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Posts Tagged ‘Nancy Kress’

Free Samples of the Nebula Award Nominees

The nominees for this year’s Nebula Awards have been revealed, and we’ve collected free samples of all the nominees below–the best science fiction books of 2012.

Many of these stories are available to read for free online. These are marked “COMPLETE” among the links.  Here’s more about the awards:

The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. Founded as the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1965 by Damon Knight, the organization began with a charter membership of 78 writers; it now has over 1,500 members, among them many of the leading writers of science fiction and fantasy.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Neil Gaiman Wins Best Novel Hugo Award

graveyardbookcover.gifYesterday the World Science Fiction Society announced the coveted Hugo Award winners, giving the Best Novel award to Neil Gaiman for “The Graveyard Book.”

The annual prizes have been awarded to science fiction and fantasy writers since 1955. This year, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer went to David Anthony Durham. View the complete list of winners here. But other celebrated authors included:

Best Novella: “The Erdmann Nexus” by Nancy Kress
Best Novelette: “Shoggoths in Bloom” by Elizabeth Bear (Asimov’s Mar 2008)
Best Short Story: “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang
Best Related Book: “Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded: A Decade of Whatever, 1998-2008″ by John Scalzi
Best Graphic Story: “Girl Genius, Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones;” written by Kaja Foglio & Phil Foglio, art by Phil Foglio, colors by Cheyenne Wright