Searching Saturday

Searching Saturday #1 – Award Winners


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Today’s topic involves something I enjoy doing and waste a lot of time on it, too. scared-face

I’ve found so many incredible Book Awards, it’s damn glorious! I choose to post mostly books in the SFF genre. They all sound amazing and I’ll be adding them to my ever-growing tbr list.

Here we go!

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BEST NOVEL

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Prometheus Awards – 2016

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

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A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity in outer space.

Five thousand years later, their progeny (seven distinct races now three billion strong) embark on yet another audacious journey into the unknown, to an alien world transformed by cataclysm and time: Earth.

I’ve heard so many amazing things about this book and the author. The book is huge (800+ pages), and even though I won’t be reading it anytime soon, that premise sounds very intriguing!

World Fantasy Award – 2016

The Chimes by Anna Smaill

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Set in a reimagined London, a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed.

In the absence of both memory and writing is music, a young man seeks the truth about what really happened to his parents, and discovers he has a gift that could change all of this forever.

I heard about this one because it was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and the cover is stunning. It’s a short one, so I’m interested to know how well the world and the characters are developed.

The Hugo Awards – 2016

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Book 1 ∴ The Broken Earth trilogy)

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This is the way the world ends… for the last time. 

A season of endings has begun.

It starts with the great red rift across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun.

It starts with death, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.

It starts with betrayal, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester.

This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.

This book was very popular last year. I tried to read it during the Booktube SFF Awards, but I couldn’t get into it. It’s definitely not a light read. I might try reading it again later in the year.

Philip K. Dick Award – 2016 

Apex by Ramez Naam (Book 3 ∴ Nexus trilogy)

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Book 1 synopsis: 

In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link humans together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it.

That’s basically all I need to be interested in this trilogy. Sounds great and haven’t read a single bad review. 


This is just extra. I want to read more short stories this year and I’ll probably start with these award winning stories.

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BEST SHORT STORY

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Nebula Awards

2011 › The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu

2012 › Immersion by Aliette de Bodard

2013 › If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky

2014 › Jackalope Wives by Ursula Vernon

2015 › Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers by Alyssa Wong


Until the next one!

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