The Libertarian Futurist Society has chosen Vernor Vinge to receive a Special Prometheus Award in 2014 for lifetime achievement.
SFWA will once again be present at BookExpo America, May 29-June 1. While we won’t be participating in panels, we will have a table and will host signings.
Baen Books, in association with the popular gaming convention Gen Con, has launched a new annual fantasy genre contest that will present the winning entrant with the inaugural Baen Fantasy Adventure Award.
The 2014 Andre Norton Award committee has been chosen, and will begin accepting books for consideration. Any young adult/middle grade prose or graphic work first published in English in 2014 is eligible.
SFWA is delighted to announce that this year’s Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA award goes to Michael Armstrong. A long-time resident of Homer, Alaska, Michael attended Clarion in 1975, graduated from New College of Florida in 1977, and earned an MFA from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in 1986. His thesis novel sold to Warner and was published […]
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America website has been selected as a 101 Best Website for Writers as honored by Writer’s Digest magazine.
It was announced on Friday, April 18, at Norwescon 37, in SeaTac, Washington, that the winner for the distinguished original science fiction paperback published for the first time during 2013 in the U.S.A. is:
COUNTDOWN CITY by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books)
The SFWA Nebula Awards Weekend is fast approaching! Register here Hotel: For those of you who still need to book your lodging for the event, the deadline to do so is 4/23/2014. The hotel is filling up quickly and we are urging those who will need rooms to book as soon as possible. As of today, there are no […]
2014 Hugo Award Nominees announced.
by Juliette Wade
I love to use non-English languages in a story. To me, a foreign language behaves like a form of music–it creates mood and atmosphere for the readers who don’t understand it, and it further creates a layer of meaning for those readers who do understand it.