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New List: Science Fiction by Women Writers Posted at 6:53 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Hello everyone!  We’ve just added a new “best of” list to Worlds Without End (#33!) that we think you’re really gonna like: Science Fiction by Women Writers.

This list comes to us from WWEnder and Uber User, the King of Lists himself, Mr. James Wallace Harris and his compatriot Mike Jorgensen.  Jim and Mike created this new list using the time tested method that gave us the much revered Classics of Science Fiction list.  Basically they reviewed every damn list they could find (65 in all!) and picked the books by women writers that made it onto at least 4 of those lists.  The result is a who’s who of women in genre fiction and a great place to find some great reads.  Be sure to check out the Classics of Science Fiction website for the source lists and essays.

This new list is an excellent addition to the other women-centric lists we feature on WWEnd including Ian Sales’ popular SF Mistressworks, David G. Hartwell’s 200 Significant SF Books by Women, and WWEnd’s own Award Winning Books by Women Authors.  If you’re ready to explore more works by women authors these lists will take you far along that road.

And as long as you’re at it join us for the 5th annual WWEnd Women of Genre Fiction Reading Challenge!  This year’s iteration has reading levels from just 6 books, enough to get your feet wet, all the way up to 48 books, for those looking to dive deep.

Our thanks to Jim and Mike for building such a great list and sharing it with us on WWEnd!  Let us know what you think about the new list in the comments below.  Read on!

2016 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Posted at 1:46 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Consider Hwarhath Stories The Mercy Journals Unpronounceable Graft Super Extra Grande

The 2016 Philip K. Dick Award nominees have been announced:

The award is presented annually to a distinguished work of science fiction originally published in paperback form in the United States from the previous calendar year.  First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 14, 20176 at Norwescon 40 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.

Have you read any of these? What looks good to you on that list?

Silent Night by Chewbacca Posted at 11:20 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

Blade Runner 2049 Trailer! Posted at 4:43 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Man, I really hope this is as good as it looks.

Ghost in the Shell | Trailer #1 Posted at 4:48 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Huge fan of the anime and I have my reservations about this adaptation – including the white-washing – but I have to say this looks really cool. Why no purple hair though?

WONDER WOMAN – Official Trailer Posted at 12:58 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

There was a time when I thought Hollywood couldn’t make a Wonder Woman movie without messing it up. I always thought it would veer into the cheese right away or they would just sex her up too much to be of any interest. I don’t think I need fear that anymore. This looks right on the money to me.

A Stranger Things Christmas Posted at 11:40 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

This is just a bit of genius.

2016 World Fantasy Awards Winner! Posted at 6:54 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The 2016 World Fantasy Awards winners have ben announced. The awards were presented during the World Fantasy Convention, 27 – 30 October  in Columbus, Ohio. In the Best Novel category the winner is:

The Chimes World Fantasy Award

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

Our congrats to Anna Smaill and all the finalists. You can see the complete list of winners in all categories over at Locus.

Logan | Official Trailer Posted at 10:10 AM by Dave Post

Dave Post

Logan has seen some shit and it has taken it’s toll on him.  I really like where they’re going with this.  Long-term consequences are not often portrayed in superhero movies.  Here we’re going to see just what years of superhero-ing can do to a man.  I’m wondering if his healing powers are on the wane with all those scars on display.  And the Professor does not look too good either.  They both look rode hard and put up wet and the Johnny Cash song plays perfectly to emphasize the decay and remorse. Can’t wait.

2016 Gemmell Awards Winners Posted at 1:28 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

The winners for the 2016 David Gemmel Legend and David Gemmel Morningstar awards have been announced.

The Liar's Key David Gemmel Legend Award

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel:

WINNER:

FINALISTS:

 


The Vagrant David Gemmell Morningstar Award

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer:

WINNER:

FINALISTS: