Book News: Book Report for Week of May 6 on Forces of Geek

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.

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