- Best Hard Cover Novel: The Neighbor by Lisa Gardner
- Best Paperback Original Novel: The Coldest Mile by Tom Piccirilli
- Best First Novel: Running from the Devil by Jamie Freveletti
- Best Short Story: A Stab in the Heart by Twist Phelan
- ThrillerMaster: Ken Follett, in recognition of his legendary career and outstanding contributions to the thriller genre
- True Thriller Award: Mark Bowden
- Silver Bullet Award: Linda Fairstein
This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the most beloved and acclaimed novels in American literature. Publisher HarperCollins is organizing events across the country to mark the anniversary — from readings to live re-enactments — but if you would prefer to celebrate in a more personal way, start by re-reading the book itself.
Timeless and absorbing, the novel still rings true half a century after it was written.
Readers who want to know more about the very private author of this remarkable novel should check out Charles Shields’ Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, which offers an interesting depiction of the publicity-shy writer who never published another book or his biography for kids, I Am Scout.
The conclusion to Stieg Larsson’s award winning mystery trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest will soon be appearing on library shelves so reserve your copy now.
What the book’s about: Forty years after the disappearance of Harriet Vanger from the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family, her octogenarian uncle hires journalist Mikael Blomqvist and Lisbeth Salander, an unconventional young hacker, to investigate.
So you’ve read the Stieg Larsson books and you’re pining for other Scandanavian mysteries as if they were the fjords? Try one of these:
The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, active members of SFWA. The awards were announced at the Nebula Awards® Banquet held at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront the evening of May 15.
The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
The Women of Nell Gwynne’s by Kage Baker
“Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” by Eugie Foster (Interzone, Feb. 2009)
“Spar,” by Kij Johnson (Clarkesworld, Oct. 2009)
Ray Bradbury Award
District 9, Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
Andre Norton Award
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
During the ceremonies, Joe Haldeman was honored as the next Damon Knight Grand Master, while Neal Barrett, Jr., was honored as Author Emeritus. Vonda N. McIntyre and Keith Stokes were honored with SFWA Service Awards while the SFWA Solstice Award, bestowed upon individuals who have made a significant impact on the science fiction or fantasy landscape, was presented to Tom Doherty, Terri Windling and the late Donald A. Wollheim.
Best Novel: The Last Child by John Hart
Best First Novel: In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff
Best Paperback Original: Body Blows by Marc Strange
Best Young Adult: Reality Check by Peter Abrahams
Best Juvenile: Closed for the Season by Mary Downing Hahn
Complete list including nominees.
The next installment in the Twilight Saga, Eclipse, doesn’t hit theaters until June 30th. In the meantime, be sure to place your hold on The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, Stephenie Meyer’s new novella due out June 5th or check out the new documentary, Twilight in Forks, which takes a closer look at the quiet Northwestern town that has become a tourist hotspot for fans of the series.