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August 1999

James White, 1928 - 1999

Irish SF writer James White died Monday, August 23rd, according to a report from Patrick Nielsen Hayden on the SFWA website.

He was best known for the ''Sector General'' stories and novels set aboard a space hospital, beginning with Hospital Station in 1962 and continuing most recently with Mind Changer (1998); a final novel, Double Contact, will be published this October.

White was author of several well-received independent novels, including Second Ending (1961), a Hugo nominee; The Escape Orbit (1965), a Nebula nominee; and The Watch Below (1966). He also received Hugo nominations for the 1976 short story ''Custom Fitting'' and the 1996 short story ''Un-Birthday Boy''. In 1998 he was the recipient of the New England Science Fiction Association's Skylark Award.

(Wed 25 August 1999)

World Fantasy Awards Final Ballot

The final ballot for this year's World Fantasy Awards, covering the 1998 eligibility year, has been released.

Awards will be presented at the World Fantasy Convention 1999 in Providence, Rhode Island, the weekend of November 4-7, 1999. A Life Achievement award will also be given, but as always, no nominees are announced for this category in advance.

  • Someplace to Be Flying, Charles de Lint (Tor)
  • The Antelope Wife, Louise Erdrich (HarperFlamingo)
  • Sailing to Sarantium, Guy Gavriel Kay (Simon & Schuster/Earthlight, UK; Viking, Canada; HarperPrism, US)
  • Mockingbird, Sean Stewart (Ace)
  • The Martyring, Thomas Sullivan (Forge)
  • Novella
  • ''Cold'', A.S. Byatt (Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice, Chatto & Windus UK, Random House US)
  • ''Dragonfly'', Ursula K. Le Guin (Legends, edited by Robert Silverberg; Tor US; Voyager UK)
  • ''The Hedge Knight'', George R.R. Martin (Legends, edited by Robert Silverberg; Tor US; Voyager UK)
  • ''The Summer Isles'', Ian R. MacLeod (Asimov's Oct/Nov 1998)
  • ''Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff'', Peter Straub (Murder for Revenge, edited by Otto Penzler; Delacorte)
  • Short Story
  • ''Shoggoth's Old Peculiar'', Neil Gaiman (The Mammoth Book of Comic Fantasy, edited by Mike Ashley; Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions, by Neil Gaiman)
  • ''Every Angel Is Terrifying'', John Kessel (F&SF Oct/Nov 1998)
  • ''The Death of the Duke'', Ellen Kushner (Starlight 2, edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden; Tor)
  • ''The Specialist's Hat'', Kelly Link (Event Horizon, Nov 15, 1998)
  • ''Travels with the Snow Queen'', Kelly Link (Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet Vol. 1 No. 1, 1997/1998; The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling)
  • Collection
  • The Night We Buried Road Dog, Jack Cady (DreamHaven Books)
  • Black Glass, Karen Joy Fowler (Henry Holt)
  • Last Summer at Mars Hill, Elizabeth Hand (HarperPrism)
  • Manitou Man: The Worlds of Graham Masterton, Graham Masterton (British Fantasy Society)
  • The Cleft and Other Odd Tales, Gahan Wilson (Tor)
  • Anthology
  • The Best of Crank!, edited by Bryan Cholfin (Tor)
  • Dark Terrors 4, edited by Stephen Jones & David Sutton (Gollancz)
  • Dreaming Down-Under, edited by Jack Dann & Janeen Webb (HarperCollins/Voyager Australia)
  • Legends, edited by Robert Silverberg (Tor)
  • Starlight 2, edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden (Tor)
  • Artist
  • Jim Burns
  • Tom Canty
  • Alan Clark
  • Bob Eggleton
  • Charles Vess
  • Special Award, Professional
  • Les Daniels (for Superman: The Complete History)
  • Jo Fletcher (for editing)
  • David Pringle (for Interzone)
  • Robert Silverberg & Grania Davis (for editing The Avram Davidson Treasury)
  • Jim Turner (for Golden Gryphon Press)
  • Special Award, Non-Professional
  • Richard Chizmar (for Cemetery Dance Publications)
  • David Marshall (for Pumpkin Books)
  • Stephen Pasechnick (for Edgewood Press)
  • Jacob Weisman (for Tachyon Publications)
  • (Tue 10 August 1999)

    AUGUST page 1
  • Mythopoeic Awards winners

    JULY page 3

  • Alison Spedding imprisoned
  • George ''Lan'' Laskowski dies
  • Stephen King recovering
  • Odyssey folds
  • Alan Dean Foster's motorcycle scrape
  • Ellen Datlow CoA
  • SF University degree

    JULY page 2

  • Campbell, Sturgeon Awards winners

    JULY page 1

  • Locus Awards winners

    JUNE page 3

  • Clifton Fadiman dies
  • Stephen King injured, hospitalized
  • Mythopoeic Awards nominations
  • Avon and Morrow sold

    JUNE page 2

  • Bram Stoker Awards winners
  • Prix Tour Eiffel
  • Robert Sobel dies
  • Spectrum Awards finalists

    JUNE page 1

  • Barnes & Noble acquisition of Ingram cancelled
  • Bradbury and Silverberg to enter Hall of Fame
  • Sturgeon Award finalists

    MAY page 3

  • Random House reorganizes
  • Harlan Ellison wins Audie Awards
  • Tricia Sullivan wins Clarke Award
  • Online price wars
  • Millennial books
  • Kurd Lasswitz Awards
  • Conventions reports (links)

    MAY page 2

  • Italia Awards winners
  • Analog and Asimov's Readers Awards
  • HOMer Awards
  • Sidewise nominations

    MAY page 1

  • Nebula Awards winners

    APRIL page 4

  • Hugo Awards nominations

    APRIL page 3

  • German Phantastic Awards
  • Ditmar nominations

    APRIL page 2

  • James Turner, 1945 - 1999

    APRIL page 1

  • SFWA to honor J. Michael Straczynski
  • BSFA Awards
  • Geoff Ryman wins Philip K. Dick Award
  • HOMer nominations
  • Stoker nominations
  • Sturgeon Award semi-finalists

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