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Tor Tempts (or Taunts) your reading tastebuds

I first came to know Sanderson's writing through his Mistborn Trilogy, and from that I had no further trepidation of his picking up the Wheel of Time series books from the late Robert Jordan.  Now Tor.com is offering up the first three chapters of Brandon Sanderson's book in his new series, The Way of Kings (book one of The Stormlight Archive).  To rea

Lunch 'n' Lit, June 10, 1 PM: Appaloosa

Atascocita Branch Library Book Club, Lunch 'n' Lit, discusses rough and tumble western Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker on June 10 at 1:00 PM.  Bring your lunch and your thoughts on this book turned popular movie.

 

(c) Photo by bunchofpants

Hau'oli Luau Review -- what you missed!

Watch our brief video review!

There are so many great programs going on for all ages at Atascocita Library.  Knitting, crafting, reading, learning, sharing -- check out our event calendar and see what's coming soon!

2010 Nebula Award Winners

2010 Nebula Award Winners were announced at the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc ceremony May 15, 2010.

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The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade Books, Sept. 2009)

Nebula Awards

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) will announce their Nebula Award winners on May 15 during the Nebula Awards Weekend in Cocoa Beach, Florida.  One of the major awards of Speculative Fiction, it is voted on by active members of SFWA.

Want to make sure you have your reading done in preparation for the award announcements?  Free Speculative Fiction Online has gathered up the links to several of the nominees.

Harris County Public Library carries the following works:

Kingwood Customer Holds

Please note that while the Kingwood Branch Library is closed preparing for their move to the new building, all Kingwood customer requested materials are being processed at the Atascocita Branch Library. While the computer system initially states that these items expire on April 19, they are under the same 10 day hold policy as other requests.   Note that any items expiring on April 19 will not make their way back to Kingwood on that opening day and will then expire.  Please check your accounts online or call the Atascocita Branch Library, 281-812-2162, if you have any questions.

 

Andre Norton Award Nominees

Since 2005, the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy has been presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.  Named after famous author Andre Norton (1912-2005), it is presented at the yearly Nebula Awards. 

This year's nominees are:

Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker

Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

Ash by Malinda Lo

SF Sneak Peeks - Robin Hobb

Have you been waiting for some good reads out of SF?  Anticipating the winter season to end so the publishers start passing out those Spring titles?  Robin Hobb (Liveship Traders Trilogy) starts a new series Rain Wilds Chronicles with Dragon Keeper.  While waiting for your HCPL book to come in, which you can place a hold on now, you can read a sneak peak at HarperCollins website.

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