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Archive for September, 2012

Jane Frances Gunn (1925-2012)

Jane Frances Gunn, 87, died September 27, 2012 at Brandon Woods. Born April 8, 1925 in Phillipsburg, KS, Gunn worked for the KU News Bureau; as the librarian for the KU School of Journalism; as a reporter for the Kansas City Kansan; and as the co-owner and later the sole owner of the Emporium, a […]

Macmillan Addresses E-Book Lending

Macmillan has reportedly developed a library “e-book lending model that works for all parties,” although they have not yet announced details, and insist the development is not a reaction to pressure from the American Library Association (likely referring to this open letter from ALA president Maureen Sullivan). Assuming Macmillan goes forward and allows libraries to lend e-books, […]

Nightmare Magazine Launch in October

John Joseph Adams and Creeping Hemlock Press have announced their new online horror magazine,  Nightmare, will launch October 1, 2012. The magazine will be edited by Adams, with two pieces of original fiction and two fiction reprints, a feature interview, an artist gallery showcasing the cover artist, and a column about horror, “The H Word”, appearing monthly. For more […]

LA Names Intersection After Bradbury

The intersection of Fifth and Flower streets in Downtown Los Angeles will be renamed Ray Bradbury Square, thanks to a vote by the City Council on Tuesday. Bradbury was known to frequent nearby Clifton’s Cafeteria, and had written on the public typewriters in the Central Library, where he also spent several days a week reading […]

Stewart Wins Emmy for “Dirty Work”

Author Sean Stewart won an Emmy Award in the new “Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media, Original Interactive Television Programming” category at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 15, 2012 in a ceremony held at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles. Stewart is head writer/executive producer at Fourth Wall Studios, which produces […]

Management Change at Hachette

Hachette Livre Chairman Arnaud Nourry announced Monday that David Young will leave his position as CEO of Hachette Book Group to return to the UK to spend more time with his family. He will step down as CEO on April 1, 2013, but will remain chairman of HBG and will travel to the US regularly. […]

Ustream to Re-Broadcast the Interrupted 2012 Hugo Awards Ceremony Stream

The 2012 Hugo Awards ceremony will be broadcast in its entirety on Sunday, September 9, 2012, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Central Time, at www.ustream.tv/channel/hugo-awards. The original live broadcast on Sunday, September 2 was interrupted in the middle of Neil Gaiman’s acceptance speech when an automated infringement system detected content that was copyrighted in the stream. […]

Settlement Approved Between DOJ & Three Publishers

The e-book settlement between Hachette, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins and the Department of Justice was approved by US District Court judge Denise Cote yesterday. The settlement calls for publishers to end their contracts with Apple within one week, and to cancel any contracts with e-book retailers that restrain the retailer’s ability to set the […]

2012 Parsec Awards Winners

Winners for the 2012 Parsec Awards, honoring excellence in speculative fiction podcasting, were announced at Dragon*Con in Atlanta on September 1st, 2012: Best Small Cast Speculative Fiction Story (Short Form) “The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: Precarious Child”, Pip Ballantine “The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: A Ruby in Rain”, Grant Stone “The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences: Darkest […]

2014 Worldcon: London Wins Bid, Announces Guests of Honour

The 2014 London bid, now Loncon 3, won the unchallenged site selection vote for the 72nd World SF Convention. The UK concom promptly announced the guests of honour: Iain M. Banks, John Clute, Malcolm Edwards, Chris Foss, Jeanne Gomoll, Robin Hobb, and Bryan Talbot. Loncon 3 will be held at ExCeL in London’s Docklands from […]


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