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2011 Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award Shortlists Announced

by Chadwick Ginther - Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 7:55pm

The ballot for the 2011 Hugo Awards has been released and there are some familiar names on the list; both Connie Willis' Blackout/All Clear and N.K. Jemisin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms were nominated for the Nebula Award, and Ian McDonald's Dervish House was nominated for the British Science Fiction Association Award.

Nominees in the Best Novel Category:

The nominees for the John W. Campbell Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer are:

  • Saladin Ahmed
  • Lauren Beukes
  • Larry Correia
  • Lev Grossman
  • Dan Wells

The winners will be announced Saturday, August 20th, 2011, at the 69th World Science Fiction Convention (Renovation) in Reno, Nevada.

A complete list of nominees in all categories:

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy

Our events this week in our Winnipeg store.

by D - Monday, Apr 25, 2011 at 11:07am

Manitoba Historical Society 2010 Margaret McWilliams Shortlist Readings. Join Jim Blanchard, Grace Evans, David Arnason, Tim Higgins, Paul Thomas and Barry Ferguson Monday April 25, 7:00 pm.
Joanne Kelly's Shaw TV Book Club The selection for April is Lauren Grodstein's A Friend of the Family. Tuesday April 26, 7:00 pm.
Trio Bembe, concert, stories, and CD signing, Tuesday April 26, 7:00 pm.
Colleen Nelson launching Tori By Design Tuesday Apr 26, 8:00 pm.
Mysterious Manuscripts Wind-Up Party, winning stories in the Mysterious Manuscripts Writing Contest will be read by their authors. Wednesday April 27, 7:00 pm.
Carla Hrycyna, presenting a gardening discussion as part of the Prairie Garden Committee's series of Gardening Information Series. Wednesday April 27 7:30 pm.
David Kattenburg launching Foxy Lady: Truth, Memory and the Death of Western Yachtsmen in Democratic Kampuchea. Wednesday April 27, 8:00 pm.
Anne Perdue launching I'm a Registered Nurse Not a Whore and Other Stories. Thursday April 28, 7:00 pm.
Steven Ross Smith launching Fluttertongue 5: Everything Appears to Shine with Mossy Splendour Thursday Apr 28, 8:00 pm.
Starlight Jazz, Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Friday April 29, 8:00 pm.
Mother Daughter Storytime Tea, Saturday Apr 30 2011 9:30 am. Tickets are sold out for this event.
Lou Morissette signing Rolicking City Police: Fear of Surrender. Saturday April 30, 2:00 pm.
Blazz Duo, Free Live Music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Saturday April 30, 8:00 pm.
Mahtab Narsimhan signing The Deadly Conch, Sunday May 1, 12:00 pm.
Miriam Toews launching Irma Voth. Sunday May 1, 2:30 pm.

Categories: Winnipeg

The Sea Captain's Wife by Beth Powning

by Joan Marshall - Saturday, Apr 23, 2011 at 11:58am

Betrayed by her own longing to be at sea with her sea captain husband, and by her loneliness, Azuba finds herself closeted with her young daughter on her unforgiving husband's sailing ship. Over the next three years of heart stopping adventures, Azuba endures vicious storms, starvation, pregnancy and childbirth, and the shock of cold-blooded pirates. The enormity of world travel in the 1860's changes Azuba utterly as she and her husband slowly, tentatively learn how to trust each other again.

Categories: Reviews

Trish Magwood Wine & Dine

by D - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 1:03pm

Wine and dine with Celebrity Chef Trish Magwood

Food Network Canada Chef, and host of Dish Entertains, Trish Magwood will be presenting an evening of Food and Wine at Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery Winnipeg on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:00 pm. The menu will be based on recipes in her new cookbook, In My Mother's Kitchen (Hardcover. $39.99), a collection of traditional home cooking ideas created with the working mom in mind. (HarperCollins. April)

Makes a great Mother's Day gift. Tickets are $100 per per or $160 for couples and include a copy of In My Mother's Kitchen. They are available in person at Prairie Ink Restaurant or by calling 975-2659.

The night's menu is as follows:
* Elena's Curried Corn Chowder
* Arugula and Parm Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
* Mustard-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mom's stuffed tomatoes and candied parsnip fries
* Berry Meringues

Wine pairings to each course.

Book of the Day: Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson

by D - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011 at 9:07am

$24.95 Add to Cart

With favourable reviews from The New York Times, Salon, and The Wall Street Journal. I had to read Kate Atkinson's Started Early, Took My Dog.

Kate Atkinson did not disappoint. In the reviews she is praised for her plotting, but she's also at work on deeper levels and Started Early, Took My Dog becomes an extended and multi-faceted exploration of parenting and love, and of the ways people fail to protect children. This could turn out bleak, but Atkinson's characters are well crafted, and their depth, and humour save it.

For an audio extract of Started Early, Took My Dog, click here.

Categories: Staff Pick, Authors
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