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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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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Fat Tuesday Fun Day! (2/21/2012 Edition)

Fat Tuesday Fun Day! (2/21/2012 Edition)

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Happy Fat Tuesday, librarians!

We wish you many pancakes and much mischief on this day.

- If you're Philadelphia-bound next month for the Public Library Association Conference (PLA), we posted our full schedule of events under Conference Info. RSVP to the author events now!

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- Malice Domestic has announced the 2011 Agatha Award nominees and there are some excellent titles that made their list. Take a look!

n logo- The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have also announced a list of nominees, in their case for the 2011 Nebula Awards! I am particularly excited to see Jo Walton's AMONG OTHERS nominated for Best Novel. See the full list here!

- Finally, there's still time to enter our creative contest for THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY here on the blog! Enter here.

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2010 Nebula Award Nominees!

2010 Nebula Award Nominees!

And while I have the attention of all the Tor readers out there (a.k.a. my kindred spirits), let's whoop and holler for all the fan-freaking-tastic nominees for the 2010 Nebula Award!

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the following nominees for exceptional Science Fiction and Fantasy writing:

Short Story:
"Ponies", Kij Johnson (Tor.com 1/17/10)

Novel:
SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor)

Andre Norton Award for YA Science Fiction and Fantasy:
THE BOY FROM ILYSIES, Pearl North (Tor Teen) [...]

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