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  • Congrats to Andri Magnason, his fantasy novel LoveStar was awarded a special citation of excellence at the Philip K. Dick awards

    April 3, 2013

    Magnason_LoveStarThe Philip K. Dick Award, for science fiction books originally published in paperback instead of hardcover, was awarded last Friday at the annual Norwescon conference and Andri Snær Maganson‘s LoveStar was given a special citation of excellence.

    LoveStar was originally published in Iceland, and was named “Novel of the Year” by Icelandic booksellers and received the DV Literary Award and a nomination for the Icelandic Literary Prize. 

    Lovestar is a dystopia for the information age. But unlike most dystopias, the LoveStar world is also shocking in its beauty.”Ploughshares Literary Magazine

    “Orwell, Vonnegut, and Douglas Adams are felt on every page, though Magnason is never derivative. His satire and insightful social commentary sweeten the pot and the sheer wackiness of Magnason’s oversized imagination is invigorating.”—Publishers Weekly

    “Strange and refreshing—a lushly imagined future that reminded me of Vonnegut and Brautigan.”—Ed Park, author of Personal Days

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