In spite of the news about his father, Taeral has no choice but to push forward with the mission and retrieve the second piece of Death’s scythe: the blade. But the Soul Crusher, the blade’s reaper guardian, has a plan to protect it — one that will test the team’s friendship in a way nothing has done before.
Meanwhile, back in The Shade, Derek and Sofia are heading up a task of their own. One just as vital and, if Brendel finds out, likely even more dangerous...
Return to the journey in the thrilling sixth book of Season 9.
2008 Nebula Awards
Best Novel: Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
Best Novella: "The Spacetime Pool" by Catherine Asaro
Best Novelette: "Pride and Prometheus" by John Kessel
Best Short Story: "Trophy Wives" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Script: WALL-E Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter
Andre Norton Award: How a Girl of Spirit Gambles All to Expand Her Vocabulary, Confront a Bouncing Boy Terror, and Try to Save Califa from a Shaky Doom (Despite Being Confined to Her Room) by Ysabeau S. Wilce
Solstice Award: Kate Wilhelm, A.J. Budrys and Martin H. Greenberg.
SFWA Service Award: Victoria Strauss
Bradbury Award: Joss Whedon
Grand Master Award: Harry Harrison
Author Emerita: M.J. Engh
Source: The Nebula Awards.
Martha Wells in an American fantasy and science fiction author. She's written several fantasy books and one of her books, The Death of the Necromancer, was nominated for a Nebula award.
Risingshadow.net has had the honour of interviewing Martha Wells.
AN INTERVIEW WITH MARTHA WELLS
The author J. G. Ballard, famed for novels such as Crash and Empire of the Sun, has died aged 78 after a long illness.
His agent Margaret Hanbury said the author had been ill "for several years" and had died on Sunday morning.
Despite being referred to as a science fiction writer, Jim Ballard said his books were instead "picturing the psychology of the future".
His most acclaimed novel was Empire of the Sun, based on his childhood in a Japanese prison camp in China.
Source: BBC News.
Eldon Thompson is an American fantasy author. He has written The Legend of Asahiel trilogy and he's also involved in The Elfstones of Shannara film project.
Risingshadow.net has had the honour of interviewing Eldon Thompson about his fantasy trilogy and the film project:
AN INTERVIEW WITH ELDON THOMPSON
This year's Hugo awards nominees for best novel are:
Anathem by Neal Stephenson (Morrow; Atlantic UK)
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury)
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow (Tor)
Saturn's Children by Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit)
Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi (Tor)
Anticipation site has links to home pages and other category nominees.