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Archive for December, 2012

AEVVA Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2012 A.E. van Vogt Award (AEVVA) have been announced. Alphanauts, Brian J. Clarke (Edge) The Other, Matthew Hughes (Underland) Lady of Mazes, Karl Schroeder (Tor) The award is sponsored by the Winnipeg Science Fiction Association; Conadian, the 1994 Worldcon; and Science Fiction Winnipeg. It was named after A.E. van Vogt, Canada’s only Grand […]

Bill Roper is New Publisher for ISFiC Press

Former ISFiC Press publisher Steven H. Silver announced that his replacement will be Bill Roper, previously ISFiC’s business manager. Roper will also edit the next book from ISFiC Press, Seanan McGuire’s Velveteen vs. The Multiverse, due to be published August 2013. Silver previously announced his intention to resign: Silver Leaves ISFiC Press.  

Prime Launches New Digital Imprint

Masque Books, a new digital imprint of Prime Books, will launch in July 2013. Masque plans to publish all varieties of science fiction, fantasy, and SF/F romance. The first month will see 12 new titles, with six titles a month to be published thereafter. While all titles will initially see digital-only publication, successful works may […]

Penguin Settles with DoJ

The Department of Justice has announced a settlement with Penguin regarding the e-book pricing antitrust lawsuit brought last spring against five of the “big six” publishers and Apple. Penguin had previously vowed to litigate in court. Because of Penguin’s proposed merger with Random House — never part of the lawsuit — announced at the end […]

Baen E-Books Available on Amazon

E-books published by Baen will be available in the Kindle store on for the first time beginning in mid to late December 2012. Previously only available for download from Baen’s own e-book store,, the e-books will remain DRM-free in the Kindle store. Baen has been a pioneer in the e-book arena, selling DRM-free […]

Angela Carter Novel Wins Best-of-the-Best Award

Angela Carter’s novel Nights at the Circus (1984) was named the best-ever winner of Britain’s oldest literary prize, the James Tait Black Award, given annually since 1919. Students studying at Edinburgh University narrowed the list of best winners to these finalists: Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter,  The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene, A Disaffection […]

Gene Wolfe Named SFWA Grand Master

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America named Gene Wolfe the recipient of the 2012 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. Wolfe has written many novels and short stories, and has previously won two Nebulas, five World Fantasy Awards, and six Locus Awards, among others. Wolfe also won the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award […]

Albee Agency Controversy

Book publicity company The Albee Agency has been accused of fabricating testimonials from authors who neither worked with the agency nor provided the quotes ascribed to them that appeared on the agency’s website. Writers said to have been erroneously “quoted” include Myke Cole,  Maureen Johnson, Chuck Wendig. The controversy is documented through screen shots on […]

World Fantasy 2013 Judges

The judges for the 2013 World Fantasy Awards have been empaneled. All forms of fantasy qualify; only living authors and editors are eligible; all books must have a 2012 publication date and all magazines a 2012 cover date. To be considered for awards, all materials must be received by all five judges and the convention […]

2012 Sunburst Award Winners

Winners for the 12th annual Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic have been announced: Adult: Paradise Tales, Geoff Ryman (Small Beer) Blackdog, K.V. Johansen (Pyr) Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism, David Nickle  (ChiZine) Technicolor Ultra Mall, Ryan Oakley (EDGE) Enter, Night, Michael Rowe (ChiZine) The Pattern Scars, Caitlin Sweet (ChiZine) […]

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