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2021 Stoker Awards Winners – Locus Online

2021 Stoker Awards Winners – Locus Online

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has announced the winners for the 2021 Bram Stoker Awards. Superior Achievement in a Novel Superior Achievement in a First Novel Due to a tie in fifth place, there are six nominees in this category. Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel Superior Achievement in Long Fiction WINNER: “Twentieth Anniversary Screening”, Jeff Strand (Slice and…

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2022 Indie Book Awards Shortlist – Locus Online

The 2022 Indie Book Awards Shortlist has been announced, with several titles and authors of genre interest: Fiction Non-Fiction Children’s Fiction The shortlist also features a Picture Book category. The Indie Book Awards are for paperback books and are “curated exclusively by independent bookshops as part of Independent Bookshop Week (IBW, 18-25 June 2022).” Winners will be announced June 24,…

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British Fantasy Awards Call for Jurors – Locus Online

British Fantasy Awards Call for Jurors – Locus Online

The British Fantasy Society (BFS) is looking for judges for the British Fantasy Awards. “For each category, 3-5 jurors read/watch/examine every entry on the final shortlist (4-6 titles) & then agree between themselves on the final winner.” The BFA constitution calls for “at least one non-member of the Society” to be on the jury. Interested individuals may apply through the…

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Weekly Bestsellers, 16 May 2022 – Locus Online

Holly Black’s adult debut, Book of Night (Tor), debuts on four lists, ranking as high as #2 on the New York Times‘ fiction hardcover list. Title Debut / #wks on any list NYT 05.22 LAT 05.15 USAT 05.08 PW 05.16 Amz (05.16) UK:Amz UK (05.16) Canada:Amz.ca (05.16) Items on list -x- number of lists surveyed   10×3 10×2 150 15×3…

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Mark Lawrence: SPFBO 8 – The Cover Contest!

Mark Lawrence: SPFBO 8 – The Cover Contest!

Each year I run a cover contest for the SPFBO entrants. Each blog chooses its 3 favourite covers from their pool of 30 entrants. The 30 favourites collected from the 10 blogs are then voted on in separate ballots by the bloggers and by the public. The public vote is of course a bit of fun and subject to all the issues…

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The Last Beekeeper by Julie Carrick Dalton

The Last Beekeeper by Julie Carrick Dalton

It’s been more than a decade since the world has come undone, and Sasha Severn has returned to her childhood home with one goal in mind – find the research her father, the infamous Last Beekeeper, hid before he was incarcerated. There Sasha is confronted with a group of squatters, who have claimed the quiet, idyllic farm as a way…

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Future of Magic – Locus Online

Future of Magic – Locus Online

Dhonielle Clayton was born May 26, 1983 in Olney MD and grew up “right in the shadows of DC.” Clayton graduated from Wake Forest University in 2005, earned her MA from Hollins Univer­sity in 2008, and her MFA in creative writing from The New School in 2012. She has worked as a children’s librarian. Clayton writes SF, fantasy, and contemporary…

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Huge eBook Sale Day!

Huge eBook Sale Day!

WHOA! Hot eBook deals incoming! For today, and today only (May 15, 2022), we’ve got an incredible array of Tor Books titles available at discounted prices! You love books? Us too. Check out these deals! Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds by Brandon Sanderson—$2.99 Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It’s his hallucinations who are mad. A genius of unrivaled…

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Mark Lawrence: SPFBO 8 – the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 2022

Mark Lawrence: SPFBO 8 – the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 2022

  This page is for phase 1 of SPFBO 8  –  read more about the contest here. 300 of 300 contestants are still in the running! red = cut + indicates semi-finalist These are provisional assignments to blogs – subject to rearrangement before the contest starts Fantasy-Faction Jennings Zabrinsky Troupe of Shadows Kaleigh McCann The Darkness Calling Clementine Fraser Dust Bound Melissa McShane Burning…

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