Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Best Novel: Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
Best Novella: "The Spacetime Pool" by Catherine Asaro
Best Novelette: "Pride and Prometheus" by John Kessel
Best Short Story: "Trophy Wives" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Script: WALL-E, screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter
Andre Norton Award: Flora's Dare: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room) by Ysabeau S. Wilce
Solstice Award: Kate Wilhelm, A.J. Budrys & Martin H. Greenberg
SFWA Service Award: Victoria Strauss
Bradbury Award: Joss Whedon
Grand Master Award: Harry Harrison
Author Emerita: M.J. Engh
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The City & The City by China Mieville
Published by Del Rey Books
Quickie post today. I've been meaning to get a longer review written, but life got in the way.
The City & The City is deliriously weird just the way a Mieville book should be. Kinda like if you took a Philip K. Dick, Raymond Chandler & George Orwell book, blended them up with a great episode of Law & Order & poured them into a big ol' glass of Weird.
Somewhat weak on the ending (like a few of Mieville's books) but well worth reading.
Perdido Street Station still ranks as my Favorite Mieville book, this one maybe coming in third behind Un Lun Dun.