The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced it's new musical director, Gustavo Dudamel, will take up the baton for the orchestra beginning in September 2009. The young Venezuelan conductor has been getting rave reviews for his performances and critical acclaim for his CD with the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra.
Read more at Gramaphone UK.Categories: Awards, buzz, Music
The finalists for the John W. Campbell Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006 have been announced. Unlike the other major science fiction awards the Hugo and the Nebula, the John W. Campbell is selected by a jury. Last year Canada's Robert J. Sawyer won the award for his novel Mindscan.Categories: Awards, buzz, SciFi & Fantasy
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
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