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2014 Man Booker Prize shortlist announced

You know it’s truly fall when the Man Booker Prize shortlist is announced…    The 2014 shortlist consists of: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour – Joshua Ferris (ebook available) The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard …

Bookbits for July 18th, 2014

First and foremost, rest in peace to all aboard the crashed Malaysian Airlines flight.  Best wishes and ‘sterkte’ to everyone who knew someone on the flight.  It hardly seems fair the sun shines so brightly today. R. I. P. also …

Bookbits for June 20th, 2014

If your summer plans include Paris in July, make sure you stop by the Montparnasse subway station to see Joe Sacco’s The Great War as a massive mural to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. …

Bookbits for May 30th, 2014

An audio recording has been unearthed of J. R. R. Tolkien at an honest-to-goodness  Hobbit Dinner, in Rotterdam of all places, in 1958. The library in The Hague has their own version of blind book dates for June Thriller Month: …

Bookbits for May 22nd, 2014

Awards! The 2013 Nebula Awards were handed out May 18th (2014).  Congratulations to Ann Leckie, who won the Best Novel category for Ancillary Justice!  The entire list of winners can be found here, and our annual round-up of SF/Fantasy awards …