The Guardian’s take on exciting new SF and fantasy writers

Jay Lake sent me this link to the Guardian today, so you know, I clicked through out of curiosity.  The headline was “The next generation of SF Writers” and then there’s a photo of a spiral arm galaxy, the caption of which is, “In a galaxy far, far away … Hill, Kowal or Scholes?”

Um.  Whoa.

The science fiction and fantasy community likes to honour the writers in its ranks, and no honour comes higher for new writers than the John W Campbell award. Previous winners include Orson Scott Card, Stephen Donaldson and Cory Doctorow, so it’s certainly worth watching. This year, Mary Robinette Kowal beat a strong shortlist to scoop the award on the basis of a clutch of well-crafted short stories that showcase her emotional deftness while still telling strange and exhilarating stories in the SF tradition.

Thanks Mr. Walter!  This is an excellent pre-birthday present.

Here, let me offer a party favor!   This is an audio version of “Evil Robot Monkey” from the 2008 edition of the Solaris New Book of Science Fiction.

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via Damien Walter on exciting new SF and fantasy writers | Books | guardian.co.uk.

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5 thoughts on “The Guardian’s take on exciting new SF and fantasy writers”

  1. Happy Birthday, lady. Looks like you’ve moved to NYC as well. Funny that after 10 years we would be living in the same town again. I know a number of puppet-makers here, maybe I’ll run into you before long…

  2. Wow, Mary — what a tremendous accolade! Makes me even sorrier I missed your reading in SF a couple of weeks ago (buried with a sudden job deadline). Hope to catch up with you sometime, somewhere. Maybe at WFC?

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