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The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2013 Locus Awards. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 28-30, 2013. Connie Willis will MC the awards ceremony and judge the annual Hawai’ian shirt contest. Additional weekend events include author readings; a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, celebrating excellence in LGBT literature in a wide variety of categories, including SF: SF/Fantasy/Horror The German, Lee Thomas (Lethe) Paradise Tales: and Other Stories, Geoff Ryman (Small Beer) Static, L.A. Witt & Amber Allure (Amber Quill Press) Steam-powered: Lesbian Steampunk [...]
The Department of Justice, which has been investigating several major publishers and Apple for possible antitrust violations related to e-book pricing, has indicated they intend to bring a lawsuit accusing Apple and the so-called Agency Five (Hachette, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin) of colluding to fix prices on e-books. Those publishers and Apple moved [...]
Collector Frank M. Robinson is auctioning off his entire collection of pulp magazines, including complete files of all science fiction magazines from 1926 through 1990. Condition on the items is “near mint” to “mint,” and titles include such gems as Amazing Stories, Miracle Science and Fantasy, SCOOPS (the first British science fiction magazine, from 1932) [...]
Former Clarion director Lister Matheson, 63, died January 19, 2012 of complications from a form of aplastic anemia. Born May 19, 1948 in Glasgow, Scotland, Matheson spent nearly a decade as director of the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop when it was held at Michigan State University in East Lansing MI. He retired [...]