2016 Locus Award Nominees Announced

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Quickly becoming one of the premier science fiction/fantasy literary awards out there, the Locus Awards are determined by polling the readers of Locus magazine (subtitled The Magazine of The Science Fiction & Fantasy Field), both in print and online.  Locus was founded in 1968 and the awards themselves were first […]

LitStack Review: Arkwright by Allen Steele

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Arkwright Allen Steele Tor Books Release Date:  March 1, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-8215-3 Allen Steele is a prolific science fiction author who has won three Hugo Awards, serves on the Board of Advisors for both the Space Frontier Foundation and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and is well […]

2016 Aurora Awards Shortlist Announced

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The Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association has announced their shortlists for the 2016 Aurora Awards, honoring the best works and activities by Canadian science fiction/fantasy authors and enthusiasts, both professional and fan-based, in 2015.  The winners will be announced in August at Canvention, to be held in Calgary, Alberta. […]

2015 BSFA Award Winners Announced

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The British Science Fiction Association announced the winners of the 2015 BSFA Awards on March 26 at the British National Science Fiction Convention (known as Eastercon), held in Manchester.  For the first time ever, the award for Best Novel and for the Best Short Story went to the same person:  Aliette […]

Tiptree Award Looking for Reader Input

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The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award is an annual award an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender.  According to the Award’s website, “he aim of the award is not to look for work that falls into some narrow definition of […]

Vote For Your Favorite Locus Award Nominees

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Along with the Hugos and the Nebulas, the Locus Awards are some of the biggest awards handed out for works in the science fiction and fantasy genres.  But did you know that you can vote for your favorite nominees without belonging to any organization or attending any convention?  Well, you can! […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Personal Literary Highlights of 2015

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  It’s that time of year – when everyone comes out with an end-of-the-year “best of” list.  Maybe I’m more sensitive to them now, or perhaps it’s because I’ve added so many literary and publishing sites to my social media feeds, but this December seems to be absolutely bursting with […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – In Praise of Difficult Genre Fiction

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Recently, I was fortunate to read, in close succession, three masterful works in the science fiction/fantasy genre that I would deem “difficult”. Now, before I go any further, please realize that in this application, I do not associate difficult with anything negative.  Rather, I see difficult as an exciting challenge […]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Things That Really Don’t Matter

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It’s going to be a pretty short Gimbling in the Wabe this week, not because I’ve suddenly lost my gift of gab, or had an epiphany that brevity really is the soul of wit.  It’s because what I feel like addressing is quite simple. It started with a sudden hoopla […]