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Market News: HMS Beagle

HMS Beagle, a webzine for the biological research community, is looking for science fiction stories relating to biology or medicine. According to editor Lois Wingerson ''The stories need not be set in the distant future or in imaginary locations, if the author wishes to write about current topics. Many current biological topics, such as new discoveries in the field of genetics, computers and biology, or earth science and evolution, are most certainly acceptable.'' Submissions should be no longer than 1500 words. Payment is $350 for stories that include relevant website links, or $300 without.

(Tue 22 Sep 1998)

International Horror Guild Awards

Winners of the International Horror Guild Awards were announced at Dragon*Con on Friday, September 5, 1998 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia.

Lifetime Achievement
Hugh B. Cave

Nazareth Hill, Ramsey Campbell (Forge)

The Throne of Bones, Brian McNaughton (Terminal Fright)

Revelations, ed. Douglas E. Winter (HarperPrism)

First Novel
Drawn to the Grave, Mary Ann Mitchell (Leisure)

Short Form
''Coppola's Dracula'', Kim Newman (Mammoth Book of Dracula, Robinson Raven UK, Carroll & Graff US)

Short Story
''Cram'', John Shirley (Wetbones #2)

Stephen R. Bissette

Graphic Story
''Preacher: Proud Americans'', Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon (DC/Vertigo Comics)

Nominations were considered in the film category, but the judges declined to make an award.

(Mon 21 Sep 1998)

Seiun Awards

Winners in the foreign language categories of the 1998 Seiun Awards (the ''Japanese Hugos'') were announced at the Japanese National SF Convention '98 in August.

Foreign Novel
Fallen Angels, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle & Michael Flynn

Foreign Short Story
''The Death of Captain Future'', Allen M. Steele

(Mon 21 Sep 1998)

People, Publishing, & Bookselling

DNA Publications has moved. All submissions to Absolute Magnitude and Dreams of Decadence should go to this new address:

    DNA Publications, Inc.
    PO Box 2988
    Radford VA 24143-2988
    (540) 633-2220 (voice)
    (540) 633-0989 (fax)

Science Fiction, Mysteries and More in New York City has lost its lease. Its last day was August 28th.

Ben Bova has delivered Return to Mars, the sequel to Mars, to Avon. He has a new collection of Sam Gunn stories, Sam Gunn Forever, coming out soon from Avon, and is currently on tour with his nonfiction book Immortality.

(Fri 11 Sep 1998)

People & Publishing

Paul Levinson has delivered The Silk Code, his first SF novel, to David G. Hartwell at Tor, and nonfiction McLuhan for the New Millennium: A Guide to the Digital Age, to Routledge. His current nonfiction book The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Age, will be published in paperback this Fall.

The late Australian writer George Turner's final novel Down There in Darkness has sold to David G. Hartwell at Tor, and will be published in time for the 1999 World Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne.

(Wed 26 Aug 1998)

Mythopoeic Awards

Winners of this year's Mythopoeic Awards are as follows:

Fantasy Award (Adult Literature)
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, A. S. Byatt (Random House)

Fantasy Award (Children's Literature)
The Young Merlin trilogy: Passager, Hobby, and Merlin, Jane Yolen (Harcourt Brace 1996, 1996, 1997)

Scholarship Award (Inklings Studies)
A Question of Time: J. R. R. Tolkien's Road to "Faërie", Verlyn Flieger (Kent State University Press)

Scholarship Award (General Myth and Fantasy Studies)
The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, John Clute & John Grant (St. Martin's)

The list of nominations is here.

(Thu 13 Aug 1998)

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