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The State of Black Science Fiction 2012

Georgia Tech’s School of Literature, Communication and Culture and the Science Fiction Collection at Tech cordially invite you to attend: The State of Black Science Fiction 2012 Thursday, February 16, 2012 6:30pm-8:30 pm 144 Clough Commons SBSF 2012 will feature[...]

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Conference exploring fantasy in folk traditions

A conference exploring fantasy in folk traditions and folklore in fantasy literature, art and media. Friday 13 to Sunday 15 April 2012 at The University of Chichester £75 all 3 days. Day rates available. Conference dinner £25 extra For Information,[...]

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Call for Papers – The Visual of the Fantastic – GERMAN

Das Visuelle der Fantastik In der vom gattungstheoretischen Diskurs mit all seinen zahlreichen ideellen Verzweigungen und begrifflichen Verästelungen auf der kognitiven Ebene dominierten Fantastikforschung lässt sich bereits auf den ersten Blick ein gravierendes Defizit an visuell-ästhetisch basiertem Approach an das[...]

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Congratulations Sandor

Congratulations to Sandor whose first book has been published by McFarland, which analyzes the fiction of Neil Gaiman, P. K. Dick, and Stanislaw Lem (and Agatha Christie, for those who are interested in the somewhat fantastic stories of hers.) .[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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,[...]

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