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Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature (Sept. 2014)

About the Book About the Book This book makes connections between mythopoeic fantasy—works that engage the numinous—and the critical apparatuses of ecocriticism and posthumanism. Drawing from the ideas of Rudolf Otto in The Idea of the Holy, mythopoeic fantasy is a means of[...]

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Winners of the 2014 Ditmar Awards

At Continuum X, 6-9 June 2014, the following were the winners and runners-up of the annual Australian SF Awards (Ditmars). Winners in each category are in bold. Best Novel Ink Black Magic, Tansy Rayner Roberts (FableCroft Publishing) Fragments of a[...]

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Winners of the Sixth Annual R.D. Mullen Research Fellowships

I would like to announce the winners of the sixth annual R.D. Mullen Research Fellowships, which are funded by the journal Science Fiction Studies in the name of our late founding editor to support archival research in the Eaton Collection at[...]

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Locus Student Special

Hello Everyone! Locus has a student special available; twelve digital issues for the price of six. Everyone, please check it out at http://tinyurl.com/locusstudent and let your friends know. Educators incentive: sign up five students and get the discount yourself! We[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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].[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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