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2008 World Fantasy Award Winners

Last day of the World Fantasy Convention! The awards banquet wrapped up just an hour or so ago, and so without further ado, here are the winners of this year’s World Fantasy Awards (with pictures of the actual recipients who were present–not a very high percentage, I’m afraid). Winners, as you can probably guess, are …

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My Jimi Hendrix bio an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers

I just discovered that my children’s biography of Jimi Hendrix for Enslow‘s American Rebels series, Jimi Hendrix: Kiss the Sky, is on the 2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection list, announced by the Young Adult Library Services Association at the American Library Association’s ALA Midwinter Meeting back in mid-January. The Quick Picks …

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Aurora Award nominations open

This year’s Aurora Awards were just barely handed out, but nominations are already open for next year’s, to be presented at KeyCon, the annual SF convention in Winnipeg (which I hope to attend for the first time ever next year!). Also note that the Auroras have a new website, a considerable step up from the …

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Aurora Awards announced

I’m back! I’ll post more about my exploits with the Canadian Chamber Choir (which is what kept me away from the computer and hence from this blog for the last week) soon, but in the meantime, let’s get things rolling forward again with this list of the Aurora Award winners for the best Canadian SF …

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A quiz with only one possible answer

Q. Which former guest of honor at the World Science Fiction Convention (in 1987) went on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? A. Dorothy Lessing.

The 2007 Ig Nobel Prizes

Download the audio version.Get my science column weekly as a podcast. Every fall the leaves fall from the trees, and the Ig Nobel Prizes fall from on high (well, from the magazine Annals of Improbable Research) upon the grateful—usually—heads of researchers whose achievements “make people laugh—then think.” My favorite this year (probably because I read …

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2007 Ig Nobel Awards presented

It’s Ig Nobel time again. This year’s winners include the U.S. military for its plans to make a “gay bomb,” research into the use of Viagra to help hamsters recover from jet lag, and a medical study of the risks of sword swallowing. (Via New Scientist.) See my post at Futurismic–and next week’s science column!

The book to win all the awards in science fiction…

…has been conceived by Teresa Nielsen Hayden and colleagues: The book has to be a graphic novel which is the first novel published by the author, a person of color who is an active and well-liked member of SFWA. It must be initially published in Canada, in French, as a paperback original, with simultaneous British …

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Aurora Award finalists announced

The finalists for this years Aurora Awards, Canada’s national awards for science fiction and fantasy, have been announced: Best Long-Form Work in EnglishMeilleur livre en anglais Regeneration : Species Imperative 3, Julie E. Czerneda (DAW Books)Children of Chaos, Dave Duncan (Tor Books)Smoke and Ashes, Tanya Huff (DAW Books)Sun of Suns : Book One of Virga, …

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I’m back!

I’ve been away on vacation, hence the paucity of posting here, but I’m back now. And to ease back into blogging, here are the Hugo Award winners for 2007, announced Nippon 2007, the World Science Fiction Convention in Yokohama, Japan: Best Novel: Rainbows End by Vernor Vinge (Tor, 2006) Best Novella: “A Billion Eves” by …

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Saskatchewan author up for major science fiction award

Alas, it isn’t me. Nevertheless, congratulations to Barbara Sapergia, whose novel Dry (Coteau Books) is one of the finalists for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of 2006. (I suspect Barbara doesn’t self-identify as a science fiction writer, based on her biography on the Coteau site, so this may …

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The Nebula Awards…

…have been handed out. These are the awards nominated for and voted on by active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, which would include me (finally!) this year, although I’m ashamed to say I didn’t vote (I simply hadn’t read enough of the nominees)… Novel: Seeker, by Jack McDevitt (Ace, Nov. …

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