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Smugglers’ Stash and News

Happy Sunday, everyone! BEA and the Nebulas are over (and so is the British Summer, apparently) but we are still here – firme e forte as we say in Brazil.

The Nebulas


Last night, SFWA announced the 2015 Nebula Awards winners, as well as the winners for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy. We were delighted to see some of our favourite works from 2015 take the award such as Uprooted by Naomi Novik and Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. Here are the winners:

Novel: Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
Novella: Binti, Nnedi Okorafor (
Novelette: ‘‘Our Lady of the Open Road’’, Sarah Pinsker (Asimov’s 6/15)
Short Story: ‘‘Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers’’, Alyssa Wong (Nightmare 10/15)
Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation: Mad Max: Fury Road, Written by George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris
Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Updraft, Fran Wilde (Tor)

This Week on The Book Smugglers:

On Monday, we officially kick-off our Superhero Season of short stories with the cover reveal and pre-order for The Indigo Mantis by E Catherine Tobler.

The Year of the Superhero

On Tuesday, we are delighted to host a giveaway for THE HIDDEN ORACLE, book one in Rick Riordan’s new THE TRIALS OF APOLLO series! Later, Thea reviews the book itself.


Wednesday, it’s Ana’s turn to write up an Old School Wednesdays Flashback episode on… epistolary narratives.


On Thursday, Thea reviews Horror novel Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvel


And on Friday, we close out the week with Ana’s review of The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North over at Kirkus!

The Sudden Appearance of Hope

Until tomorrow, we remain…

~ Your Friendly Neighborhood Book Smugglers

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  • Alyssa
    May 15, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    The Nebulas made me so happy this year — so many female writers! Let’s go, representation! I love Novik, so that’s particularly good news. Thanks for the round-up!

  • Nicola
    May 19, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I really must read Uprooted – have heard so many good things about and now it’s won the Nebula!

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