2012 Locus Award Finalists Announced

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The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2012 Locus Awards. Winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 15-17, 2012. Connie Willis will MC the ceremony on Saturday, June 16. Additional weekend events include author readings,  a kickoff meet-and-greet, panels [….]

LitStaff Pick: Mashups We Would Love to Read

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Some people were highly annoyed by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. “It disrespects Austen,” they said. “It is trite and silly,” they said. But we have always believed that the metaphorical ‘they’ needs to relax. We love mashups (works of fiction which combines a pre-existing text, often a classic work of fiction, with a certain [….]

Good Books Every Woman Should Read

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Our friends at The Huffington Post published a great article about the books they think women should read. They also believe that there are certain books that are universally beloved by women: Try just mentioning one of your favorite books the next time you’re with a group of female friends. Whether it’s “Little Women,” “The [….]

Living Long and Prospering: The Limitations of the Slow Books Manifesto

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The Limitations of the Slow Books Manifesto One of the few things I find comforting about contemporary society is that, no matter how vapidly dumb our popular entertainment gets, there’s always going to be a reaction. That reaction doesn’t generally reach the same number of people as, say, the newest episode of “The Jersey Shore,” [….]

Hunger Games Earns $214.3 Million Worldwide

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To say that the Hunger Games  has caught fire is understatement: The film will gross a historic $155 million in its opening-weekend box-office debut, its studio estimate. The Friday-Sunday take is the third-biggest in Hollywood history, blowing past the blockbuster hauls of the Spider-Man, Pirates of the Caribbean and Twilight movies, among others. And the [….]