book III of the Grimnoir Chronicles, Larry Correia (Baen Books) … Continue reading

And the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award goes to…..!

And the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award goes to…..!

The 2014 winner of the Philip K. Dick Award was announced Friday, and to my delight, it goes to COUNTDOWN CITY by Ben H. Winters!!! Take to twitter to congratulate Ben if you can and if you haven’t discovered this wonderful series, now is the perfect time (the first book, THE LAST POLICEMAN, snagged an Edgar, so he’s on quite a roll here…)!

Giveaway: The Creative Fire and The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper

Giveaway: The Creative Fire and The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper

I’ve got arcs (advanced reader copies) of The Creative Fire and The Diamond Deep by Brenda Cooper that need a good home (I have quite a few that do, so keep your eye out!), so check out the details and the books, and good luck! About THE CREATIVE FIRE: Nothing can match the power of a single voice… Ruby Martin expects to spend her days repairing robots while avoiding the … Continue reading

May 2014 Must Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy

May 2014 Must Reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Here are the  books that I’m especially looking forward to in SFF for May (click on the covers to pre-order)! Note I took out the Top 10, because I never (ever) can keep it to just 10. These are in no particular order.  Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter (Jo Fletcher Books-May 6th) Synopsis-Starburst magazine raved that Gemsigns, the first novel in a series, is “a fascinating and compelling read, exploring the … Continue reading

SF and Fantasy Kindle Deals (under $5!!)

SF and Fantasy Kindle Deals (under $5!!)

Happy Friday! All of these Kindle titles are under $5! Get ‘em while they last!

A chat with Daryl Gregory, author of Afterparty

A chat with Daryl Gregory, author of Afterparty

AFTERPARTY, Daryl Gregory’s excellent new book, is out next week, and I’m thrilled that he answered a few of my questions about it, and much more! Please welcome Daryl to the blog! You’re a very accomplished, award winning novelist, and your new book, Afterparty, is excellent, but did you always want to write? Will you tell us a little more about yourself and your background? I don’t feel like I … Continue reading

Apex Operation Fourth Story: A Roundtable with AC Wise, Lisa McCurrach, and Russell Dickerson

Apex Operation Fourth Story: A Roundtable with AC Wise, Lisa McCurrach, and Russell Dickerson

We’ve got another fun post today in honor of Apex Magazine’s Operation Fourth Story. I asked a question, and AC Wise, Lisa McCurrach, and Russell Dickerson answered. If you’d like to support Apex, or, of course, subscribe, head on over to their website for more details! Here’s my question: What have been the most rewarding/challenging aspects of writing SFF, what do you love most about the genre, and what do … Continue reading

Operation Fourth Story Interview: Cameron Salisbury, Managing Editor of Apex Magazine

Operation Fourth Story Interview: Cameron Salisbury, Managing Editor of Apex Magazine

The newest Apex Magazine digital subscription drive has been dubbed Operation Fourth Story, and in honor of that, a few of us are hosting editors, authors and artist that have all contributed to Apex Magazine! Today, please welcome Cameron Salisbury, Managing Editor of Apex! Will you tell us a bit about yourself and your background? Have you always wanted to work in editing? I’m a giant dilettante. My father is … Continue reading

Giveaway: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Vol. 8 edited by Jonathan Strahan

Giveaway: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Vol. 8 edited by Jonathan Strahan

Courtesy of the wonderful folks at Solaris, I’ve got 4 copies of The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year: Volume 8, edited by Jonathan Strahan, and including stories by Neil Gaiman, Madeline Ashby, Greg Egan, and more! Also, it’s INTERNATIONAL! Check out the details, and good luck! About THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY OF THE YEAR: VOLUME 8: The best of the year’s Science Fiction and Fantasy … Continue reading

Afterparty by Daryl Gregory

Afterparty by Daryl Gregory

Afterparty by Daryl Gregory (Tor, April 22nd, 2014)-Lyda Rose has just gotten out of the detention facility where, recently, a 17 year old committed suicide. Turns out the girl had taken a drug called Numinous, which helps its victims find God, but when she came down from the mind altering substance, joy turned to despair, and death is the only way out. However, Lyda is a little bit different from … Continue reading

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