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Hello everyone and a Happy Sunday to all!

Giveaway winners:

The winners of Space Hostages are

Space Hostages


Stephanie Burgis


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Around the Interwebs

George R.R. Martin explains why there’s violence against women on Game of Thrones – This goes into the ongoing series OH NO AUTHOR NO due to disingenuous excuse for gendered violence as “historical” even though DRAGONS: “Just because you put in dragons doesn’t mean you can put in anything you want.” WELL, as far as we know you are writing a Fantasy book so yes, you CAN put in anything you want.

We are not your shield by Rhube – The best reply to GRR Martin we have seen last week.

2014 Nebula Awards winners – The 2014 Nebula Awards and the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy winners were announced yesterday! Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer got Best Novel and Love Is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson won the Andre Norton award. Full list of winners here!

If you missed it:

Old School Wednesdays May Watchalong (Summer Movie Series): Willow – We posted our first in the Summer Movies Watchalong series for Old School Wednesdays. We are delighted to say that Willow does stand the test of time! Highfives all around!

Application for the Delegation of First Contact: Questionnaire, Part B by Kathrin Köhler – We published the first story in our new season of short stories under the theme “First Contact”.

Fangirl Happy Hour – Episode 12


Episode 12 of Fangirl Happy Hour is now live – Renay and Ana took a detour into their Fangirl Vaults and watched Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and read Through the Ice by Piers Anthony and Robert Kornwise. There is a lot of LOLing. Then they finally read Young Avengers Volume 1: Sidekicks and did a lot of delightful squealing over Kate Bishop.

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This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, Ana is back to her ongoing adventures in Reading Comics. This week, it’s time to read Thor – the new Thor, the new AWESOME THOR.

Thor Goddess of Thunder

On Tuesday, we post our joint review of The Awesome by Eva Darrows

The Awesome

On Wednesday, Thea is back to her ongoing The Dark Tower Reread. This Wednesday, it’s time for book 4, Wizard and Glass


On Thursday, we have a new entry in our new column Decoding the Newbery. This time, Catherine Faris King takes a look at Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, the 1933 winner, by Elizabeth Foreman-Lewis, A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park and Esther Forbes’ 1944 winner Johnny Tremain

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

On Friday, we close out the week with Ana over at Kirkus with a review of The Wicked + The Divine


And that’s it for today! As usual, we remain…


~Your friendly neighborhood Book Smugglers

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1 Comment

  • Gerd D.
    June 7, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Great post by Rhube.

    But I have to admit to feel like a hypocrit right now due to the fact that personally I’m at the moment more angry at G.R.R. for putting down both SF in general and J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” in particular in his response to the issue of sexualized violence in “Throne of Games” (both TV and Book), though in my defense I’d like to add that I never picked up either for exactly that reason. Meaning I never picked it up because of what I heard about it regarding treatment of female characters, i.e. sexualized violence.

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