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2009 Hugo Award Winners

Presented at: Anticipation, Montréal, Quebec, August 6-10, 2009
    * Best Novel: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins; Bloomsbury UK)
    * Best Novella: The Erdmann Nexus, Nancy Kress (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2008)
    * Best Novelette: Shoggoths in Bloom, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's Mar 2008)
    * Best Short Story: "Exhalation", Ted Chiang (Eclipse Two)

You are Cordially Invited to Knit & Nosh

Knit and Nosh SocietyStarting in the Fall, Atascocita Branch Library will host a knitting group for all knitters ages 18 and over, beginners to advanced. While you learn and share the craft of knitting, you’ll enjoy wonderful treats, beverages, and society.  We would like to know when knitters wish to meet. Please take the survey below, or you can take a paper survey available at the Service Desk in the library.

 

Traipsing through Sherwood Forest

Adventures of Robin HoodWith the latest Robin Hood movie in production starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, and being rather a Robin Hood groupie, I recall the time when the Kevin Costner Robin Hood came out and a local TV station where I lived at the time ran a poll asking people who their favorite Robin Hood was: Errol Flynn or Kevin Costner.  Of course, they left out plenty of other Robin Hoods as well.  Wh

Writers Group in the Works

Coming in the Fall Atascocita Branch Library will be offering a writers group for ages 18 and over.  This program will be one hour long offering writers support, sharing tips and tricks, looking at writers' resources, and much more! Click on this blog title to learn more.

Who is on the horizon in SF?

Let's indulge our own Science Fiction future sight and see if we can predict the rising stars of Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction/Fantasy). 

End Summer at Atascocita with a "Baaah" and a Bang!

The Summer Reading Program has just flown by, but we hope you'll join us in the last week of logging your books and attending programs for these special treats. 

WorldCon 2009: Anticipation in Montréal

Every year the fandom of Science Fiction gathers together to share their enthusiasm for the genre.  Each year is a different city, and this year takes us to Montréal for Anticipation, August 6-10.  Fans, authors, artists, publishers, filmmakers, and more enjoy convention days devoted to the genre of speculative fiction.  The Hugo Awards as well as the John W.

Science Fiction Hall of Fame 2009 Inductees

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame is housed in the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle.  Each year since 1996, they have inducted four persons who have contributed to the genre.  Previous members include Steven Spielberg, Anne McCaffrey, and Ray Bradbury.  The 2009 Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductees are Edward L. Ferman, Michael Whelan, Connie Willis, and Frank R.

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