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SFWA Names Connie Willis Recipient of the 2011 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award

We’re delighted to see the following announcement on the SFWA site: SFWA is proud to announce author Connie Willis as the 2011 recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for her contributions to the literature of Science Fiction … Continue reading

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George R. R. Martin named USA Today Author of the Year

Read about how HBO helped make George R. R. Martin Author of the Year with USA Today. Congratulations!

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Rusty Hevelin (1922-2011)

We are very sad about long time attendee of the conference, James “Rusty” Hevelin passing away yesterday. Rusty could always be found in the company of Joe and Gay Haldeman. He had been an active member of the science fiction … Continue reading

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Sad news: Anne McCaffrey (1926 – 2011)

I’m sure we are all saddened by the news of Anne McCaffey’s passing. She was best known as the author of the popular Pern series but in all, she wrote or co-authored over 100 books and was the first woman … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011)

You all may think I’m a little crazy to add the death of Steve Jobs to our blog as an industry news. But you have to understand… this is to me a real life science fiction hero. Many of us … Continue reading

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Hugo Award winners and the Campbell Award have been announced!

Renovation, the 2011 World Science Fiction Convention, has announced the 2011 Hugo Award winners and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. We’re so excited to see so many familiar faces including the ICFA 2011 Guest of Honor, … Continue reading

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Congratulations 2011 Chesley Awards Winners

Winners of the 2011 Chesley Awards, given by the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA), were announced at Renovation, the 69th Worldcon, August 18, 2011. Thanks, Locus, for the announcement! Best Cover Illustration – Paperback Book: Jason Chan, … Continue reading

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Hugo Awards will be announced tonight!

Are you ready for the Hugo Awards announcement? If you can’t wait, watch it streaming live! Good luck to those friends of the conference that are up for awards!

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Launch of Zanzalá: Estudos de Ficção Científica

We are delighted to announce the launch of Zanzalá, a Brazilian on-line academic journal dedicated to science-fiction studies. Zanzalá can be accessed at http://www.ufjf.br/lefcav/revista-zanzala/. Zanzalá: Estudos de Ficção Científica (ISSN 2236-8191) is the first peer-reviewed Brazilian academic journal dedicated to … Continue reading

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Congratulations Mythopoeic Award Winners

The winners of this year’s Mythopoeic Award winners were announced at Mythcon 42 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on July 17, 2011. Award winners are said to best exemplify “the spirit of the Inklings”. Winners: Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature: … Continue reading

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