Tag Archives: science fiction

Congratulations to Naomi Novik! Uprooted is a Nebula Award Winner

Congratulations to Naomi Novik on winning a 2015 Nebula Award for her novel, Uprooted. The Nebula Awards recognize outstanding novels, novellas and short stories in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Novik’s novel is an absorbing and moving introduction to a strange world, held in thrall by a cold wizard known as the Dragon. His protection of a peaceful village comes at a cost – a young woman who must serve him for ten years. Learn more about the book here:

Star Wars Required Reading

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is opening in theaters on December 18th, and everyone’s talking about it. To celebrate, we made a whole Star Wars page! You can browse through your favorite series, find kids books for the younger fans, and find new ones to tide you over before the movie. Happy reading!  For the Star Wars lover in your life, check out our gift list here. And last but not least, you can enter for a chance to win several Star Wars kids! Enter here!

Bookspotting: Suzie is reading Neuromancer by William Gibson

Ever wonder what Penguin Random House employees are reading? We’re a bunch of professionally bookish people, so you can always count on us to have a book on hand… or thirty piled on our desks. Our Bookspotting feature shows off the range of readers behind the scenes at Penguin Random House.   suzie Suzie, VP & Director in the Consumer Marketing group , is reading Neuromancer by William Gibson. Show us what you’re reading by using the #bookspotting hashtag!  

Bookspotting: Molly is reading The Martian by Andy Weir

Ever wonder what Penguin Random House employees are reading? We’re a bunch of professionally bookish people, so you can always count on us to have a book on hand… or thirty piled on our desks. Our Bookspotting feature shows off the range of readers behind the scenes at Penguin Random House.   molly Molly, intern in the consumer marketing group, is reading The Martian by Andy Weir. Show us what you’re reading by using the #bookspotting hashtag!  

Listen: Andy Weir Talks About His Life Long Struggle with Anxiety

The Martian author, Andy Weir came on Beaks & Geeks to talk about the book and the much-anticipated film adaptation directed by Ridley Scott. He tells us about conquering his anxiety and fear of flying to attend the movie premiere, the real science behind The Martian, and his visit to a NASA Space Center. You’ll also learn about his hacked Twitter account, which is back up and running, and more.

Bookspotting: Cassie is reading Stranger in a Strange Land

Ever wonder what Penguin Random House employees are reading? We’re a bunch of professionally bookish people, so you can always count on us to have a book on hand… or thirty piled on our desks. Our Bookspotting feature shows off the range of readers behind the scenes at Penguin Random House.   cassie Cassie in email marketing is reading Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. Show us what you’re reading by using the #bookspotting hashtag!