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Archive for July, 2014

2014 Parsec Awards Finalists

Finalists for the 2014 Parsec Awards, honoring excellence in speculative fiction podcasting, have been announced. Winners will be announced at Dragon*Con, August 29 –September 1, 2014, in Atlanta GA. Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form) “A Christmas Feast”, Michael Whitehouse (The NoSleep Podcast) “Growth Spurt”, Growth Spurt (Pseudopod) “How the Moon Got Its Cousin”, Lee […]

2014 Rita and Golden Heart Awards Winners

The RITA and Golden Heart Awards were presented by the Romance Writers of America at their annual convention in San Antonio. The RITA is presented for best novel, and the Golden Heart is a contest for the best novel by an unpublished novelist. Winners of genre interest include: RITA for Paranormal Romance: The Firebird, Susanna […]

The 2014 Scribe Awards Winners

The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers announced the winners of the 8th Annual Scribe Awards, for the best in tie-in fiction of 2013, at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 24-27, 2014. General Novel Original Mr. Monk Helps Himself, Hy Conrad (Penguin) The Executioner: Sleeping Dragons, Michael A. Black (Gold Eagle) Murder She Wrote: Close-Up […]

2014 Eisner Award Winners

The 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 25, 2014. Winners of SF/F interest include: Best Continuing Series: Saga, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples (Image) Best New Series: Sex Criminals, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Image) Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17): Battling Boy, Paul Pope […]

Lawrence Santoro (1942-2014)

Writer Lawrence Santoro, 71, died July 25, 2014 of cancer. Santoro’s story “God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him” (2000) was a Stoker Award nominee, as was his audio drama adaptation of Gene Wolfe’s “The Tree Is My Hat” (2002). Some of his short work is collected in Drink for the Thirst to Come […]

2014 Man Booker Longlist

The 13-title longlist for the Man Booker Prize includes four titles of SF/F interest: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler (Serpent’s Tail) J, Howard Jacobson (Cape/ Hogarth) The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell (Sceptre/ Random House) Orfeo, Richard Powers (Atlantic/ Norton) The award, which includes a £50,000 prize, is presented annually to the […]

2014 Endeavour Award Nominees

Finalists for the 16th Endeavour Award, given to a novel or single-author collection by a Pacific Northwest writer, have been announced. Protector, C.J. Cherryh (DAW) King of Swords, Dave Duncan (47North) Meaning of Luff, Matthew Hughes (CreateSpace) Nexus, Ramez Naam (Angry Robot) Requiem, Ken Scholes (Tor) The 2014 judges are Catherine Asaro, Scott Edelman, and […]

Kitschies Judges and New Director

Kitschie Awards co-founder Jared Shurin has announced that he is stepping down as director of the award, with Glen Mehn taking over his duties. Shurin and Anne C. Perry founded the award in 2009, though Perry stepped down from administration over two years ago after joining publisher Hodder & Stoughton. Mehn will also be one […]

Thomas Berger (1924-2014)

Writer Thomas Berger, 89, died July 13, 2014 at a hospital in Nyack NY. Berger’s first work of genre interest is “Professor Hyde” (1961), and he is best known for his satirical comic novels, particularly Western Little Big Man (1964; adapted for film 1970) and sequel The Return of Little Big Man (1999). Many of […]

2014 Seiun Award Winners

The recipients of the 2014 Seiun Awards (the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Awards) for best translated works published last year in Japan are: Best Translated Novel Blindsight, Peter Watts, translated by Yoichi Shimada (Tokyo Sogensha) Incandescence, Greg Egan, translated by Makoto Yamagishi (Hayakawa) Serpent’s Egg, R.A. Lafferty, translated by Hiroshi Inoue (Seishinsha) Embassytown, China Miéville, […]

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