Dune, by Frank Herbert, is an exceptionally enticing story, which offers an exceptional science fiction adventure. Read it to believe it.
The fourth of my posts about the Nebula nominees this year. I'm maybe not as excited about this review, because I don't think it does the awesomeness of this book justice, but then I often find myself tongue-tied when it comes to books I really like. Especially because The Goblin Emperor is in a genre that is usually not to my taste, so I want to start all my sentences with high fantasy blows, but, and that is the least cool way to write a review.
There you have it.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, weirdly, because the acronym is missing an F) has announced the nominations for the Nebula Award today. I'm pretty jazzed about the list. Last year I stunt read all of the novel nominees, and maybe I'll do that again. Seems like a stronger list of novels, so it's not like I'll be disappointed.
Many of the publishers make the shorter fictions available online in the run-up; maybe I'll hunt around for some links when I'm less lazy. Here's "Selkies Stories are for Losers" by Sofia Samatar (who is also nominated in the novel category) because Joel already found that for me. It's aces.