Recent News: World Fantasy Awards
News / November 4, 2016

Welcome to the first in a new series on genre awards. Here we’ll be keeping you up to date with recent wins, shortlists and closing dates for nominations for all the major awards. We’re kicking off with the World Fantasy Awards, presented at the World Fantasy Convention 2016 in Columbus, Ohio on 27-30 October. Did we miss an award you think we should be keeping track of? Let us know and we’ll get right on it. WORLD FANTASY AWARDS          NOMINATIONS CLOSING   WORLD FANTASY AWARDS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT David G. Hartwell Andrzej Sapkowski NOVELS Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (Knopf/Faber & Faber) N. K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season (Orbit) Naomi Novik, Uprooted (Del Rey Books/Macmillan UK) K. J. Parker, Savages (Subterranean Press) Paul Tremblay, A Head Full of Ghosts (William Morrow & Co.) Anna Smaill, The Chimes (Sceptre)  *WINNER  LONG FICTION Usman T. Malik, “The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn” (, Apr. 22, 2015) Kim Newman, “Guignol” (Horrorology, edited by Stephen Jones, Jo Fletcher Books) Kelly Robson, “Waters of Versailles” (, June 10, 2015) Bud Webster, “Farewell Blues” (The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan./Feb. 2015)  Kelly Barnhill, The Unlicensed Magician (PS Publishing)  *WINNER  SHORT FICTION Selena Chambers, “The Neurastheniac” (Cassilda’s Song, ed….

The Speculative Herald is Recruiting!
News / September 22, 2016

The Speculative Herald is looking to expand our team! We are hoping to add some fellow lovers of speculative fiction as regular contributors (at least one post a month, preferably 2 or more). What are we looking for? Pretty much any solid content related to speculative fiction. We would love to add some team members for more new/upcoming release reviews, but also for non-review content as well. If you would be interested in contributing a News Roundup post or something else to keep us all up to date on the latest goings on, let us know! We are excited to see what others may have to offer. What does it pay? Good Karma and gratitude. Nothing monetary, as we are all volunteers who just love sharing our thoughts on books. Interested? Apply Here We will respond to every application, but the response may depend on how many applications are submitted (we want to give everyone a fair shot). Since this is the first time we are running an open recruitment, I hope you can bear with us if we run into anything unexpected. Ideally, we would like to respond within two weeks. We may have some follow up questions for individuals…

Introduction: Our Most Anticipated Books for Fall 2015
Book List , News / September 27, 2015

Welcome to The Speculative Herald’s inaugural post! As a very quick introduction, The Speculative Herald is a new collaborative blog made of up established bloggers. You can see who we are over on the About Us page. We have come together to create a common site to really highlight the newest and upcoming books in speculative fiction. This will be a great week with reviews for the latest/upcoming releases from Jim Butcher, Margaret Atwood, Brandon Sanderson, Kameron Hurley and more. And we figured what better way to introduce ourselves than to let you know what books we are really looking forward to for the rest of the year. So here it is, each of our picks for upcoming 2015 releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on! What books are you excited for? What did we miss? (as much as we wanted to, we couldn’t list everything!) BOB’S PICKS                   This Gulf of Time and Stars by Julie E. Czerneda As much as I’m looking forward to a 3rd title in her Night’s Edge fantasy series, it’s nice to see Julie returning to the world that made her a household name. The King’s…

News: The Dragon is Waking
News / August 19, 2015

What is this? A dragon is waking. But don’t be scared. While this dragon is fierce in its own way, it is likely not in the manner you are accustomed. Also, it does not hoard it’s treasure, so when it wakes it’s bounty will be shared with all. Everyone knows all dragons like shiny things, but this one does not go for gold or silver or gems. This dragon obsesses over procuring and learning about the newest, shiniest books in speculative fiction. Fantasy books in particular. Come late September, The Speculative Herald dragon will wake and share everything it knows with news and reviews about these books.   Don’t want to miss out?   Follow us on Twitter: @SpecHerald   Follow us with Bloglovin   [do_widget_area]