Friday, July 1, 2011

Fantastically Fun Fridays: July 1, 2011

For starters, this Friday we'd like to offer congratulations to all of the Locus award winners!  As announced last weekend during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle, here is a list of the winners:
  • Connie Willis for Blackout/All Clear--Best Science Fiction Novel
  • China Miéville for Kraken--Best Fantasy Novel
  • N.K. Jemisin for The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms--Best First Novel
  • Paolo Bacigalupi for Ship Breaker--Best Young Adult Novel
  • Ted Chiang for The Lifecycle of Software Objects--Best Novella
  • Asimov's--Best Magazine
  • Tor--Best Book Publisher
  • Warriors (ed. by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois)--Best Anthology
  • Fritz Leiber for Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories--Best Collection
  • Ellen Datlow--Best Editor
  • Shaun Tan--Best Artist
  • William H. Patterson, Jr. for Robert Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1: 1907-1948: Learning Curve--Best Non-Fiction Book
  • Spectrum 17 (ed. by Cathy and Arnie Fenner)--Best Art Book
We'd also like to offer special congratulations to Neil Gaiman, one of our guests of honor at the original Fantasy Matters conference, for his double Locus win!  He won the Best Novelette category for "The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains" and the Best Short Story category for "The Thing About Cassandra."

Congratulations to all the winners!

Also, if you haven't yet, remember to help us pick the "Best Science Fiction Movie Ever" by voting in our poll.  And if you haven't been reading about our contestants, you can find them all here.

Finally, here are some more fun links to help you procrastinate until it's time to head home for the weekend (thanks very much to Kat Howard for the vast majority of these!):
  • Think you're good with Legos?  Unless you can do this, you might want to reconsider. (Flickr)
  • Can't get enough Game of Thrones?  Check out John Picacio's preview of the art from his new ASOIAF calendar! (On the Front)
  • As we get ready for Torchwood to return to the air, here's John Barrowman (Captain John Harkness) dancing to "Single Ladies." (YouTube)
Have a great weekend everyone!