Locus Online

page 2
page 1

page 4
page 3
page 2
page 1

page 1

page 2
page 1

page 2
page 1




news, magazines, webzines

May 1999

Italia Awards Winners

The 1999 Italia Awards for best science fiction published in Italy were presented at Fantasia 99 / Italcon XXV in The Republic of San Marino, San Marino City, Italy, on May 1st. Winners were chosen by a jury of fans and members of World SF Italia.

Best novel
  • Ai Margini del Caos, Franco Ricciardiello (Mondadori)
  • Best international novel
  • Urth del Nuovo Sole, Gene Wolfe (Editrice Nord) [original title The Urth of the New Sun]
  • Best short story
  • "Viene per te", Franco Clun (L'Altra Italia)
  • Best essay
  • "Orrori di Fine Millennio", Gianfranco De Turris (Edizioni il Torchio)
  • Best short essay
  • "Fortune e sfortune editoriali di Lovecraft in Italia", Gianfranco De Turris
  • Best book collection
  • Fantacollana (Editrice Nord)
  • Best magazine
  • Cosmo SF (Editrice Nord)
  • Best artist
  • Luca Michelucci
  • Best editor
  • Gianfranco De Turris
  • Best translator
  • Gianluigi Zuddas
  • Best show
  • ''Fantascienza e Multimedia'' by Pachi' and Sosio
  • Best graphic novel
  • "Martin Mystere", Alfredo Castelli (Bonelli)
  • The were also awards in fan categories:
    Best fanzine
  • Yorick
  • Best short story
  • "Gli dei non piangono", Gloria Barberi (Yorick)
  • Best short essay
  • ''Il romanzo di esplorazione di Lovecraft'', Pietro Guariello (Yorick)
  • Other nominations for best international novel included John Shirley's L'era dei miracoli (Nord) [The Silicon Embrace], L. Ron Hubbard's L'infamia trionfa (New Era) [Villainy Victorious], Greg Egan's Permutation City (Shake), and Stephen King's La sfera del buio (Sperling & Kupfer) [The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass].

    A complete list of past winners is here.

    Analog and Asimov's Readers Awards

    Dell Magazines announced the winners of their annual awards at a breakfast celebration on Saturday, May 1st, during the Nebula Awards weekend in Pittsburgh, PA.

    Asimov's Science Fiction - Thirteenth Annual Readers Award

    Best Novella: "Oceanic", Greg Egan (Aug 1998)
    Best Novelette: "Echea", Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Jul 1998)
    Best Short Story: "Radiant Doors", Michael Swanwick (Sep 1998)
    Best Poem: "egg horror poem", Laurel Winter (Jul 1998)
    Best Cover Art: John Foster
    Best Interior Art: Alan Giana

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact - AnLab Winners

    Best Novella: "Aurora in Four Voices", Catherine Asaro (Dec 1998)
    Best Novelette: "Zwarte Piets Tale", Allen Steele (Dec 1998)
    Best Short Story: "Moon-Calf'', Stephen Baxter (Jul/Aug 1998)
    Best Fact Article: "The Worlds Simplest Fusion Reactor", Tom Ligon (Dec 1998)
    Best Cover Art: Bob Eggleton, Jul/Aug 1998 for "The Ice Dragons Song"

    HOMer Awards

    Winners of the HOMer awards, voted by members of CompuServe's science fiction forums, were announced May 8th:

    Best Novel: Kirinyaga, Mike Resnick (Del Rey)
    Best Novella: "Aurora In Four Voices", Catherine Asaro (Analog Dec 98)
    Best Novelette: "Echea", Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Asimov's Jul 98)
    Best Short Story: "Face Of God", Barb Galler-Smith (On Spec Winter 98)
    Best Dramatic Presentation: Babylon 5: "Sleeping In Light"

    Sidewise Nominations

    Nominations for this year's Sidewise Awards, for works of alternate history, have been announced. Winners will be presented at this year's World Science Fiction Convention Aussiecon 3, Sept. 2-6 1999 in Melbourne, Australia.

    Long Form
  • Greg Bear, Dinosaur Summer (Warner 1998, Voyager 1998)
  • Stephen Fry, Making History (Hutchinson 1996; Random House 1998)
  • Pamela Sargent, Climb the Wind (HarperPrism 1998)
  • Short Form
  • Stephen Baxter & Arthur C. Clarke, ''The Wire Continuum'' (Playboy Jan 1998)
  • Ian R. MacLeod, ''The Summer Isles'' (Asimov's Oct/Nov 1998)
  • Robert Silverberg, ''Waiting for the End'' (Asimov's Oct/Nov 1998)
  • Howard Waldrop, ''US'' (Event Horizon Oct 14th 1998)
  • (Wed 12 May 1999)

    MAY page 1

  • Nebula Awards winners

    APRIL page 4

  • Hugo Awards nominations

    APRIL page 3

  • German Phantastic Awards
  • Ditmar nominations

    APRIL page 2

  • James Turner, 1945 - 1999

    APRIL page 1

  • SFWA to honor J. Michael Straczynski
  • BSFA Awards
  • Geoff Ryman wins Philip K. Dick Award
  • HOMer nominations
  • Stoker nominations
  • Sturgeon Award semi-finalists

  • TOP  
    © 1999 by Locus Publications. All rights reserved.