John Scalzi's swashbuckling space adventure with a twist, REDSHIRTS: A Novel with Three Codas, is a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Novel! And debut novelist Max Gladstone is shortlisted for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer! Woohoo! See the full list of Hugo finalists here.
Woohoos are also in order for Tor editors Liz Gorinsky and Patrick Nielsen Hayden who are Hugo finalists in the category of Best Editor–Long Form.
And might I add it's fantastic to see the Writing Excuses podcast (Season 7) on the list of finalists in the Best Related Work category since so many of our excellent writers are a part of it.
Finalists for the Prometheus Award for libertarian science fiction novels in the Best Novel category include ARCTIC RISING by Tobias Buckell and THE UNINCORPORATED FUTURE and Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin! Previous Tor winners include Jo Walton and Cory Doctorow.Read more
Happy Tuesday, librarian cats! I hope your long weekend involved many adventures and much napping in the sun!
We have some winners to congratulate this week, so let's get on with the applause:
The big news from the weekend is that AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton (a title that I just won't shut up about) won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel! Huzzah! Earlier this year it won the 2011 Nebula Award for Best Novel.
And now on to our recent contest winners:
The winner of the final Grammar Girl signed-books giveaway is:
Betty H. Lee
Adult and Young Adult Librarian
Rockville Memorial Library
De Soto Public Library
Congratulations, Betty and Brianna! Your prizes are in the mail.
And finally, the winner for Best App Ever according to us: CatWang!! Major thanks to Peter from Academic for the recommendation. Here's CatTalia holding a balloon in her office and CatAli holding AMONG OTHERS while wearing wings:Read more
- AMONG OTHERS, Jo Walton's magical semi-memoir and one of my 2011 Book Club Picks with a Touch of Magic, is a finalist for the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel! And yes, it is also a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel! Are you convinced, yet?!
See all of the 2012 Hugo Award finalists on Tor.com.
- One of our favorite librarian book bloggers, the lovely Lesa Holstine, spent a very full, magical day with our favorite international men of mystery (writing), Brad Parks!
"Brad told us libraries meant a lot to him as a kid. He wasn't the best student, but he always had a library card."
The Industrial Revolution has become all-out war! Mad Scientists, gifted with the Spark of genius, unleash insane inventions on an unprepared Europe. For centuries, a family of inventors kept the peace, but the last of them disappeared leaving Baron Klaus Wulfenbach to maintain order.
When university student Agatha Clay shows signs of having the Spark in a spectacular, destructive fashion, she captures the attention of the Baron—and the Baron’s handsome young son, Gilgamesh.
Agatha soon finds herself in the midst of the greatest minds of her generation, as well as palace intrigue, dashing heroes, and an imperial cat. She may be the most brilliant mind of her generation and the key to peace in Europe, but first, she has to survive.
Back in 2003, School Library Journal included Girl Genius in their Best Adult Books for High School Students and called it, "A sly and witty graphic novel."Read more
Congratulations to all the amazing nominees up for the 2011 Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer! Some of our fantastic writers and editors from Tor are on the list and we would like to recognize them all:
Nominated for Best Related Work:
Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century, Volume 1, by William Patterson
"Writing Excuses Season 4," a podcast by Brandon Sanderson and Dan Wells
Tor Editors Nominated for Best Editor, Long Form:
Tor Authors Nominated for Best Story Story:
Kij Johnson, "Ponies" (Tor.com)
Carrie Vaughn, "Amaryllis"
Mary Robinette Kowal, "For Want of a Nail"
Peter Watts, "The Things"
Tor Authors Nominated for Best Graphic Story:
Fables: Witches, by Bill Willingham
Girl Genius Vol 10, by Phil and Kaja Foglio
Nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: