An advanced clockwork locomotive explodes and a family is exiled. A once celebrated inventor loses his wife and his sanity.
Baxter Nightingale seeks the truth behind his tortured father's past, revealing hidden acts of industrial sabotage, jealousy, and retribution.
Cast into a world of airships, clockwork powered trains and gas propelled drone assassins, Baxter is caught up in an act of reformation that threatens to bring the world's dark age to a long-awaited enlightenment.
The first Steampunk novel in the Reckoning Turbines serial. Moorlander is steampunk novel for readers who understand that steampunk is meant to be dark. No more fancy parasols pandering to the younger steampunk novel market. The steampunk you'll find within Moorlander is both dark and true to the Retro-futurism you'd expect from that bleak time in history. For true fans of the Victorian era, a swashbuckling steampunk novel.
Moorlander is steampunk for adults, steampunk for dark fantasy lovers and steampunk for those that understand the genre needs to be taken back to its steampunk roots.
In Moorlander, steampunk transcends into dieselpunk in the explosive first volume in the Reckoning Turbines Steampunk series of dark and gritty steampunk novels.
Warner Bros. suprisely announced that they have moved back the release date of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from Nov. 11 to July 17, 2009.
Warner president Alan Horn said:
"Like every other studio, we are still feeling the repercussions of the writers strike, which impacted the readiness of scripts for other films — changing the competitive landscape for 2009 and offering new windows of opportunity that we wanted to take advantage of," he said. "We agreed the best strategy was to move 'Half-Blood Prince' to July, where it perfectly fills the gap for a major tent pole release for mid-summer."
The studio still has a plan to release the first part of final book, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows', as planned on November 19, 2009.
Winners of this year's Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer were announced in Denvention 3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention.
Best Novel: The Yiddish Policemen's Union, Michael Chabon
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer: Mary Robinette Kowal
More winners can be found from Locus Online News.
Black Man by Richard Morgan is the winner of this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award. The announcement was made at the award’s official ceremony held in London on the evening of Wednesday 30th April.
"Richard Morgan's Black Man (Gollancz) is a complex and passionate exploration of prejudice and identity, it is bold and risk-taking yet compelling and coherent and a proud addition to the winners of the Arthur C. Clarke Award" – Chair of the Judges Paul Billinger
The Arthur C. Clarke Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction in Britain. The winner receives a prize of £2008 and a commemorative engraved bookend.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presented the Nebula Awards® for 2007 in Austin, Texas on April 26, 2008.
Novel: The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
Novella: "Fountain of Age" by Nancy Kress
Novelette: "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate" by Ted Chiang
Short Story: "Always" by Karen Joy Fowler
Script: Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro
Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
The results of the 2007 British Science Fiction Association (BSFA)
awards were announced on 22 March 2008.
The awards were presented during Orbital, the British national science fiction convention (Eastercon).