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Genre for Japan Auction is Live!

Genre For Japan

Genre for Japan is now open for bidding, and up to to 12pm they had already raised nearly £2000, that's in just 3 hours of being open.

This isn't completely surprising though as the auctions on offer are truly irresistible and include a 12 book and 10 book collection from Gollancz, many signed hardback and paperback novels, a whole year of books direct from Tor UK! and an Angry Robot ebook collection worth £120.

Other gems include a Life Long Membership to the BSFA, authors time and critic (including Mike Shevdon) and custom artwork.

There are even chances to g...

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written by Ant on Monday 28th March 2011
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Genre For Japan

Genre For Japan

The devastation caused by the Earthquake and resulting Tusami on the 11th March has created shock and horror around the world, the sheer force of this natural disaster, the loss of life and the resulting crisis this has caused for the good people of Japan cannot be adequately described.

That feeling of helplessness for me and many others has been keenly felt, however there is something we can do - Genre for Japan has been setup by those in the Book Reviewer community to raise much needed relief funds.

The Brainchild of Amanda Rutter of ...

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written by Ant on Tuesday 22nd March 2011
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Vintage Classics get a new lease of life

Vintage Books are re-publishing 5 classic science fiction novels that have been given a new lease of life with brand new 3D covers. 3D glasses are included so you can appreciate the 3D awesomeness of these pictures.

Vintage Classics get a new lease of life

These books include Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, The Lost world by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and last but by no means least The Call of Cthulhu and other stories by HP Lovecraft. All 5 are released on the 5th May 2011.

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written by Ant on Thursday 17th March 2011
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2011 Arthur C Clarke Award Shortlist

The shortlist for this years Arthur C Clarke award has been announced, cut from the 54 novels that had been nominated by their publishers. Of those nominated I have only read Zoo City by Lauren Beukes but can tell you that it really does deserve to win.

In it's 25th year, the winner of the award will be announced during the SciFi London convention on the 27th April.

The 2011 Shortlist:

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes, published by Angry Robot

The Dervish House by Ian McDonald, published by Gollancz

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness, published by Walker Books

Generosity by Richard Powers, published by Atlantic Books

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written by Ant on Friday 4th March 2011
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Book of the Month March 2011

Book of the Month March 2011

This months book of the month has been on of the most difficult decisions I have faced for quite some time. Over the last month I have read and reviewed 16 novels and many of these have been incredible works of fiction.

The real stand out novels include The Sacred Protocol by Hylton H Smith, Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch, Venom of Vipers by KC May, State of Mind by Sven Michael Davison, ...

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written by Ant on Wednesday 2nd March 2011