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Asteroid McDevitt

The International Astronomical Union has approved a proposal to name an asteroid after SF writer Jack McDevitt. The asteroid, now known as “Jackmcdevitt,” is designated 328305, and was discovered in 2006 by astronomer Lawrence Wasserman at Kitt Peak observatory in Arizona.

Cherryh Named SFWA Grand Master

The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have named C.J. Cherryh the 32nd recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. SFWA president Cat Rambo said Cherryh “is a master of long-running series involving worlds and characters that the reader can visit and revisit with a true sense of wonder each and every […]

David Hartwell in Critical Condition

Kathryn Cramer has announced on social media that Tor editor David Hartwell has suffered “a massive brain bleed and is not expected to recover.” We will update as more information is available.

SFWA Election Results

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: […]

K.J. Parker’s Identity Revealed

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 […]

Nolan Named Grand Master

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.

Rocky Wood Scholarship

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 […]

Ellison Recovering from Stroke

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 […]

Keene Named Grand Master

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.

Ellen Klages Named Nebula Awards Toastmaster

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 […]

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