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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leckie does occasionally let you know, but only for, like, Seivarden (male), Breq (female), and some non-Radchaii. Usually in the context of trying to communicate with people who use gendered language. I don't think Leckie even gave a gender to most characters.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2016 Philip K Dick Award Winner

http://www.philipkdickaward.org/2016/03/2016-philip-k-dick-award-winner-announced.html
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It was announced on Friday, March 29, at Norwescon 39, in SeaTac, Washington, that the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2015 in the U.S.A. is:

APEX by Ramez Naam (Angry Robot Books)

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ARCHANGEL by Marguerite Reed (Arche Press)


2015 BSFA Award Winners

http://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa-awards/
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Best Novel Award
The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard

Best Short Fiction Award
"Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight" by Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld 100)

Best Artwork Award
Jim Burns for the cover to Pelquin's Comet by Ian Whates.

Best Non-Fiction Award
Rave and Let Die: The SF and Fantasy of 2014 by Adam Roberts.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kelly Link's short story collection Get in Trouble was a finalist for this year's Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2016 Hugo Award Nominees
aka Rabid Puppies versus Good Writing Round Three

http://midamericon2.org/home/hugo-awards-and-wsfs/2016-hugo-finalists/

[I tried for 20 minutes to find all the custom characters preventing me from posting the list, but it didn't work. Go follow the link.]


The Rabid Puppies crowd swept everything except Best Novel again. This is the last year we should have to put up with this stuff, as the rule changes should be ratified at this year's Worldcon. (Plus next year's Worldcon is in Europe, which should help a little.)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...I actually recognise 4 authors on the list. Laughing

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2016Hugo Award Finalists Update

The following changes have been made to the final ballot:

Best Short Story
WITHDRAWN: The Commuter - Thomas A. Mays
ADDED: Cat Pictures Please - Naomi Kritzer

Best Fanzine
WITHDRAWN: Black Gate
ADDED: Lady Business

http://www.thehugoawards.org/2016/05/two-2016-hugo-award-finalists-withdraw-replacements-named/

Full finalists list, updated.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2016 Nebula Award Winners

http://www.sfwa.org/2016/05/nebula-award-winners-announced-3/

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Novel Winner: Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)

Novella Winner: Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)

Novelette Winner: "Our Lady of the Open Road," Sarah Pinsker (Asimov's 6/15)

Short Story Winner: "Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers," Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road, Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Winner: Updraft, Fran Wilde (Tor)


I've read all but the Norton Award and Novelette winners, and can highly recommend them all.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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2016 Nebula Award Winners

http://www.sfwa.org/2016/05/nebula-award-winners-announced-3/

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Novel Winner: Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)

Novella Winner: Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)

Novelette Winner: "Our Lady of the Open Road," Sarah Pinsker (Asimov's 6/15)

Short Story Winner: "Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers," Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)

Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road, Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy Winner: Updraft, Fran Wilde (Tor)


I've read all but the Norton Award and Novelette winners, and can highly recommend them all.

A lot of women authors are pumped about women sweeping the Nebulas this year. A nice counterpoint to the Stupid Annoying Puppies. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just can't get into Uprooted, but I suspect that I'm the problem.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of it. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really wanted to like it, and I keep telling myself that I'm just not in the right frame of mind, but I don't think my opinion is going to change.
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Haha, just looked at a review...I actually know somebody named Agnieszka. And her niece is called Kasia. Laughing I see they're going to make a movie of it.

If it ever crosses my path, I may get it, but I shan't seek it out.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

British Fantasy Awards 2016 Shortlist

http://www.britishfantasysociety.org/british-fantasy-awards/british-fantasy-awards-2016-the-nominees/

Can we get this damn non-standard characters issue fixed so I can actually post these lists again?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, complain to Vain. Or Jay. Or both. Very Happy I can't do anything about it.

(Ok, I mailed Vain again.)

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First Ever Finalists for the Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction

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"The Deepwater Bride" by Tamsyn Muir (F&SF, July/Aug 2015)
"Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers" by Alyssa Wong (Nightmare, Oct 2015)
"The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild" by Catherynne M. Valente (Clarkesworld, Jan & Mar 2015)
"Pocosin" by Ursula Vernon (Apex Magazine, Jan 2015)
"Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight" by Aliette De Bodard (Clarkesworld, Jan 2015)

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2016 Locus Award Winners

http://www.locusmag.com/News/2016/06/2016-locus-awards-winners/
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The Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Locus Awards. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA.

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL

Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)

FANTASY NOVEL

Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK

The Shepherd's Crown, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)

FIRST NOVEL

The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga)

NOVELLA

Slow Bullets, Alastair Reynolds (Tachyon)

NOVELETTE

''Black Dog'', Neil Gaiman (Trigger Warning)

SHORT STORY

''Cat Pictures Please'', Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld 1/15)

ANTHOLOGY

Old Venus, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Bantam)

COLLECTION

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)

MAGAZINE

Asimov's

PUBLISHER

Tor

EDITOR

David G. Hartwell

ARTIST

Michael Whelan

NON-FICTION

Letters to Tiptree, Alisa Krasnostein & Alexandra Pierce, eds. (Twelfth Planet)

ART BOOK

Julie Dillon, Julie Dillon's Imagined Realms, Book 2: Earth and Sky (self-published)

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Must remember to look for those "Ancillary" books.

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2016 World Fantasy Awards Finalists

http://www.locusmag.com/News/2016/07/11044/
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Novels

The Buried Giant, Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf; Faber & Faber)
The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
Savages, K.J. Parker (Subterranean)
The Chimes, Anna Smaill (Sceptre)
A Head Full of Ghosts, Paul Tremblay (Morrow)

Long Fiction

The Unlicensed Magician, Kelly Barnhill (PS)
"The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn", Usman T. Malik (Tor.com 4/22/15)
"Guignol", Kim Newman (Horrorology)
"Waters of Versailles", Kelly Robson (Tor.com 6/10/15)
"Farewell Blues", Bud Webster (F&SF 1-2/15)

Short Fiction

"The Neurastheniac", Selena Chambers (Cassilda's Song)
"Pockets", Amal El-Mohtar (Uncanny 1-2/15)
"The Heat of Us: Notes Toward an Oral History", Sam J. Miller (Uncanny 1-2/15)
"The Deepwater Bride", Tamsyn Muir (F&SF 7-8/15)
"Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers", Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)

Anthology

The Doll Collection, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Tor)
Black Wings IV, S.T. Joshi, ed. (PS)
She Walks in Shadows, Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles, eds. (Innsmouth Free Press)
Cassilda's Song, Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., ed. (Chaosium)
Aickman's Heirs, Simon Strantzas, ed. (Undertow)

Collection

Bone Swans, C.S.E. Cooney (Mythic Delirium)
Leena Krohn: Collected Fiction, Leena Krohn (Cheeky Frawg)
Skein and Bone, V.H. Leslie (Undertow)
Get in Trouble, Kelly Link (Random House)
Reality by Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow, James Morrow (Wesleyan)
You Have Never Been Here, Mary Rickert (Small Beer)

Artist

Richard Anderson
Galen Dara
Julie Dillon
Kathleen Jennings
Thomas S. Kuebler

Special Award, Professional

Neil Gaiman, Dave Stewart, & J.H. Williams III, for The Sandman: Overture (Vertigo)
Stephen Jones, for The Art of Horror (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
Robert Jordan, Harriet McDougal, Alan Romanczuk, & Maria Simons, for The Wheel of Time Companion (Tor)
Joe Monti, for contributions to the genre
Heather J. Wood, for Gods, Memes and Monsters: A 21st Century Bestiary (Stone Skin)

Special Award, Nonprofessional

Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Jedediah Berry & Eben Kling, for The Family Arcana: A Story in Cards (Ninepin)
John O'Neill, for Black Gate
Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Krasnostein, for Letters to Tiptree (Twelfth Planet)
Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, for Uncanny
Helen Young, for Tales After Tolkien Society

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2015 Shirley Jackson Awards Winners

http://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/award-winners/2015-shirley-jackson-awards-winners/
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Winner: Experimental Film, Gemma Files (ChiZine Publications)

NOVELLA

Winner: Wylding Hall, Elizabeth Hand (PS Publishing-UK/Open Road Media-US)

NOVELETTE

Winner: "Even Clean Hands Can Do Damage," Steve Duffy (Supernatural Tales #30, Autumn)

SHORT FICTION

Winner: "The Dying Season," Lynda E. Rucker (Aickman's Heirs)

SINGLE-AUTHOR COLLECTION

Winner: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Stephen King (Scribner)

EDITED ANTHOLOGY

Winner: Aickman's Heirs, edited by Simon Strantzas (Undertow Publications)

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2016 Sunburst Awards Shortlist

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The Sunburst Award Committee is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. This year's shortlists-for Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Short Story (a new category) - showcase the impressive breadth and depth of Canadian literature of the fantastic.

Below are this year's shortlists, with links to books and stories.

SHORT STORY:
Charlotte Ashley, "La Heron" [The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, March/April 2015]
Rebecca Campbell, "The Glad Hosts" [Lackington's Magazine, Issue 7]
Mike Donoghue, "Stuck in the Past" [Abyss & Apex, Issue 54]
Catherine A. MacLeod, "Hide and Seek" [Playground of Lost Toys, Exile Editions]
Kelly Robson, "Two-Year Man" [Asimov's Science Fiction, August 2015]
Peter Wendt, "Get the Message" [Second Contacts, Bundoran Press]

ADULT FICTION:
Katherine Fawcett, The Little Washer of Sorrows [Thistledown Press]
Gemma Files, Experimental Film [Chizine Publications]
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Signal to Noise [Solaris]
Heather O'Neill, Daydreams of Angels [HarperCollins Canada]
Robert Charles Wilson, The Affinities [Tor]

YOUNG ADULT FICTION:
Leah Bobet, An Inheritance of Ashes [Scholastic Canada]
David Carroll, Sight Unseen [Scholastic Canada]
Mikaela Everett, The Unquiet [HarperCollins]
Kenneth Oppel, The Nest [HarperCollins]
Neil Smith, Boo [Knopf]

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