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Trish MacGregor Booksigning at Murder on the Beach Bookstore Tuesday, September 28 at 7 PM by ( 23 September 2010 / ) - Trish MacGregor will visit Murder on the Beach to talk about and sign her new book, Esperanza. Trish MacGregor is an astrologer and student of metaphysics. She was raised in Caracas, Venezuela, near the South American setting of Esperanza. She now lives in Florida, where she writes the Sidney Omarr Day-By-Day Astrology Guides.
About Esperanza.

TELOS WINS BRITISH FANTASY AWARD by ( 20 September 2010 / ) - Telos Publishing scooped the British Fantasy Award for Best Small Press at an Awards ceremony held at the annual FantasyCon event in Nottingham at the weekend.

Telos' Publishing Director David J Howe was on hand to receive the Award. 'We had never won this award, despite having been nominated and shortlisted before, and so at the ceremony, I was obviously hopeful, but with a selection of amazing independent presses in the shortlist, it was not obvious at all who might win,' he explained.

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Hugo Award WInners for 2010 (works in 2009) by ( 05 September 2010 / ) - The Hugo Awards are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. They are given by the members of the World Science Fiction Convention for the best in fiction, art, editing, filmmaking and fan achievement. They were first awarded in 1953, and have been awarded every year since 1955. The 2010 Hugo Awards Ceremony were held Sunday, September 5, in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Best-selling Australian author Garth Nix was Master of Ceremonies for the 2010 Hugo Awards.

Best Novel (tie)
The City & The City, China Miéville (Del Rey; Macmillan UK)
The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
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The Emergent Adult - An International Conference by University of Cambridge (UK) Press Release (University of Cambridge (UK) 05 September 2010 / ) -

The effect on the teenage brain of books like "Twilight" and the Harry Potter series is to be examined at Cambridge University.

Scientists, authors, and education experts will all gather to discuss whether there are 'Twilight zones' in the teenage mind; areas of the brain in some way affected or altered by the reading of books like the wildly-popular vampire novels of Stephanie Meyer.

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