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Science Fiction Collection adds Filk as Deeper than Swords Exhibit Closes

Marketing and Communications | January 08, 2014 Fans of Game of Thrones have until February 7, 2013, to visit the George R. R. Martin Deeper than Swords exhibit at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives before it closes. The exhibit showcases objects, editions and manuscripts from the … Continue reading

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Doris Lessing

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing, 94, died at her home in London on November 17.  Lessing was Guest of Honor for ICFA’s tenth annual conference in 1989, only a year after the conference relocated to Fort Lauderdale, and proved quickly … Continue reading

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Journal Launch

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to pass on the announcement of the launch of the first issue of the new journal Alambique: revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasía /Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasia [Alambique: Academic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy]. … Continue reading

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New York Review of Science Fiction #300

Special Anniversary Issue: On Wolfe’s Genius; Maps and Blank Spaces; Ghosts, Living and Otherwise; Cynthia Asquith’s Ghosts; Ursula K. Le Guin’s short fiction, in depth; Bruce McAllister’s magic; Deep sea puppets; Scalzi’s metafictions; and a passel of screed! From the … Continue reading

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Harry Harrison (sad news)

Harry Harrison, one of the great SF fans and writers, died last night at home after a lingering illness. Harry was active in founding SF fandom itself as a teenager in the 1930s, and attended the first World SF conevntion … Continue reading

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Section on Popular Culture and Mass Media for the Latin American Studies Association

Section on Popular Culture and Mass Media for the Latin American Studies Association A new Section on Popular Culture and Mass Media has been approved for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for 2013. The endorsement of at least 50 … Continue reading

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Iconic SF writer, Ray Bradbury dies at age 91

Re-printed from a statement on his web site: Ray Bradbury, recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2004 National Medal of Arts, and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, died on June … Continue reading

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Leo Dillon (1933-2012)

Artist Leo Dillon, 79, died May 26, 2012. Dillon is best known for his professional and personal partnership with wife Diane Dillon (née Sorber) — they are the only artist team to jointly win a Hugo for Best Professional Artist … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman delivers 2012 Commencement Address at the University of the Arts

Neil Gaiman spoke to the graduates of the colleges of Art, Media and Design and Performing Arts at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  It was his first ever such address. According to a press release from the university, it … Continue reading

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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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