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Willis, Miéville and Jemisin win the 2011 Locus awards

2011 Locus award winners

This years winners of the prestigious Locus awards have been announced over the weekend with China Miéville winning "best fantasy novel" for Kraken, Connie Willis wins "best science fiction novel for her Nebula winning Backout/allclear books and NK Jemisin wins "best first novel" for her novel The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms.

Other winners include Paolo Bacigalupi for his young adult novel Ship Breaker, Ted Chiang for his novella The Lifecycle of Software Objects.

Neil Gaiman walks away with 2 awards!, one for "best novellete" with "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains" and one for "b...

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written by Ant on Monday 27th June 2011
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Way of Kings Wins 2011 Gemmell Award

Way of Kings Wins 2011 Gemmell Award

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, the first part of which has just been reviewed on the site has won the David Gemmell Legend award!

A well deserved win and brilliant start to a series that promises to be an epic journey.

The Warhammer novel Warrior Priest by Darius Hinks won the Morningstar award (best newcomer) while the Ravenheart (best artwork) was won by the Icelandic artist Olof Erla Einarsdottir for the cover of Power and Majesty.

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written by Ant on Saturday 18th June 2011
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Everything You Need To Know About SF

Everything You Need To Know About SF

Science Fiction and it's sister Fantasy has never been quite so prominent in our western culture than it is right now, no longer relagated to the side lines it is now not only becoming more accepted but recognised as a hugely popular genre.

But for those who are new to the genre it can be a very daunting prospect with thousands of books and many authors who are considered leaders of the genre. The UK's premier science fiction magazine ...

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written by Ant on Thursday 9th June 2011
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Book of the Month June 2011

Book of the Month June 2011

Book of the month award for June 2011 goes to the incredible steampunk style novel Anno Frankenstein by Jonathan Green and published by Abaddon Books.

The novel is the 9th in the Pax Britannia series and features the intrepid adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver.

The book has a hectic pace, excellent lively characters and a suitably dark and twisted plot, well written and easy to read I really couldn't recommend Anno Frankenstein highly enough.

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written by Ant on Wednesday 1st June 2011