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Movie Tie-Ins 09/08

It’s a book! It’s a movie! It’s a book and a movie! DISCUSS!

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

The acclaimed bestseller, now a major motion picture from Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”), starring Natalie Portman

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Now a major motion picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and written by three time Academy Award nominee James Ivory

Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel

“A stunning, moving, subdued masterpiece of a book” (The Christian Science Monitor), now a major motion picture starring Amy Schumer and Miles Teller

A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo

Philip Caputo appears in Ken Burns’s new 10-part, 18-hour PBS series “The Vietnam War,” premiering September 17

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool by Peter Turner

Now a Major Motion Picture starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, and Vanessa Redgrave

2015 Locus Award Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2015 Locus Awards and Macmillan has a strong showing!

Best Science Fiction Novel
THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu
LOCK IN by John Scalzi
ANNIHILATION / AUTHORITY / ACCEPTANCE by Jeff VanderMeer

Best Fantasy Novel
THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison
STELES OF THE SKY by Elizabeth Bear

Best First Novel
A DARKLING SEA by James L. Cambias
THE EMPEROR’S BLADES by Brian Staveley

Best Anthology
THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Thirty-First Annual Collection, edited by Gardner Dozois
THE TIME TRAVELER’S ALMANAC, edited by Ann VanderMeer & Jeff VanderMeer

Best Collection
LAST PLANE TO HEAVEN by Jay Lake

Best Non-Fiction
HARRY HARRISON! HARRY HARRISON! by Harry Harrison
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN: IN DIALOGUE WITH THIS CENTURY: Volume 2: The Man Who Learned Better 1948-1988 by William H. Patterson, Jr.
WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK SO GREAT by Jo Walton

Best Magazine
Tor.com

Best Publisher
Tor

Best Editor
John Joseph Adams
Ellen Datlow
Gardner Dozois
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2014 Nebula Award nominees

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America revealed their finalists for the 2014 Nebula Awards and we’re pleased to have four outstanding nominees!

Best Novel
THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison
THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu
ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer

Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
DIRTY WINGS by Sarah McCarry

See the full list of finalists here! The winners will be announced on June 6 during the Nebula Awards Weekend in Chicago. Congrats to all nominees!

BONUS: Our friends at Tor/Forge made this flyer highlighting twenty-two of their “Best Books of 2014”*! Perfect for sci-fi and fantasy collection development or growing your personal TBR pile.

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Our 2015 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the fine Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year!

2015 Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

LOCK IN by John Scalzi
WOLF IN WHITE VAN by John Darnielle

See all of the 2015 Alex Award winners here!

YALSA’s 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults

COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
SWAY by Kat Spears

See the full list of Best Fiction for Young Adults here.

YALSA’s 2015 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

Book to Movie: Ripped From the Pages
ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card

See the full list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults here.

YALSA’s 2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

HUMANS OF NEW YORK by Brandon Stanton

See the full list of Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers here.

YALSA’s 2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins

See the full list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens here.

Black Caucus of the American Library Association 2015 Honor Book for Fiction

‘TIL THE WELL RUNS DRY by Lauren Francis-Sharma

See the full list of BCALA Literary Awards here.
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Kirkus Best Fiction Books of 2014

Macmillan, oh Macmillan, why must you steal nearly all the spots on Kirkus’ Best Fiction Books of 2014 list?

Song of the Shank

Steles of the Sky

Monday, Monday

Wolf in White Van

American Innovations

Afterparty

Broadchurch

The Last Illusion

Valour & Vanity

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

The Long Way Home

In the Light of What We Know

Lila

Lock In

Annihilation

Eyrie

The Secret Life of William Shakespeare

 

Library Journal Best of 2014

Library Journal is first out of the gate with their “Best of 2014” list, and it includes LOTS of Macmillan books:

Top Ten
NO PLACE TO HIDE by Glenn Greenwald
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

More of the Best
FIVES AND TWENTY-FIVES by Michael Pitre

SF/Fantasy
THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison
AREA X (ANNIHILATION, AUTHORITY, ACCEPTANCE) by Jeff VanderMeer

Mystery
THE GHOST RUNNER by Bilal Parker
MURDER IN THE AFTERNOON by Frances Brody

Historical Fiction
BITTER GREENS by Kate Forsyth

Thrillers
TRUTH BE TOLD by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Women’s Fiction
LANDLINE by Rainbow Rowell

Cookbooks
THE CUBAN TABLE: A Celebration of Food, Flavors, and History by Ana Sofia Pelaez

Poetry
THIS BLUE by Maureen N. McLane
CITIZEN: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
CARIBOU by Charles Wright

Religion & Spirituality
AN AMERICAN CARDINAL: The Biography of Cardinal Timothy Dolan by Christina Boyle

Graphic Novels
CAN’T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT by Roz Chast

Memoir
THE GREAT FLOODGATES OF THE WONDERWORLD by Justin Hocking
BULLETPROOF VEST: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter by Maria Venegas

Science
INFINITESIMAL: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World by Amir Alexander
THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

 

Unshelved lurves ANNIHILATION

In case you missed it, Friday’s Unshelved comic strip was all about Jeff VanderMeer’s ANNIHILATION!

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Booklist Book Clubs Abuzz webinar

Yesterday Talia “the troublemaker” Sherer highlighted her favorite titles during Booklist‘s Book Clubs Abuzz webinar. If you were lucky enough to listen in you chuckled at her jokes and cringed at her awful songs. If you missed out, don’t worry—we’ve got Talia’s top picks and a link to the archived webinar below.

Fiction: For Women, About Women
HOW TO TELL TOLEDO FROM THE NIGHT SKY by Lydia Netzer
FIREFLY LANE by Kristin Hannah (Talia called it “Beaches for the 21st century.”)
THE STORIES WE TELL by Patti Callahan Henry
LOOKAWAY, LOOKAWAY by Wilton Barnhardt

Historical Fiction
DARK AEMILIA by Sally O’Reilly (“Hilary Mantel crossed with A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES.”)
BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel
HILD by Nicola Griffith
HAVISHAM by Ronald Frame

Bestsellers
COME HOME by Lisa Scottoline
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny (If you’ve never read Louise Penny, Talia offered to send you a complimentary copy of STILL LIFE! E-mail her now. For existing Penny fans, the Great Gamache re-read continues with A TRICK OF THE LIGHT right now…)

YA-OK & Teen
COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn (“THREE STARRED REVIEWS!!!”)
CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn
A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS by Catherine Linka
ANNIHILATION by Jeff VanderMeer (“Another THREE STARRED REVIEWS for this creepy puppy!” Read more about the Southern Reach trilogy.)

Bonus Recommendations – these aren’t in the slides, but Talia looooooves them
BEING MORTAL by Atul Gawande (“His writing is smart and accessible. Plus, he’s cute.”)
THE GOOD SOLDIERS by David Finkel (“Absolutely haunting… one of the best books I’ve ever read about war.”)
MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL by Ashley Weaver (“A charming debut mystery from a fellow librarian!”)

Make sure to check out Reading Group Gold for book news, contest information, early copies of upcoming books, and reading guides for select titles.

Click here to watch the webinar, or get the slides to the full presentation, which includes information about getting whitelisted on Edelweiss and participating in LibraryReads

The Southern Reach trilogy is Awesome!

Yup. It’s totally 100% true. Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy is totally awesome. Imagine if J.J. Abrams, Margaret Atwood, and Alan Weisman collaborated on a novel…the books are futuristic supernatural thrillers, part science fiction, part dystopian, part horror, all amazing.

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Stephen King is a big fan and the New York Times Book Review recently gave AUTHORITY a rave review. Even Entertainment Weekly got in on the action by dedicating a full page in its Books section to showing off book covers for the international editions of the trilogy!

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In ANNIHILATION, the first book in the trilogy, readers were introduced to Area X and the twelfth team of researchers that traveled into the dangerous area; the story then followed “the biologist” as she seemingly became the only survivor to actually understand what was happening.

The second book, AUTHORITY, focuses the action on the government agency overseeing the expedition, and particularly on the new Control director whose gradual discovery of the agency’s secrets parallels the journey of the biologist in the first book.

The final book in the series, ACCEPTANCE, follows a new team as they embark on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. The mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound—or terrifying.

Check out the Southern Reach website where you can read excerpts from available books in the series and explore an interactive map of Area X!

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#BookBday Bonus: ANNIHILATION

If J.J. Abrams, Margaret Atwood, and Alan Weisman collaborated on a novel...it might be this awesome! 

Ok, we know we just did a bunch of Book Birthdays, but this one is extra special: Jeff VanderMeer's ANNIHILATION, the first book in the Southern Reach trilogy.

With more buzz than a hornet's nest, this futuristic supernatural thriller has three fabulous starred reviews and is on several 2014 Most-Anticipated lists, including io9, SF Signal, Vulture, The Onion's A.V. ClubB&N.com, and Omnivoracious!

Praise for ANNIHILATION: 

“After their high-risk expedition disintegrates, it’s every scientist for herself in this wonderfully creepy blend of horror and science fiction.... Speculative fiction at its most transfixing.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A gripping fantasy thriller, ANNIHILATION is thoroughly suspenseful. In a manner similar to H. G. Wells’ in THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (1896), VanderMeer weaves together an otherworldly tale of the supernatural and the half-human. Delightfully, this page-turner is the first in a trilogy.” Booklist, starred review

“Using evocative descriptions of the biologist's outer and inner worlds, masterful psychological insight, and intellectual observations both profound and disturbing—calling Lovecraft to mind and Borges—VanderMeer unfolds a tale as satisfying as it is richly imagined.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

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