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Archive for August, 2016

Hachette Sues Seth Grahame-Smith

Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Unholy Night (among other titles), is being sued by Hachette Book Group for breach of contract. The publisher is suing to recover the $500,000 (plus interest) they paid for a book they allege the author never delivered. Hachette and Grahame-Smith made a $4 million deal for two new books following 2010’s […]

Inaugural Nommo Awards

The African Speculative Fiction Society, a new professional organization for African science fiction and fantasy, will formally announce the creation of the Nommo Awards at the Aké Festival, to be held November 15-19, 2016 at the Arts and Cultural Centre in Abeokuta, Nigeria. A prize of $3,000 will be shared among the winners of four categories: […]

Children of Time Wins Clarke Award

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel published in 2015 has been announced: Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky (Tor) The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers (Hodder & Stoughton) Europe at Midnight, Dave Hutchinson (Solaris) The Book of Phoenix, Nnedi Okorafor (Hodder & Stoughton) Arcadia, Iain […]

2016 Campbell and Sturgeon Awards Winners

Radiomen by Eleanor Lerman (The Permanent Press) is this year’s John W. Campbell Memorial Award winner for the best science fiction novel published in 2015, and Kelly Link’s “The Game of Smash and Recovery” (Strange Horizons 10/17/15) is the winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short fiction of 2015. Going Dark by Linda Nagata (Mythic […]

Worldcon and NASFiC Site Selections

San Jose CA won the bid to host the 76th World Science Fiction Convention in 2018, beating a bid from New Orleans LA by a vote of 675 to 594. The convention will be held in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose CA on August 16-20, 2018. Guests of honor will include Chelsea Quinn […]

2015 Sidewise Awards Winners

The winners for the Sidewise Awards for best alternate history have been announced. The awards were presented August 20, 2016 at MidAmeriCon II, the 74th Worldcon, at the Kansas City convention center in Kansas City MO. Short Form “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”, Bill Crider (Tales from the Otherverse) “Red Legacy”, Eneasz Brodsky (Asimov’s 2/15) “Elizabethtown”, Eric Cline (Galaxy’s Edge 11/15) […]

2016 Alfie Awards

The Alfie Awards were presented at midnight on August 20, 2016, during George R.R. Martin’s Hugo Losers Party, held at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City MO. The awards, named in honor of Alfred Bester (whose The Demolished Man was the first ever novel Hugo Award winner), with trophies created using ’50s hood ornaments, went […]

2016 Hugo and Campbell Awards Winners

Winners for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer were announced August 20, 2016 at MidAmericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City MO, August 17-21, 2016. Best Novel (3,695 nominating ballots) The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US) […]

2016 Chesley Awards Winners

Winners for the 2016 Chesley Awards, given by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA), were announced August 18, 2016 at a ceremony at MidAmericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City MO, August 17-21, 2016. Best Cover Illustration – Hardback Book Todd […]

1941 Retro Hugo Awards Winners

Winners of the 1941 Retro Hugo Awards, honoring work from 1940, were announced August 18, 2016 at a ceremony at MidAmericon II, the 74th World Science Fiction Convention, held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City MO, August 17-21, 2016. The Retro Hugos are awarded 50, 75, or 100 years after a Worldcon […]


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