Ender’s Game – the movie

 

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Ender’s Game

Orson Scott Card

Hugo Award Winner,  Nebula Award Winner

The worldwide bestseller, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, with featured cover art from the major motion picture starring Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley and Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin.

Once again, the Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who
can defeat the aliens. But who?

 Ender Wiggin. Brilliant. Ruthless. Cunning. A tactical and strategic master. And a child.

Free excerpt,  Book Club notes, Movie Trailer  =>  http://bit.ly/14ksRPH

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Award winning sci-fi in “Windup Girl”

Windup Girl

The Windup Girl

by Paolo Becigalupi

“both a heart-stopping dystopian thriller and a razor-sharp vision of our near future. The story is set in a chilling near future Thailand, where calories count as currency with the world’s foodstuffs becoming depleted.”
Time Magazine named The Windup Girlby Paolo Bacigalupi as one of its ten best novels of the year. And the book has also won an extraordinary five of 2010′s major international SF awards: the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Compton Crook Award and John W. Campbell Memorial Award. => http://amzn.to/18hbWBv

Free eBook

Our free book this week is a retro science fiction – published in 1958

Starman’s Quest

Starman's quest
by Robert Silverberg

The Lexman Spacedrive gave man the stars–but at a fantastic price. Interstellar exploration, colonization, and trade became things of reality. The benefits to Earth were enormous. But because of the Fitzgerald Contraction, a man who shipped out to space could never live a normal life on Earth again. Read it here
http://bit.ly/YobkFv

Coming soon – “compellingly original”- When we had wings

When We Had Wings

by Claire Corbett

In a world divided into fliers and non-fliers, how far would you go to be able to fly? How much would you sacrifice – perhaps your own child? A beautifully written and compellingly original novel of sacrifice, betrayaland love. => http://bit.ly/fgzrK9

8 Sci-Fi Technologies That Are No Longer Just Fiction

A submarine once seemed about as ridiculously impossible as an invisibility cloak seems today. But while technologies like the submarine, bomb, radar and tank once captured the imagination of science fiction authors, science has brought them to the mainstream awareness. Researchers are continuing to catch up with imagination, and it’s only a matter of time before the technologies we still consider fiction meet a similar fate.

=> http://on.mash.to/dNJU3g

Best Sci-Tech Books of 2009


Gregg Sapp names the top 35 sci-tech titles from astronomy to zoology in LJ‘s annual roundup. » » »

Hugo awards announced. Neil Gaiman scores another award!

Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

Best Novella: “The Erdmann Nexus”, Nancy Kress

Best Novelette: “Shoggoths in Bloom”, Elizabeth Bear

Best Short Story: “Exhalation”, Ted Chiang

Best Professional Artist: Donato Giancola

Best Graphic Novel: Girl Genius (Kaja and Phil Foglio)

Best Editor, Short Form: Ellen Datlow

Best Editor, Long Form: David Hartwell

Best Related Book: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, John Scalzi

Best Semiprozine: Weird Tales (Ann VanderMeer and Stephen Segal)

Best Fan Writer: Cheryl Morgan

Best Fan Magazine: Electric Velocipede (John Klima, editor)

Best Fan Artist: Frank Wu

(John W. Campbell Award goes to: David Anthony Durham)

Get all the details here.