On Saturday, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) presented this year’s Nebula Awards, one of the science fiction and fantasy fields top honors (sort of like the Academy Award of SF/F). And this year Night Shade Books author Paolo Bacigalupi won the Nebula Award for best novel for The Windup Girl.

While on the subject of award-winners, this year’s Andre Norton Award winner, current Hugo Award finalist, and recent World Fantasy Award nominee Catherynne M. Valente is also now part of the Night Shade Posse. Her first Night Shade book, hitting the stores in November, is The Habitation of the Blessed, volume one of a trilogy that re-imagines the legends of Prester John.

Upcoming is The Living Dead 2 edited by John Joseph Adams. Two years ago, readers eagerly devoured The Living Dead. Publishers Weekly named it one of the Best Books of the Year, and Barnes & Noble.com called it “The best zombie fiction collection ever.” Now acclaimed editor John Joseph Adams is back for another bite at the apple with 43 more of the best, most chilling, most thrilling zombie stories anywhere, including virtuoso performances by zombie fiction legends Max Brooks (World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead), and David Wellington (Monster Island).

Also upcoming is Zombies of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Geillor. The town of Lake Woebegotten, MN is a small town, filled with ordinary (yet above average) people, leading ordinary lives. Ordinary, that is, until the dead start coming back to life, with the intent to feast upon the living. Now this small town of above average citizens must overcome their petty rivalries and hidden secrets, in order to survive the onslaught of the dead.

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