2017 Scribe Awards Winners

The Scribe Awards have announced their winners of the 2017 awards. Earlier this year we introduced you to the Scribe awards, the award ceremony that celebrates the work of tie-in writers. Or more specifically: The Scribe Awards acknowledge and celebrate excellence in licensed tie-in writing—novels based on TV shows, movies, and games. Traditionally seen as... Continue Reading →

Controversy Overshadows Dragon Awards

Controversy marred the annual Dragon Awards this year, this gets a little bit convoluted so you'll need to bear with us while we unravel this for you. The issues started with Alison Littlewood, author of The Hidden People. The novel was announced as nominated in the Horror novel category of the Dragon Awards, an excellent... Continue Reading →

Locus Awards

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced winners in each category of the 2017 Locus Awards. Best Science Fiction Novel - Death's End - Cixin Liu Best Fantasy Novel - All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders Best Horror Novel - The Fireman - Joe Hill Best Young Adult Book - Revenger - Alastair Reynolds Best First Novel... Continue Reading →

Improbable Botany

This is the book plants don't want you to read... There's been a lot of coverage in recent times of the successes and failures of the crowdsourcing model, epitomised by Kickstarter. Well we've found one Kickstarter that looks primed to be a success! From the Kickstarter description: Improbable Botany is a brand-new science fiction anthology about... Continue Reading →

Strange Weather is Coming Soon

Gollancz have announced the arrival of Strange Weather, a collection of four "short novels" by the award-winning Joe Hill. This collection of novellas is due for release on the 7th of November, but you can already get your pre-orders in. Joe Hill is best known as the bestselling author of the 2016 release, The Fireman,... Continue Reading →

Margaret Atwood honoured with Peace Prize

Margaret Atwood, author of such celebrated work as The  Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin, is no stranger to success. Her previous awards include the Booker Prize, the Nebula Award and the Arthur C Clarke award and she has been awarded with no less than 24 honourary degrees, including from the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard.... Continue Reading →

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