Monday, May 7, 2012

BOOK REPORT - Book News For The Week of May 6th

Toni Morrison to Receive Medal of Freedom 
President Barrack Obama announced recently that renowned author Toni Morrison has been chosen to receive the nation's highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom,awarded to "individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."

Locus Finalists Announced 
Last week, the Locus Science Fiction Foundation announced its finalists for the 2012 Locus Awards, winners of which will be announced at the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle on July 15-17, 2012.

May's Reads From SF Signal 
SF Signal has revealed its top releases in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror for the month of May with 148 titles.

Cover for Next Halo Book 
The cover for the next Halo book, The Thursday War by Wendy Traviss, has been revealed by its publisher, Tor.  The book will be released on October 2, 2012.

Walter Mosley's New Production Company 
Bestselling mystery author Walter Mosley has announced that he's starting his own production company, Best of Brooklyn Filmhouse, partnering with Diane Houslin, to transform his books into movies and TV series.

2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes 
The awards ceremony was held on April 20th, and the winners for the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes have been revealed.

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