Tag Archives: libraries

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 1, 2013

The Association for the Recognition of Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation announced the winners of the 2013 Translation Awards. Kirkus has named nine of the most overlooked books of the year so far. As I haven’t even heard of a single one of them, and I follow what’s being published fairly closely, I […]

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Sunday Links, July 28, 2013

The long list for the Man Booker Prize has been announced. I’ve heard of only a few of these books, so this is an especially good reference for me. The winners of the Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced. You’ll find much more to add to your list of books and stories to read here. […]

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Sunday Links, June 9, 2013

I’ve missed the last few weeks, having been tied up in attending the Nebula Weekend, getting ready to vacation, and vacationing. That means that this week’s helping of links is longer than usual — but it’s full of tastiness. Get your list of books to look for out, because you’re likely to be adding to […]

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Sunday Links, April 28, 2013

The Prix Aurora Award ballot has been announced for work done in 2012 by Canadians. I get unreasonably annoyed that nominated books aren’t available here in the United States. Try to find Thunder Road by Chadwick Ginther, for instance, and Amazon offers you Bruce Springsteen. Not that I don’t love me some Bruce, but this […]

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Sunday Links, April 21, 2013

The longlist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for 2013 has been announced. I could happily spend the rest of the year just reading books on that list. The shortlist for the Commonwealth Book Prize for 2013 has been announced. This prize is awarded for works written in five geographic regions: Africa, Asia, […]

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Sunday Links, April 7, 2013

The British Science Fiction Award winners have been announced. The winning novel, Jack Glass: The Story of a Murderer by Adam Roberts, only became available in the United States on April 1, 2013, so grab it and its winning cover art now. The Philip K. Dick Award winners have been announced. As it happens, Lost […]

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Flavor of the Week: Library Boing Boing

The handy WordPress search function reveals the fact that I used the phrase “two great tastes” as a post title just under two years ago, so I’m going to hold tight to my integrity and refrain from using it again. But if I did, I would now. One of my favorite places to geek out […]

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Angry Penguins

It seems that the newest line in that sandy area between big publishers and Amazon—or big publishers and OverDrive, to put a finer point on it, or big publishers and libraries, if you want to feel really paranoid—has been drawn. The artist this time in Penguin Group USA, which has announced that it’s pulling its […]

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Magical Mystery Tour: The Conjuring Arts Research Center

OK, are we all a little Harry Pottered-out by now? I know, I know—for many of our bookish friends there is no such thing as too much Harry Potter, and who am I to say otherwise? But I don’t think anyone, not even the most curmudgeonly muggles among us, would argue about the extreme coolness […]

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