Flash Review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

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The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro Alfred A. Knopf Release Date:  March 3, 2015 ISBN 978-0-307-27103-7 It’s the dusk of Arthurian England; an uneasy peace lies over the land.  Britons Axl and Beatrice, an elderly couple, leave their village to travel to the town where they believe their estranged son lives.  Their memories are cloudy, but [….]

LitStack Review: Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee

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Raven Stratagem (Machineries of Empire, Book 2) Yoon Ha Lee Solaris Release Date:  June 13, 2017 ISBN 978-1-78108-537-0 In 2016, Yoon Ha Lee’s debut novel, Ninefox Gambit, burst on the scene and established itself as the newest entry in the trend towards imaginative, complex, norm-bending science fiction (think Ann Leckie’s Ancillary series, Kameron Hurley’s The [….]

LitStack ‘In Case You Missed It’ Review: The City & the City by China Miéville

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The City & the City China Miéville Del Rey Release Date:  May 26, 2009 ISBN 978-0-345-49751-2 I enjoy exploring literary works whose titles have been short-listed for awards in my preferred genre; the Hugos and the Nebulas, the World Fantasy Awards.  Doing so has led me to many talented authors and dozens of entertaining novels [….]

LitStack Review: The Standard Grand by Jay Baron Nicorvo

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The Standard Grand Jay Baron Nicorvo St. Martin’s Press Release Date:  April 24, 2017 ISBN 978-1-25010-894-4 It’s rare when an author is able to take characters that are not exactly admirable, and makes them beautifully memorable, especially when the author does not shy away from that which makes them, well, objectionable. It’s also rare to [….]

2017 Locus Award Winners Announced

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Locus Magazine announced the winners of the 2017 Locus Awards this weekend during a ceremony held in Seattle, Washington. The winners were chosen by an online poll of readers. Here is a list of winners, along with the nominees in each category: SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL WINNER: Death’s End by Cixin Liu Company Town by Madeline [….]

LitStack Review: The Last Good Man by Linda Nagata

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The Last Good Man Linda Nagata Mythic Island Press Release Date:  June 20, 2017 Oh my, does Linda Nagata know how to write thrilling military science fiction, or what? (The answer is an unequivocal “yes.”) Following her superlative The Red trilogy (The Red: First Light, The Trials, Going Dark), Ms. Nagata returns to military science [….]

Lending a Hand – My Conversation with Paolo Bacigalupi

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One of the reasons I jumped at the chance to attend the recent NerdCon: Stories convention was the opportunity to meet a number of authors that I have admired for years.  One of those authors is Paolo Bacigalupi. I first encountered Mr. Bacigalupi’s writing in 2010, after his book, The Windup Girl, won both the [….]

2016 Nebula Award Winners Announced

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On Saturday night, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America announced the recipients of the Nebula Awards for works published in 2016. The Nebula Awards are voted on and presented by the active members of SFWA for outstanding science fiction and fantasy. Here is a list of nominees and winners: NOVEL WINNER: All the [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Gimbling into the Sunset

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Back in November 2012, I wrote my very first Gimbling in the Wabe. It was the brainchild of LitStack’s Editor-in-Chief, Tee Tate, and she told me that with this new weekly feature, I could write about anything I wanted, even if it had little to do with literature. I took her at her word, and [….]

LitStack Review: Borne by Jeff VanderMeer

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Borne Jeff VanderMeer Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date:  April 25, 2017 ISBN 978-0-3741-1524-1 Jeff VanderMeer is an author who defies easy categorization. His fiction is easier to describe by adjective rather than genre: strange, complex, unsettling, and yet familiar, affecting, literate. Of Annihilation, the first book in his Southern Reach trilogy (soon to be [….]