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Bram Stoker Award Nominations

The nominations for the Bram Stoker Awards have been announced. Winners will be presented at the Horror Writers of America Annual Conference and Bram Stoker Awards banquet which will be held on June 25th 2005 in Burbank California.

The Horror Writers of America have also announced that this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award Winner is Michael Moorcock. Below is a list of this years nominations:

# NOVEL The Dark Tower VII: The Dark…

SpiderBabe, If You Like Lord of the G-Strings..

I should have guessed I suppose. It turns out that Lord of the G-Strings was not the only sci-fi related parody that this particular company had worked on. Let me introduce you to SpiderBabe which also stars Misty Mundae and is from the same.. um.. somehow I think studio is overstating things. But this is apparently their most spectactular film yet. It must be true, it says it on the…

Martha Wells Biography

Born in Fort Worth Texas in 1964, Martha Wells graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in anthropology (a detail which probably explains the complex societies in her novels). Her first published book, The Element of Fire in 1993 was runner-up for the 1994 Crawford Award and a finalist for the 1993 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award.

Wells second novel was City of Bones in 1995 and her third The Death…

New Doctor Who Audio Drama From Big Finish

Big Finish have released a new audio drama centered on the Seventh Doctor. Called Dreamtime, it features Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor with Sophie Aldred as Ace and Philip Olivier as Hex. The story comes after Survival which was the last televised Seventh Doctor story. Big Finish have also released a new UNIT adventure, their third, Longest Night.

Big Finish produce a lot of audio stories and a couple of non…

Bloated Fantasy Books

There’s a great article by Sean Harnett in Spike Magazine about the bloated nature of modern fantasy books.

As big a fan of fantasy as I am I really can’t argue with the basic point that fantasy stories are in desperate need of a diet. Though I do dispute his inclusion of George R. R. Martin in the category of writers of bloated fiction. While his Song of Ice and Fire…

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