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Archive for May, 2013

2013 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Shortlist

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

I could not be more delighted to have made the (very strong) 2013 John W. Campbell Memorial Award shortlist: The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit) Any Day Now, Terry Bisson (Overlook) Existence, David Brin (Tor) The Rapture of the Nerds, Cory Doctorow & Charles Stross (Tor) Empty Space, M. John Harrison (Gollancz; Night Shade […]

The Lowest Heaven

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

That book to which the Robots version of Adam contributed a story? It's The Lowest Heaven, edited by Jared 'The Man' Shurin and Anne 'The Woman' Perry; it'll be launched June 13th and the Royal Observatory are taking pre-orders now. Oh, it's a good collection. It's a very very good collection. Anne Perry's middle name […]

Bilim Kurgu Tarihi

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Turkish publisher Bilim ve Gelecek Kitapligi (Google translate leads me to believe the name means: 'the Library of Science and the Future') of Istanbul have just acquired the translation rights to my Palgrave History of Science Fiction. Hurrah!

Publishers Weekly choose Jack Glass as one of their ‘Books of Summer 2013’

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Which is nice of them. In an interview with PW, Roberts says that he set out to write a new kind of whodunit, where the murderer’s name is revealed on page one yet is still a surprise to the reader at the end. He succeeds admirably with this three-part SF mystery, which just won the […]

Mechanised Me

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

From the latest SFX.

FUTURA

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Saturday, 15th June, Wolverhampton. Make a note of the date. Details here: "FUTURA presents a convention day on Saturday 15th June crammed full of science-fiction, including panels, readings, kafeeklatsches and much more on the day. Futura brings together a host of science-fiction authors and publishers for a day loaded with panels, readings, signings, booksales and […]

Apocalypse, Thursday

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

I['ll be appearing at this fascinating-looking panel. I do hope you can come: DARK SOCIETIES PANEL: WATERSTONES, PICCADILLY the Post-apocalyptic Book Club and Waterstones Piccadilly are hosting a discussion event, on Thursday 2nd May at 7pm, which will delve into the murky depths of dystopia, its impact on Sci-Fi literature and what the awards mean […]

SpecFic 2012

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Speculative Fiction was released last Thursday (25 April); You can find it in the US for $11.99 and in the UK for £8.99. In addition to my piece on Ayn Rand, it has a wealth of brilliant articles and critical readings. Proceeds from all sales go to Room to Read. So -- c'mon! What's keeping […]