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Archive for November, 2012

Analog and Asimov’s Raise Pay Rates

Editors Sheila Williams and Trevor Quachri have announced that the pay rate for short fiction at Asimov’s and Analog has been raised from 6-8 cents per word to 7-9 cents per word, effective for all stories purchased from November 29, 2012 onward.

HarperTeen Impulse Launch

HarperCollins has announced a new digital imprint, HarperTeen Impulse (not to be confused with Avon Impulse, another all-digital HarperCollins imprint launched last year). HarperTeen Impulse will publish YA short fiction, beginning on December 4, 2012 with SF novella Stupid Perfect World by Scott Westerfeld and novella Breathless by Sophie Jordan. The imprint will publish as many as four e-books each […]

Boris Strugatsky (1933-2012)

Russian author Boris Strugatsky, 79, died November 19, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia from heart problems and pneumonia. Strugatsky and his older brother Arkady (died 1991) were famous for their collaborations. They are easily the best known Russian SF writers worldwide, and were considered major writers in their homeland, though their sometimes satirical work often […]

Rhianna Pratchett Will Inherit Discworld

In a recent interview with the New Statesman, Sir Terry Pratchett discussed his plans to hand the Discworld series over to his daughter, video game writer Rhianna Pratchett, once he’s no longer able to write. Pratchett also acknowledged suffering an atrial fibrillation in the back of a New York taxi earlier this month, which he […]

Alexander Wins National Book Award

The winners of the National Book Award were announced at a ceremony last night, with middle grade/ YA fantasy Goblin Secrets by William Alexander (McElderry) winning in the Young People’s Literature category. The Round House (Harper) by occasional SF writer Louise Erdrich won in the Fiction category, although the book is not SF. The awards […]

Silver Leaves ISFiC Press

ISFiC Press publisher and editor Steven H Silver has announced his resignation. Silver co-founded the press in 2004, and has published a dozen books, including Aurora Award winner Relativity by Robert J. Sawyer and Hugo finalist Worldcon Guest of Honor Speeches edited by Joe Siclari & Mike Resnick. Silver has overseen most aspects of the press, from […]

Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. (1950-2012)

Author Kevin O’Donnell, Jr., 61, died November 7, 2012 in Campbell CA of complications from cancer. His first story was “The Hand Is Quicker” in Analog (1973), and he published more than 50 SF stories in the following 25 years, as well as mystery fiction and non-fiction articles. First SF novel Bander Snatch appeared in […]

David Grove (1940-2012)

Artist David Grove, 72, died October 25, 2012 of emphysema at his home in San Francisco CA. Born February 27, 1940 in Washington DC, Grove was an accomplished illustrator who produced covers and interior art for most of the major SF/F publishers. He was also known for his movie posters, most famously the film adaptation of […]

Carnegie Medal Longlist

The longlist for the 2013  Carnegie Medal, given annually to “the most outstanding book for children” published in the UK, has been announced. Works of genre interest on this year’s list include: The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean, David Almond (Puffin) The Traitors, Tom Becker (Scholastic) Kill All Enemies, Melvin Burgess (Puffin) Scramasax, Kevin Crossley-Holland […]

2012 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Nominees

Romantic Times Book Reviews has announced the nominees for their 2012 Reviewers’ Choice Awards. There are over a dozen categories of SF/Fantasy/Horror interest, with a few of the most prominent included below. Science Fiction Novel The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M. Banks (Orbit US) The Twelve, Justin Cronin (Ballantine) Blackout, Mira Grant (Orbit US) Redshirts, John Scalzi […]


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