Archive for 'Milestones'
The results of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America officers’ election were announced. Current president Steven Gould and director-at-large Jim Fiscus are stepping down on June 30, 2015. As of July 1, 2015, the new board will be: president: Cat Rambo; vice-president: M.C.A. Hogarth; secretary: Susan Forest; chief financial officer: Bud Sparhawk; directors-at-large: […]
The pseudonymous World Fantasy Award-winning author K.J. Parker revealed his true identity, humorous fantasy writer Tom Holt, in a conversation with Locus‘s own Jonathan Strahan and Gary K. Wolfe, on their Coode Street Podcast. You can listen to the interview here. Holt, 53, began publishing as K.J. Parker in 1998 with Colours in the Steel and has produced […]
William F. Nolan, 86, has been named Grand Master by the members of the 2015 World Horror Convention, to be held May 7-10, 2015 in Atlanta GA.
The Horror Writers Association has announced the formation of the Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship, in honor of their president, who died earlier this month. The scholarship was proposed by HWA treasurer Leslie Klinger and will focus on non-fiction writers. Klinger will oversee implementation of the prize. The HWA also announced that vice president Lisa Morton will […]
Harlan Ellison, 80, suffered a stroke on October 9, 2014, and is recovering in the hospital. His wife Susan Ellison posted October 12 at Ellison Webderland: I will make this brief. A couple of days ago Harlan had a stroke. He’s in the hospital. His right side is paralyzed. He’s comfortable–as possible. We will keep you […]
Brian Keene has been named Grand Master by the members of the 2014 World Horror Convention, to be held May 8-11, 2014 in Portland OR.
SFWA has announced that Ellen Klages will be Toastmaster at the 49th Nebula Awards Weekend, to be held May 15-18, 2014, at the Marriott in San Jose CA. She will be attending the event alongside Damon Knight Grand Master Samuel R. Delany, special guest Frank M. Robinson, and the Nebula Award nominees. More information on the 2014 […]
Gillian Redfearn has been promoted to publishing director of Gollancz. Redfearn, who was previously deputy publishing director, will continue to report to Jon Wood. Wood is now the managing director of Gollancz, adding these duties to his continued roles as deputy group publisher and editor for the UK publisher. See the Gollancz press release here.
Author Jay Lake announced that he has made his entire genetic sequence open source through the Personal Genome Project. The sequencing was originally paid for by a fundraiser last January, Sequence a Science Fiction Writer, done as an attempt to find a new treatment path for Lake’s colon cancer. This may be the first time […]
Robert Silverberg, 78, suffered a heart attack on October 29, 2013 while visiting the UK. He was hospitalized, had a stent implanted, and was discharged on October 30. Silverberg is in the UK for the World Fantasy Convention — which he was unable to attend — and is due to return home to California on […]