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news, magazines, webzines

September 1999

Other Awards

Winners of several awards (aside from the Hugos) were announced during Aussiecon Three, the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) held Sept. 2-6 in Melbourne, Australia, or at the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) in Anaheim, California, the week before Worldcon.

Ditmar Awards
Given by the Australian National Convention for achievements in Australian science fiction.

Australian Long Fiction
The Resurrected Man, Sean Williams (HarperCollins Australia)

Australian Short Fiction
''The Truth About Weena'', David Lake (Dreaming Down-Under)

Australian Magazine or Anthology
Dreaming Down-Under, Jack Dann & Janeen Webb, eds. (HarperCollins Voyager Australia)

Australian Fanzine
The Metaphysical Review, Bruce Gillespie, ed.

Fan Artist
Ian Gunn

Professional Artwork
Covers of The Man Who Melted and Dreaming Down-Under, Nick Stathopoulos

William Atheling Jr. Award for Criticism or Review
The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy, Paul Collins, ed. (Melbourne University Press)

Seiun Awards
Given by the Japanese National Convention for works translated into Japanese. The 1998 winners were previously announced.

1998 Foreign Novel
Fallen Angels, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle & Michael Flynn
1998 Foreign Short Story
''The Death of Captain Future'', Allen M. Steele
1999 Foreign Novel [tie]
The Time Ships, Stephen Baxter
Red Mars, Kim Stanley Robinson
1999 Foreign Short Story
''This Year's Class Picture'', Dan Simmons
The Simmons story, first published in English in 1992, has previously won the World Fantasy Award (in a tie), the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Bram Stoker Award.

Sidewise Awards
Given for works of alternate history.

Long Form
Making History, Stephen Fry (Hutchinson 1996; Random House 1998)
Short Form
''The Summer Isles'', Ian R. MacLeod (Asimov's Oct/Nov 1998)

Prometheus Awards
Given by the Libertarian Futurist Society, the Prometheus Awards were announced at the NASFiC the week before Worldcon.

The Golden Globe, John Varley (Ace)
Hall of Fame Novel
Lone Star Planet, H. Beam Piper & John McGuire [also known as A Planet for Texans]

Golden Duck Awards
Given for excellence in children's science fiction, the Golden Duck Awards were announced at NASFiC and presented at Aussiecon Three.

Hal Clement Award for Best Young Adult Book
Alien Dreams, Larry Segriff (Baen)
Middle Grades Award
Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights [series], Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta (Berkley)
Picture Book Award for Best Children's Illustrator
Emma Chichester Clark, for Noah and the Space Ark (by Laura Cecil; published by Carolrhoda Books)
Special Contribution Award
Garth Nix, for promoting excellence in Australian children's science fiction literature

E. Everett Evans ''Big Heart'' Award
Given by Forrest J Ackerman for outstanding service to the science fiction field.

Peter Hassall of New Zealand
Chris Collier of Australia

(Fri 17 Sep 1999)

  • Hugo Awards winners

    AUGUST page 2

  • James White, 1928 - 1999
  • World Fantasy Awards Final Ballot

    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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