Science Fiction & Fantasy

2009 Hugo Award Winners

Presented at: Anticipation, Montréal, Quebec, August 6-10, 2009
    * Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
    * Best Novella: The Erdmann Nexus, Nancy Kress (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2008)
    * Best Novelette: Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's Mar 2008)
    * Best Short Story: "Exhalation", Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)


I watched Stardust the other night, and it was just charming. Based on the Neil Gaiman book, it has a stellar cast of Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert De Niro.  De Niro was outstanding as captain of a ship that collects lightening. Don't let first impressions deceive you!!!

Based on the Book

So I've put myself on the request list for The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger in anticipation of the movie (coming to a theater near you on August 14th).  I'm the sort of person who likes to read the book before seeing the movie.

Engulfed by (Catching) Fire

I loved The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – following Katniss Everdeen as a contestant in an annual, televised competition where only one participant can ultimately survive(!) – and have been waiting excitedly for the next book in the series,

Short Stories for Summer Reading

Summertime is an excellent time to peruse some new short stories. The
Nebula Awards Showcase 2009 is a great collection of stories, all Nebula

Fame Whether You Want It or Not

Extras by Scott Westerfeld

Who is on the horizon in SF?

Let's indulge our own Science Fiction future sight and see if we can predict the rising stars of Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction/Fantasy). 

WorldCon 2009: Anticipation in Montréal

Every year the fandom of Science Fiction gathers together to share their enthusiasm for the genre.  Each year is a different city, and this year takes us to Montréal for Anticipation, August 6-10.  Fans, authors, artists, publishers, filmmakers, and more enjoy convention days devoted to the genre of speculative fiction.  The Hugo Awards as well as the John W.

Science Fiction Hall of Fame 2009 Inductees

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame is housed in the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle.  Each year since 1996, they have inducted four persons who have contributed to the genre.  Previous members include Steven Spielberg, Anne McCaffrey, and Ray Bradbury.  The 2009 Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductees are Edward L. Ferman, Michael Whelan, Connie Willis, and Frank R.

Nebula Award Winner Announced

The winner of the 2008 Nebula Award was announced last week. The Nebula Awards annually honor the best in science fiction. They are sponsored by the Science Fiction Writers of America. The winner is Ursula K.

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