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2014 Hugo Award Winner! Posted at 5:55 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Ancillary JusticeHugo AwardWorldCon in London wrapped up this past weekend and the 2014 Hugo Award winners were announced.

In the novel category the oft awarded Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie took home the top honor.

You may note an expression of relief around the internet for the outcome in the novel category especially after so many well documented… shall we say “oddities” surrounding this year’s ballot?

This is the fourth win for Ancillary Justice out of 6 nominations.  Ms. Leckie also took home the 2013 BSFA, 2013 Nebula and 2014 Clarke awards.  Quite an impressive haul!

You can see the full list of winners in all categories on The Hugo Awards website.

What do you think of this result?

2014 Mythopoeic Award Winner! Posted at 5:09 PM by Dave Post

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The Golem and the JinniMythopoeic AwardThe Mythopoeic Society has announced the winners of this year’s Mythopoeic awards at Mythcon 45. The winner for adult literature is Helene Wecker’s The Golem and the Jinni (Harper).

You can see the full list of winners in all categories in the official press release on the Mythopoeic Society website.

Our congrats to Helene Wecker and all the finalists!

What do you think of this win?

 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Posted at 2:51 PM by Dave Post

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To round out our trifecta of movie trailers we have The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Loosely based on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, this is the third film to tell the story of Thorin Oakenshield and some other dwarves. Oh, yes. There’s a Hobbit in there somewhere too…

Horns Posted at 9:34 AM by Dave Post

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Based on the 2010 Stoker nominated book, Horns, by Joe Hill.  Looks like the film will have more action than the book, which has been described to me as “a bit of a slog.”  I like the trailer and Harry Potter looks pretty good in it.

Mad Max: Fury Road Posted at 9:10 AM by Dave Post

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I had no idea they were making another Mad Max movie but I can’t say I’m surprised. I will say that I’m surprised it’s taken this long. Looks like the action and stunts are going to be spectacular at the very least. What do you think?

Horror Manga 101: Another Posted at 8:20 AM by Glenn Hough

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another01I must say up front that delving into the Horror manga genre is very new to me. I’ve simply never paid any attention. But since I’m doing these blogs for WWEnd and the site covers SF, Fantasy, and Horror, I feel that I must expand my own horizons.

And I’m very glad that I’ve done so.

Here is what Yen Press has to say about Another:

In the spring of 1998, Koichi Sakakibara transfers into Class 3-3 at Yomiyama North Middle School. But little does he know…his new class has a horrible secret. When he takes his seat in class for the first day of school, Koichi is unsettled by his fearful classmates. Despite this atmosphere and warnings from fellow students, Koichi is drawn to the beautiful, distant Mei Misaki, another classmate. But the closer he tries to get to her, the more mysterious she and their class become. And when a fellow student dies a disturbing death—the first of a long chain of deaths—Koichi seeks to learn the truth behind the curse of Class 3-3. But can he get answers before the curse kills him?

Right from the start line we have some horror standards: young people and young people dying. These are interacting with manga standards: young people and a school setting. So the plot equation looks like this: young people, plus a school setting, plus a curse, plus secrets, equals lots of people dying.

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Steampunk Girl Video Posted at 9:11 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

I like this song from John Anealio and the lyric video by Joshua Westbury is a lot of fun.

2014 World Fantasy Awards Finalists Posted at 5:04 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Dust Devil on a Quiet Street A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent The Ocean at the End of the Lane A Stranger in Olondria The Golem and the Jinni The Land Across

The finalists for the 2014 World Fantasy Awards have been announced. The nominees in the Novel category are:

See the full list of nominees in all categories on the Locus blog. The winners will be announced at the 2014 World Fantasy Convention held in Brighton, England on November 6th-9th.

Our congrats to all the nominees! What do you think of this lineup? The Ocean at the End of the Lane has garnered a 4th award nomination while The Golem and the Jinni is doing well with 3 noms.

2013 Shirley Jackson Award Winner! Posted at 1:48 PM by Dave Post

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The Shirley Jackson Award American ElsewhereThe 2013 Shirley Jackson Awards were presented on Sunday, July 13th at Readercon 25, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, Massachusetts, hosted by Readercon 25 Guests of Honor, Andrea Hairston and Kit Reed.

The winner in the novel category is American Elsewhere by Robert Jackson Bennett.

See the official press release for complete results in all categories.

Congratulations to Robert Jackson Bennett and all the nominees! What do you think of the results? Anyone read American Elsewhere yet?

 

 

 

Pretender: Saving Luke Giveaway Winners! Posted at 7:03 AM by Rico Simpkins

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Time to give out some more books!  For our Pretender contest we had 81 re-tweets and 25 blog comments.  Here are our 5 lucky winners:

David Miller
(@bhawks8881)
Montana Phantom
(@montanaphantom)
Jessi-Skye
(@Shamrocklady_8 )
Kindu
(@Its_Kindu)
Leandra Martin
(blog comment)

 

 

Congrats to our winners! If you are one of our prize winners please send us your full name and snail-mail address to info@worldswithoutend.com so we can send your prize right away. Be sure to mention Pretender: Saving Luke in your email so we know which prize you’re claiming.

Our thanks to Steven and Craig and everyone at The Centre Universe for the great contest and prizes and to everyone who participated! We’ll be back with another giveaway soon come on back!