2020 Hugo Award Finalists + WINNER

Three cheers for our fantastic 2020 Hugo Award finalists + winner of Best Novel, A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine! Best Novel THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Charlie Jane Anders GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine (Winner!)MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire Best Novella THE […]

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LJ Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

LJ Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

Library Journal‘s genre spotlight on SF/Fantasy has so much Macmillan goodness, it’s out of this world! A MULTIPLICITY OF CHARACTERS September marks the publication of James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award–winning short story writer Nisi Shawl’s highly anticipated first novel, EVERFAIR, a steampunk alternate history set in the Belgian Congo. “It’s as diverse in about as […]

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NERD ALERT: Speculative Fiction Awards Finalists!

NERD ALERT: Speculative Fiction Awards Finalists!

 

The 2013 Hugo Awards:

John Scalzi's swashbuckling space adventure with a twist, REDSHIRTS: A Novel with Three Codas, is a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novel! And debut novelist Max Gladstone is shortlisted for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer! Woohoo! See the full list of Hugo finalists here.

Woohoos are also in order for Tor editors Liz Gorinsky and Patrick Nielsen Hayden who are Hugo finalists in the category of Best Editor–Long Form

And might I add it's fantastic to see the Writing Excuses podcast (Season 7) on the list of finalists in the Best Related Work category since so many of our excellent writers are a part of it.

2013 Prometheus Award:

Finalists for the Prometheus Award for libertarian science fiction novels in the Best Novel category include ARCTIC RISING by Tobias Buckell and THE UNINCORPORATED FUTURE and Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin! Previous Tor winners include Jo Walton and Cory Doctorow.

See the full list of five finalists here.

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Tuesday Fun Day! (9/4/2012 Edition)

Tuesday Fun Day! (9/4/2012 Edition)

Happy Tuesday, librarian cats! I hope your long weekend involved many adventures and much napping in the sun!

We have some winners to congratulate this week, so let's get on with the applause:

The big news from the weekend is that AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton (a title that I just won't shut up about) won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel! Huzzah! Earlier this year it won the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel.

See the full list of Hugo Award-winners here

And now on to our recent contest winners:

The winner of the final Grammar Girl signed-books giveaway is: 

Betty H. Lee
Adult and Young Adult Librarian
Rockville Memorial Library

The winner of the A MEMORY OF LIGHT stuffed backpack giveaway celebrating our new SF/F blog, Uncharted Pages, is:

Brianna Glenn
Library Director 
De Soto Public Library 

Congratulations, Betty and Brianna! Your prizes are in the mail.

And finally, the winner for Best App Ever according to us: CatWang!! Major thanks to Peter from Academic for the recommendation. Here's CatTalia holding a balloon in her office and CatAli holding AMONG OTHERS while wearing wings:

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Monday Fun Day! (4/9/2012 Edition)

Monday Fun Day! (4/9/2012 Edition)

Welcome to National Library Week 2012 (#nlw12)! This calls for cupcakes, confetti, and, say, a trip to the library!

- Tomorrow is Library Journal's Spring Adult Book Buzz (#ljadultbuzz). It's also my first webinar as a presenter, so I'm nervous and need your support. Sign up now!

- AMONG OTHERS, Jo Walton's magical semi-memoir and one of my 2011 Book Club Picks with a Touch of Magic, is a finalist for the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel! And yes, it is also a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel! Are you convinced, yet?!

See all of the 2012 Hugo Award finalists on Tor.com.

- One of our favorite librarian book bloggers, the lovely Lesa Holstine, spent a very full, magical day with our favorite international men of mystery (writing), Brad Parks!

"Brad told us libraries meant a lot to him as a kid. He wasn't the best student, but he always had a library card." 

Read all about Lesa's adventures with Brad on her blog.

Brad and Lesa

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Girl Genius Webcomic Now in Hardcover!

Girl Genius Webcomic Now in Hardcover!

The Eagle, Eisner, and multiple Hugo Award-winning webcomic GIRL GENIUS will be released by Tor as a series of hardcover omnibuses (er, omnibi?) starting this month with Volume One: AGATHA AWAKENS

The Industrial Revolution has become all-out war! Mad Scientists, gifted with the Spark of genius, unleash insane inventions on an unprepared Europe. For centuries, a family of inventors kept the peace, but the last of them disappeared leaving Baron Klaus Wulfenbach to maintain order.

When university student Agatha Clay shows signs of having the Spark in a spectacular, destructive fashion, she captures the attention of the Baron—and the Baron’s handsome young son, Gilgamesh.

Agatha soon finds herself in the midst of the greatest minds of her generation, as well as palace intrigue, dashing heroes, and an imperial cat. She may be the most brilliant mind of her generation and the key to peace in Europe, but first, she has to survive.

girl genius

Back in 2003, School Library Journal included Girl Genius in their Best Adult Books for High School Students and called it, "A sly and witty graphic novel."

Start reading GIRL GENIUS online now!

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2011 Hugo Award Nominees

2011 Hugo Award Nominees

Congratulations to all the amazing nominees up for the 2011 Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer! Some of our fantastic writers and editors from Tor are on the list and we would like to recognize them all:

Nominated for Best Related Work: 
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 1, by William Patterson
"Writing Excuses Season 4," a podcast by Brandon Sanderson and Dan Wells

Tor Editors Nominated for Best Editor, Long Form:
Liz Gorinsky
Moshe Feder
Beth Meacham

Tor Authors Nominated for Best Story Story:
Kij Johnson, "Ponies" (Tor.com)
Carrie Vaughn, "Amaryllis"
Mary Robinette Kowal, "For Want of a Nail"
Peter Watts, "The Things"

Tor Authors Nominated for Best Graphic Story: 
Fables: Witches, by Bill Willingham
Girl Genius Vol 10, by Phil and Kaja Foglio 

Nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: 
Dan Wells 

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