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2016 Worldcon in Kansas City

Mid American Science Fiction and Fantasy Conventions, Inc. won the bid to host the 2016 Worldcon. MidAmeriCon II will be held August 17 – 21, 2016 in Kansas City, MO at the Kansas City Convention Center and Bartle Hall. Chaired by Ruth Lichtwardt, Jeff Orth, and Diane Lacey, the 2016 guests of honor are Tamora Pierce, Michael Swanwick, Kinuko Y. Craft, and Patrick & Teresa Nielsen Hayden, with Pat Cadigan as Toastmaster.

The attending membership rate is currently $150.

For more see the official MidAmericon II website.

 

 

 

2014 Golden Duck Awards Winners

Winners of the 2014 Golden Duck Awards for excellence in SF children’s literature were announced August 16, 2014 at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, held in London, England. The awards were first announced and presented at Detcon1, the 2014 North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) that was held in July in Detroit, MI.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

  • The Planet Thieves, Dan Krokos (Starscape)

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

  • Hello Nebulon and Journey to Juno, Ray O’Ryan (Little Simon)

Picture Book

  • Vader’s Little Princess, Jeffrey Brown (Chronicle Books)

2014 Chesley Awards Winners

Winners for the Chesley Awards were announced at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, held in London, England, August 15, 2014. The Chesley Awards are presented by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA).

Best Cover Illustration – Hardback Book

  • Todd Lockwood, for A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan (Tor)
  • Jason Chan, for Lost Covenant: A Widdershins Adventure by Ari Marmell (Pyr)
  • Kekai Kotaki, for Quintessence by David Walton (Tor)
  • Maurizio Manzieri, for Book of Iron by Elizabeth Bear (Subterranean)
  • Michael Whelan, for A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor)
  • Allen Williams, for “Light Reading”, Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Tor)

Best Cover Illustration – Paperback Book

  • Kerem Beyit, for The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich (Pyr)
  • Jason Chan, for Harbinger by Phillippa Ballantine (Ace)
  • Julie Dillon, for Ancient Discovery: Crossed Genres Magazine 2.0 Book One (Crossed Genres)
  • Justin Gerard, for Power Under Pressure by Andrew P. Mayer (Pyr)
  • Dehong He, for Shield of Sea and Space by Erin Hoffman (Pyr)

Best Cover Illustration – Magazine

  • Dan Dos Santos, for Fables #136 (12/13)
  • Julie Dillon, for Clarkesworld #87 (12/13)
  • Maurizio Manzieri, for F&SF (3-4/13)
  • Cynthia Sheppard, for Bull Spec #8 & 9 (Spring 2013)

Best Interior Illustration

  • Brian Kesinger, for Walking Your Octopus (Baby Tattoo)
  • Robert Hunt, for “Fire Above, Fire Below” by Garth Nix (Tor.com 5/13)
  • John Jude Palencar, for “A Terror” by Jeffrey Ford (Tor.com 7/13)
  • John Picacio, for “The Button Man and the Murder Tree” by Cherie Priest (Tor.com 5/13)
  • John Picacio, for “The Good Life” (Popular Science 6/13)
  • Greg Ruth, for “Dragonkin” by Lavie Tidhar (Tor.com 7/13)
  • Greg Ruth, for “The Running of the Bulls” by Harry Turtledove (Tor.com 3/13)

Best Three-Dimensional Art

  • Devon Dorrity, for “Cecaelia, Queen of the Ocean” (clay)
  • Thomas Kuebler, for “Krampus the Yule Lord” (mixed)
  • David Meng, for “Leatherback” (resin)
  • Michael Parkes, for “Goddess of the Hunt” (bronze)
  • Forest Rogers, for “Goblin Spider” (Kato polyclay)
  • Vincent Villafranca, for “Star Smith” (bronze)

Best Color Work—Unpublished

  • Donato Giancola, for “Huor and Hurin Approaching Gondolin” (oil on linen)
  • Rhea Ewing, for “Ancestor Series – Neanderthal”
  • Stephanie Pui-Mun Law, for “Ships Passing in the Night” (watercolor)
  • Dave Leri, for “Death Squealer” (oil on masonite)
  • Annie Stegg, for “Lilaia the Naiad” (oil on paper)

Best Monochrome Work – Unpublished

  • Ruth Sanderson, for “The Descent of Persephone” (scratchboard)
  • Justin Gerard, for “The Fox Princess” (pencil)
  • Rebecca Guay, for “Tender Morsels” (graphite)
  • Travis Lewis, for “Bone Collector” (graphite)
  • John Picacio, for “La Luna”

Best Product Illustration

  • Julie Bell & Boris Vallejo, for “Jeannie’s Kitten” (IlluXCon 6 promo art)
  • Mitchell Bentley, for 2014 Space Art Calendar (Atomic Fly Studios and Alban Lake)
  • Julie Dillon, for 2014 Llewellyn’s Astrology Calendar (Llewellyn)
  • Justin Gerard, for “Morzag! Lord of Destruction” poster
  • Iain McCaig, for “Call of the Muse” (Spectrum 20 Call for Entries poster)
  • John Picacio, for “El Arpa” (Loteria Card Illustration from Lone Boy)

Best Gaming-Related Illustration

  • Lucas Graciano, for “The Last Stand of Thorin Oakenshield” (The Battle of Five Armies Board Game)
  • Tyler Jacobson, for “Ruric: Thar the Unbowed” (Magic: The Gathering)
  • Todd Lockwood, for “Observant Alseid” (Magic: The Gathering)
  • David Palumbo, for “Serene Remembrance” (Magic: The Gathering)
  • Steve Prescott, for “Prognostic Sphinx” (Magic: The Gathering)
  • Chris Rahn, for “Ashen Rider” (Magic: The Gathering)

Best Art Director

  • Irene Gallo, for Tor and Tor.com
  • Lou Anders, for Pyr
  • Lauren Panepinto, for Orbit
  • William Schafer, for Subterranean Press
  • Jon Schindehette, for Wizards of the Coast

Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement

  • Jim Burns
  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Diane Dillon
  • Drew Struzan

For more, see the ASFA website.

2014 Sidewise Awards Winners

The 2014 Sidewise Award Winners for the best in alternate history fiction published in 2013 have been announced:

Short Form

  • “The Weight of the Sunrise”, Vylar Kaftan (Asimov’s 2/13)
  • “A Brief History of the Trans-Pacific Tunnel”, Ken Liu (F&SF 1/13)
  • “Tollund”, Adam Roberts (The Book of the Dead)
  • “Uncertainty”, Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Asimov’s 3/13)
  • “Cayos in the Stream”, Harry Turtledove (Tor.com 8/7/13)
  • “Blair’s War”, Ian Watson (Asimov’s 7/12)

Long Form

  • The Windsor Faction, D. J. Taylor (Pegasus; Chatto & Windus)
  • Surrounded by Enemies: What If Kennedy Survived Dallas?, Bryce Zabel (Mill City)
  • 1920: America’s Great War, Robert Conroy (Baen)
  • The Secret of Abdu el Yezdi, Mark Hodder (Pyr; Ebury)

The winners were announced at the 2014 Worldcon in London on August 16, 2014. For more information, see the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History website.

2014 Hugo and Campbell Awards Winners

Winners for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer were announced at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, held in London, England, August 17, 2014.

Best Novel (1,595 nominating ballots)

  • Ancillary Justice, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • Warbound, Larry Correia (Baen)
  • Parasite, Mira Grant (Orbit US; Orbit UK)
  • The Wheel of Time (complete series), Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Tor)
  • Neptune’s Brood, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)

Best Novella (847)

  • ‘‘Equoid’’, Charles Stross (Tor.com 9/24/13)
  • ‘‘Wakulla Springs’’, Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages (Tor.com 10/2/13)
  • ‘‘The Chaplain’s Legacy’’, Brad Torgersen (Analog 7-8/13)
  • Six-Gun Snow White, Catherynne M. Valente (Subterranean)
  • The Butcher of Khardov, Dan Wells (Privateer Press)

Best Novelette (728)

  • ‘‘The Lady Astronaut of Mars’’, Mary Robinette Kowal (Rip-Off! 2012; maryrobinettekowal.com 2/13)
  • ‘‘The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling’’, Ted Chiang (Subterranean Fall ‘13)
  • ‘‘Opera Vita Aeterna’’, Vox Day (The Last Witchking)
  • ‘‘The Waiting Stars’’, Aliette de Bodard (The Other Half of the Sky)
  • ‘‘The Exchange Officers’’, Brad Torgersen (Analog 1-2/13)

Best Short Story (865)

  • ‘‘The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere’’, John Chu (Tor.com 2/20/13)
  • ‘‘The Ink Readers of Doi Saket’’, Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Tor.com 4/24/13)
  • ‘‘Selkie Stories Are for Losers’’, Sofia Samatar (Strange Horizons 1/7/13)
  • ‘‘If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love’’, Rachel Swirsky (Apex Magazine 3/13)

Best Dramatic Presentation – Long (995)

  • Gravity
  • Frozen
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Iron Man 3
  • Pacific Rim

Best Dramatic Presentation – Short (760)

  • Game of Thrones: ‘‘The Rains of Castamere’’
  • An Adventure in Space and Time
  • Doctor Who: ‘‘The Day of the Doctor’’
  • Doctor Who: ‘‘The Name of the Doctor’’
  • The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot
  • Orphan Black: ‘‘Variations under Domestication’’

Best Related Work (752)

  • ‘‘We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative’’, Kameron Hurley (A Dribble of Ink 5/20/13)
  • Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It, Sigrid Ellis & Michael Damian Thomas, eds. (Mad Norwegian Press)
  • Speculative Fiction 2012: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary, Justin Landon & Jared Shurin, eds. (Jurassic London)
  • Writing Excuses, Season 8, Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Howard Tayler & Jordan Sanderson
  • Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, Jeff VanderMeer with Jeremy Zerfoss (Abrams Image)

Best Graphic Story (552)

  • ‘‘Time’’, Randall Munroe (XKCD)
  • ‘‘The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who’’, Paul Cornell; art by Jimmy Broxton (Doctor Who Special 2013)
  • Girl Genius, Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne & The Sleeping City, Phil & Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colors by Cheyenne Wright (Airship Entertainment)
  • The Meathouse Man, adapted and illustrated by Raya Golden from the story by George R.R. Martin (Jet City Comics)
  • Saga, Volume 2, Brian K. Vaughn; art by Fiona Staples (Image Comics)

Best Professional Editor Long Form (632)

  • Ginjer Buchanan
  • Sheila Gilbert
  • Liz Gorinsky
  • Lee Harris
  • Toni Weisskopf

Best Professional Editor Short Form (656)

  • Ellen Datlow
  • John Joseph Adams
  • Neil Clarke
  • Jonathan Strahan
  • Sheila Williams

Best Professional Artist (624)

  • Julie Dillon
  • Galen Dara
  • Daniel Dos Santos
  • John Harris
  • John Picacio
  • Fiona Staples

Best Semiprozine (411)

  • Lightspeed
  • Apex Magazine
  • Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Interzone
  • Strange Horizons

Best Fanzine (478)

  • A Dribble of Ink
  • The Book Smugglers
  • Elitist Book Reviews
  • Journey Planet
  • Pornokitsch

Best Fancast (396)

  • SF Signal Podcast
  • The Coode Street Podcast
  • Doctor Who: Verity!
  • Galactic Suburbia Podcast
  • The Skiffy and Fanty Show
  • Tea and Jeopardy
  • The Writer and the Critic

Best Fan Writer (521)

  • Kameron Hurley
  • Liz Bourke
  • Foz Meadows
  • Abigail Nussbaum
  • Mark Oshiro

Best Fan Artist (316)

  • Sarah Webb
  • Brad W. Foster
  • Mandie Manzano
  • Spring Schoenhuth
  • Steve Stiles

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer [Not a Hugo Award] (767)

  • *Sofia Samatar
  • Wesley Chu
  • *Max Gladstone
  • *Ramez Naam
  • Benjanun Sriduangkaew

*Finalists in their 2nd year of eligibility.

There were 1,923 nominating ballots received from members of LoneStarCon 3, Loncon 3, and Sasquan.

Fan Awards at Loncon 3

Several awards for services to SF fandom were presented during the Retro Hugo Awards ceremony, held August 14, 2014 at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention,  held August 14- 18, 2014 in London, England.

First Fandom Hall of Fame Award

  • John Clute

First Fandom Posthumous Hall of Fame Awards

  • John “Ted” Carnell
  • Walter H. Gillings

Sam Moskowitz Archive Award:

  • Mike Ashley

Forrest J Ackerman Big Heart Award

  • Vincent Docherty

Special Committee Award (chosen by the Loncon 3 committee)

  • Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster in recognition of the first published appearance of Superman

1939 Retro Hugo Awards Winners

Winners of the 1939 Retro Hugo Awards  were presented August 14, 2014 in a ceremony at Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, held August 14- 18, 2014 in London, England. Mary Robinette Kowal and Robert Shearman were the hosts.

Best Novel

  • The Sword in the Stone, T.H. White (Collins)
  • Carson of Venus, Edgar Rice Burroughs (Argosy 1/8/38 – 2/12/38)
  • Out of the Silent Planet, C.S. Lewis (The Bodley Head)
  • Galactic Patrol, E.E. Smith, Ph.D. (Astounding Stories 9/37 – 2/38)
  • The Legion of Time, Jack Williamson (Astounding Science-Fiction 5-7/38)

Best Novella

  • ‘‘Who Goes There?’’, John W. Campbell writing as Don A. Stuart (Astounding Science-Fiction 8/38)
  • ‘‘A Matter of Form’’, H.L. Gold (Astounding Science-Fiction 12/38)
  • ‘‘The Time Trap’’, Henry Kuttner (Marvel Science Stories 11/38)
  • Anthem, Ayn Rand (Cassell)
  • ‘‘Sleepers of Mars’’, John Wyndham writing as John Beynon (Tales of Wonder 3/38)

 Best Novelette

  • ‘‘Rule 18’’, Clifford D. Simak (Astounding Science-Fiction 7/38)
  • ‘‘Dead Knowledge’’, John W. Campbell writing as Don A. Stuart (Astounding Stories 1/38)
  • ‘‘Pigeons From Hell’’, Robert E. Howard (Weird Tales 5/38)
  • ‘‘Hollywood on the Moon’’, Henry Kuttner (Thrilling Wonder Stories 4/38)
  • ‘‘Werewoman’’, C.L. Moore (Leaves #2 Winter ’38)

 Best Short Story

  • ‘‘How We Went to Mars’’, Arthur C. Clarke (Amateur Science Stories 3/38)
  • ‘‘Hollerbochen’s Dilemma’’, Ray Bradbury (Imagination! 1/38)
  • ‘‘Hyperpilosity’’, L. Sprague de Camp (Astounding Science-Fiction 4/38)
  • ‘‘The Faithful’’, Lester del Rey (Astounding Science-Fiction 4/38)
  • ‘‘Helen O’Loy’’, Lester del Rey (Astounding Science-Fiction 12/38)

 Best Dramatic Presentation – Short

  • The War of the Worlds
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Dracula
  • R.U.R.

Best Professional Editor Short Form

  • John W. Campbell
  • Walter H. Gillings
  • Raymond A. Palmer
  • Mort Weisinger
  • Farnsworth Wright

 Best Professional Artist

  • Virgil Finlay
  • Margaret Brundage
  • Frank R. Paul
  • Alex Schomburg
  • H.W. Wesso

 Best Fanzine 

  • Imagination!
  • Fantascience Digest
  • Fantasy News
  • Novae Terrae
  • Tomorrow

Best Fan Writer 

  • Ray Bradbury
  • Forrest J Ackerman
  • Arthur Wilson ‘‘Bob’’ Tucker
  • Harry Warner, Jr.
  • Donald A. Wollheim

1,307 valid ballots were received. Full statistics are available at the Loncon 3 website.

2014 Mythopoeic Awards Winners

The Mythopoeic Society announced the winners of the 2014 Mythopoeic Awards at Mythcon 45, August 10, 2014, at Wheaton College in Norton MA.

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature

  • The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker (Harper)
  • The Ghost Bride, Yangsze Choo (Morrow)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
  • Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone (Tor)
  • Sleepless Knights, Mark H. Williams (Atomic Fez)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature

  • Doll Bones, Holly Black (McElderry)
  • Ghoulish Song, William Alexander (McElderry)
  • Killer of Enemies, Joseph Bruchac (Tu Books)
  • Conjured, Sara Beth Durst (Walker)
  • Shadows, Robin McKinley (Paulsen)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies

  • Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, Jason Fisher, ed. (McFarland)
  • There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit, Mark Atherton (I.B. Tauris)
  • C.S. Lewis and the Middle Ages, Robert Boenig (Kent State University Press)
  • C.S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet, Alister McGrath (Tyndale House)
  • Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Corey Olsen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies

  • Tree of Salvation: Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North, G. Ronald Murphy (Oxford University Press)
  • The Book of Legendary Lands, Umberto Eco; Alastair McEwan, trans. (Rizzoli Ex Libris)
  • Dancing the Tao: Le Guin and Moral Development, Sandra J. Lindow (Cambridge Scholars)
  • As If: Modern Enchantment and the Literary Prehistory of Virtual Reality, Michael Saler (Oxford University Press)
  • Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712-1831, David Sandner (Ashgate)

ESFS Award Nominees

The European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) Hall of Fame Awards and Spirit of Dedication Awards nominees have been announced. Winners will be selected at Shamrokon, the 36th Eurocon, Aug 22-24 in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see the ESFS website.

HALL OF FAME

Awarded to people who have an impact beyond their own country.

Best Author:

  • Ulrike Schmitzer (Austria)
  • Sergey Bulyga (Belarus)
  • Nikolay Tellalov (Bulgaria)
  • Vilma Kadlecková (Czech Republic)
  • Dunyach, Jean-Claude (France)
  • Wolfgang Jeschke (Germany)
  • Dario Tonani (Italy)
  • Romeu de Melo (Portugal)
  • Liviu Radu (Romania)
  • Vadim Panov (Russia)
  • Juraj Cervenák (Slovakia)
  • Yana Dubinianska (Ukraine)
  • Paul McAuley (United Kingdom)

Best Translator:

  • D. Mogilevcev, K. Kurchenkova (Belarus)
  • Sara Doke (Belgium)
  • Adrian Lazarovski (Bulgaria)
  • Jan Kanturek (Czech Republic)
  • Ms. Kersti Juva (Finland)
  • Bernhard Kempen (Germany)
  • Marco Crosa (Italy)
  • Jorge Candeias (Portugal)
  • Mihai Dan Pavelescu (Romania)
  • Kirill Pleshkov (Russia)
  • Sergey Legeza (Ukraine)

Best Promoter:

  • Wolfgang Niederwieser (Austria)
  • Raisa Borovikova (Belarus)
  • The team of the Citadel at Citadelata.com (Bulgaria)
  • Mihaela Marija Perkovic (Croatia)
  • Toni Jerrman (Finland)
  • Dominique Martel and Ellen Hertzfeld, the Quarante-Deux team (France)
  • Hermann Ritter (Germany)
  • Dave Lally (Ireland)
  • Silvio Sosio (Italy)
  • Marcelina Gama Leandro (Portugal)
  • Eugen Lenghel (Romania)
  • Alexandr Sidorovich (Russia)
  • Katka Bajzíková for Slavcon (Slovakia)
  • Brian Aldiss (United Kingdom)
  • Yuriy Shevela (Ukraine)

Best Magazine:

  • Visionarium (Austria)
  • Cosmoport (Belarus)
  • Almanah Fantastika (Bulgaria)
  • phantastisch! (Germany)
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction (Italy)
  • CPSF Anticipatia (Romania)
  • UFO, the Ukrainian SFF Review (Ukraine)

Best Publisher:

  • Jürgen Schütz’s Septime (Austria)
  • Galiafy (Belarus)
  • Bard (Bulgaria)
  • Argo (Czech Republic)
  • L’Atalante (France)
  • Ernst Wurdack (Germany)
  • Swan River Press (Ireland)
  • Delos Digital (Italy)
  • Editura Tracus Arte (Romania)
  • Azbooka (Russia)
  • Aertis Omnis (Slovakia)
  • Angry Robot (United Kingdom)
  • Family Leisure Clu (Ukraine)

Best Artist:

  • Johann Peterka (Austria)
  • Valeriy Slauk (Belarus)
  • Petar Stanimirov (Bulgaria)
  • Pavel Cech (Czech Republic)
  • Didier Graffet (France)
  • Lothar Bauer (Germany)
  • Jim Fitzpatrick (Ireland)
  • Tomasz Baginski (Poland)
  • Pedro Piedade Marques (Portugal)
  • Catalin Negrea (Romania)
  • Sergey Shikin (Russia)
  • Michal Ivan (Slovakia)
  • Alexander Prodan (Ukraine)

Spirit of Dedication Award:

These awards are given for works and performances produced since the prior Eurocon.

Artist:

  • Petar Stanimirov (Bulgaria)
  • Manchu (France)
  • Marian Mirescu (Romania)
  • Igor Savin (Russia)
  • Alexander Prodan (Ukraine)

Best Fanzine:

  • Citadelata (Bulgaria)
  • Présences d’esprits (France)
  • Antologia Fénix de Ficção Científica e Fantasia (Portugal)
  • Gazeta SF (Romania)
  • Darker (Russia)
  • Jashubeg en Jered (Slovenia)
  • Fantasy World (Ukraine)

Best Website:

Best Dramatic Presentation:

  • Aurelion: Eternal Balance (Bulgaria)
  • Adaptation of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Croatia)
  • Adrian Chifu (Romania)
  • Trudno byt bogom (Russia)
  • Liubomyr Levytskiy for Unforgotten Shadows (Ukraine)

Best Creator of Children’s SF or Fantasy Books:

  • Nikola Raykov (Bulgaria)
  • Oisín McGann (Ireland)
  • Vladimir Arenev (Ukraine)
  • Julia Donaldson (United Kingdom)

Perseus/Hachette Deal Cancelled

The deal announced earlier this month for Hachette Book Group to buy Perseus Books, and then to sell the Perseus distribution business to Ingram (reported on here) has fallen through.

Perseus CEO David Steinberger told employees: ”The planned transaction involving our company, Hachette, and Ingram is not moving forward. Despite much effort from all three parties, we could not reach agreement on everything necessary to close the transaction.”

A statement from Hachette agreed that “despite great effort from all three parties, we could not reach agreement on all of the issues necessary to close the transaction.”

The deal was originally supposed to close at the beginning of August, but in late July that closing date was postponed until the end of August when the parties realized the deal was more complex than they’d anticipated.

Perseus is expected to continue doing business as before, with no stated plans to seek another buyer. Steinberger says, “When you are a successful business, you attract suitors. We’re focused on building the business.”


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