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Sunday Links, January 26, 2014

The nominees for the 2014 Edgar Awards for best mystery fiction in numerous categories have been announced. The preliminary ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards for horror fiction published in 2013 has been announced. I’m very disappointed that Michael Rowe’s wonderful Wild Fell isn’t on it (reviewed here). I have much reading to do to […]

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Now Is the Time…

… for all good bloggers reflect on the past 12 months of whatever it is they write about, and although I’m generally resistant to anything that everybody else is doing, I’m so pleased to have a little time on my hands right now that I find myself wanting to put in my two cents as […]

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Sunday Links, December 29, 2013

It’s your last links column of the year! Get ‘em while they’re hot! And happy new year to each and every one of you. May the new year bring you lots of good reading. These 10 charities encourage reading. They strike me as a very good place to make that year-end donation. Samuel Delany has […]

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Sunday Links, September 29, 2013

Author Karen Russell has won one of the McArthur Foundation’s so-called genius grants. After reading some of the stories in Vampires in the Lemon Grove, I think the award well-deserved. One of these days I’m going to have to get to Swamplandia!, her first novel. Stephen King is making the rounds for his new book, […]

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Sunday Links, September 22, 2013

The winners of the Hugo Awards were announced over Labor Day weekend at WorldCon. Apparently the fact that John Scalzi’s Redshirts won the award for best novel caused some controversy, especially because Scalzi is such a popular figure in the blogosphere with his Whatever blog. I thought Redshirts was funny and occasionally deep, but I’m […]

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Sunday Links, August 18, 2013

Not the Booker Prize published its long list. Some really marvelous-sounding books there. The shortlist was announced a few days later, and Neil Gaiman is at the top. Sounds like I need to pick his new book up soon. The winner will be announced on October 12. The finalists for the David Gemmell Legend Awards […]

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Sunday Links, August 4, 2013

The 2013 Prometheus Award winners have been announced. The awards are given by the Libertarian Futurist Society, and will be presented at the World Science Fiction Convention in San Antonio, which begins late this month. The 2013 Sunburst Award short list has been announced. These awards are for excellence in Canadian science fiction. Unfortunately, only […]

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The End of the Orange?

The Orange Prize has always been a favorite topic around these parts, whether we’re celebrating, handicapping, or complaining. So it was with heavy heart that I read the Guardian’s announcement last week that Orange, the UK telecom company behind the prize, is withdrawing its sponsorship. The prize was first established to address the fact that […]

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No More Prix Fixe Lunch: Justice Department Sues Apple, Publishers

OK, so this is big. Today the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division sued Apple and five of the big six major publishers—Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster—claiming they conspired to thwart Amazon by artificially raising prices on eBooks. The alleged collusion originated with the introduction of Amazon’s Kindle in 2007, and the company’s tactic […]

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2012 Orange Prize Longlist Announced

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2012 Orange Prize longlist: Island of Wings, Karin Altenberg On the Floor, Aifric Campbell The Grief of Others, Leah Hager Cohen The Sealed Letter, Emma Donoghue Half Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan The Forgotten Waltz, Anne Enright The Flying Man, Roopa Farooki Lord of Misrule, Jaimy Gordon Painter of Silence, Georgina Harding […]

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