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Archive for August, 2017

Jay Kay Klein Photographs Digitized

UC Riverside and the California Digital Library have digitized nearly 6,000 photographs from the Jay Kay Klein archive, part of the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The archive includes photographs that Klein took while attending science fiction conventions between 1950 and 1994. The UCR library plans on making the digitized photos available to […]

Worldcon News

Several amendments to the World Science Fiction Society constitution were ratified during Worldcon 75 in Helsinki, Finland: “Best Series”: makes the Best Series Hugo Award permanent “Young Adult Award”: creates a new award category for Best Young Adult Book “December Is Good Enough”: moves the deadline for Hugo nominations from January 31 of the current […]

2017 Hugo and Campbell Awards Winners

Winners for the Hugo Awards, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and several others were announced August 11, 2017 at Worldcon 75, the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Helsinki, Finland, August 9-13, 2017. Best Novel (2,078 nominating ballots) WINNER: The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) All the Birds in […]

More Dragon Awards News

As reported earlier this week, Alison Littlewood and John Scalzi requested their works be removed from the Dragon Award ballot, and the awards administrators declined to do so. N.K. Jemisin then requested that her book The Obelisk Gate (Orbit) be removed from the Best Apocalyptic Novel category, citing concerns about the voting process, among other issues. President Pat […]

Dragon Awards Refuse Withdrawal

As reported yesterday, authors Alison Littlewood and John Scalzi attempted to withdraw their books from consideration for the Dragon Awards. Littlewood reports that Dragon Con president Pat Henry has refused her withdrawal. Henry told her, While I appreciate your sense of fair play, I must decline your request to remove The Hidden People from the Dragon Award […]

Littlewood and Scalzi Withdraw from Dragon Awards

Alison Littlewood announced that she has withdrawn her novel The Hidden People (Jo Fletcher) from consideration for the Dragon Awards in the Horror Novel category. John Scalzi has withdrawn novel The Collapsing Empire  (Tor) from consideration in the Science Fiction Novel category. Littlewood says, While this would normally be a great pleasure, it has also been brought to my […]

2017 Dragon Awards Shortlist

Dragon Con has announced the shortlist for the second Dragon Awards. Voting is open to the public at the Dragon Awards website, and winners will be announced at Dragon Con, September 3, 2017 in Atlanta GA. The original ballot has been amended: Alison Littlewood withdrew novel The Hidden People from the Horror category, and N.K. Jemisin […]

Stephensen-Payne Wins Munsey Award

Bibliographer and pulp researcher Philip Stephensen-Payne is the winner of the 2017 Munsey Award, presented annually by PulpFest “to a person who has worked for the betterment of the pulp community.” Nominees are selected by the general pulp community, and the winner is selected by a vote of past Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Awards winners. Stephensen-Payne […]

Macmillan to Leave Flatiron Building

Macmillan (including Tor, St. Martin’s Press, and other divisions) will move their offices out of the iconic Flatiron Building in New York City, probably in early 2019. The company signed a 20-year lease for 261,000 square feet in a recently modernized building at 120 Broadway.


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