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News: The 2012 Hugo Awards and other fun stuff…

News: The 2012 Hugo Awards and other fun stuff…

The ceremonies for the 2012 Hugo Awards were this last weekend and there were lots of great winners! Here’s the rundown: Best Novel: Among Others, Jo Walton (Tor) Best Novella: “The Man Who Bridged the Mist”, Kij Johnson (Asimov’s) Best Novelette: “Six Months, Three Days”, Charlie Jane Anders (Tor.com) Best Short Story: “The Paper Menagerie”, Ken Liu (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction) Best Related Work: The Encyclopedia of … Continue reading

Interview: GT Almasi, author of Blades of Winter

Interview: GT Almasi, author of Blades of Winter

Please welcome GT Almasi to the blog! He’s the author of the brand new cyberthriller Blades of Winter and was kind enough to answer a few of my questions! You have a background in graphic design, and copywriting. What made you finally decide to take the plunge and write a novel? I’d had a few ideas kicking around in my head for years, and I was at a place in … Continue reading

Kop Killer by Warren Hammond

Kop Killer by Warren Hammond

Kop Killer by Warren Hammond Publisher: Tor/June 5th, 2012 Sci fi/Noir Kind thanks to TOR for providing a review copy 4.5/5 Juno Mozambe once had a life. That was when he was a dirty cop, married to a woman who suffered such profound abuse that she murdered her vile, drug kingpin father. Juno loved his wife and did his best to help her survive her guilt, her drug habit, and … Continue reading

Interview (& Giveaway): Pamela Sargent, author of Earthseed

Interview (& Giveaway): Pamela Sargent, author of Earthseed

I’m so honored to have Pamela Sargent on the blog today! Pamela is the author of over 15 novels and many short stories. Her classic YA sci-fi novel Earthseed, was just reissued and is now in the hands of a whole new generation of readers (which is pretty darn cool). Pamela was kind enough to answer a few of my questions, so please welcome her to the blog! There’s also … Continue reading

Interview (& Giveaway): Ted Kosmatka, author of The Games

Interview (& Giveaway): Ted Kosmatka, author of The Games

I’m very excited to have Ted Kosmatka on the blog today! Ted is the author of the brand new thriller, The Games (out today!!), and was kind enough to answer a few of my questions. Also, we’ve got a copy of The Games up for grabs, so be sure to check out the detail at the bottom of the post! Please welcome Ted to the blog! Ted, you’re the author … Continue reading

The Games by Ted Kosmatka

The Games by Ted Kosmatka

The Games by Ted Kosmatka Publisher: Random  House/March 13th, 2012 Sci-fi/Thriller Kind thanks to Random House for providing a review copy 5/5 Silas Williams is the brilliant geneticist in charge of preparing the U.S. entry into the Olympic Gladiator competition, an internationally sanctioned bloodsport with only one rule: no human DNA is permitted in the design of the entrants. Silas lives and breathes genetics; his designs have led the United … Continue reading

Outpost by Adam Baker

Outpost by Adam Baker

Outpost by Adam Baker Publisher: Hodder/August 2011 Horror/Suspense/Sci-Fi 4.5/5 They took the job to escape the world They didn’t expect the world to end. Kasker Rampart: a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean. A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home. But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell. Cities lie ravaged by … Continue reading

Interview (& Giveaway): Tobias Buckell, author of Arctic Rising

Interview (& Giveaway): Tobias Buckell, author of Arctic Rising

I’m very happy to have Tobias Buckell on the blog today! Tobias is the author of the just-released Arctic Rising (plus much more), and graciously agreed to answer a few of my questions. Also, courtesy of Tor, we have a copy of Arctic Rising up for giveaway to one winner, so be sure to check out the details at the end of the post! Please welcome Tobias to the blog! … Continue reading

Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell

Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell

Arctic Rising by Tobias Buckell Publisher: Tor/Feb. 28, 2012 Thriller/Sci-Fi 4/5 Kind thanks to Tor for providing a review copy Global warming has transformed the Earth, and it’s about to get even hotter. The Arctic Ice Cap has all but melted, and the international community is racing desperately to claim the massive amounts of oil beneath the newly accessible ocean. Enter the Gaia Corporation. Its two founders have come up with … Continue reading

New Releases for March 2012!

New Releases for March 2012!

Hi gang! I’ve decided to only do one post on new releases per month, instead of one per week. It was getting to be a little too much, so I’ll have to pick and choose which ones I really want to read, huh? It’s not as complete a list as you’re used to, but it is the titles I’m most excited about during the month of March and will include … Continue reading

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