Worried about being bored for your summer vacation? Why not sharpen your fantasy writing skills. McNally Robinson for Kid's is proud to present this workshop. Youth will have the opportunity to learn the basics of the creative processes around writing stories and becoming an author. It will be run by Sheila Janzen upstairs in the Kids department. Starting July 4th and ongoing Thursdays it will take place 7-9pm. Do not be worried if you can't make it in July, it will be running again in August. Be sure to sign up early as space is limited. The cost of the workshop will be the book Redwing which you will get to keep. For more information or to register call (306) 955-1477.Categories: Discussions, Fun, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon
The Sunburst Award, named for author first novel, is a juried prize celebrating Canadian literature of the fantastic. It has both an adult and young adult category and will be presented in the fall. Each winner of the Sunburst will receive a medallion and a $1000 prize. Jurors for 2012 are , , , and .
Four of the shortlisted works in the adult category (Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, Enter, Night, Technicolor Ultra Mall and The Pattern Scars) are also shortlisted for the Prix Aurora Award. The complete list:
The short-listed works in the young adult category are:
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Silver, a debut urban fantasy novel by , released Tuesday June 5th (and was our Book of the Day). Rhiannon was kind enough to answer questions about her her novel, writing and what her day job as an archaeologist adds to her work.Categories: Interview, SciFi & Fantasy
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A complete list of winners in all categories is on the SFWA website here.Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy
Yesterday, it finally happened - the day we've all been waiting for. The Hunger Games, the first theatrical instalment ofbest-selling trilogy, is now playing at a theatre near you.
The Hunger Games is one of those books that grabs you by the collar and won't let you go until you reach the end (I spent most of an afternoon in my pyjamas in my bed, unwilling to get dressed because I NEEDED to know how it ended; see my original review here). Yes, it's violent - and Collins has few qualms killing off characters - but what is so important about these novels is that they deal with the consequences of this violence - and the consequences of the things you do in order to survive.
I've been selling this series since it first came out, and I'm thrilled that it's become so big.
I leave you with the trailer:
May the odds be ever in your favour.Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy, New Releases
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