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Congratulations SFWA Officers

The results of the SFWA officers’ election were announced during the 2012 Nebula Awards Weekend (May 17-20, 2012 in Arlington VA) at the SFWA business meeting. President: John Scalzi Vice President: Rachel Swirsky Secretary: Ann Leckie Treasurer: Bud Sparhawk West … Continue reading

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Finalists for the 2012 SF&F Translation Awards

The Association for the Recognition of Excellence in SF & F Translation (ARESFFT) is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2012 Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards (for works published in 2011). There are two categories: Long Form and … Continue reading

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New Book Published – The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema

The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema by Jeffrey Weinstock is now available from Columbia University Press. It retails for $20 but if you are in North America and enter the code VAMWE you can get it for 30% off through CUP’s … Continue reading

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Preternature CFP

Preternature Volume 3:1 The Early Modern Witch (1450-1700) The publication of early witchcraft texts created witches by generating controversy about them. Witch-dramas, pamphlets, testimonies about witch-encounters, sermons, and accounts of trials published the anxieties, related the long standing suspicions, and … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Are author, Maurice Sendak, dies at age 83

Seminal children’s literature author, Maurice Sendak, died today from complications from a recent stroke. He is a Caldecott Medal winner and National Medal of Arts winner who illustrated more than 50 books but was best known for “Where the Wild … Continue reading

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Übergänge und Entgrenzungen in der Fantastik / Transitions and Dissolving Boundaries in the Fantastic

Invitation to the Third Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF), at the University of Zurich from 13th to 16th September 2012 The third conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung will take place at Zurich University, from 13th to … Continue reading

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Jane Rogers wins Arthur C. Clarke Award

The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers has been declared the best science fiction novel of the year and the 26th winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Published by Sandstone Press, the novel is set in a near-future … Continue reading

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Stanley Schmidt wins this year’s Heinlein Award

Stanley Schmidt won this year’s Robert A. Heinlein Award, which is given for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space. The award committee consists of science fiction writers and is chaired … Continue reading

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2012-13 R.D. Mullen Research Fellowships

The winners of the fourth annual R.D. Mullen Research Fellowship have been announced. The R.D. Mullen Research Fellowship is funded by SF Studies in the name of their late founding editor to support archival research in the J. Lloyd Eaton … Continue reading

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2012 Locus Award Finalists

The Locus Science Fiction Foundation has announced the top five finalists in each category of the 2012 Locus Awards. Winners will be announced during the Science Fiction Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 15-17, 2012. Connie Willis will MC the … Continue reading

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