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Archive for October, 2010

World Fantasy Awards Winners

The World Fantasy Awards winners for works in 2009 were announced at an awards banquet on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 1 p.m. Novel The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan UK/ Del Rey) Blood of Ambrose, James Enge (Pyr) The Red Tree, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) Finch, Jeff VanderMeer (Underland) In Great Waters, […]

Last Drink Bird Head Awards

The second annual Last Drink Bird Head Awards were presented October 23, 2010 at Capclave in Washington DC. The awards “celebrate those in the genre community who enrich us with their time, energy, and words, for causes greater than themselves.” The winners are: Gentle Advocacy: Ay-leen the Peacemaker (for Beyond Victoriana) Tireless Energy Leslie Howle (for […]

Broderick Resigns from COSMOS

Damien Broderick is resigning as fiction editor of Australian popular science magazine COSMOS after five years. His chosen successor Cat Sparks will take over the position.

Roberts Wins WSFA Small Press Award

The winner of the 2010 Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award for Short Fiction has been announced: “Siren Beat”, Tansy Rayner Roberts (Roadkill/Siren Beat, Twelfth Planet) “each thing i show you is a piece of my death”, Gemma Files & Stephen J. Barringer (Clockwork Phoenix 2, Norilana) “Race to the Moon”, Kyell Gold (New […]

John Joseph Adams to Edit Fantasy Magazine

John Joseph Adams has been named as the new editor of Fantasy Magazine, with his first fiction choices set to debut in the March 2011 issue. Sean Wallace and Cat Rambo, the current co-editors of the magazine, will step down effective immediately. Rambo plans to spend more time on her own writing, while Wallace will […]

Bob Guccione (1930-2010)

Publisher Bob Guccione, 79, died October 20, 2010 in a Plano TX hospital of lung cancer. Guccione is best known as the publisher of Penthouse, but he also helped found science and technology magazine Omni in 1978 with his wife and co-publisher Kathy Keeton (died 1997). He described Omni as “an original if not controversial […]

WisCon Withdraws Moon’s GoH Invitation

SF3, the parent organization of feminist science fiction convention WisCon, has withdrawn Elizabeth Moon’s guest of honor invitation for the 2011 convention. This action comes after weeks of debate (both publicly online and privately among WisCon organizers) regarding Moon’s blog post  “Citizenship”, which was perceived by many as derogatory toward Muslims and immigrants. WisCon 35 […]

Rowling Wins Andersen Award

J.K. Rowling won the first Hans Christian Andersen Literature Prize, presented October 19, 2010 at Andersen’s home town of Odense, Denmark. Rowling accepted the award, which includes a plaque and a cash prize of 500,000 Kroner ($93,500). The prize is given to a writer whose work can be compared to that of Andersen (1805-1875), who […]

Donald H. Tuck, 1922-2010

Australian bibliographer Donald H. Tuck, 89, died October 11, 2010 in Melbourne. Tuck was born in Launceston, Tasmania on December 3, 1922. His comprehensive and exhaustive bibliographic work began with A Handbook of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1954; expanded and revised in 1959); the second edition received a Worldcon special award in 1962. His most […]

Realms of Fantasy Folds

Realms of Fantasy is shutting down for financial reasons. Publisher Warren Lapine issued a farewell note on the magazine’s website, which reads in part: “As things stand, I would need to invest another large amount of money simply to continue publishing the magazine at its current level — an investment that I do not believe would […]

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