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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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Tor/Forge E-book Titles to Go DRM-Free

Tor Books president and publisher Tom Doherty has announced the company will stop selling e-books encrypted with digital rights management (DRM) software starting this July. This change encompasses the Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen lines. Doherty wrote, “Our authors[...]

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Connie Willis interviewed in SFWA

SFWA did an interview of last year’s ICFA guest of honor and this year’s Nebula Award winner! Take a look at the SFWA website.[...]

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