Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Superior Achievement in a Novel:
- Audrey's Door, Sarah Langan (Harper)
- Patient Zero, Jonathan Maberry (St. Martin's Griffin)
- Quarantined, Joe McKinney (Lachesis)
- Cursed, Jeremy Shipp (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Superior Achievement in a First Novel
- Damnable, Hank Schwaeble (Jove)
- Breathers, S. G. Browne (Broadway Books)
- Solomon’s Grave, Daniel G. Keohane (Dragon Moon Press)
- The Little Sleep, Paul Tremblay (Henry Holt)
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
- The Lucid Dreaming, Lisa Morton (Bad Moon)
- Dreaming Robot Monster, Mort Castle (Mighty Unclean)
- The Hunger of Empty Vessels, Scott Edelman (Bad Moon)
- Doc Good's Traveling Show, Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon)
Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
- "In the Porches of My Ears", Norman Prentiss (Postscripts 18)
- "Keeping Watch", Nate Kenyon (Monstrous: 20 Tales of Giant Creature Terror)
- "The Crossing of Aldo Ray", Weston Ochse (The Dead That Walk)
- "The Night Nurse", Harry Shannon (Horror Drive-In 7/09)
Superior Achievement in an Anthology
- He Is Legend: An Anthology Celebrating Richard Matheson, Christopher Conlon, ed. (Gauntlet)
- Lovecraft Unbound, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Dark Horse)
- Poe, Ellen Datlow, ed. (Solaris)
- Midnight Walk, Lisa Morton, ed. (Dark House)
Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
- A Taste of Tenderloin, Gene O'Neill (Apex)
- Martyrs and Monsters, Robert Dunbar (DarkHart)
- Got to Kill Them All and Other Stories, Dennis Etchison (Cemetery Dance)
- In the Closet, Under the Bed, Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe)
Superior Achievement in Non-fiction
- Writers Workshop of Horror, Michael Knost (Woodland)
- Cinema Knife Fight, L.L. Soares & Michael Arruda (Fearzone)
- The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, Bev Vincent (Fall River)
- Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, Rocky Wood & Justin Brook (Cemetery Dance)
Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
- Chimeric Machines, Lucy A. Snyder (Creative Guy)
- Double Visions, Bruce Boston (Dark Regions)
- North Left of Earth, Bruce Boston (Sam's Dot)
- Barfodder, Rain Graves (Cemetery Dance)
Brian Lumley and William F. Nolan received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Horror Writers Association, and Basil Copper received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Horror Convention.
Tartarus Press, headed by Ray Russell and Rosalie Parker, is the winner of the Specialty Press Award. Vince Liaguno is the winner of the Richard Layman President's Award, and Kathy Ptacek won the Silver Hammer Award for her HWA volunteer work.
Winners were announced at the World Horror Convention, March 25-28 2010, in Brighton, England. The Horror Writers Association has stated that new categories will be added to the Stoker list: Screenplay, Young Adult, and Graphic Novel.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
- Spirit, Gwyneth Jones (Gollancz)
- The City & The City, China Miéville (Macmillan)
- Yellow Blue Tibia, Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
- Galileo's Dream, Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins)
- Far North, Marcel Theroux (Faber & Faber)
- Retribution Falls, Chris Wooding (Gollancz)
The winner will receive a £2010 prize and a commemorative engraved bookend. The winning title will be announced at the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival, April 28, 2010, in London, UK.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Born June 21, 1921 in Lismore, New South Wales, Wrightson wrote 27 children's and YA books, many with fantasy elements, including The Nargun and the Stars (1973), The Ice Is Coming (1977), The Dark Bright Water (1978), Journey Beyond the Wind (1981), A Little Fear (1983), Moon-dark (1987), and Balyet (1989). Many of her novels drew on Australian aboriginal mythology.
See the April issue of Locus for a complete obituary.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
- The Windup Girl, Paolo Bacigalupi (Night Shade)
- Dying Bites, D.D. Barant (St. Martin's)
- Soulless, Gail Carriger (Orbit)
- Johannes Cabal, the Necromancer, Jonathan L. Howard (Doubleday)
The Compton Crook Award is presented for the best SF/fantasy/horror first novel published each year. The winning author will receive $1,000, a plaque, and an invitation to attend Balticon as a Guest of Honor for two years, with BSFS paying transportation and lodging. Selection is by vote of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society membership.
|Rick Wilber (administrator), Rachel Halpern, Rachel Sobel, Rebecca McNulty, Anthony Powers, Lara Donnelly, Miah Saunders, Asimov's editor Sheila Williams.|
The winner and runners-up of the 2010 Dell Awards for undergraduate excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing have been announced:
"The Dead Star, the Satirist, and the Soldier", Rachel Sobel, University of Washington (Seattle)
"Lilith", Miah S. Saunders, High Point University
"Sister's Hands", Rebecca McNulty, The College of New Jersey
"Lucky Stiff", Rachel Halpern, Grinnell College
"Family Ties", Lara Donnelly, Wright State University
"Scales for Ivan", Rebecca McNulty, The College of New Jersey
"Left", Anthony Powers, Wright State University
"An Aureate Earth", Eugenia Lily Yu, Princeton University
The Dell Magazine Award, formerly the Isaac Asimov award, was established by Asimov's and the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts in 1994. The award goes to the best unpublished and unsold science fiction or fantasy short story submitted by a full-time undergraduate college student. The winner receives $500 and an invitation to the IAFA annual Conference on the Fantastic in Orlando, FL. The winning story is also considered for publication in Asimov's online and print magazines.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
- Hidden Empire, Orson Scott Card (Tor)
- Makers, Cory Doctorow (Tor)
- The Unincorporated Man, Dani & Eytan Kollin (Tor)
- Liberating Atlantis, Harry Turtledove (Roc)
- The United States of Atlantis, Harry Turtledove (Roc)
Prometheus Hall of Fame Finalists were previously announced.
Voting is open to all members of the Libertarian Futurist Society. Awards will be presented in a ceremony at the 2010 World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in Melbourne, Australia, September 2-6, 2010.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Best Novel (Speculative Fiction)
- Enemies & Allies, Kevin J. Anderson (Morrow)
- Terminator Salvation: Cold War, Greg Cox (Titan)
- Star Trek: A Singular Destiny, Keith R.A. DeCandido (Pocket)
- Warhammer: Shamanslayer: A Gotrek and Felix Novel, Nathan Long (Black Library)
- Star Trek: Vanguard: Open Secrets, Dayton Ward (Pocket)
- As the World Turns: The Man from Oakldale, "Henry Coleman" & Alina Adams (Pocket)
- CSI: Brass in Pocket, Jeff Mariotte (Pocket Star)
- Psych: A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read, William Rabkin (Signet)
Best Adaptation (General and Speculative)
- GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Max Allan Collins (Titan)
- Countdown, Greg Cox (Ace)
- The Tudors: Thy Will Be Done, Elizabeth Massie (Gallery)
Best Young Adult (Original and Adapted)
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Stacia Deutsch & Rhody Cohon (Simon Spotlight)
- Bandslam: The Novel, Aaron Rosenberg (Price Stern Sloan)
- Thunderbirds: Deadly Danger, Joan Marie Verba (FTL)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The Tiptree jury released an "honor list" that recognizes other works considered worthy of note: "Beautiful White Bodies", Alice Sola Kim (Strange Horizons 12/7-12/14/09); Distances, Vandana Singh (Aqueduct); "Galapagos", Caitlín R. Kiernan (Eclipse Three); Lifelode, Jo Walton (NESFA); "Useless Things", Maureen F. McHugh (Eclipse Three); and "Wives", Paul Haines (X6). The jury also "wishes to extend a special honor" to L. Timmel Duchamp's five-volume Marq'ssan Cycle (Aqueduct, 2005-2008).
Full story in the April 2010 issue of Locus.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The award will honor McIntyre for her volunteer work on SFWA member websites and other sections of the original SFWA website, and for her numerous other volunteer activities. Stokes will be honored for his service on SFWA committees and management of SFWA news alerts, keeping organization members up-to-date on developments in SFWA and the publishing industry. This is the tenth time the awards have been presented.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Full story in the March 2010 issue of Locus.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
- Gold: "Absinthe Drinker", Sam Webber (Dellas Graphics)
- Silver: "Never the Twain", Craig Elliot (C.E. Gallery)
- Gold: "Mistmantle: The Rage Tide", Omar Rayyan (Hyperion)
- Silver: "A Confabulation of Dragons", Scott Gustafson (The Greenwich Workshop)
- Gold: "The Incident", Steven Tabbutt (Rabid Rabbit)
- Silver: "Cloud Cave 3", Eric Orchard (Top Shelf Productions)
- Gold: "Wasp Hives", Daniel Dociu (ArenaNet/GuildWars 2)
- Silver: "Monuit Valley", Ritche Sacilioc (Monuit Valley)
- Gold: "Eel Walker", Mark Newman
- Silver: "Cover Girls of the DC Universe: Catwoman", Jack Matthews
- Silver: "Alba", Virginie Ropars
- Gold: "Aging Tyger", Chris Buzelli (Asset International/AI5000)
- Silver: "The Crow Procedure", Sam Weber (The Walrus)
- Gold: "The Mouse's Return", Ed Binkley
- Silver: "Edgar Allan Poe", Michael J. Deas (US Postal Service)
- Gold: "Beyond the Past", Eric Fortune
- Silver: "Shaman's Loss", Donato Giancola
- Silver: "Game of Chase", Heather Theurer
Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan (Allen & Unwin) is the winner of both the Adelaide Festival Award for Children's Literature, which includes a A$15,000 prize, and the Adelaide Festival Premier's Award, which comes with an additional A$10,000. This is the first time the winner of the Children's Literature category is also the winner of the prestigious Premier's award.
For more information and a complete list of winners, visit the Arts South Australia site.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Link to report on Tor.com
See the full obituary in the April 2010 issue of Locus.
The Encyclopedia of SF has more details.
See the April issue of Locus for a complete obituary.