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Thursday 8 August 2002

Awards

§ Nominations for this year's British Fantasy Awards, for works published in 2001, have been announced. Winners will be announced Saturday, 21 September 2002, at Fantasycon 2002 in London.

AUGUST DERLETH AWARD (NOVEL)
  • Always Forever, Mark Chadbourn (Gollancz)
  • American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Headline Feature)
  • Bold as Love, Gwyneth Jones (Gollancz)
  • The Night of the Triffids, Simon Clark (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Smoking Poppy, Graham Joyce (Gollancz)
  • ANTHOLOGY
  • Futures, Peter Crowther, ed. (Gollancz)
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Twelve, Stephen Jones, ed. (Robinson)
  • The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women, Stephen Jones, ed. (Robinson)
  • Phantoms of Venice, David Sutton, ed. (Shadow Publishing)
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (St. Martin's Griffin)
  • COLLECTION
  • Aftershocks, Paul Finch (Ash Tree Press)
  • As the Sun Goes Down, Tim Lebbon (Night Shade Books)
  • The Conan Chronicles Volume Two: The Hour of the Dragon, Robert E. Howard (Gollancz)
  • London Bone, Michael Moorcock (Scribners)
  • Magic Terror, Peter Straub (HarperCollins)
  • SHORT FICTION
  • "Black Dust", Graham Joyce (Black Dust)
  • Diamond Dogs, Alastair Reynolds (PS Publishing)
  • "Goblin City Lights", Simon Clark (Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips)
  • Nearly People, Conrad Williams (PS Publishing)
  • "Telling the Tale", Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis (Urban Gothic: Lacuna and Other Trips)
  • ARTIST
  • Edward Miller
  • Poppy Alexander
  • Jim Burns
  • Simon Duric
  • Les Edwards
  • SMALL PRESS
  • The Alien Online (ed. Ariel)
  • Dark Horizons (ed. Debbie Bennett)
  • PS Publishing
  • Telos Publishing
  • The Third Alternative (ed. Andy Cox)

  • Deaths

    § Phyllis White, a TV screenwriter whose credits included The Flying Nun, Mission: Impossible, and My Favorite Martian, died July 7 at age 79 in Venice, CA.

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

    § Italian SF writer Franco Lucentini committed suicide on Monday, 5 August, according to Reuters, via

    Yahoo News


    Collections

    § Widely-reported is the donation of a large collection of SF books by a collector named William Gibson — not the writer — of Calgary, who amassed over 30,000 volumes and died last year at age 92, to the University of Calgary.

    CBC News


    Monday 5 August 2002

    Awards

    § Winners of the Mythopoeic Awards, given to works of fiction and nonfiction that maintain the "spirit of the Inklings" — J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams — were announced in July at Mythcon XXXIII in Boulder, Colorado.

    FANTASY AWARDS, ADULT LITERATURE
  • The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)
  • FANTASY AWARDS, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
  • The Ropemaker, Peter Dickinson (Delacorte)
  • SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS, INKLINGS STUDIES
  • Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth, Verlyn Flieger & Carl Hostetter, eds. (Greenwood Press)
  • SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS, MYTH AND FANTASY STUDIES
  • The Owl, the Raven & the Dove: The Religious Meaning of the Grimms' Magic Fairy Tales, G. Ronald Murphy (Oxford University Press)
  • The complete list of nominees is posted on the Mythopoeic Awards website:

    2002 Mythopoeic Award Winners


    Friday 2 August 2002

    Awards

    § Nominees for the 17th annual Chesley Awards, given to art works and achievements in 2001, have been released. The Chesleys are voted by members of the Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA). Winners will be announced at a ceremony during this year's World Science Fiction Convention, ConJosé, at 8 p.m., Friday August 30th. The list below is also on the ASFA website with previews of all the artwork.

    COVER ILLUSTRATION, HARDCOVER
  • Donato Giancola, for Ashling (by Isobelle Carmody; Tor)
  • Bob Eggleton, for The Dragon Society (by Lawrence Watt-Evans; Tor)
  • Don Maitz, for Kingdoms of Light (by Alan Dean Foster; Warner Aspect)
  • Michael Whelan, for Otherland: Sea of Silver Light (by Tad Williams; DAW)
  • Keith Parkinson, for The Pillars of Creation (by Terry Goodkind; Tor)
  • COVER ILLUSTRATION, PAPERBACK
  • John Jude Palencar, for The Bone Doll's Twin (by Lynn Flewelling; Bantam Spectra)
  • Bob Eggleton, for Forge of the Elders (by L. Neil Smith; Baen)
  • Donato Giancola, for The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic (by J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrated by David Wenzel, adapted by Charles Dixon with Sean Deming; Del Rey)
  • Leo & Diane Dillon, for Lirael (by Garth Nix; Allen & Unwin)
  • Stephen Youll, for The Way of the Rose (by Valery Leith; Bantam Spectra)
  • COVER ILLUSTRATION, MAGAZINE
  • Todd Lockwood, for Dragon #284 Jun 2001
  • James C. Christensen, for The Leading Edge #41 Apr 2001
  • Bob Eggleton, for Analog Jul/Aug 2001
  • James Gurney, for F&SF Feb 2001
  • Jael, for Science Fiction Chronicle Jul 2001
  • INTERIOR ILLUSTRATION
  • Kinuko Y. Craft, for The Adventures of Tom Thumb (by Marianne Mayer; Sea Star Books)
  • Don Maitz, for The Dreamthief's Daughter (by Michael Moorcock; American Fantasy)
  • Ruth Sanderson, for The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring (by Ruth Sanderson; Little, Brown)
  • Tom Kidd, for The War of the Worlds (by H.G. Wells; Books of Wonder)
  • David Cherry, for The World of Shannara (by Terry Brooks & Teresa Patterson; Del Rey)
  • COLOR WORK, UNPUBLISHED
  • "Felis Nocturnus", Omar Rayyan
  • "Floue", Jael
  • "Lumen 6.2", Michael Whelan
  • "The Snow Tree", Anne Sudworth
  • "Titania", Lawrence Allen Williams
  • MONOCHROME WORK, UNPUBLISHED
  • "Arcadia Study", Daniel Horne
  • "Dragon Study #1", Nick Stathopoulos
  • "The Faeries of Spellcaster", Tom Kidd
  • "Knight in Gray", Hicaru Tanaka
  • "The Six Swans", Colleen Doran
  • THREE-DIMENSIONAL
  • "Fathom", Clayburn Moore
  • "Flying Blind", Lisa Snellings Clark
  • "Hall of the Mountain King", Johnna Klukas
  • "Narnia's Friend", Wendy Froud
  • "XT-793", Sandra Lira
  • GAMING RELATED ILLUSTRATION
  • Hackmaster: The Player's Book Wizards of the Coast/Lucasfilm Ltd., Ruth Thompson
  • "Lightning Angel", r.k. post (card art for Magic: Apocalypse Expansion)
  • "Lord of the Iron Fortress", Todd Lockwood (Dungeons & Dragons module cover)
  • "Respite", William O'Connor (card art for Legend of the Five Rings)
  • "Shivan Dragon", Donato Giancola (card art for Magic: Seventh Edition)
  • PRODUCT ILLUSTRATION
  • "Faery Tales", James C. Christensen (fine art print for The Greenwich Workshop)
  • "Magic Invasion", Matthew Stawicki (Wizards of the Coast Advertisement)
  • "Poseidon", David Cherry (Ad & Poster art for Age of Mythology)
  • "Shadows of Luclin", Keith Parkinson (Everquest Box Art)
  • "Das Valkyrie", Kinuko Y. Craft (Poster for The Dallas Opera)
  • ART DIRECTOR
  • Jim Baen (Baen Books)
  • Paul Barnett (Paper Tiger Books)
  • Irene Gallo (Tor Books)
  • Don Puckey (Warner Aspect)
  • Ron Spears (Wizards of the Coast)
  • CONTRIBUTION TO ASFA
  • Holly Bird (for redesign and art direction of ASFA Quarterly)
  • Todd Lockwood, Jon Schindehette & Wizards of the Coast (for layout & production of 2001 Chesley Ballot)
  • Morgana (for hosting ASFA suite at Philadelphia SF Worldcon)
  • Lynn Perkins (for chairmanship of 2001 Chesley awards)
  • Geoffrey Surrette (for ASFA (Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists) webpage redesign & management)
  • ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
  • Kinuko Y. Craft
  • Donato Giancola
  • John Howe
  • Michael Kaluta
  • Real Musgrave

  • Poll

    § Results of the "Best Website" survey question from this year's Locus Poll & Survey are published in the August issue of Locus Magazine, and presented below.

        Hugo
    nom
    Points Votes Firsts
    1) SF Site
      [ http://www.sfsite.com/ ]
    H 542 76 33
    2) Sci Fiction
      [ http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/ ]
      400 55 33
    3) Science Fiction Weekly
      [ http://www.scifi.com/sfw/ ]
      281 40 12
    4) Strange Horizons
      [ http://www.strangehorizons.com/ ]
    H 231 33 19
    5) Fantastic Metropolis
      [ http://www.sfsite.com/fm/ ]
      176 26 13
    6) Tangent Online
      [ http://www.tangentonline.com/ ]
    H 152 26 1
    7) Scifi.com
      [ http://www.scifi.com/ ]
    H 134 20 8
    8) Shadowmarch
      [ http://www.shadowmarch.com/ ]
      130 17 15
    9) Infinity Plus
      [ http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/iplus/ ]
      129 20 4
    10) Isfdb
      [ http://www.sfsite.com/isfdb/sfdbase.html/ ]
      87 13 5
    11) The Infinite Matrix
      [ http://www.infinitematrix.net/index.html/ ]
      73 13 1
    12) SFFNet
      [ http://www.sff.net/ ]
      69 10 4
    13) RevolutionSF
      [ http://www.revolutionsf.com/ ]
      67 10 3
    14) Ansible
      [ http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/Ansible/ ]
      66 11 2
    15) Speculations
      [ http://www.speculations.com/ ]
      61 8 6
    16) SciFi Wire
      [ http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/ ]
      58 9 2
    17) SFWA website
      [ http://www.sfwa.org/ ]
      52 9 0
    *) Baen.com
      [ http://www.baen.com/ ]
      52 7 5
    19) Ideomancer
      [ http://www.ideomancer.com/ ]
      40 7 1
    The question was included only on the online version of the ballot, not the paper version, and so is not a category of the Locus Awards, whose results were announced in July, with complete poll results in the August issue. A total of 748 valid ballots were received, 431 of them online. Votes are tabulated using the Carr system, devised by the late Terry Carr: a first-place vote gets eight points, a second-place vote seven, etc. This gives equal weight to making the ballot and the placement on it a first-place vote is worth twice as much as a fifth-place vote, not five times as much. For this listing nominees need 7 votes (about 1.5% of the total) to make the final list.

    There were 179 different websites named. As in the magazine and editor categories of the poll, votes for Locus websites, including Locus Online, were disregarded. These results differ notably from the Best Website Hugo nominees in that Hugo voters cited SciFi.com in preference to its components, including Sci Fiction and Science Fiction Weekly, which Locus voters more often named separately.

    Visitors to Science Fiction Weekly can now cast votes in an unofficial Hugo Award Poll where, unsurprisingly, Scifi.com is leading in the Best Website category.


    Events

    § Geoffrey A. Landis has forwarded photos from the Damon Knight Memorial Waterfight, held at the Clarion Writers' Workshop 35th reunion last month.

    Click on the thumbnail to see Karen Joy Fowler demonstrating water pistols at the Clarion auction, as Amelia (Clarion student assistant) looks on.

    Click links for additional photos:


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