Tag: sf

Good Books for Book Groups: Andy Weir’s The Martian

Good Books for Book Groups: Andy Weir’s The Martian

Last month, the LIT book group read The Martian by Andy Weir. We’d had it on the shortlist for quite a while but decided that February offered perfect timing, with the Barrington Area Library celebrating Barrington Creates, a community-wide initiative that encourages everyone channel their inner maker. Things don’t get much more creative than they do in The Martian. A sandstorm on […]

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Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading List, Part 2

Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading List, Part 2

Last week, I wrote about presenting on a panel called “Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy” with fellow librarians at Geek Girl Con in Seattle. And on Tuesday, I wrote in detail about three of the titles I discussed. And now here are three more that I hope you’ll find worthwhile, whether for pleasure reading or […]

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Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading List, Part 1

Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading List, Part 1

In my previous post, I wrote about presenting on a panel called “Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy” with fellow librarians at Geek Girl Con in Seattle. For those of you who want to learn more about the titles I discussed, whether for pleasure reading or book-group selections, I’m including half of them here. Stay tuned […]

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Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy at Geek Girl Con

Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy at Geek Girl Con

Recently, I was on a panel with five other librarians—Summer Hayes and Claire Scott from the Seattle Public Library; Jackie Parker from Sno-Isle Libraries; and Emily Calkins and Whitney Winn from King Country Library System—at Geek Girl Con in Seattle. Our panel was titled “Awesome Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy.” We had all been reading […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Der-Shing Helmer’s Mare Internum

Webcomics Wednesday: Der-Shing Helmer’s Mare Internum

Mars has been in the news a lot lately, thanks to the recent film adaptation of Andy Weir’s acclaimed The Martian and NASA’s monumental discovery of flowing water on the red planet, so now seems like the ideal time to share a webcomic I’ve been sitting on for a while, Der-Shing Helmer’s Mare Internum. Helmer has a science […]

The 2015 Hugo Awards (and No-Awards)

The 2015 Hugo Awards (and No-Awards)

As has been well documented in the media, it’s been a turbulent and controversial year for the Hugo Awards. And when the winners were announced in Spokane, WA, this past Saturday, well—some of the awards had no winners. Why? Widespread unhappiness with the way the finalists had been selected triggered a surge in voting membership, with many […]

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Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from June 1–5 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, June 1st More Happy Than Not, by Adam Silvera A smiling […]

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2015 Locus Award Finalists

2015 Locus Award Finalists

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Mystery Month programming with some sci-fi and fantasy news! Earlier this month, the Locus Science Fiction Foundation released the finalists for the 2015 Locus Awards. First presented in 1971, the awards honor the individuals and titles that excel in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Below you’ll find the finalists […]

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What Are Your Favorite Genre-Blending Mystery Books and Series?

What Are Your Favorite Genre-Blending Mystery Books and Series?

To Other Worlds—and Beyond! It’s still Mystery Month at Booklist, but rest assured that we haven’t forgotten about your other favorite genres. Our May 15 issue shines a spotlight on three of them—sf, fantasy, and horror—with a total of four top 10 lists (Top 10 SF/Fantasy, Top 10 Horror, Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for Youth, and […]

The Hugo Awards, Sad Puppies, and When Politics Gets in the Way

The Hugo Awards, Sad Puppies, and When Politics Gets in the Way

The Hugo Award nominees were announced earlier this month, and when the ballot was revealed it became clear to many that the Sad Puppies voting bloc had prevailed. The Sad Puppies, one of the worst self-chosen monikers in literary history, are a collection of authors that want to keep science fiction and fantasy old school. […]