Greg Bear (1951-2022)

Greg Bear died November 19, 2022, after complications from a heart surgery. Doctors discovered he had suffered a number of strokes during the procedure, and a week after the surgery, in accordance to his directive, he was taken off life support.

Bear was the author of over 50 novels and almost as many works of short fiction, for which he won two Hugo Awards and five Nebula Awards and many ...Read More

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Butler Wins Forry Award

The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) has selected the late author Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) as this year’s recipient of the Forry Award for lifetime achievement in the SF field. Butler was a major figure in the field who won three Hugo Awards, two Nebula Awards, and a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, among many other honors.

The award, named for Forrest J Ackerman and given annually since 1966, was presented ...Read More

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2021 Ladies of Horror Readers’ Choice

The 2021 Ladies of Horror Readers’ Choice results have been announced. The top ten winners are:

  • “Become a Flute, Become a Spy Glass, Become a Knife”, Elou Carroll (Grimm & Dread: a Crow’s Twist on Classic Tales)
  • Earthly Bodies, Susan Earlam (Speleorex)
  • Till We Become Monsters, Amanda Headlee (Woodhall)
  • The Night Library of Sternendach, Jessica Lévai (Lanternfish)
  • Bad Witch Burning, Jessica Lewis (Delacorte)
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Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award Opens

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) has opened submissions for the Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award for “emerging authors who use science fiction to address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination” until December 1, 2022.

Applicants must send a “200-word statement with background & goals in writing SF” and a “4,000-word maximum writing sample addressing Indigenous perspectives” to Professor Grace L. Dillon at dillong@pdx.edu. For more information, ...Read More

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Death Noted: Aiki Flinthart

Australian author and editor AIKI FLINTHART died February 1, 2021, just over a year after receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis. After the diagnosis, she reached out to her favorite writers for stories, and created anthology Relics, Wrecks & Ruins (2021) before she passed. She was also the author of novels Shadows Wake (2018) and Blackbirds Sing (2019), the Kalima Chronicles fantasy series, the Ruadhan Sidhe urban fantasy series, and children’s ...Read More

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2021 An Post Irish Book Awards shortlist

The An Post Irish Book Awards have announced their 2021 shortlist, featuring writing across 20 categories. The awards “celebrate and promote Irish writing to the widest range of readers possible. Each year it brings together a vast community passionate about books – readers, authors, booksellers, publishers and librarians – to recognise the very best of Irish writing talent.”

Titles and authors of genre interest follow.

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Publishing News, October 2021

HarperCollins has announced reorganization plans for the recently acquired Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. They will have four imprints, which will see ‘‘see increased focus and investment, with the majority of acquiring editors remaining in place.’’ Mariner will publish most of the adult books, and will absorb Custom House. The Clarion and Versify imprints will retain their names as part of the new Clarion Group. Graphic novels from the Etch imprint will ...Read More

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