Archive | April, 2011

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could Wins the 2011 Silver Nautilus Award!

25 Apr

Tecolote: The Little Horse That Could by Sandy Nathan has won the 2011 Silver Nautilus Award for Children’s Nonfiction (Grades 1-6).

The Nautilus Award recognizes books, audio books, and e-books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living & positive social change. In addition to its awards for adult literature, the Nautilus Awards recognize distinguished contributions to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults. Previous winners include: Echart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and . . . Sandy Nathan . Author Sandy Nathan also won the 2009 Silver Nautilus in the Indigenous/Multicultural category with her novel Numenon.

My review of Denial of Death by Ernest Becker.

12 Apr

Becker’s Pulitzer Prize winning book was written while he was dying– it is his final gift to humanity. Praised by Elizabeth Kubler Ross, The New York Times Book Review, Sam Keen, you name it. One of my brightest, most humane friends described it as, “The only book I’ve ever read twice.” Becker says– very thoroughly, too– that everything we humans do is to blot out the understanding that we die. That includes all the monuments to our egos we leave behind: shopping centers, vineyards, hotels, motels, cities, piles of stuff for our relatives to clean up, as well as poetry, art, and literature. What is your legacy?

SF Review Blogs List––A Comprehensive List of the Major Reviewers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction

11 Apr

I’ve decided to devote space on Your Shelf Life to blog articles about science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction, as well as writing by the authors of the above. And reviews. I already post reviews on Your Shelf Life. Now I’ll be doing them more often, and inviting guest reviewers to pitch in.

For your edification, I will now attempt to add the SF Review Blogs List, so you’ll be able to get in touch with pretty near any SF/Fantasy Blog you want. Including mine.