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Year-end wrap up, "Best" list for SF/Fantasy

Here is Amazon's list of the Top SF/Fantasy of 2012:

It's a Mystery 2012 Wrap-Up

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Mystery Awards

Each year a number of organizations and associations honor mystery writers for their outstanding work.  Below are the major awards, presented in 2012 for works published in 2011.  The winning titles are listed, along with their location at WPPL (MYS or FIC).  For a complete list of awards, nominees, and winners, visit http://stopyourekillingme.com/.

SEAL Team 666 by Weston Ochse

The title alone made me want to pick this book up and read it. And the blurb on the cover that called it "Like the X-files written by Tom Clancy" didn't hurt either.

Digital Texts: Shakespeare

This post is for Shakespeare teachers, scholars, lovers...and haters who have to read his plays for school. Yesterday, the Folger Shakespeare Library released Folger Digital Texts, a new collection of twelve of The Bard's plays available online:

Boy, oh Boy, oh Boyle!

Okay, so I’m not a huge fan of Susan Boyle. Yes, I saw her amazing performance on YouTube. Simon was wowed and I was too. (We have things in common, such as the fact that we’re both smart alecks.)

 

Ebooks and privacy: a new guide

The holiday season is upon us once more. It is a time of year for reflection, family, and deals on ereaders and tablets! If you find yourself in the market for one of these devices, it is important to understand how much personal information they gather, and how the device manufacturers use it.

What's worse...puberty or apocalypse?

What could possibly be worse than adolescence? Only one thing, the end of the world.

Deathworld by Harry Harrison

Jason dinAlt is a professional gambler who uses his somewhat erratic psionic abilities to his advantage in the casinos. While on a gambling trip he meets a man from the planet Pyrrus who offers him a cut of a huge potential pot if he will help him win.

It's a Mystery 11/17/2012

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Bouchercon 2012

What an unbelievable experience it was for me to be able to attend the World Mystery Convention that was held here, in Cleveland, in October.  The four-day event featured over 1500 attendees, including over 500 published mystery authors and guests of honor Les Roberts, Robin Cook, John Connolly, Elizabeth George, and Mary Higgins Clark.  Among the rest of the attendees were aspiring authors, bloggers, journalists, publishers, and librarians, but mostly just, fans of the mystery/crime genre.

I know, I know!

Who wants to hear about the “H” word?
I know, I know! but if I don’t tell you about it now, it’ll all be gone!