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The 2013 World Fantasy Award winners have been announced!   You may find all nominees and information HERE —  and I’m including the info on the nominees and winner in the Novel category:

(Winners in bold below)


  • The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Doubleday)
  • The Drowning Girl, Caitlin R. Kiernan (Roc)
  • Crandolin, Anna Tambour (Chomu)
  • Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)



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And would you look at that ….. John Scalzi won for Best Novel!!!    🙂

LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the 2013 Hugo Award winners. 1848 valid ballots were received and counted in the final ballot.


Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, John Scalzi (Tor)


The Emperor’s Soul, Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)


“The Girl-Thing Who Went Out for Sushi”, Pat Cadigan (Edge of Infinity, Solaris)


“Mono no Aware”, Ken Liu (The Future is Japanese, VIZ Media LLC)


Writing Excuses Season Seven, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler and Jordan Sanderson


Saga, Volume One, written by Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

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World Fantasy nominees-2013The ballot has been announced!   You can find all of the information here, on the World Fantasy site, but here’s the information about some of the nominees:

If our library has the book, I included the call# next to it.


  • The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)      SF-F JEM
  • Some Kind of Fairy Tale, Graham Joyce (Gollancz; Doubleday)      SF-F JOY
  • The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)               SF-F KIE
  • Crandolin, Anna Tambour (Chômu)
  • Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)          SF-F WIL

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The 2013 Chesley Award nominees have been announced!  The Chesley Awards celebrate science fiction and fantasy art, and since the library does own some of the nominated books for best cover illustration, I thought I’d put up a quick post.   You can find all of the nominees and information HERE.

Chesley nominees-2013

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I know I’m a few days late with this news that you all probably already know about.   But just in case you didn’t know — the 2013 Locus Award winners have been announced!   And a hearty congratulations to John Scalzi for winning the award for Science Fiction Novel for Redshirts, which our group will be discussing in January, 2014!!!  And, of course, I’m quite proud of China Mieville for winning the award for Young Adult Book for Railsea…..

The entire list of winners, along with all nominees, may be found HERE — and this collage shows the covers of the winning books.

Locus winners-2013

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The 2012 Nebula Awards were presented May 18, 2013 in a ceremony at  SFWA’s 48th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, held in San Jose CA. Gene Wolfe was honored with the 2012 Damon Knight Grand Master Award for his lifetime contributions and achievements in the field.    The winners are:Nebula winners 2012

Novel:  2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson

Novella: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall by Nancy Kress

Novelette: Close Encounters by Andy Duncan (in The Pottawatomie Giant & Other Stories)

Short Story: Immersion by Aliette de Bodard (in Clarkesworld 6/12)

Andre Norton Award for YA SF-F book:  Fair Coin by E.C. Myers

You can see the whole list here on Locus online.

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The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2013 Locus Awards.  Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 28-30, 2013.

I have looked at the list, and we have all of the nominees for the first four categories (click HERE to see the entire list).   Apparently, our group has excellent taste — we’ll be reading two of the nominated books, Redshirts and vN.   🙂


  • The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit US; Orbit UK)    SF-F BAN
  • Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)   SF-F BUJ
  • Caliban’s War, James S.A. Corey (Orbit US; Orbit UK)   SF-F COR
  • 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK)    SF-F ROB
  • Redshirts, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz)   SF-F SCA


  • The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK)    SF-F JEM
  • The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc)   SF-F KIE
  • Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)   F KOW
  • Hide Me Among the Graves, Tim Powers (Morrow; Corvus)    SF-F POW
  • The Apocalypse Codex, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)   SF-F STR


  • The Drowned Cities, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown; Atom)    TN BAC
  • Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow (Tor Teen)    TN DOC
  • Railsea, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan)    SF-F MIE
  • Dodger, Terry Pratchett (Harper; Doubleday UK)     Jh PRA
  • The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, Catherynne M. Valente (Feiwel and Friends; Much-in-Little ’13)   Jh VAL


  • Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13)    SF-F AHM
  • vN, Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot US; Angry Robot UK)   SF-F ASH
  • Seraphina, Rachel Hartman (Random House; Doubleday UK)    Jh HAR
  • The Games, Ted Kosmatka (Del Rey; Titan)      SF-F KOS
  • Alif the Unseen, G. Willow Wilson (Grove; Corvus)    SF-F WIL

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