Articles tagged "Charles Stross"

2017 Goodreads Choice Awards

Goodreads launched their annual Choice Awards yesterday and Macmillan has a whopping 47 nominees in the running! Click here to vote for your favorites and we’ll keep you updated as the tournament progresses.

Voting Schedule
Opening Round: Oct. 31 – Nov. 5
Semifinal Round: Nov. 7 – 12
Final Round: Nov. 14 – 27
Winners Announced: Dec. 5

Final Round Nominees

As of Nov. 14 we have 20 books still in the running!

Mystery & Thriller
THE BREAKDOWN by B.A. Paris
SECRETS IN DEATH by J.D. Robb
GLASS HOUSES by Louise Penny
THE DRY by Jane Harper

Fantasy
A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab
OATHBRINGER by Brandon Sanderson

Romance
COME SUNDOWN by Nora Roberts

Science Fiction
THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE by John Scalzi
BINTI: HOME by Nnedi Okarafor
BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer

Humor
ONE DAY WE’LL ALL BE DEAD AND NONE OF THIS WILL MATTER by Scaachi Koul

Memoir & Autobiography
THE FACT OF A BODY by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

History & Biography
JANE AUSTEN AT HOME by Lucy Worsley
APOLLO 8 by Jeffrey Kluger
A HOPE MORE POWERFUL THAN THE SEA by Melissa Fleming

Science & Technology
OTHER MINDS by Peter Godfrey-Smith

Food & Cookbooks
FOOD, HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS by Oprah Winfrey

Debut Author
THE DRY by Jane Harper
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber

Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber

Semifinal Round Nominees

Fiction
THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS by Laurie Frankel
SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan

Mystery & Thriller
BEHIND HER EYES by Sarah Pinborough
NEVER LET YOU GO by Chevy Stevens

Fantasy
ELEVENTH GRAVE IN MOONLIGHT by Darynda Jones

Science Fiction
SEVEN SURRENDERS by Ada Palmer
ALL SYSTEMS RED by Martha Wells

Horror
THE DELIRIUM BRIEF by Charles Stross
WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST READ by David Wong
DUSK OR DARK OR DAWN OR DAY by Seanan McGuire
THE GRIP OF IT by Jac Jemc

Humor
WAITING FOR THE PUNCH by Marc Maron
I NEED A LIFEGUARD EVERYWHERE BUT THE POOL by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella

Nonfiction
TEARS WE CANNOT STOP by Michael Eric Dyson

Memoir & Autobiography
INSOMNIAC CITY by Bill Hayes
I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE by Souad Mekhennet
VOICE LESSONS by Cara Mentzel
HAPPINESS by Heather Harpham
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#bookbday (07/11/17)

Happy #bookbday!

Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

A July Indie Next List Selection!

“In her tender, well-paced debut novel, which spans Ruth’s year at home, Khong writes heartbreaking family drama with charm, perfect prose, and deadpan humor.”–Booklist (starred review)

“A heartfelt family dramedy in a debut novel that ruminates on love, loss, and memory.”–Kirkus Reviews

The Atlas of Forgotten Places by Jenny D. Williams

“Williams’s book paints the contours of the real-life conflict admirably, making the thrilling disappearance story relatable with nuanced characterizations and a wealth of strong subplots concerning reclaiming love, protecting family, and guarding hope for a new future when the present seems to be teetering on disaster.”–Publishers Weekly

Read an excerpt now.

The Delirium Brief by Charles Stross

The eighth case in Charles Stross’ Laundry Files, the Hugo Award–winning series described by Kirkus Reviews as “a weirdly alluring blend of super-spy thriller, deadpan comic fantasy, and Lovecraftian horror.”

Monday Fun Day! (9/17/2012 Edition)

Happy Monday, librarian buddies!

ChihulyI'm back from my mini-vacation to the West Coast (photo on the right from Seattle's Chihuly museum) and I'm so ready to talk about Fall titles.

- You're invited to the AAP's annual Librarians' Sneak Peek Book Preview on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at Random House in NYC! See the official invitation for more details and a reservation link (RSVP by October 5th). 

- Two very different novels of ours made Kirkus Reviews' list of 10 Must-Read September Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books:

JANE: THE WOMAN WHO LOVED TARZAN by Robin Maxwell

"In this centennial celebration of Edgar Rice Burroughs' original TARZAN story, Maxwell retells the classic from the perspective of Jane Porter. [...] JANE is the first version of the Tarzan story written by a woman and authorized by the Burroughs estate."

THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS by Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross

"What do you get when you cross the tech-savvy minds of Doctorow and Stross? You get the mind-warping, near-future THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS, where a group of humans known as the Tech Jury Service are tasked with assessing whether new, possibly disruptive inventions should be released to the general public."

See their full SF/F recommendation list here. Also, there's a #TorChat on Twitter this Wednesday at 4pm Eastern. Moderator @pnh will be chatting with Cory @doctorow and Charlie Stross @cstross! Details here.

- We updated our Man Booker Prize shortlist post to include SWIMMING HOME by Deborah Levy which will be published in the U.S. by Bloomsbury USA in October! We also added links to MediaBistro's Man Booker Prize longlist excerpt "playlist" and downloadable posters for libraries.

- And finally: ARCTIC FOX PUP!

arctic cutie

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Monday Fun Day! (9/10/2012 Edition)

We're kicking off the week with some award-nominee announcements (yay!) and a few articles by some of our favorite science-fiction authors.

- The 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury has announced the 2012 longlist and we're excited to see the following titles on their list:

RU by Kim Thúy (Bloomsbury, 11/2012)

THE IMPOSTER BRIDE by Nancy Richler (St. Martin's Press, 2/2013)

Finalists will be announced in October. See the full longlist here!

- The Crime Writers' Association shortlisted GOOD PEOPLE (Minotaur Books, April 2013) by Ewart Hutton for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award! The winner will be announced on October 18th. See the full shortlist here!

Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross spent nine years working together on what ultimately became THE RAPTURE OF THE NERDS and there's a great article on the Tor/Forge blog in which they interview one another. Read it now!

"So we began emailing the story back and forth, adding around 1000 words each time, building on each other's work (and, I think, trying to provoke each other by periodically adding preposterous elements—'here, write your way out of this!'). And at the end of the day we wound up with a novella, which Ellen Datlow bought for SciFi.com. And there matters rested in 2003 or 2004 or thereabouts, until..."

- John Scalzi was interviewed in Locus and you can read part of that interview online.

"I’ll be blunt about it: humor is one of the great taboos of science fiction. It’s not just an issue of being able to write it well. When I first started writing, I was told, 'You can’t sell a humorous science fiction novel.'"

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Geek Week Event Recap & Trade of Queens GIVEAWAY!

You guys remember Ben, right? Oh, you know, Ben! From waaay back when (a month ago)?

He's agreed to be my unofficial Tor liaison: slipping me galleys hot off the press and passing on whispers about upcoming Tor excitement, so I can pass it on to you! Last night Ben was gentleman enough to escort the new girl (me) to that super awesome Tor reading and concert at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe I told you all about. 

It's beyond me how Jo Walton and Charles Stross have escaped reading in New York for this long since they were both eloquent and hilarious readers. If you get the chance to see either of them read, do it. 

I also managed to scrounge up two copies of Stross' latest, THE TRADE OF QUEENS, for you librarians! If you would like to be entered into the drawing, send an email this week to: library at macmillanusa dot com (subject: Stross Giveaway!).

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Geek Week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Geek Week FlierTonight I'll be at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in NYC with a slew of my fellow Tor fanatics chatting up authors Jo Walton (AMONG OTHERS) and Charles Stross (THE TRADE OF QUEENS), scoping out the giveaways, jammin to Ninja Sex Party, and wearing a pair of wicked red galaxy leggings. If you're in the area, stop on by!

TONIGHT, Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 PM
126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012

And after the event, when you're all geeked out, get your drink on with the Tor.com team at the Botanica Bar.

Geek Week

Tor.com event announcement and details here
RSVP to the Facebook event here

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