The Helsinki in 2015 Worldcon bid has announced the Chairs running the Convention. They are Jukka Halme, Karo Leikomaa and Crystal Huff.
If you want to know more of the Helsinki bid, see Helsinkiin2015.org. Vote for us in LoneStarCon3!
Author Iain Banks has died aged 59, two months after announcing he had terminal cancer, his family has said.
Banks, who was born in Dunfermline, Fife, revealed in April he had gall bladder cancer and was unlikely to live for more than a year.
He was best known for his novels The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road and Complicity.
Emmi Itäranta's debut novel, Memory of Water (original title: Teemestarin kirja), will be published in the UK and USA in 2014.
More information about Emmi Itäranta can be found on these websites:
GIVEAWAY: Drachar's Demons (by David and Andrew Burrows)
Three paperback copies of Drachar's Demons (by David and Andrew Burrows) will be given to readers who participate in the giveaway. See conditions below.
In order to participate in the giveaway, all you have to do is:
1) Suggest a new character for a side story to the following excerpt from Drachar's Demons (see newfantasytrilogybydavidburrows.blogspot.co.uk).
2) Ask an interesting or amusing interview question from the authors.
Check out Risingshadow's review of Drachar's Demons at www.risingshadow.net/articles/214-a-review-of-david-and-andrew-burrows-drachar-s-demons.
Three winners will be selected by the consensus between the authors and Risingshadow. Winners from both categories and one runner up will receive the book (the runner up will be selected randomly from all the participants who have submitted a valid character suggestion and an interview question). Winners will be contacted by e-mail.
This giveaway ends at February 28th, 2013.
We here at Risingshadow have always been eager to help people find new absorbing science fiction and fantasy books to read. Our book database contains over 40.000 speculative fiction books with reviews and it’s growing all the time. We will also get you informed about released and coming books! So there’s a lot to read for any bookworm, both new picks and old hidden pearls. Finding a good book from an enormous selection like this is not always an easy task!
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To get started, just get your own Risingshadow account if you don’t have one already, and pick the first 10 books to your own virtual bookshelf by rating them with 1-5 stars. It’s fun and easy!