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Archive for September, 2014

Angry Robot Sold

Osprey Publishing Group has sold its SF imprint  Angry Robot to American entrepreneur Etan Ilfeld, who also purchased Osprey imprints Nourish and Watkins, for an undisclosed price. The present staff will retain their positions. Ilfeld owns Watkins Bookshop in London and is editor-in-chief of Mind Body Spirit magazine. He intends to form Watkins Media Limited, which will include his […]

Roswell Award and Tomorrow Prize

Sci-Fest LA, the Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival, has announced a new SF short story contest called the Roswell Award, open to writers 18 and over worldwide. A $1000 prize will be granted to the best short science fiction story of 1,500 words or fewer. Submission deadline is January 15, 2015. The festival is […]

Ray Bradbury News

The Pomona Public Library has put up a display from the collection of John King Tarpinian honoring Ray Bradbury, in preparation for their October 12, 2014 fundraiser. The event, which will include a showing of The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and guest appearances by Joe Mantegna, Edward James Olmos, Liz Torres, director Stuart Gordon, Bradbury […]

Eugie Foster (1971-2014)

Writer Eugie Foster, 42, died September 27, 2014 of respiratory failure, a complication of her cancer, in Atlanta GA. Foster was best known for her short fiction, including novelette “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast” (2009), winner of a Nebula Award and finalist for Hugo and British SF Association awards. She […]

Hachette Children’s Group

Hachette UK is bringing together all their children’s imprints under a single division, combining Hachette Children’s, Orion Children’s, Orchard Books, and Little, Brown Children’s, starting January 1, 2015. Egmont UK’s managing director Hilary Murray Hill will come in as CEO on January 13, 2015, and Marlene Johnson will be in charge until then, with plans […]

2014 European Utopiales Prize Finalists

Finalists for the 2014 European Utopiales Prize have been announced. Juste à temps, Philippe Curval (La Volte) 7 secondes pour devenir un aigle, Thomas Day (Le Bélial) Sumerki, Dmitry Glukhovsky (L’Atalante) L’Opéra de Shaya, Sylvie Lainé, (Actusf) La longue terre, Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter (L’Atalante)   The Nantes International Science Fiction Festival, the Utopiales, […]

2014 Copper Cylinder Awards

The Sunburst Award Society has announced the winners of the Copper Cylinder Awards. The Adult Award winner is River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin Canada). The Young Adult Award winner is Homeland by Cory Doctorow (Tor). The Copper Cylinder is an annual award, with winners selected by members of the Sunburst Award Society, […]

Anders Leaving Pyr

Lou Anders is leaving his position as editorial director and art director at Pyr after ten years at the helm, in order to “devote his professional energy to being a full-time author.” His debut novel Frostborn appeared earlier this year. Rene Sears will take over as interim editor.

Changes at Apex Magazine

Apex Magazine publisher Jason Sizemore has announced that he will take over as editor-in-chief from Sigrid Ellis, who is stepping down. “Apex will publish the issues planned and purchased through December 2014. Beginning now, I will be selecting our 2015 magazine content.” He will publish stories that Ellis acquired for 2015 issues. Poetry editor Elise Matthesen is […]

NBA Longlist for YA Lit

The ten-title longlist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature has been announced, and includes the following works of genre interest: Greenglass House by Kate Milford (Clarion/ HMH), 100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith (S & S Children’s), and Noggin by John Corey Whaley (Atheneum). Nominees in other categories will be announced later this […]


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