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Sunday 30 April 2000

Ursula K. Le Guin has won the Robert Kirsch Award, given annually by the Los Angeles Times to honor the body of work by a writer living in and/or writing about the American West. The award is named after an LAT literary critic who died in 1980. The announcement was made Saturday, April 29, as part of the 20th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, whose winners included Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter in the science and technology category and Amit Chaudhuri's Freedom Song: Three Novels in the fiction category. (Ironically, the LAT rarely reviews SF.)

Los Angeles Times April 30

Thursday 27 April 2000

Neal Stephenson is a surprise, and unorthodox, winner in the Internet category of the Prix Ars Electronica, for his depiction of virtual universes in novels Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon.

New York Times April 27

Wednesday 26 April 2000

• Winners of the British Science Fiction Association Awards were announced April 23:

Best Novel
The Sky Road, Ken MacLeod

Best Short Fiction
''Hunting the Slarque'', Eric Brown (Interzone)

Best Artwork
Cover of Darwinia [by Robert Charles Wilson; Tor], Jim Burns

Sunday 23 April 2000

• Nominations have been announced for the Canadian Aurora Awards, which will be presented at Canvention 20, held in conjunction with TT2000, July 14 to 16, 2000 in Toronto, Ontario. One must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and a member of the convention, to vote.

• Correction: The Australian Ditmar Awards will not be presented this weekend at Swancon in Perth, Australia. Though nominations were announced, problems with the balloting process have forced a postponement. A new ballot will be taken when problems are resolved.

Saturday 22 April 2000

• A communications satellite has been dedicated to Arthur C. Clarke.


• Stephen L. Burns has won the Compton Crook Award for his novel Flesh and Silver (Roc).

• Nominations for the CompuServe HOMer Awards have been announced.

Monday 17 April 2000

• Artist and author Edward Gorey, 75, died Saturday.



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