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Archive for January, 2017

2016 Locus Recommended Reading List

Welcome to the Locus Annual Recommended Reading List! The list is published in Locus Magazine’s February 2017 issue, and is a consensus by Locus editors, reviewers, and other professionals — editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi; reviews editor Jonathan Strahan; reviewers Liz Bourke, Carolyn Cushman, Paul Di Filippo, Gardner Dozois, Amy Goldschlager, Paula Guran, Rich Horton, John […]

2017 DUFF Nominee

Paul Weimer was announced as the only candidate for the 2017 Down Under Fan Fund (DUFF) on January 28, 2017. The 2017 fund is intended to send fans from North America to attend Continuum 13, the 56th Australian National Science Fiction Convention, to be held at the Jasper Hotel in Melbourne on June 9-12, 2017. […]

HWA Endowment Recipients

The Horror Writers Association announced the winners of its first set of Young Adults Write Now endowments on January 23, 2017. Five libraries will receive $500 each to fund teen writing events. This year’s recipients are: Athens-Limestone Public Library, Athens AL: “The Page Turner Program” Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, Fayetteville TN: “Something Wicked We Write” […]

Lord Named Worldcon Toastmistress

Worldcon 75 announced in their Progress Report #3 that “writer, teacher, and former diplomat, research consultant and part-time soldier” Karen Lord will be Toastmistress for the 75th World Science Fiction Convention to be held August 9-13, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Guests of honor for the weekend will include John-Henri Holmberg, Nalo Hopkinson, Johanna Sinisalo, Claire Wendling, […]

2017 Dell Award

“Noor” by Taimur Ahmad is the winner of the 2017 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science fiction and Fantasy Writing.  The award is given to “the best unpublished and unsold science fiction or fantasy short story submitted by a full-time undergraduate college student,” and is accompanied by a $500 cash prize, publication in Asimov’s, […]

Strange Horizons 2016 Readers’ Poll

The results of the 2016 Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll have been announced: Fiction First place: “Life in Stone, Glass, and Plastic”, José Pablo Iriarte Second place: “Das Steingeschöpf”, G.V. Anderson Third place: “A Spell to Retrieve Your Lover from the Bottom of the Sea”, Ada Hoffman Fourth place: “Applied Cenotaphics in the Long, Long Longitudes”, […]

Sapienza Receives Solstice Award

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has announced that the late Peggy Rae Sapienza will receive the 2017 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award. The Solstice award, created in 2008 and given at the discretion of the SFWA president with the majority approval of the Board of Directors, is for individuals, living or dead, […]

2017 ALA Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of several awards during their Midwinter Meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta GA, January 20-24, 2017. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Algonquin) won the John Newbery Medal “for the most outstanding […]

2016 Stoker Preliminary Ballot

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) announced the preliminary ballot for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards on January 20, 2017. Superior Achievement in a Novel Dead Souls, J. Lincoln Fenn (Gallery) Hard Light, Elizabeth Hand (Minotaur) Mongrels, Stephen Graham Jones (William Morrow) The Fisherman, John Langan (Word Horde) The Tank, Nicola Lombardi (Dunwich Edizioni) Stranded, Bracken MacLeod (Tor) Into the Mist, […]

Emma Tennant (1937-2017)

Writer Emma Tennant, 79, died January 21, 2017 in a London hospital following a long illness. Tennant was known for her feminist and postmodern fiction, and wrote many works of genre interest, including The Time of the Crack (1973; as The Crack, 1978), The Last of the Country House Murders (1974), Hotel de Dream (1976), […]

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