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Mary Hunter Schaub
(June 28, 1943 – September 25, 2009)
Last week, the U.S. Justice Department’s anti-trust division urged the court to reject the Google Book Search Settlement, citing “concerns of the United States regarding class action, copyright and antitrust law.” (The full text of the DOJ’s brief can be seen here.) However, it urged the parties to continue discussion, since “a properly structured settlement agreement in this case offers the potential for important societal benefits, [and] the United States does not want the opportunity or momentum to be lost.”
The Sunburst Award Committee is pleased to announce that the winner of its 2009 adult award is The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and the winner of its 2009 young adult award is Little Brother by SFWA member Cory Doctorow.
You’ve probably heard about the importance of developing a writer’s platform. Before you start thinking about your writer’s platform, consider what your overall online reputation is first.
Barbara Bova, literary agent and wife of Dr. Ben Bova, passed away Wednesday in Naples FL. Mrs. Bova had been fighting cancer.
SFWA will increase its support for AboutSF with a $5,000 grant for the coming year, continuing a partnership that began in 2006.
Joe Haldeman and John Varley are the winners of the Robert A. Heinlein Award for 2009. The Robert A. Heinlein Award is for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of Space.
The Biannual Technology, Entertainment, and Design Conference is dedicated to fostering the spread of great ideas by bringing together thinkers, visionaries and teachers from around the globe.
Recent talks from the TED web site cover subjects as diverse as wireless electricity, global crime networks, and what hallucination reveals about our minds.
Today the US Justice Department’s team of lawyers urged U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin in New York to reject the Google Book Settlement in its current form, citing “class action, copyright, and antitrust” concerns. However, they go on to suggest continued negotiations, “Because a properly structured settlement agreement in this case offers the potential […]