Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hugo Nominees, We've Got 'Em!

Since 1955, the World Science Fiction Society has handed out the Hugo Award to the best in science fiction in various media from each year. In April, the WSFS announced their 2010 nominees, and the Curious Book Shop is excited to promote the best in science fiction and encourage readers to try these authors.

China Mieville, who has been nominated for City & the City, also wrote The Scar, which you can buy in our shop. The Scar recieved it's own critical acclaim as the winner of the British Fantasy Award and the Locus Award and a nominee for the Hugo Award, Arthur C. Clarke Award, World Fantasy Award, and Philip K. Dick Award.

We also have Axis by Robert Charles Wilson, the sequel to his Hugo Award-winning novel Spin. Wilson was nominated this year for Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America.

Robert J. Sawyer, the author of the nominated novel Wake, wrote the book Flashforward, on which the current television show is based. He has worked as a consultant for the show, and written one of its episodes. This novel, and his other books Far-seer, Fossil Hunter, and Foreigner, are all here.

Nancy Kress, nominated for the novella "Act One," which appeared in Issac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, wrote Crucible, An Alien Light, and Beggars and Choosers. We have these popular titles in our store at the moment.

James Morrow, nominated for Shambling Towards Hiroshima, also wrote Towing Jehovah and Blameless in Abaddon, two stories which center around the idea of finding the corpse of God and the implications of such an event. We have these two novels in hardcover and The Continent of Lies in paperback.

Finally, we have Ghost Brigades, a novel by John Scalzi, who has been nominated for The God Engines.

These books may not be here for long, so catch up on the works of this year's best science fiction authors while we have them in stock.

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