2013 Hugo Awards

August 24, 2013

The Hugo Awards, presented annually since 1955, are science fiction’s most prestigious award. The Hugo Awards are voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”), which is also responsible for administering them.” The 2013 Hugo Awards will be presented at: LoneStarCon 3, San Antonio, Texas, August 29-September 2, 2013. A short list of some of the nominees is listed below along with links to their records in the Minuteman Library Network’s Online Catalog, the full list can be read at http://www.thehugoawards.org/hugo-history/2013-hugo-awards/.

Best Novel (1113 nominating ballots cast)

Best Graphic Story (427 nominating ballots cast)

  • Grandville Bête Noire, written and illustrated by Bryan Talbot (Dark Horse Comics, Jonathan Cape)
  • Locke & Key Volume 5: Clockworks, written by Joe Hill, illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW)
  • Saga, Volume One, written by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)
  • Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia, written and illustrated by Howard Tayler, colors by Travis Walton (Hypernode Media)
  • Saucer Country, Volume 1: Run, written by Paul Cornell, illustrated by Ryan Kelly, Jimmy Broxton and Goran Sudžuka (Vertigo)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (787 nominating ballots cast)

  • The Avengers, Screenplay & Directed by Joss Whedon (Marvel Studios, Disney, Paramount)
  • The Cabin in the Woods, Screenplay by Drew Goddard & Joss Whedon; Directed by Drew Goddard (Mutant Enemy, Lionsgate)
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro, Directed by Peter Jackson (WingNut Films, New Line Cinema, MGM, Warner Bros)
  • The Hunger Games, Screenplay by Gary Ross & Suzanne Collins, Directed by Gary Ross (Lionsgate, Color Force)
  • Looper, Screenplay and Directed by Rian Johnson (FilmDistrict, EndGame Entertainment)


What should I read next?

November 25, 2009

Are you looking for the next title in a series?  Sequels, 4th Edition: An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series by Janet G. Husband and Jonathan F. Husband has arrived.  Available for browsing within the library in our Readers’ Advisory collection on the second floor, Sequels, is a popular guide to novels in series.  With greatly expanded  listings including mysteries, fantasy, science fiction, and romance, plus non–genre fiction selections, Sequels is a great source to consult when looking  for either something similar or completely different.  If you haven’t yet visited our Readers’ Advisory area, it is located behind the second floor information desk near the Young Adult collection.  While there, have a look at our subject booklists and author read-a-likes.

Resources for Mystery Readers!

November 8, 2008

Bibliomysteries http://www.bibliomysteries.com/
are mysteries whose characters, plots and/or settings are intimately bound up with books, writers, and or libraries. Browse alphabetically or explore new bibliomysteries, juvenile books, detectives in series, authors in murder mysteries, quotations (“We are librarians, and therefore the elect of God. To read is human, to catalogue divine.”), and murder weapons (and in case you were wondering, someone HAS been fictionally murdered by compact shelving.

Mystery File: The CrimeFiction Research Journal http://www.mysteryfile.com Lots of book reviews, author profiles and mystery trivia.

The Mystery Reader http://www.themysteryreader.com Mystery Book reviews with one to five star ratings and violence ratings. Covers police/detective, thrillers, cozy’s, romantic suspense, historical and suspense. Parts of the site are not current, but the book reviews are up to date.

Stop, You’re Killing Me! http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/index.html This site is a resource for the lovers of mystery, intrigue and suspense books. Stop! Lists hundreds of authors, with complete, chronological lists of their books in this sub-genre

Christian Science Monitor Best Thrillers of 2007

December 6, 2007

A  list of the best thrillers of 2007 and the book reviews for each title.

International Thriller Writers Association

December 6, 2007


This site lists current thrillers and best of the month titles. It also features events and news from the association.Take a look!

Street Fiction: Urban Book Reviews and Author Interviews

September 29, 2007



The web site is dedicated to reviewing street fiction, also known as urban fiction, street lit, or gangsta fiction. One of the fastest growing genres, these books expose the reader to drugs, violence, sex and and the gritty realities of street life in urban America.

Classic Science Fiction Titles

November 8, 2006

Fairfax County Library (VA) Science Fiction Resources http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/reading/adult/ADULTSf.htm

An annotated list of Classic Science Fiction writers.