Book Report: Book News for the Week of April 8th on Forces of Geek

Book Report

Three Cups of Deceit: Last year bestselling author Jon Krakauer (Under the Banner of Heaven and Into the Wild) released a short book on Greg Mortensen and his use of the Central Asia Institute charity’s money to fund personal and family trips in excess of the amount of $1 million.  60 Minutes also did an expose on the issue.  Mortensen, who co-founded the charity, has now come clean and admitted to this and will be repaying these funds and has also faced repercussions with the charity.

2012 Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominees: The 2012 nominees for the Hugo and Campbell Awards were announced on Saturday with a nice wide range of authors, writers and artists, making this one of the more interesting award celebrations in some time.  The award ceremony will take place on September 2 in Chicago at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention.

Seanan McGuire: The bestselling author of the October Daye series got a number of Hugo nominations, as well as under her other persona, Mira Grant.  The cover for the next Toby Daye book has been released, Ashes of Honor, coming out September 4.  And Mira Grant has just signed a contract with Orbit books for two new novels and three novellas.

Gaiman’s Musical:  Neil Gaiman, the man known for trying just about every type of writing medium at least once has announced another project he’s also working on: a musical.

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