Locus magazine has announced the winners of this year’s Locus Award:
* Science Fiction Novel: Blackout/All Clear, Connie Willis (Spectra)
* Fantasy Novel: Kraken, China Miéville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey)
* First Novel: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
* Young Adult Book: Ship Breaker, Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown)
* Novella: The Lifecycle of Software Objects, Ted Chiang (Subterranean)
* Novelette: “The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains“, Neil Gaiman
* Short Story: “The Thing About Cassandra“, Neil Gaiman (Songs of Love and Death)
* Magazine: Asimov’s
* Publisher: Tor
* Anthology: Warriors, George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois, eds. (Tor)
* Collection: Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories, Fritz Leiber (Night Shade)
* Editor: Ellen Datlow
* Artist: Shaun Tan
* Non-fiction: Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1: 1907-1948: Learning Curve, William H. Patterson, Jr., (Tor)
* Art Book: Spectrum 17, Cathy & Arnie Fenner, eds. (Underwood)
Locus Award winners – Boing Boing.
Spam has hit the Kindle, clogging the online bookstore of the top-selling eReader with material that is far from being book worthy and threatening to undermine Amazon.com Inc’s publishing foray.
Thousands of digital books, called ebooks, are being published through Amazon’s self-publishing system each month. Many are not written in the traditional sense.
Instead, they are built using something known as Private Label Rights, or PLR content, which is information that can be bought very cheaply online then reformatted into a digital book.
via Spam clogging Amazon’s Kindle self-publishing | Reuters.
Irish author Colum McCann has won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award for his latest novel, Let The Great World Spin.
It beat 161 other titles nominated by 166 libraries worldwide.
BBC News – Irish author Colum McCann wins lucrative literary award.
Library of Congress is now archiving every single tweet that has ever been tweeted since the inception of Twitter in 2006. This will be a huge project since there are billions and billions of tweets to archive.
Library of Congress Builds Twitter Archive