Sunday, July 23, 2017

BW30: Bookish Notes and Birthdays


Snow Queen by Michael Whelan

We are winding up our Science Fiction and Fantasy months and it's time for another round of bookish notes and birthdays! 

Arthur C. Clarke Award will be announced on July 27th, 2017 and the authors on the shortlist for best science fiction novel published in 2016 are: 


A Closed and Common Orbit  by  Becky Chambers
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee
After Atlas by  Emma Newman
Occupy Me by  Tricia Sullivan
Central Station by  Lavie Tidhar
The Underground Railroad by  Colson Whitehead



The 2017 Sunburst Awards shortlist nominees for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic has been announced:

Spells of Blood and Kin by Claire Humphrey
The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
Sleeping Giants  by Sylvain Neuvel
Necessity by Jo Walton
Last Year by Robert Charles Wilson 



Unbound Worlds4 Works of Feminist Science Fiction to read right now  and So You Want to Read the 80's: Here's where to start


Omnivoracious:   The Best Science Fiction Fantasy of 2017 so far


Valley News:  Sci Fi is the Genre of Progress 


Author Birthdays 



Robert Heinlein - 7/7/07


Dean Koontz - 7/9/45


Sheri S. Tepper - 7/16/29

Cory Doctorow - 7/17/71  -  Excerpts from July Interview in Locus Online


James Cooke Brown - 7/21/21


Gardner Dozois - 7/23/47


Barry Malzberg - 7/24/39


Aldous Huxley -  7/26/1894 


Cassandra Clare -7/27/73


Kate Elliott -  7/27/58


Robert Asprin - 7/28/46


Wil Wheaton - 7/29/72 


Cherie Priest - 7/30/75


J.K. Rowling - 7/31/65



I'm sure your wishlists and tbr piles will grow exponentially as mine has.  *grin* 

Have fun following rabbit trails! 


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