March 2012 Archives
March 26, 2012
The short list for this years Arthur C. Clarke Award has been announced...
- Greg Bear, Hull Zero Three (Gollancz)
- Drew Magary, The End Specialist (Harper Voyager)
- China Miéville, Embassytown (Macmillan)
- Jane Rogers, The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
- Charles Stross, Rule 34 (Orbit)
- Sheri S.Tepper, The Waters Rising (Gollancz)
I feel slightly surprised by the list, and yet I have no right to be as I've not read any of them. I guessed that Embassytown (on my shelf to read soon) would get on there but that was it, the rest of my guesses were wrong. Don't know much about the other books except for Rule 34 (not read it yet but I liked Halting State). Disappointed that The Islanders by Christopher Priest isn't on the list as I think it's different and quite wonderful.
March 14, 2012
I'm in a SF Signal Mind Meld entitled Which SF/F Series Are Too Good To End? in which some others and I talk about series, endings and a world of too many books.
There are contributions from Jeremiah Tolbert, Andrew Wheeler, Jennifer Marie Brissett, David Constantine, Andrew Liptak, Jeff Patterson and myself.
Long series of books irk me immensely. Off the top of my head I can only think of three series that I really loved
March 8, 2012
March 6, 2012
March 1, 2012
- The Islanders by Christopher Priest
- Embassy Town by China Miéville
- By Light Alone by Adam Roberts
- The Clockwork Rocket by Greg Egan
- Osama by Lavie Tidhar
- Wake Up and Dream by Ian R. MacLeod