So much better than the last trailer that I’m starting to think it might be good. What say you?
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:
- Unmade, Sarah Rees Brennan (Random House)
- Salvage, Alexandra Duncan (Greenwillow)
- Love Is the Drug, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Levine)
- Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, A.S. King (Little, Brown)
- Dirty Wings, Sarah McCarry (St. Martin’s Griffin)
- Greenglass House, Kate Milford (Clarion)
- The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, Leslye Walton (Candlewick)
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.
- Suffer the Children, Craig DiLouie (Gallery)
- Jade Sky, Patrick Freivald (JournalStone)
- Beautiful You, Chuck Palahniuk (Jonathan Cape/Vintage)
- The Vines, Christopher Rice (47North)
- Blood Kin, Steve Rasnic Tem (Solaris)
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?
I saw this over on Topless Robot and there was no way I wasn’t going to share it here. Brilliant!
If 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.
- The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor)
- Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen)
- Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
- The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor)
- Coming Home, Jack McDevitt (Ace)
- Annihilation, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; Fourth Estate; HarperCollins Canada)
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 reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic published in the UK.
- Lagoon, by Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton)
- Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith (Egmont)
- The Peripheral, by William Gibson (Viking)
- The Way Inn, by Will Wiles (4th Estate)
- The Race, by Nina Allan (NewCon Press)
- Viper Wine, by Hermione Eyre (Jonathan Cape)
- The Girl in the Road, by Monica Byrne (Blackfriars)
- Memory of Water, by Emmi Itäranta (HarperCollins)
- The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, by Becky Chambers (Self-Published)
- The People in the Trees, by Hanya Yanagihara (Atlantic Books)
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.
- The Race, Nina Allan (Newcon)
- Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
- Europe in Autumn, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris)
- Wolves, Simon Ings (Gollancz)
- Ancillary Sword, Anne Leckie (Orbit)
- The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, Claire North (Orbit)
- Lagoon, Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder)
- The Moon King, Neil Williamson (Newcon)
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?