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2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist Announced

  The Arthur C. Clarke Award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a grant given by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, an icon in British science fiction (Childhood’s End, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rendezvous with Rama), and continues in […]

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LitStack Review: Brother’s Ruin by Emma Newman

Brother’s Ruin Industrial Magic, Book #1 Emma Newman Tor.com Release Date:  March 14, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7653-9396-8 It’s probably not politically correct to illustrate something literary by using a television reference, but I couldn’t help but think what a wonderful TV pilot Emma Newman’s first book in her Industrial Magic series, Brother’s Ruin, would make. This […]

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Gimbling in the Wabe – My Favorite Books of 2016

The “Best Books of 2016”? Pul-eeze. Unless one has a universally agreed-upon metric that can be applied to every single book published in any given year, there can be no anointing “the best”. Most popular, sure. Best seller, most prestigious, highest lauded, yup. But “Best”? As if. Ah, but “Favorite”! Anyone can share their favorite […]

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LitStack Rec: The Good Soldier and Planetfall

The Good Soldier, by Ford Madox Ford If this novel had been published under the title the author selected, The Saddest Story, contemporary readers would likely have had a difficult time locating a copy. But fortunately, Ford Madox Ford agreed to his publisher’s suggestion of The Good Soldier, and with that organizing idea the novel […]

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LitStack Rec: The Films in My Life & Planetfall

The Films in My Life, by Francois Truffaut This past week, Francois Truffaut would have turned 84. The revered French filmmaker, who died in 1984 is the subject of numerous books,  dearth of books that cover the director’s life and work, but few directors step into the role of critic. Truffaut, one of the founders […]