Archive for March, 2014
This is the final day to nominate for the 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugo Awards. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2014 at 11:59 PDT. The Hugo Awards are hosted by Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, to be held August 14-18, 2014 at ExCel, London Docklands. Members of Loncon […]
Diana Gill, head of Harper Voyager US, is moving to Ace/Roc/Berkeley, where she will be executive editor starting April 1, 2014, replacing retiring editor Ginjer Buchanan. Gill’s last day at Harper was March 21, 2014. She told us, ‘‘I am very proud of my (just-shy of) 16 years with Avon Eos/Eos/Harper Voyager and the wonderful […]
Japanese author Nahoko Uehashi has won the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award, and Brazilian artist Roger Mello has won the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator Award. The medals and diplomas will be presented to Uehashi and Mello on September 10, 2014 in Mexico City during the 34th International IBBY Congress. The award is Denmark’s top […]
Online bookseller Amazon.com has begun to issue credits to buyers who purchased e-books published from Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin on the site between April 1, 2010 and May 21, 2012. Credits are automatically applied to customer accounts and can be used on any book purchased at Amazon going forward, print or […]
Brian Keene has been named Grand Master by the members of the 2014 World Horror Convention, to be held May 8-11, 2014 in Portland OR.
British publisher Hodder & Stoughton has made an offer to buy Quercus, the independent UK publisher that includes SF/F imprint Jo Fletcher Books. The Hachette-owned Hodder made a cash offer of £12.6 million, and the deal is expected to be finalized by late April 2014. Tim Hely Hutchinson, CEO of Hachette UK, says Quercus will be […]
On March 18, 2014, SFWA announced the additions of magazine Crossed Genres and publishing house Head of Zeus to its list of SFWA qualified markets. The announcement can be found on the SFWA website.
Ursula K. Le Guin was awarded the 2014 Ken Kesey Award for Fiction for her two volume collection The Unreal and The Real during the Oregon Book Awards ceremony in Portland OR on March 17. Le Guin presented the first fiction award for the Oregon Book Award in 1987, and won her first award in […]
Writer Lucius Shepard died March 18, 2014 in Portland OR. Shepard had suffered health complications during the last year including a stroke and a spinal infection. Lucius Taylor Shepard was born on August 21, 1943 in Lynchburg VA and grew up in Florida. He spent years in his teens and twenties traveling, and recounted stories […]
SFWA has announced the appointment of John Klima as the new editor of The Bulletin. Klima has worked at Asimov’s, Analog, and Tor Books, in addition to editing and publishing award-winning magazine Electric Velocipede (2001-2013). His first issue as editor will be Spring 2014. Klima is “very excited for this opportunity to be part of a new […]