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Archive for January, 2013

Nick Lake Wins Printz Award

In Darkness by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury USA) won the 2013 Michael L. Printz Award. The award was announced at the annual A.L.A. midwinter conference, January 25-29, 2013 in Seattle WA. The Printz Award is given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. Also of genre interest among the four Printz Honor […]

Hartman and Pierce Win ALA Awards

Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina (Random House) won the 2012 William C. Morris Award for best debut fiction, announced January 28, 2013 at the American Library Association midwinter meeting in Seattle WA. Tamora Pierce received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime contribution in writing for young adults. Publishers Weekly has the full list of ALA award […]

Steele and Kondo Win 2013 Heinlein Award

Allen Steele and Yoji Kondo are the winners of the 2013 Robert A. Heinlein Award, given for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space. Administration of the award has been taken over from the Heinlein Society by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, and the award is […]

2012 Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot

The 2012 Stoker Preliminary Ballot has been released by the Horror Writers Association: Superior Achievement in a Novel The Trouble With Hairy, Hal Bodner (Phantom Hollow) 14, Peter Clines (Permuted Press) Bottled Abyss, Benjamin Kane Ethridge (Redrum Horror) NightWhere, John Everson (Samhain) Cemetery Club, JG Faherty (JournalStone) Coronation, Lee F. Jordan (Black Rose Writing) The Drowning Girl, […]

Amazing Stories Launch

After a successful beta test earlier this month, Amazing Stories has launched publicly as an online magazine. Contents are free to the general public, but those interested in science fiction, fantasy, and horror are invited to get a free membership and help build the magazine’s social network. For more information, see the Amazing Stories website.

2012 Kitschies Nominees

Finalists for the 2012 Kitschies, awarded to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works of genre literature published in the UK,” have been announced. Red Tentacle (Novel) The Folly of the World, Jesse Bullington (Orbit) A Face Like Glass, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan) Angelmaker, Nick Harkaway (William Heinemann) Jack Glass, Adam Roberts (Gollancz) The Method, Juli Zeh, translated by Sally-Ann […]

2012 BSFA Shortlist

The 2012 BSFA Awards shortlist has been announced: Best Novel Dark Eden, Chris Beckett (Corvus) Empty Space: a Haunting, M. John Harrison (Gollancz) Intrusion, Ken Macleod (Orbit) Jack Glass, Adam Roberts (Gollancz) 2312, Kim Stanley-Robinson (Orbit) Best Short Fiction “Immersion”, Aliette de Bodard (Clarkesworld #69) The Flight of the Ravens, Chris Butler (Immersion) “Song of […]

Clarion 2013 Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Clarion, an intensive summer program for writers interested in pursuing professional careers. The six-week workshop, which focuses on science fiction, fantasy, and horror, will take place June 23 – August 3, 2013 in San Diego CA. Instructors include Andy Duncan, Nalo Hopkinson, Cory Doctorow, Robert Crais, Karen Joy Fowler, […]

Clarion West 2013 Applications

Applications are now being accepted for Clarion West, an intensive summer program for writers interested in pursuing professional careers. The six-week workshop, which focuses on science fiction, fantasy, and horror, will take place June 23 – August 2, 2013 in Seattle WA. Instructors include Elizabeth Hand, Neil Gaiman, Joe Hill, Justina Robson, Ellen Datlow, and […]

Steven Utley (1948-2013)

SF writer Steven Utley, 64, died January 12, 2013 just weeks after a cancer diagnosis. Utley began publishing with “The Unkindest Cut of All” in 1972, and is best known for ambitious short stories like Nebula Award finalist “Custer’s Last Jump” (1976) and “Black as the Pit, from Pole to Pole” (1977), both in collaboration […]


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