SF/F: Hugo & Dragon Awards 2018

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If science fiction and fantasy are your preferred genres, look no further. Here are the nominees for both the Hugo Awards and the newly created Dragon Awards. (New to the genres? This would be a great place to start!)


Nat Segaloff, Harlan Ellison, NESFA Press, New England Science Fiction Association
Description: ... A Lit Fuse is the first time he [Harlan Ellison] has granted complete access not only to his life but to his writing. Delving into both, Nat Segaloff examines Ellison's influences, his creative process, and the inner and outer conflicts that have shaped his work and reputation. Debunking rumors (such as whether he threw a fan down an elevator shaft), clarifying his classic tales of revenge (he really did send a dead gopher to a publisher who displeased him), and explaining why he has never lost a lawsuit (like the one against The Terminator), this book collects the essential "Harlan stories" between two covers. ... A Lit Fuse features interviews with Ellison's friends, colleagues, and sometimes detractors. Fans will find new details, enemies will discover a larger view, and casual readers of speculative fiction (don't call it "science fiction") will come away with an appreciation for the man who, for almost all of his 83 years, has written for the ages while tilting at the windmills of stupidity and intolerance. -- book jacket, inside flaps.
Call Number: 800.92 Seg
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Marie Brennan
Description: Isabella, Lady Trent, known as the world's preeminent dragon naturalist, writes her memoir detailing how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic dragon discoveries that would change the world forever.
Call Number: FIC Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Frances Hardinge
Description: Makepeace, the illegitimate daughter of a rich father, must fight the spirit that possesses her, her family's terrible secret, and the dangers of of a war-torn country.
Call Number: YA FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Nnedi Okorafor
Description: Now stronger, feistier, and a bit older, Sunny Nwazue, along with her friends from the the Leopard Society, travel through worlds, both visible and invisible, to the mysterious town of Osisi, where they fight in a climactic battle to save humanity.
Call Number: YA FIC Oko
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Martha Wells
Description: In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid -- a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Nnedi Okorafor
Description: It's been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places. And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders. But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace.
Call Number: FIC Oko
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, Cynthia Sikes, Hampton Fancher
Description: A young blade runner's discovery of a long buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Robert Jackson Bennett
Description: "The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions--until its divine protectors were killed. Now, Bulikov's history has been censored and erased, its citizens subjegated. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to solve a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem, and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over"--back cover.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Zoë Quinn
Description: Zoë Quinn, indie developer and advocate against online abuse, traces the story of her experiences at the center of the Gamergate controversy while outlining recommendations for combating online harassment.
Call Number: 794.8 Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Seanan McGuire
Description: Verity Price, who has been trained from birth as a cryptozoologist--a monster hunter--attempts to pursue a career in professional ballroom dance, but dangerous cryptids and an enemy operative keep getting in the way.
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 6, 2017
Seanan McGuire
Description: "Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children. Jacqueline was her mother's perfect daughter--polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it's because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline. Jillian was her father's perfect daughter--adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got. They were five when they learned that grown-ups can't be trusted. They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices."-- Dust jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC McG
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 10, 2017
Jordan Peele, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Daniel Kaluuya
Description: A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears.
Call Number: Horror
Format: DVD
Date Added: Feb 14, 2018
Sarah Rees Brennan
Description: Despite his aversion to war, work, and most people (human or otherwise), teenaged Elliott, a human transported to a fantasy world where he attends a school for warriors and diplomatic advisers, finds that two unlikely ideas, friendship and world peace, may actually be possbile.
Call Number: YA FIC Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Philip Pullman, Michael Sheen
Description: When Malcolm finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of intrigue featuring enforcement agents from the Magisterium, a woman with an evil monkey daemon, and a baby named Lyra. This audiobook is an Odyssey honor book.
Call Number: YA FIC Pul
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Feb 12, 2018
Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda, Rus Wooton, Jennifer M. Smith (Editor)
Description: "Maika Halfwolf is on the run from a coalition of forces determined to control or destroy the powerful Monstrum that lives beneath her skin. But Maika still has a mission of her own: to discover the secrets of her late mother, Moriko."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Liu
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Emil Ferris
Call Number: FIC Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2018
Kim Stanley Robinson
Call Number: FIC Rob
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen Joy Fowler
Description: "From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 814.54 Le G
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson, Jared K. Fletcher
Description: Newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac and Tiffany finally reunite with their long-lost friend KJ in an unexpected new era, where the girls must uncover the secret origins of timetravel... or risk never returning home to1988.
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Ann Leckie
Description: "A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned. Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating intergalactic conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray's future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Lec
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Yoon Ha Lee
Description: Shuos Jedao is unleashed. The long-dead general, preserved with exotic technologies as a weapon, has possessed the body of gifted young captain Kel Cheris. Now, General Kel Khiruev's fleet, racing to the Severed March to stop a fresh enemy incursion, has fallen under Jedao's sway. Only Khiruev's aide, Lieutenant Colonel Kel Brezan, is able to shake off the influence of the brilliant but psychotic Jedao. The rogue general seems intent on defending the hexarchate, but can Khiruev - or Brezan - trust him? For that matter, can they trust Kel Command, or will their own rulers wipe out the whole swarm to destroy one man?
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Sarah Gailey
Description: In the early 20th Century, the United States government concocted a plan to import hippopotamuses into the marshlands of Louisiana to be bred and slaughtered as an alternative meat source. This is true. Other true things about hippos: they are savage, they are fast, and their jaws can snap a man in two. This was a terrible plan. Contained within this volume is an 1890s America that might have been: a bayou overrun by feral hippos and mercenary hippo wranglers from around the globe. It is the story of Winslow Houndstooth and his crew. It is the story of their fortunes. It is the story of his revenge.
Call Number: FIC Gai
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, letterer Fonografiks
Description: "'The war for Phang' is an epic, self-contained Saga event. Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat and the refugee experience."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Vau
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Mur Lafferty
Description: "A space adventure set on a lone ship where the clones of a murdered crew must find their murderer -- before they kill again. It was not common to awaken in a cloning vat streaked with drying blood. At least, Maria Arena had never experienced it. She had no memory of how she died. That was also new; before, when she had awakened as a new clone, her first memory was of how she died. Maria's vat was in the front of six vats, each one holding the clone of a crew member of the starship Dormire, each clone waiting for its previous incarnation to die so it could awaken. And Maria wasn't the only one to die recently."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Laf
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Rian Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
Description: The Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Sam J. Miller
Description: A bullied gay teen boy with an eating disorder believes he's developed super powers via starvation.
Call Number: YA FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
JY Yang
Description: "Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While Mokoya received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, they saw the sickness at the heart of their mother's Protectorate. A rebellion is growing. The Machinists discover new levers to move the world every day, while the Tensors fight to put them down and preserve the power of the state. Unwilling to continue as a pawn in their mother's twisted schemes, Akeha leaves the Tensorate behind and falls in with the rebels. But every step Akeha takes towards the Machinists is a step away from Mokoya. Can Akeha find peace without shattering the bond they share with their twin?"--Publisher's description.
Call Number: FIC Yan
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Martha Wells
Description: "Moon has spent his life hiding what he is--a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon's true nature is once again discovered and he is cast out by his adopted tribe, he encounters a shape-shifter like himself... someone who seems to know exactly what Moon is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community. What this stranger doesn't tell Moon is that his presence will tip the balance of power... that his extraordinary lineage is crucial to the colony's survival... and that his people face extinction at the hands of the dreaded Fell. Moon must overcome a lifetime of conditioning in order to save himself... and his newfound kin."--P. [4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
John Scalzi
Description: Faster than light travel is impossible--until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field available at certain points in space-time, which can take us to other planets around other stars. Riding The Flow, humanity spreads to innumerable other worlds. Earth is forgotten. A new empire arises, the Interdependency, based on the doctrine that no one human outpost can survive without the others. It's a hedge against interstellar war--and, for the empire's rulers, a system of control. But when it's discovered that the entire Flow is moving, possibly separating all human worlds from one another forever, a scientist, a starship captain, and the emperox of the Interdependency must race to find out what can be salvaged from an empire on the brink of collapse. -- adapted from book jacket.
Call Number: LP FIC Sca
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Lois McMaster Bujold
Call Number: FIC Buj
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Michael Schur, Kristen Bell, William Harper, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden
Description: The show follows Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife and, thanks to some kind of error, is sent to the Good Place instead of the Bad Place, which is definitely where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael, the wise architect of the Good Place who doesn't know he's made a mistake, she's determined to shed her old way of living and discover the awesome, or at least the pretty good, person within.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Guillermo del Toro, Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer
Description: An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
N. K. Jemisin
Description: "The Moon will soon return. Whether this heralds the destruction of humankind or something worse will depend on two women. Essun has inherited the power of Alabaster Tenring. With it, she hopes to find her daughter Nassun and forge a world in which every orogene child can grow up safe. For Nassun, her mother's mastery of the Obelisk Gate comes too late. She has seen the evil of the world, and accepted what her mother will not admit: that sometimes what is corrupt cannot be cleansed, only destroyed."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Jem
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Brandon Sanderson
Description: A new epic series by the best-selling writer of Robert Jordan's final Wheel of Time novels introduces the world of Roshar through the experiences of a war-weary royal compelled by visions, a highborn youth condemned to military slavery and a woman who would save her impoverished house.
Call Number: FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Kevin Feige, Eric Pearson (Screenwriter), Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Taika Waititi
Description: Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.
Call Number: SciFi/Fantasy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Apr 5, 2018
Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
Description: Diana, princess of the Amazons was trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers, and her true destiny.
Call Number: Action
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 29, 2017
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A Lit Fuse: The Provocative Life Of Harlan Ellison
Nat Segaloff, Harlan Ellison, NESFA Press, New England Science Fiction Association
800.92 Seg
Paper Girls: 3
Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson, Jared K. Fletcher
FIC Vau
A Natural History Of Dragons: A Memoir By Lady Trent
Marie Brennan
FIC Bre
Provenance
Ann Leckie
FIC Lec
A Skinful Of Shadows
Frances Hardinge
YA FIC Har
Raven Stratagem
Yoon Ha Lee
FIC Lee
Akata Warrior
Nnedi Okorafor
YA FIC Oko
River Of Teeth
Sarah Gailey
FIC Gai
All Systems Red
Martha Wells
FIC Wel
Saga. Volume Seven
Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples, letterer Fonografiks
FIC Vau
Binti : Home
Nnedi Okorafor
FIC Oko
Six Wakes
Mur Lafferty
FIC Laf
Blade Runner 2049 [DVD]
Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, Cynthia Sikes, Hampton Fancher
SciFi/Fantasy
Star Wars: The Last Jedi [DVD]
Rian Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy, Ram Bergman, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher
SciFi/Fantasy
City Of Stairs : A Novel
Robert Jackson Bennett
FIC Ben
The Art Of Starving
Sam J. Miller
YA FIC Mil
Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, And How We Can Win The Fight Against Online Hate
Zoë Quinn
794.8 Qui
The Black Tides Of Heaven
JY Yang
FIC Yan
Discount Armageddon
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
The Cloud Roads
Martha Wells
FIC Wel
Down Among The Sticks And Bones
Seanan McGuire
FIC McG
The Collapsing Empire [Large Print]
John Scalzi
LP FIC Sca
Get Out [DVD]
Jordan Peele, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm, Daniel Kaluuya
Horror
The Curse Of Chalion
Lois McMaster Bujold
FIC Buj
In Other Lands: A Novel
Sarah Rees Brennan
YA FIC Bre
The Good Place: Season One [DVD]
Michael Schur, Kristen Bell, William Harper, Jameela Jamil, D'Arcy Carden
Comedy
La Belle Sauvage
Philip Pullman, Michael Sheen
YA FIC Pul
The Shape Of Water [DVD]
Guillermo del Toro, Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer
SciFi/Fantasy
Monstress: Volume Two, The Blood
Marjorie M. Liu, Sana Takeda, Rus Wooton, Jennifer M. Smith (Editor)
FIC Liu
The Stone Sky
N. K. Jemisin
FIC Jem
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters: Book One
Emil Ferris
FIC Fer
The Way Of Kings
Brandon Sanderson
FIC San
New York 2140 [Audiobook]
Kim Stanley Robinson
FIC Rob
Thor: Ragnarok [DVD]
Kevin Feige, Eric Pearson (Screenwriter), Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost, Taika Waititi
SciFi/Fantasy
No Time To Spare: Thinking About What Matters
Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen Joy Fowler
814.54 Le G
Wonder Woman [DVD]
Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
Action