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While the Locus Award is not as highly coveted as the Nebula or Hugo’s for Science Fiction or Fantasy, they are generally considered to be designed to influence the Hugo’s.

The 2012 Awards for books published in 2011 were handed out over the weekend with Embassytown by China Miéville taking home the science fiction award. Not surprisingly, Dances with Dragons by George R.R. Martin took the top award for fantasy. Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern took the Best First novel, while The Girl Who Circumnavigated  Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente took honors for Best Young Adult.

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Bryan Fuller is bringing one of regular actors to Mockingbird Lane. Veteran character actor Beth Grant, who played nosy neighbor Marianne Marie Beattle on Fuller’s Wonderfalls and then brought the character over to his Pushing Daises series, will have »

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