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Archive for March, 2013

2012 BSFA Awards Winners

The BSFA Awards winners were announced at Eastercon 64 in Bradford, England, taking place March 29 – April 1, 2013. BEST NOVEL Jack Glass, Adam Roberts (Gollancz) Dark Eden, Chris Beckett (Corvus) Empty Space: a Haunting, M. John Harrison (Gollancz) Intrusion, Ken Macleod (Orbit) 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit) BEST SHORT STORY “Adrift on the […]

2013 Hugo and Campbell Awards Nominees

Nominees for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer have been announced by LoneStarCon3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, to be held in San Antonio, TX, August 29 – September 2, 2013. BEST NOVEL Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13) Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance, […]

Amazon Buys Goodreads

Amazon.com has purchased popular “social cataloging” site Goodreads for an undisclosed sum. Goodreads was founded in 2007 and has about 16 million active members, who use the site to catalog books they own, have read, or want to read; to review books; and to socialize online with other readers. With this acquisition, Amazon now has […]

Paul Williams (1948-2013)

Editor, author, and fan Paul Williams, 64, died March 27, 2013. He entered hospice care in February, suffering from early-onset dementia, likely a result of the brain trauma he suffered in a 1995 bicycle accident. Born May 19, 1947 in Boston, Williams was a founder of the Philip K. Dick Society, and was incredibly influential […]

2013 Compton Crook Award Finalists

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced the finalists for the 2013 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award: Glitch, Heather Anastasiu (St. Martin’s Griffin) Shadow Ops: Control Point, Myke Cole (Ace) Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff (Thomas Dunne) Fair Coin, E. C. Myers (Pyr) Scourge of the Betrayer, Jeff Salyards (Night Shade) The award, which honors the best first SF/fantasy/horror novel […]

B&N Cuts S&S Orders

Bookstore chain Barnes & Noble has cut back orders of new Simon & Schuster titles — to “almost nothing” for some books — during an ongoing dispute over financial terms. Refusing to sell books is a new negotiating tactic for B&N, though not unheard of in the industry; Amazon.com famously removed “buy now” buttons from Macmillan titles during […]

Loncon 3 Installment Plan

Loncon 3, the 72nd Worldcon, to be held August 14-18, 2014 in London, announced installment payment plans for Adult, Young Adult, and Family memberships, allowing them to spread payments over a longer period of time while locking in membership at a lower rate. For more information, see the Loncon 3 website.

David B. Silva (1950-2013)

Writer and editor David B. Silva, 62, died in early March, 2013. Silva is best known for editing influential magazine The Horror Show, which ran from 1982-1991 . Silva won a World Fantasy Award in 1988 in the special, non-professional category for his work on the magazine. He also edited anthologies, including Post Mortem: New […]

Rick Hautala (1949-2013)

Writer Rick Hautala, 64, died March 21, 2013 of a heart attack. Hautala wrote more than 30 novels (most horror) and scores of short stories, and is best known for the internationally-bestselling novel Night Stone (1986). Always a prolific writer, his novels The Demon’s Wife, Mockingbird Bay, and Star Road (with Matthew Costello) are all […]

2012 Aurealis Awards Finalists

Finalists have been announced for the 2012 Aurealis Awards, honoring SF, fantasy, and horror by Australians: Best Science Fiction Novel Suited, Jo Anderton (Angry Robot) The Last City, Nina D’Aleo (Momentum) And All The Stars, Andrea K. Host (self-published) The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, Ambelin Kwaymullina (Walker) A Confusion of Princes, Garth Nix (Allen & […]


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