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Archive for January, 2015

James Herbert Award Shortlist

Nominees for the inaugural James Herbert Award for Horror Writing have been announced: The Girl with All the Gifts, M.R. Carey (Orbit) The Troop, Nick Cutter (Headline) Cuckoo Song, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan) The Loney, Andrew Michael Hurley (Tartarus) Bird Box, Josh Malerman (Voyager) An English Ghost Story, Kim Newman (Titan) Created by Pan Macmillan, award […]

WNDB Short Story Contest

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), an organization that addresses “the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature,” has announced a short story contest for “a previously unpublished diverse author.” The winning story will appear in forthcoming middle-grade anthology Stories for All of Us  (Crown), edited by WNDB president Ellen Oh. The winner will receive a […]

McDevitt Wins 2015 Heinlein Award

Jack McDevitt is the winner of the 2015 Robert A. Heinlein Award, given for “outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings that inspire the human exploration of space,” recognizing his body of work including over 21 novels and 81 short stories. Winners are chosen by a committee of SF authors, chaired by Michael F. […]

Cho and Feldman Win Crawford Award

For the first time in its 30-year history, the William L. Crawford Fantasy Award selection has resulted in a tie. The co-winners are collection Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho (Buku Fixi) and novel The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman (Ecco). According to award administrator Gary K. Wolfe, the two books found broad support from the nominating committee, […]

2015 Edgar Awards Nominations

There are several works of genre interest among the 2015 Edgar Awards nominations: Best Novel Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King (Scribner) Best Paperback Original World of Trouble, Ben H. Winters (Quirk) Best Critical/ Biographical Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allen Poe, J.W. Ocker (Countryman) Best Short Story “What Do You Do”, Gillian Flynn, Rogues (Del […]

Egmont USA to Close

The US division of children’s book publisher Egmont will close, effective January 31, 2015, after attempts to sell the division failed. Danish parent company Egmont Publishing International began looking for a buyer in October 2014, but found no takers. The last day for employees is January 30. The ten titles on their spring 2015 list […]

2014 Bram Stoker Preliminary Ballot

The 2014 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot has been announced by the Horror Writers Association. Superior Achievement in a Novel The Flesh Sutra, Tim Burke (NobleFusion) The Burning Dark, Adam Christopher (Tor) This Darkness Light, Michaelbrent Collings (self-published) Vortex, Lawrence C. Connolly (Fantasist Enterprises) Suffer the Children, Craig DiLouie (Gallery) Jade Sky, Patrick Freivald (JournalStone) Beautiful You, Chuck […]

National Book Critics Circle Awards

SF novel On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee (Riverhead books) is one of five finalists for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards in the fiction category. Winners will be announced March 12, 2015 in a ceremony in New York. Toni Morrison was announced as the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. For […]

Alice K. Turner (1939-2015)

Editor Alice K. Turner, 75, died January 16, 2014 of antibiotic-resistant pneumonia. Born 1939, Turner was the legendary fiction editor at Playboy, one of the most prestigious and highest-paying markets for short fiction, from 1980-2000. During her tenure, Turner published work by Terry Bisson, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert Silverberg, and Dan Simmons, among other […]

Hugo Nomination Period Open

Nominations are now open for the Hugo Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, to be presented at Sasquan, the 73rd Worldcon, August 19-23, 2015 in Spokane WA.  You are eligible to nominate if you have an attending or supporting membership for Sasquan, Loncon 3 (the 2014 Worldcon), or MidAmeriConII (the […]

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