Monday, August 1, 2011

Our Fantastic Week Ahead: August 1

Happy August!  We hope everyone is enjoying summer, staying cool, and finding a few moments of relaxation now and then.

We'd like to start the week off by congratulating the nominees for the World Fantasy Awards--the complete list of nominees can be found here.  In particular, we would like to congratulate Peter S. Beagle and Angélica Gorodischer on their World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Awards!

Last week, we reviewed all of the nominees for the Best Novel Hugo Award--we'd encourage you to vote for your favorite over on our poll, and we'll see if we can correctly pick the actual winner, which will be announced later this month.

This week, we'll be doing some more thinking about N.K. Jemisin's The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms--one of the nominees for Best Novel in both the World Fantasy and Hugo Awards--as well as some thinking about the ways in which reading experiences differ from person to person.  We will have a review of R. Scott Bakker's The White-Luck Warrior, a comparison of the novel and graphic novel versions of The Last Unicorn, and a post featuring the artwork of Phil McDarby--plus a lot more!

With this wide variety of content, it's sure to be a fun week--we hope you stop back to see what we're up to!