Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday Musings

I think they got it right this time. Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain is the new Starbucks book selection, available in stores in May. Check out this great story about how he got his agent and sold the book.
The Locus Award nominees are:

Science Fiction Novel
The Accidental Time Machine by Joe Haldeman
Braysl by Ian McDonald
Halting State by Charles Stross
Spook Country by William Gibson
The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon

Fantasy Novel
Endless Things by John Crowley
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
Pirate Freedom by Gene Wolfe
Territory by Emma Bull
Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay

Young Adult Book
Extras by Scott Westerfeld
The H-Bomb Girl by Stephen Baxter
Magic's Child by Justine Larbalestier
Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin
Un Lun Dun by China Mieville

First Novel
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Flora Segunda by Ysabeau S. Wilce
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak


Ryan Field said...

Good story about Garth Stein.

Adaora A. said...

HEART-SHAPED BOX reminds me of Nirvana. Their amazing song off of their IN UTERO album. I wonder if they used it for a 'book trailer.'

Err, enough about one of the best bands of all time -- Nirvana.

If it's going to be sold at every STARBUCKS chain does that include here in Canada. The confusion that I note is that many STARBUCKS are connected to our major book franchise, CHAPTERS. It's the biggest book chain in Canada. Is it still going to have his book at the checkout or just in the store?
Congrats to him either way. Great story.

Janet said...

Ysabel certainly deserved the nomination.

Heidi the Hick said...

I love Guy Gavriel Kay. He's one of my all time favourites.

Out of that list, I've read two and my daughter's read two. I guess we're in good company.

whatever trevor. said...

ahhh, scott westerfeld

Kristin Laughtin said...

I can't wait to read THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN. It's outside of the genres I usually read and may be a bit more sentimental than usual, but everything I've heard about it, including Garth Stein's story, makes it sound fantastic.