WWW: May 16, 2012

In the coming weeks, if you find something interesting you think everyone should read, drop me a line via the contact form and let me know, or just post it below. Let’s get started:

fantasy and science fiction book reviews1) John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalists: The John W. Campbell Memorial Award nominations have been announced. To be well read in the best SF and fantasy of 2011, pretty much all you need to do is read these 11 novels.

2) British Fantasy Awards: The short list for the British Fantasy Awards has been announced. Some of the nominees are familiar to American audiences, but some works haven’t been published here yet.

3) A Wool Movie?: Fox has acquired the movie rights to Hugh Howey’s breakout indie publisher sensation Wool. Ridley Scott is currently attached to the project, which should make any sci-fi fan sit up and take note.

4) Cthulhu for Everyone!: If you’re a Lovecraft fan, this is especially for you: an exhaustive listing of books that pay homage to the founder of American eldritch literature. Frightening or funny, it’s all on this list.

5) Spooky or Jokey? 10 Favorite YA Fantasies: Here’s a great reading list for teens’ summer reading.

6) Nightmare Magazine Kickstarter: John Joseph Adams and Creeping Hemlock Press team up to kickstart a new Horror magazine.

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JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.

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