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Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – Trailer 3 Posted at 10:32 AM by Dave Post

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So much better than the last trailer that I’m starting to think it might be good. What say you?

The Kitschies: 2014 Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle Winners Posted at 5:08 PM by Dave Post

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Grasshopper Jungle Viper Wine
The 2014 Kitschies winners have been announced.  They are:

Red TentacleGrasshopper Jungle, Andrew Smith (Egmont)
Golden Tentacle Viper Wine, Hermione Eyre (Jonathan Cape)

Locus Online has the full details for all categories.

Our congrats to Andrew Smith and Hermione Eyre.

2015 Andre Norton Award Nominees Posted at 2:24 PM by Dave Post

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Unmade Salvage Love Is the Drug Glory O'Brien's History of the Future Dirty Wings Greenglass House The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

The nominees for the 2015 Andre Norton Award were announced recently and we’ve just added the award to WWEnd. The Norton is for Young Adult science fiction and fantasy and we think it’s a great addition to our coverage on the site. The nominees are:

Our congrats to all the nominees.  Good luck to you all.  The winners will be announced in conjunction with the Nebula Award at the 50th Nebula Awards Weekend which will be held June 4th-7th, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois.

What do you think of this crop of noms?  Anything you would recommend?  Are you a YA fan?  If you’re not familiar with the Norton take a look at all the winners and noms since 2006.  There are a lot of great books in that list.

Leonard Nimoy: 1931 – 2015 Posted at 2:45 PM by Dave Post

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A sad day for fandom. Rest in peace Mr. Nimoy. You will be missed.

2014 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot Posted at 2:39 PM by Dave Post

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Suffer the Children Jade Sky Beautiful You
The Vines Blood Kin

The Horror Writers Association have announced the 2014 Bram Stoker Award final ballot.  The noms for Superior Achievement in a Novel are:

You can see the complete list of noms in all categories in the official press release.  The presentation of the Bram Stoker Award will occur during the World Horror Convention in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Congrats to all the nominees!  Anything in this list piqued your interest?  Any favorites?

A deleted scene from the Disney classic ‘Frozen’ as directed by John Carpenter Posted at 11:20 AM by Dave Post

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I saw this over on Topless Robot and there was no way I wasn’t going to share it here. Brilliant!

Horror Manga 101: The Ring Posted at 3:26 PM by Glenn Hough

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ring01If you’re a horror fan, just the title alone should bring to mind the Verbinski film of 2002 or the original Japanese movie Ringu (Ring) from 1998. The original books by Koji Suzuki have circled the globe, capturing the attention of horror fans everywhere. And since this franchise came from Japan, a manga was almost unavoidable. I think the manga can stand alone, so it deserves our attention.

This is what Dark Horse has to say about Volume One:

Journalist Kazayuki Asakawa’s investigation into the sudden deaths of four teenagers leads to an isolated cabin containing a videotape warning of death in seven days unless certain, now missing, instructions are followed.

I’m not a horror movie person, but even I’d heard of the cursed videotape that causes death. Since that’s all I knew, I had no preconceived notions about the plot of the manga.

We start with gossip, rumor, people talking about a weird tape, that kills. This was the kind of rumor that seems to come from nowhere and is everywhere almost instantly. Watch the tape and you’ll die, in seven days. As a reporter, Asakawa, gets curious about this rumor since she knew a teen who died. A bit of digging and it turns out that four teens, all friends, all together seven days ago, all died on the same day, within minutes of each other.

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2014 Nebula Award Nominees Posted at 12:05 PM by Dave Post

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The Goblin Emperor Trial by Fire Ancillary Sword
The Three-Body Problem Coming Home Annihilation

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have announced the nominees for the 2014 Nebula Awards. The nominees in the Novel category are:

See the official press release for the complete shortlist for all categories. The winners will be announced at the 50th Nebula Awards Weekend which will be held June 4th-7th, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois. Voting will open to SFWA Active members on March 1 and close on March 30.

Congratulations to all the nominees! So what do you think of this lineup? Any early favorites?  This is the second award nom for Ancillary Sword.  Can it possibly match the award haul of last year’s Nebula winner Ancillary Justice?

The Kitschies: 2014 Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle Finalists Posted at 8:24 PM by Dave Post

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The finalists for the 2014 Kitschies Red Tentacle and Golden Tentacle awards have been announced and we have just added both awards to WWEnd!

The Kitschies reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic published in the UK.

Red Tentacle Award Lagoon Grasshopper Jungle
The Peripheral The Way Inn The Race

The Red Tentacle (Novel)

 

Golden Tentacle Award Viper Wine The Girl in the Road
Memory of Water The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet The People in the Trees

The Golden Tentacle (Debut)

Our congrats to all the finalists!  What do you think of this crop of books?  Anything stand out to you?  And what about the awards?  Do you like these additions to WWEnd?  Have you been following the Kitschies at all?  Let us know in the comments.

2014 BSFA Award Shortlist Posted at 4:35 PM by Dave Post

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The Race Cuckoo Song Europe in Autumn Wolves Ancillary Sword The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Lagoon The Moon King BSFA Award

The shortlist for the 2014 BSFA Award has been announced.  The noms in the Best Novel category are:

The extra nominees in the novel category are due to a fourth place tie. See the press release for the full list of categories and nominees.  Winners will be announced in a ceremony taking place at Dysprosium the 66th Eastercon, taking place at the Park Inn, Heathrow from 3-6 April 2015.

Congrats to all the nominees!  Anything strike your fancy in this list?  Is Ancillary Sword going to pick up as many nods as Justice?