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Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! If you’re in the united states, hopefully you’ve adjusted to the spring forward time change.

Let’s get down to business, shall we?

Around the Interwebs:

The deadline for nominations for the 2015 Hugo Awards is fast approaching – all nominations are due on March 10. If you are a member of the World Science Fiction Association, and you’re looking for some items to fill out your ballot, we’ve got a bunch of short stories, a novellette, a related work, and – oh yeah! – our own Semiprozine eligible for this year. Check out our ballot and our eligibility for the awards here!

Speculative Fiction 2013

And on that note, to give it one last boost before the nomination period closes, we’re happy to announce that Speculative Fiction 2013: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary is available for FREE as an ebook for a limited time! Get your copy now on Amazon US and Amazon UK.

In addition to awards-y things, last week the editors’ buzz panels for this year’s BookExpo America were announced! Check it out.

BEA Young Adult Editorsโ€™ Buzz

Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt
Publisher: St. Martinโ€™s Griffin
Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: September 1, 2015

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
Publisher: G.P. Putnamโ€™s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 13, 2015

The Death And Life Of Zebulon Finch, Volume 1: At The Edge Of Empire by Daniel Kraus
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 25, 2015

This Raging Light by Estelle Laure
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 5, 2016

Zebulon Finch This Raging Light

BEA Middle Grade Editorsโ€™ Buzz

George by Alex Gino
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: August 25, 2015

Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date: September 29, 2015

The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: September 29, 2015

The Entirely True Story of the Unbelievable FIB by Adam Shaughnessy
Algonquin Young Readers
Publication Date: September 8, 2015

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 15, 2015

We’re excited for the show and hope to learn more about these titles.

Giveaway Winners:

Our giveaway for The Lie Tree has officially ended! And the winners receiving an ARC of the newest Francis Hardinge book are…

The Lie Tree

Cassandra Bausman

Andrea Horbinski

Anita Yancey

Congratulations to the winners! You know the drill. Send an email to contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com with your snail mail address, and we’ll get your winnings out to you as soon as possible.

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, we kick off the week with a blog tour! Ana reviews YA historical fantasy novel Razorhurst by Justine Larbalastier.


Tuesday, Ana reviews steampunk-y urban fantasy novel Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear.

Karen Memory

On Wednesday, Thea kicks off the first book in epic Dark Tower re-read goal for 2015: she reviews The Gunslinger (Book 1) by Stephen King. Join in the fun, say thankee.

The Gunslinger

Thursday, Ana is back with a review of Bone Gap by Lauren Ruby.

Bone Gap

And on Friday, we close out the week with Ana’s review of novella Elysium by Jennifer Marie Brissett over at Kirkus. Plus, Thea’s ongoing Sweet Tooth Fridays continue with her review of Volume 4: Endangered Species.

Elysium Endangered Species

Until tomorrow, we remain…

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