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Archive for October, 2014

SF & F Translation Awards Closing Down

The Association for the Recognition of Excellence in SF & F Translation has announced it is officially being dissolved, due to the time and effort required to keep the awards going on an amateur basis. “We still very much believe in the need to promote science fiction and fantasy in translation, and hope that in […]

2014 Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse

The shortlist for the 2014 Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse has been announced. Bazmaru et la fille du vent, Maëlle Fierpied (L’école des loisirs) Les substituts, Johan Heliot (Seuil) Dresseur de fantômes, Camille Brissot (L’Atalante) La symphonie des abysses Livre 1, Carina Rozenfeld (Robert Laffont) Pixel noir, Jeanne-A Debats (Syros) Automne, Jan Henrik Nielsen, translated by Aude Pasquier […]

Unpublished Asimov Essay

A previously unpublished essay by Isaac Asimov, originally written in 1959, has been posted on the MIT Technology Review website. Discussing creativity, the piece was Asimov’s “single formal input” for the Advanced Research Projects Agency. The article is accompanied by a note from Arthur Obermayer and published with the permission of Asimov Holdings. To read […]

Martin & Doherty Receive Harris Collection Literary Award

Author George R.R. Martin and Tor publisher Tom Doherty will receive the inaugural Harris Collection Literary Award. The event will be held at Brown University in Providence RI on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. The evening will include an awards ceremony, interviews, and a reception, and is open exclusively to Brown students. Named after Caleb […]

Amazon and S&S Reach Agreement

Amazon and Simon & Schuster have resolved their negotiations and signed a new multi-year agreement. Though details have not been officially released, the deal will reportedly allow S&S to set retail prices for e-books, returning to “a version of agency pricing,” as S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy describes it, with some room allowed for Amazon to […]

Benefit For Locus with Garth Nix and Ysabeau Wilce

SF in SF will hold a special event with Garth Nix and Ysabeau Wilce Saturday, October 25, 2014. Garth Nix will read from his new book Clariel, and Ysabeau Wilce will read from her new collection Prophecies, Libels, and Dreams: Stories. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at The Women’s Building […]

2014 Deutscher Phantastik Preis Awards

The winners of the Deutscher Phantastik Preis Awards were announced October 11, 2014 at Buchmess Convent in Dreieich near Frankfurt, Germany. Best Novel in German Phoenix – Tochter der Asche [Phoenix – Daughter of Ashes], Ann-Kathrin Karschnick (Papierverzierer) Best Debut Novel in German Eldorin – Das verborgene Land [Eldorin – The Hidden Land], Gaby Wohlrab […]

Niven Wins Impact of Imagination Award

Larry Niven will be honored with the 2014 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Impact of Imagination on Society. The ceremony will be held November 19, 2014 at the Artisphere in Arlington VA. The award was created in 2012 by the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation. Prior winners were Ursula K. Le Guin in 2013 and Sir […]

Zilpha Keatley Snyder (1927-2014)

Children’s writer Zilpha Keatley Snyder, 87, died October 8, 2014 of complications from a stroke in San Francisco. Snyder wrote over 40 books, including many middle-grade novels with fantasy elements. She is best known for Newbery Honor book The Egypt Game (1967), and wrote two other Newbery Honor titles, The Headless Cupid (1971) and The […]

2014 WSFA Small Press Award Winner

The winner of the 2014 Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award for Short Fiction was announced October 11, 2014 at Capclave: “Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma”, Alex Shvartsman (Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show 4/13) “Trap-weed”, Gemma Files (Clockwork Phoenix 4) “The Traditional”, Maria Dahvana Headley (Lightspeed 5/13) “Bits”, Naomi Kritzer, (Clarkesworld 10/13) “Set Your […]

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