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Archive for June, 2017

Another WFC GoH Announced

The 2018 World Fantasy Convention (WFC) has announced the addition of Scott Edelman as a Guest of Honor, joining GoHs Michael J. Walsh and Tom Kidd, and special guest Aliette de Bodard. WFC 2018 will be held November 1-4, 2018 at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore MD. The theme is “Ports in a Storm.” […]

XPRIZE Short Fiction Contest

XPRIZE, “the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges,” has announced a short science fiction contest with the aim of “envisioning a world transformed by exponential technologies and a global community of innovators.” The contest offers a $10,000 prize package that includes round-trip airfare to Tokyo for […]

Uncanny Staff Changes

Julia Rios is stepping down as reprint editor, poetry editor, and interviewer at Uncanny. Mimi Mondal will be poetry and reprint editor and Shana DuBois will be interviewer beginning with issue 19 (November/December 2017) . For more information, see the official announcement at Uncanny.

Horn Wins James White Award

The James White Award Short Story competition has announced this year’s winner: “The Morrigan”, Stewart Horn “The Cut”, Elsie WK Donald “Don”, Steve Dubois “The Dying Glass”, Cameron Johnston “Skin and Bone”, Beth Plutchak “May the Pain Guide You Home”, Daniel Roy A special commendation was given to “May the Pain Guide You Home” by […]

Whitehead Wins Carnegie Medal

Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad (Doubleday) won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, chosen by a seven-member selection committee of library professionals. Whitehead will be honored and receive a $5,000 prize at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference, June 24, 2017 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago IL. Finalists Michael Chabon (Moonglow, […]

2017 Prix Utopiales Européen

The shortlist for the 2017 Prix Utopiales Européen has been announced. Spire – Tome 1: Ce qui relie, Laurent Genefort (Critic) Luna [Luna: New Moon], Ian McDonald (Denoël) Merfer [Railsea], China Miéville (Fleuve) Mes vrais enfants [My Real Children], Jo Walton (Denoël) L’installation de la peur, Rui Zink (Agullo) The winner of the Utopiales European […]

2017 Locus Awards Winners

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced winners in each category of the 2017 Locus Awards. The Locus Awards are chosen by a survey of readers in an open online poll that runs from February 1 to April 15. We welcome and invite everyone to vote in the poll. Our recommended list for 2016 can […]

2017 Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse

The shortlist for the 2017 Prix Utopiales Européen Jeunesse has been announced. Jungle Park, Philippe Arnaud (Sarbacane) L’Effet Ricochet, Nadia Coste (Seuil jeunesse) L’éveil, Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu (Gulf Stream) Le jardin des épitaphes, tome 1: Celui qui reste debout, Taï-Marc Le Thanh (Didier jeunesse) New Earth Project, David Moitet (Didier jeunesse) The winner of the Utopiales “European Youth […]

World Fantasy 2018 Guests of Honor

The 2018 World Fantasy Convention (WFC) has announced the addition of special guest Aliette de Bodard, joining Guests of Honor Michael J. Walsh and Tom Kidd. WFC 2018 will be held November 1-4, 2018 at the Baltimore Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore MD. The theme is “Ports in a Storm.” Attending memberships are currently $175. […]

2016 Sidewise Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 2016 Sidewise Awards for Alternate History have been announced. Short Form “The Danish Crutch”, Anna Belfrage (1066 Turned Upside Down) “Treasure Fleet”, Daniel M. Bensen (Tales from Alternate Earths) “Twilight of the Mesozoic Moon”, Brent A. Harris & Ricardo Victoria (Tales from Alternate Earths) “The Battle of London Bridge”, G.K. Holloway (1066 Turned […]

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