Barnes & Noble Acquisition of Ingram Cancelled
Today's New York Times reports that Barnes & Noble, Inc., has called off its planned acquisition of Ingram Book Group. This follows yesterday's report that the staff of the Federal Trade Commission was recommending that the full commission block the proposed acquisition. The acquisition has been opposed by many authors, independent book dealers, and the SFWA.
(Wed 2 Jun 1999)
Bradbury and Silverberg to Enter Hall of Fame
Ray Bradbury and Robert Silverberg are this year's inductees into the Science Fiction & Fantasy Hall of Fame, while Jules Verne and A. Merritt will be inducted posthumously. The announcement came at ConQuest 30 in Kansas City, MO, on May 29. The induction will take place on July 9, 1999, in conjunction with the Campbell Conference and the presentation of the John W. Campbell and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards at the University of Kansas.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame was founded in 1996 by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society and the J. Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. Members of the Hall of Fame are selected by the Board of Directors: Robin Wayne Bailey, James Gunn, Joe Haldeman, Larry Hopkins, Ted Poovey, Keith W. Stokes and William Tienken.
Previous Hall of Fame inductees are Arthur C. Clarke, Hal Clement, Andre Norton, Frederik Pohl, A.E. van Vogt, and Jack Williamson; and (posthumously) Isaac Asimov, John W. Campbell Jr., Hugo Gernsback, Robert A. Heinlein, C.L. Moore, and H.G. Wells.
(Tue 1 Jun 1999)
Sturgeon Award Finalists
Eleven finalists for the 1999 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the Best Short SF of the Year were announced June 1 by James Gunn, chairman of the Sturgeon Award committee and Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas. The winner will be selected by a three-person committee composed of Frederik Pohl, Kij Johnson, and Gunn, and will be announced July 9 at a dinner on the University campus.
The finalists were selected by Robin Sturgeon, one of the children of writer Theodore Sturgeon, for whom the award was created in 1985, the year after his death. Finalists were selected from the group of semi-finalists chosen by a committee of some two dozen writers, editors, and reviewers of SF, chaired by Dave Truesdale, editor of Tangent, and Christopher McKitterick.
(Tue 1 Jun 1999)
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