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Archive for November, 2010

Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing Shortlisted for Oscar

Shaun Tan’s animated short film The Lost Thing (Passion Pictures), directed by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann and based on Tan’s eponymous illustrated book, has been shortlisted for the Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and is among ten finalists that were selected from 33 qualifying films. The Academy of Motion […]

Has Project Gutenberg Failed Copyright Law?

Astrid Anderson Bear & Greg Bear have released a statement on [e-reads] saying that Project Gutenberg has wrongfully voided copyrights in some works of fiction from the 1940s, 1950s, and even later, including many stories originally published in SF pulp magazines. After Project Gutenberg published several of Poul Anderson’s works online, claiming that they were […]

Quercus to Launch Jo Fletcher Books Imprint

Jo Fletcher, associate publisher of Gollancz (and a major figure in British publishing), is leaving the company to join Quercus, where she will run her own SF/fantasy/horror imprint, Jo Fletcher Books. Fletcher says, “I have had an amazing time at Gollancz, where I’ve spent 16 years building the best SF and Fantasy list in the country […]

John Steakley (1951-2010)

John Steakley, 59, died November 27, 2010 at home in McKinney TX after a long illness. Steakley was born July 26, 1951 in Cleburne TX, and began publishing SF with “The Bluenose Limit” in Amazing (1981). He is best known for military SF novel Armor (1984). He also wrote horror novel Vampire$ (1990) — made into […]

Dorchester Gets New CEO and Returns to Print

Amid author complaints and questions about sales of reverted rights, Dorchester CEO John Prebich has left the publishing house and Robert Anthony has been named as the new CEO, brought in to “revitalize” the company. They have retracted earlier announcements about going entirely digital, stating that they are now planning a full trade paperback line in addition to […]

Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Nominees

Romantic Times has announced the nominees for their 2010 Reviewer’s Choice Awards and Career Achievement Awards. There are nearly twenty categories of SF/Fantasy/Horror interest, with a few of the most prominent included below. Epic Fantasy Novel Passion Play, Beth Bernobich (Tor) Stealing Fire, Jo Graham (Orbit) The Hundred Thousand Kingdom, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit) Arms-Commander, L.E. Modesitt […]

Marusek Wins Endeavour Award

David Marusek’s Mind Over Ship won the 2010 Endeavour Award.  The award honors novels or single-author collections written by Pacific Northwest authors, and the winner receives $1,000 and an etched glass plaque. Finalists for the 12th Endeavour Award, Mind Over Ship, David Marusek (Tor) Push of the Sky, Camille Alexa (Hadley Rille) Hunting Ground, Patricia […]

New Scientist Flash Fiction Contest

The deadline is approaching fast for the New Scientist Forgotten Futures 2010 flash fiction competition. Neil Gaiman will help judge the contest, selecting the winner from a shortlist chosen by New Scientist editors. Story submissions, on the theme of “futures that never were”, should be a maximum of 350 words, including the title, and may […]

Pratchett and Amis Win Galaxy National Book Awards

Terry Pratchett and Martin Amis each received an Award for Outstanding Achievement at the Galaxy National Book Awards held in London on November 10, 2010. These awards honor their “unrivalled contribution to the publishing industry.” Commenting on his win, Pratchett said, “I’m amazed. You find something that you like doing, and do well, and keep […]

Realms of Fantasy Changes Hands Once Again

According to SF Scope, publisher Warren Lapine has announced the sale of fiction magazine Realms of Fantasy to Damnation Books. As a result, the December 2010 issue of the magazine will now be in print instead of online only. The new owners will publish the magazine starting with the February 2011 issue, and hope to continue to […]

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