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Archive for May, 2013

Andrew M. Greeley (1928-2013)

Catholic priest and writer Andrew M. Greeley, 85, died May 29, 2013 at home in Chicago. Greeley wrote over 100 books of non-fiction and 50 novels. He was best known for his mystery and detective novels, but occasionally wrote work of SF and fantasy interest, beginning with fantasy story “Nora Maeve and Sebi” (1975) and […]

2013 Audie Awards Winners

The Audio Publishers Association has announced the 2013 Audie Awards winners, recognizing excellence in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. Following is a list of those Audie winners of genre interest: Audio Drama: Swordspoint, Ellen Kushner, read by Ellen Kushner, Dion Graham, Katherine Kellgren, Robert Fass, Nick Sullivan, Simon Jones (Audible) Distinguished Achievement in Production: Dracula, Bram […]

Jack Vance (1916-2013)

SF Grand Master Jack Vance, 96, died May 26, 2013 in Oakland CA. Vance was one of the most influential SF authors of the postwar period, and his visionary imagination and sophisticated, often playful use of language inspired countless SF writers, including Avram Davidson, Harlan Ellison, Matthew Hughes, George R.R. Martin, Michael Moorcock, and Gene […]

Cole Wins Compton Crook Award

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society has announced that Myke Cole’s Shadow Ops: Control Point (Ace) is the winner of the 2013 Compton Crook/Stephen Tall Award. The award, which honors the best first SF/fantasy/horror novel of the year, will be presented at Balticon 47, May 24-27, 2013, where Cole will receive an award plaque and check for $1,000, during the convention’s opening […]

Asimov’s Readers’ & Analog AnLab Awards

The Asimov’s Readers’ Awards and the Analog 2012 AnLab Awards were presented at a breakfast celebration at the Affinity restaurant on May 18, 2013 during the Nebula Awards Weekend in San Jose CA. Asimov’s Readers’ Awards winners are: Best Novella “Murder Born”, Robert Reed (2/12) Best Novelette “The Way of the Needle”, Derek Künsken (3/12) […]

2012 Aurealis Awards Winners

Winners have been announced for the 2012 Aurealis Awards, honoring SF, fantasy, and horror by Australians: Best Science Fiction Novel The Rook, Daniel O’Malley (Harper Collins) 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 […]

2012 Nebula Awards Winners

The 2012 Nebula Awards were presented May 18, 2013 in a ceremony at  SFWA’s 48th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, held in San Jose CA. Gene Wolfe was honored with the 2012 Damon Knight Grand Master Award for his lifetime contributions and achievements in the field. Novel 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Throne of […]

Kickstarter for Movie Starring Neil Gaiman

A crowdfunding project launched on May 15, 2013 on Kickstarter to turn Blood Kiss, a script by Emmy Award-winning writer Michael Reaves, into a film. Writer Neil Gaiman and actress and fantasy writer Amber Benson will both star if the film is funded. For more information, and to donate, see Blood Kiss on Kickstarter.

2013 Mythopoeic Award Finalists

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the 2013 Mythopoeic Award finalists. Winners will be announced at Mythcon 44, July 12-15, 2013, in East Lansing MI. Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature: The Weirdstone trilogy: The Weirdstone of Brisingamen (Collins), The Moon of Gomrath (Collins), and Boneland (Fourth Estate), Alan Garner The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) Death and Resurrection, R.A. […]

LoneStarCon 3 Alerts Dealers to Scam

The LoneStarCon 3 committee sent an alert about scam phone calls some dealers who attended Chicon have been receiving: Some people who were dealers at Chicon have been receiving cold calls from a company claiming to be booking housing for the Worldcon. Other claims include that the hotel is almost full, and that discounted dealers […]

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