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The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2015 Locus Awards. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 26-28, 2015; Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony. Additional weekend events include author readings with Willis and Daryl Gregory; a kickoff Clarion […]
The Hugo Awards voting is now open. Votes can be cast online at http://sasquan.org/hugo-awards/voting/ or by paper ballot. The Hugo administrators “hope to have the Hugo Packet ready by late May.” Voting will close on July 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM PDT.
Ellen Klages announced on April 30, 2015 that “After twenty years of having the honor and pleasure of being the emcee for the Tiptree Auction at Wiscon, I am retiring.” In her post on the WisCon 39 official website, she reveals her health and age to be the cause: “I am no longer a spry […]
The 2015 Edgar Awards were presented by the Mystery Writers of America in a ceremony held April 29, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. There were several works of genre interest among the winners: Best Novel Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King (Scribner) Best Critical/ Biographical Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allen Poe, J.W. […]
Edmund R. Schubert, editor of Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show and nominee for a 2015 Hugo Award in the Best Professional Editor Short Form category, has declined his nomination. In his announcement, Schubert explained, “I can’t in good conscience complain about the deck being stacked against me, and then feel good about being nominated for an […]
The European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) Hall of Fame Awards and Spirit of Dedication Awards winners were announced at the 37th Eurocon, April 26, 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Eugene Lukin was named European Grandmaster. Other winners and nominees are below. HALL OF FAME Awarded to people who have an impact beyond their own country. […]
The Libertarian Futurist Society has released the finalists for the Prometheus Award, honoring pro-freedom works published in 2014. Best Novel Award The Three-Body Problem, Liu Cixin (Tor) Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday) A Better World, Marcus Sakey (Thomas & Mercer) Influx, Daniel Suarez (Dutton) All members of the Libertarian Futurist Society are eligible to vote. […]
The 2015 Seiun Awards finalists (the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Awards), honoring the best original and translated works published last year in Japan, have been announced. The nominees for translated works are: Best Translated Novel Pathfinder, Orson Scott Card, translated by Naoya Nakahara (Hayakawa) Ready Player One, Ernest Cline, translated by Makiko Ikeda (SB […]
SFWA has announced that Nick Offerman, the actor who played Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, will be Toastmaster at the 50th Nebula Awards Weekend, to be held June 4-7, 2015, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago IL. According to the SFWA website, Offerman is “A lifelong fan of the Science Fiction and Fantasy […]
The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the Prometheus Award Hall of Fame winner: “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman”, Harlan Ellison (1965) “Sam Hall”, Poul Anderson (1953) Falling Free, Lois McMaster Bujold (1988) Courtship Rite, Donald M. Kingsbury (1982) “As Easy as A.B.C.”, Rudyard Kipling (1912) This category honors novels, novellas, stories, graphic novels, anthologies, films, […]