Ditmar Awards 2017 winners

The winners of the 2017 Ditmar Awards for Australian science-fiction, fantasy and horror writing were announced at the 56th Australian National Science Fiction Convention Continuum 13 in Melbourne.

Here are something for Aussie Sci-Fi fans.

Best novel

The Grief Hole (Kaaron Warren, IFWG)

Best novella or novelette

‘Did We Break the End of the World?’ (Tansy Rayner Roberts in Defying Doomsday, Twelfth Planet Press) Continue reading

Most Popular Reads in the Library Last Month

The following titles are the most borrowed titles in City of Parramatta Libraries last month. You’d be surprised by its diversity, well probably not that surprised.

I’ve made some comments after each title just to let you know that reading is always fun and interesting.

Enjoy reading!

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Arthur C Clarke Award 2017 Shortlist

The annual award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a generous grant given by Sir Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987 to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale .

The shortlisted titles are: Continue reading

Good Reads – Best Books of 2016 Winners!

good-reads-2016The winners of the Good Reads Best Books of 2016 have been announced – did your favourite win?

Categories included: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Horror, Humour, Non Fiction, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Science & Technology, Food & Cookbooks, Graphic Novels & Comics, Poetry, Debut Goodreads Author, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, Middle Grade & Children’s, and Picturebook.

HINT – Click on the category below to see the winner and shortlisted books and click on the title to reserve your copy of the winner now. The Library has all of the winning books and many of the shortlisted ones. Continue reading

Better Reading Top 100 Books 2016

BR-TOP100Better Reading has released the 2016 Top 100 Book as voted by the Australian public – number 1 is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird! Is your favourite in the list?

The Top 50 Kids Books for 2016 list has also been announced – number 1, to no surprise is the classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Why not reserve your favourite now via the Library Catalogue?