Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Paul Di Filippo recently gave Matthew Hughes's The Spiral Labyrinth a warm review (A-minus) on SCIFI Weekly. Matt is currently giving away signed copies of 50 of his books, plus three of the Night Shade limited editions. Details are on his website.
As well, you can listen to a CBC Radio interview with Matt online here.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
The other short-listed books are Forest Mage by Robin Hobb, Fortress of Ice by C.J. Cherryh, Horizon by Mary Rosenblum and Spirits that Walk in Shadow by Nina Kiriki Hoffman. This year's judges are Adam-Troy Castro, Claude Lalumière and John G. Hemry.
The award, which includes a grant of $1,000, will be presented at OryCon in Portland, Oregon in November.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The series launches this month with "Anda’s Game," and IDW is selling a subscription to the whole run for $23.99. Once the series concludes, IDW will publish a trade paperback collection, and there'll be a Creative Commons release of the whole work to coincide with the trade.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
The novel recently received a starred review in Quill and Quire. Michael Rowe called it "one of the most stunning and original Canadian literary debuts of the year."
The launch is open to anyone who wants to attend.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Due to the success of his audiobook recordings for Blackstone Audio, Spider Robinson has decided to record a weekly podcast. The podcast series will begin with readings of eight Thrillin' at the MacMillan essays written for the HR MacMillan Space Centre.
In celebration of the publication of Queen of Candesce, Karl Schroeder has released a free ebook version of Ventus under Creative Commons license. It’s available from his website in a variety of formats. Writes Karl, "I have a deep fondness for this book. I’m delighted to be able to share it with everybody after all these years."
Sandra Kasturi will be reading Wednesday, September 19, at 8 p.m. at It's Not A Deli, 986 Queen Street West, Toronto, as part of the Diamond Cherry Reading Series. Also on hand will be author Tanis Rideout (fiction and poetry), and the CS Field Trio (spoken word, beat box and trumpet).
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Edward Willett has joined the blogging staff of Futurismic, "a website for people interested in the future and the effects of science and technology on the present." The goal is at least one post a day along those lines. He'll continue to maintain his personal blog, Hassenpfeffer.
The Victoria Times-Colonist for Sunday September 16, 2007, carried an article on page D11 about Dave Duncan, with the headline "Established Author Settles in Victoria," and one about Neo-opsis, which is edited by Karl Johanson, entitled "Creativity Combines with Curiosity." The newspaper is online here.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Meilleur livre en français
Best Long-Form Work in French
Samuel de la chasse-galerie, Michel J. Lévesque (Médiaspaul)
Les îles du Zodiaque 3. Le maître des bourrasques, Laurent McAllister* (Médiaspaul)
Reine de Mémoire 3. Le Dragon fou, Elisabeth Vonarburg (Alire)
Reine de Mémoire 4. La Princesse de Vengeance, Elisabeth Vonarburg (Alire)
*"Laurent McAllister" is a pseudonym for the writing duo of Yves Meynard and Jean-Louis Trudel.
Meilleure nouvelle en français
Best Short-Form Work in French
«Le vol de l'abeille», Michèle Laframboise (Solaris 159)
«Stiletto», Julie Martel (Solaris 160)
«Le regard du trilobite», Mario Tessier (Solaris 159)
Meilleur ouvrage en français (Autre)
Best Work in French (Other)
La Décennie charnière, Claude Janelle (dir.) (Alire)
Solaris, réd. Joël Champetier (http://www.revue-solaris.com/)
Mario Tessier, Les Carnets du Futurible (Solaris 157-160)
«Aux origines des petits hommes verts», Jean-Louis Trudel (Solaris 160)
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Best Long-Form Work in English
Meilleur livre en anglais
Regeneration (Species Imperative 3), Julie E. Czerneda (DAW Books)
Children of Chaos, Dave Duncan (Tor Books)
Smoke And Ashes, Tanya Huff (DAW Books)
Sun of Suns (Book One of Virga), Karl Schroeder (Tor Books)
Blindsight, Peter Watts (Tor Books)
Righteous Anger (Part Two of the Okal Rel Saga), Lynda Williams (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing)
Best Short-Form Work in English
Meilleure nouvelle en anglais
"All the Cool Monsters at Once," James Alan Gardner (Mythspring, Red Deer Press)
"This Ink Feels Like Sorrow," Karin Lowachee (Mythspring, Red Deer Press)
"Marked Men," John Mierau (Slipstreams, DAW)
"Biding Time," Robert J. Sawyer (Slipstreams, DAW)
"Lumen Essence," Hayden Trenholm (Neo-opsis SF Magazine 9)
Best Work in English (Other)
Meilleur ouvrage en anglais (Autre)
The Hidden Path, Heather Dale [music cd]
Jousting with Jesters: An ABC for the Younger Dragon, Martin Springett (Orca Book Publishers) [children's alphabet book]
Mythspring, Julie E. Czerneda and Genevieve Kierans, editors (Red Deer Press) [anthology]
Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, Karl Johanson, editor [SF magazine]
Tesseracts Ten : A Celebration of New Canadian Speculative Fiction, Edo Van Belkom & Robert Charles Wilson, editors (EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing) [anthology]
French-language, fan and artistic achievement award finalists have not yet been announced.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Reviewer R. Gordon Moyles writes, "Sullivan knows St. John’s like the back of his hand...the novel is a pure delight for lovers of fantasy and a great deal of fun for those who just love that old city. "
Writes Brett, "The position entails blogging for them about independent horror-related, um, stuff, I guess....I'm not entirely clear on what's expected, but the point is that I'll be blogging for them for the duration of the time the horror issue is on the stands, so that will be fun. I was honoured to be asked."
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Montréal won the right to host the 2009 WorldCon at the 2007 WorldCon currently underway in Yokohama, Japan.