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2014 Locus Poll & Survey Ballot

The online version of this year’s Locus Poll & Survey ballot, for works and contributions published in 2013, is now online — Locus Poll & Survey Ballot. Deadline for voting in April 15, 2014.

2013 Locus Recommended Reading List

This Recommended Reading List, published in Locus Magazine’s February 2014 issue, is a consensus by Locus editors and reviewers – Liza Groen Trombi, Gary K. Wolfe, Faren Miller, Jonathan Strahan, Russell Letson, Graham Sleight, Adrienne Martini, Carolyn Cushman, Tim Pratt, Karen Burnham, Gardner Dozois, Rich Horton, Paul Di Filippo, and others — with inputs from […]

Fundraiser for New SF Museum

A group of science fiction fans have launched a Indiegogo fundraiser to create a “preview room” for a new museum of science fiction planned in Washington DC. The space will include an exhibit of 20 paintings from the Howard and Jane Frank art collection, as well as props from popular SF TV and movies, such as […]

Heinlein Considered for Missouri Hall of Fame

Robert A. Heinlein is one of the ten candidates included in an internet poll to choose inductees for the Missouri Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame members are honored with a bust in the Missouri Capitol. The poll, run by the Missouri State House, can be found here.

GOH Alan Lee Will Not Attend WFC 2013

The 2013 WFC convention committee announced that artist guest of honor, Alan Lee, would not be in attendance at this year’s World Fantasy Convention in Brighton, England.  Lee’s absence is due to his work on the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug.  The convention committee included the following statement from Lee: “Now that the […]

Rhianna Pratchett Will Inherit Discworld

In a recent interview with the New Statesman, Sir Terry Pratchett discussed his plans to hand the Discworld series over to his daughter, video game writer Rhianna Pratchett, once he’s no longer able to write. Pratchett also acknowledged suffering an atrial fibrillation in the back of a New York taxi earlier this month, which he […]

Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction

The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy at the University of California in Riverside announced they are launching the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction. This bi-annual, peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal is now soliciting articles for the first issue,  scheduled for publication April 10th 2013. Each issue will feature three types of […]

Part-time Online Job Opening at Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University is looking for a science fiction/fantasy writer with an MFA in creative writing to teach an online writing course this fall. Currently they are only offering a part-time, temporary position, although they hope to offer more courses in the future. For more information, see the EKU job site.

Momentum Books Going DRM-free

Pan Macmillan Australia’s digital-only imprint Momentum announced that, starting in August, their titles will be released DRM-free. Momentum Books is the first imprint from a major Australian publisher to drop DRM and follows on the heels of similar announcements from Momentum’s sister companies Tor US and Tor UK.

K.D. Wentworth (1951-2012)

Writer and editor K.D. Wentworth, 61, died April 18, 2012 of pneumonia, following a period of ill health brought on by her struggle with cervical cancer in Tulsa OK. Kathy Diane Wentworth was born January 27, 1951 in Tulsa OK, and entered the field by winning the Writer’s of the Future contest in 1988, and […]


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