New Kiswahili science fiction award charts a path for African languages

There is something beautiful about African languages carrying science, fictionalised of course, into imagined futures. Continue reading at 'The Conversation'

[ The Conversation | 2021-07-07 15:04:17 UTC ]
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A Guide To The Fantasy And Science Fiction Awards Scene

Take a deep dive into fantasy and science fiction awards with Jenn, as she looks at the many out there and why you should care. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-05-27 10:39:00 UTC ]
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The L.A. Times announces its 2019 Book Prize finalists and a new award for science fiction.

It’s an exciting year for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes! This will be its 40th year of celebrating the literary community. The Times announced their 2019 Book Prize finalists today; the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 17th. Additionally, bestselling crime... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-19 17:41:26 UTC ]
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International Notes: IPA Blasts New Turkish Censorship; Amazon Awards Spanish-Language Fiction

Further action against media in Turkey prompts international publishers' criticism; and Amazon KDP names a new recipient of its Spanish-language award. The post International Notes: IPA Blasts New Turkish Censorship; Amazon Awards Spanish-Language Fiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon Charts: Hamnet shakes up the fiction chart

Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet (Tinder Press) has debuted at the top of the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction chart, with Delia Owens' Where the Crawdads Sing (Corsair) and Candice Carty-Williams' Queenie (Trapeze) rising to join it in the top three. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-23 23:10:01 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: Louis moves up Theroux the non-fiction charts

Louis Theroux's Gotta Get Theroux This (Macmillan) has toppled David Cameron's For the Record (William Collins) at the top of the Amazon Charts Most Sold: Non-Fiction chart, with the documentary maker's memoir notching up more listeners on Audible than readers on Kindle. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 07:19:21 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: Pinch of Nom follow-up disrupts the non-fiction chart

Months ahead of release, Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson's Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light (Bluebird), the follow-up to record-breaking blockbuster Pinch of Nom, has vaulted straight into the Amazon Charts Most-Sold: Non-Fiction number one. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-03 19:59:46 UTC ]
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African publishers should publish more books in African languages, says Ngugi wa Thing’o

African publishers should publish more books in indigenous languages to stop their disappearance and to increase the awareness of African writers in their own countries, the celebrated Kenyan writer and activist Ngugi wa Thing’o told delegates at the second International Publishers Association... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-13 23:53:47 UTC ]
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Foundation: an introduction to five major themes in the work of science fiction writer Isaac Asimov

One of the greatest science fiction writers, Asimov’s work has had a lasting effect thanks to his prescient takes on technology, climate collapse and humanity’s future. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-09-24 15:01:23 UTC ]
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Beasts and Baseball: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

“The Body Scout,” “Light From Uncommon Stars” and “No Gods, No Monsters” tell stories of genetic dystopias, musical gifts and mythic creatures. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-09-21 09:00:09 UTC ]
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US National Book Awards 2021 Longlist: Fiction

Five of the 10 authors on the National Book Award longlist in fiction have been honored in various stages of the program in the past. The post US National Book Awards 2021 Longlist: Fiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-09-20 06:54:49 UTC ]
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Here’s the longlist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction.

Today, the National Book Foundation announced their longlist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. This year’s longlist features three debuts and includes, appropriately for this year, many novels that ask questions about the nature of home. These ten books were chosen from a total of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-17 14:15:53 UTC ]
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A Human Cloning Error and Existential Questions Fuel This Science Fiction Romp

In Matthew FitzSimmons’s speculative murder mystery “Constance,” the title character’s consciousness is mistakenly downloaded into a clone. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-08-24 19:55:19 UTC ]
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Amazon Charts: McAllister's That Night dawns atop Most-Sold: Fiction

Gillian McAllister's That Night (Penguin) has leapfrogged Stephen King's Billy Summers (Hodder & Stoughton) to take the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction number one spot.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-18 03:59:25 UTC ]
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Let’s talk about science fiction and fantasy books that would make for great TV

N.K. Jemisin’s Inheritance trilogy got us thinking about other titles perfect for the small screen. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-15 13:00:00 UTC ]
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10 Life Lessons from Science Fiction and Fantasy

Hugo Gernsback once said SFF writers impart knowledge without out making us aware we're being taught. So what do they actually teach us? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-08-12 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Legends Remade: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

“The World Gives Way,” “The Chosen and the Beautiful” and “Sword Stone Table” borrow from familiar stories but offer surprising readings. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-07-30 16:00:03 UTC ]
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The story of an African children's book that explains the science of skin colour

For parents, skin colour is often a difficult subject and dealing with it through storytelling can be a useful aid. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-07-28 15:40:42 UTC ]
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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels to Read This Summer

Six novels feature characters who hunger for connection so strongly that they transform their environments. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2021-05-27 13:55:11 UTC ]
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Downloading our thoughts to the mainframe may be the stuff of science fiction — but humans have been imagining it for centuries

Leaving our earthly bodies and living forever as a machine isn't just a thing of modern science fiction. These transhumanist ideas date back to the 18th century. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-05-17 05:22:55 UTC ]
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