Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Nebula Awards Annouced!

The 2009 Nebula Awards have been announced. And the winners are...

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

The City & The City by China Mieville
Published by Del Rey Books
May 2009
ISBN: 9780345497512

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.