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Wednesday 28 August 2002


§ Stanley R. Greenberg, who with Harry Harrison won a Best Dramatic Presentation Nebula Award in 1974 for Soylent Green (based on Harrison's novel Make Room! Make Room!), died Sunday August 25, 2002, in Kensington, California, at the age of 74. Greenberg was noted for initiating the genre of TV docudramas, with such teleplays as "Pueblo" in 1973 and "The Missiles of October" in 1974.

Los Angeles Times
Internet Movie Database entry

Saturday 24 August 2002


§ Norman Jolley, writer and actor in 1950s TV series including Space Patrol, died August 13 in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the age of 86.

Jolley was the first bad guy on "Space Patrol," posing as the evil Agent X. But when the producer decided he needed a writer more than a villain, Agent X was zapped into suspended animation, the worst fate allowed by the stun-gun of real life World War II flying hero Ed Kemmer playing space Cmdr. Buzz Corry.

The program was shown, either locally or nationally, on Saturday mornings or in prime time, from 1950 to 1955. As its primary writer, Jolley became adept at inventing raydurium, endurium, the palm injector and other out-of-this-world gadgets of the technology-challenged mid-20th century. As he conjured such gadgets, he developed a key rule of thumb that he would maintain throughout his career: never violate actual fact.

Los Angeles Times

§ Dave Van Arnam, author of several SF novels in the 1960s beginning with a Lost in Space novelization (with "Ron Archer", a pseudonymous Ted White), as well as The Reader's Guide to Barsoom and Amtor (1963), died August 3.

Dave Van Arnam fan page

§ Screenwriter Dean Riesner, best known for Clint Eastwood films Play Misty for Me and Dirty Harry, and also writer of the 1963 Outer Limits episode "Tourist Attraction", died August 18 in Encino, California, at the age of 83.

Los Angeles Times


§ Charles Sheffield announced August 12, in a column on the Baen website, that he has a brain tumor. He and his wife Nancy Kress cancelled plans to attend this year's Worldcon. Sheffield was diagnosed with a Grade 4 Astrocytoma, and was operated on at Washington Hospital Center. Cards and letters may be sent to:

2833 Gunarette Way
Silver Spring, MD 20906

Tuesday 13 August 2002


§ Winners of this year's Prix Aurora Awards, for works of Canadian SF, include works by Julie E. Czerneda in both the long-form and short-form English works categories. The complete list of winners is here:

Prix AURORA Awards Home Page

Don Bassie's Made In Canada Newsletter has posted an annotated list of winners here.

Friday 9 August 2002


§ Nominations for this year's World Fantasy Awards, for works published in 2001, have been announced. Winners will be announced Sunday, November 3, 2002, at World Fantasy Convention 2002 in Minneapolis. Judges for this year's awards are Peter Adkins, Meg Davis, Jason Van Hollander, Michele Sagara West, and F. Paul Wilson, with awards administrator Peter Dennis Pautz. A Life Achievement Award, whose nominees are not released, will also be announced at the convention.

  • American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Morrow)
  • Brown Harvest, Jay Russell (Four Walls Eight Windows)
  • The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold (Eos)
  • From the Dust Returned, Ray Bradbury (Morrow)
  • The Onion Girl, Charles de Lint (Tor)
  • The Other Wind, Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt)
  • The Wooden Sea, Jonathan Carroll (Tor)
  • "The Bird Catcher", S.P. Somtow (The Museum of Horrors, Dennis Etchison, ed., Leisure)
  • "Cleopatra Brimstone", Elizabeth Hand (Redshift, Al Sarrantonio, ed., Roc)
  • "Eternity and Afterward", Lucius Shepard (F&SF Mar 2001)
  • "The Finder", Ursula K. Le Guin (Tales from Earthsea, Harcourt)
  • "Karuna, Inc.", Paul Di Filippo (Fantastic Stories of the Imagination #21, Spring 2001; Strange Trades, Golden Gryphon)
  • "Struwwelpeter", Glen Hirshberg (Sci Fiction 11.28.01)
  • "His Own Back Yard", James P. Blaylock (Sci Fiction 07.11.01)
  • "The Honeyed Knot", Jeffrey Ford (F&SF May 2001)
  • "Legerdemain", Jack O'Connell (F&SF Oct/Nov 2001)
  • "Queen for a Day", Albert E. Cowdrey (F&SF Oct/Nov 2001)
  • "Something to Hitch Meat To", Nalo Hopkinson (Skin Folk, Warner Aspect)
  • The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror: Volume Twelve, Stephen Jones, ed. (Robinson; Carrol & Graf)
  • The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women, Stephen Jones, ed. (Robinson; Carrol & Graf)
  • The Museum of Horrors, Dennis Etchison, ed. (Leisure)
  • Stigmata, Jerad Walters, ed. (Cocytus Press)
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourteenth Annual Collection, Ellen Datlow & Terry Windling, eds. (St. Martin's)
  • Dark Universe: Stories 1951-2001, William F. Nolan (Stealth Press)
  • The Essential Ellison: A 50-Year Retrospective: Revised and Expanded, Harlan Ellison; Terry Dowling with Richard Delap & Gil Lamont, eds. (Morpheus)
  • Skin Folk, Nalo Hopkinson (Warner Aspect)
  • Stranger Things Happen, Kelly Link (Small Beer Press)
  • Talking in the Dark, Dennis Etchison (Stealth Press)
  • Donato Giancola
  • Allen Koszowski
  • John Jude Palencar
  • Douglas Walters
  • Gahan Wilson
  • Randy Broecker (for Fantasy of the 20th Century: An Illustrated History)
  • Ellen Datlow (for editing)
  • Jo Fletcher (for editing the Fantasy Masterworks series, Gollancz)
  • Stephen Jones (for editing)
  • Douglas E. Winter (for Clive Barker: The Dark Fantastic)
  • Peter Crowther (for PS Publishing)
  • Paula Guran (for Horror Garage)
  • Raymond Russell & Rosalie Parker (for Tartarus Press)
  • Jerad Walters (for Cocytus Press)
  • Michael Waltz, et al. (for Sidecar Preservation Society)

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