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Hear Cory Doctorow

by Chadwick Ginther - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 12:19pm

Science fiction innovator Cory Doctorow podcasts from his forthcoming young adult novel.

Categories: buzz, SciFi & Fantasy


YA Literature and Adult Writers

by david pensato - Monday, May 07, 2007 at 12:17pm

YA literature is hot right now. So hot that we are apparently in the midst of a "golden age of young adult literature." It's an interesting phenomenon, really, which makes for some interesting discussion.

Categories: Discussions


Nova Swing Wins the Arthur C. Clarke Award

by Chadwick Ginther - Friday, May 04, 2007 at 11:55am

M. John Harrison has won the Arthur C Clarke award for science fiction with Nova Swing, his space-noir where great tourist ships drift from star to star, where you can get a new body, a new self. You can be anything you choose - except in the forbidden zone where choice no longer applies.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy


Books for your Mother

by david pensato - Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 12:53pm

The Book Babes have posted a list of ten books that you can give on mother's day without being all chicken-soup for the soul about it. List is after the jump.


Alice Munro Longlisted for World's Richest Short Story Collection Prize

by david pensato - Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 12:33pm

The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, a €35,000 prize, is open to any book published in English for the first time between October 2006 and September 2007. In addition to Munro, Canadian J.M. Villaverde also made the long list.

The full list of 34 names include 9 American, 6 Irish, 6 British, 5 Australian, 2 Canadian authors. New Zealand, Bulgaria, Iceland, Montserrat, Isreal and Kenya each have one author nomination.

American author Rick Moody, Kenyan author Segun Afolabi and Irish author Nuala Ní Chonchúir are the jurors for this year's prize. They will announce the short list in mid-July and announce the winner at the close of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival which takes place in Cork, Ireland in September.

See the full list after the jump.

Categories: Awards


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