The Science Fiction Poetry Association recently announced the 2013 Rhysling Award Winners: Short Poem Category: First Place: “The Cat Star” by Terry A. Garey Second Place: “Futurity’s Shoelaces” by Marge Simon Third Place: “Sister Philomela Heard the Voices of Angels” by Megan Arkenberg Long Poem Category: First Place: “Into Flight” by Andrew Robert Sutton Second […]
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The Sunburst Award Committee is pleased to announce that the winner of its 2013 adult award is Maleficium by Martine Desjardins; translated by Fred A. Reed and David Homel (Talonbooks) and the winner of its 2013 young adult award is Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Doubleday Canada).
In April of this year, the law firm of Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart filed a class action lawsuit against Author Solutions Inc. (ASI) and its parent, Penguin Group, on behalf of three plaintiffs, alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment, various violations of the California Business and Professional Code, and violation of New York General Business Law.
The honor of your presence is requested at a Memorial Ceremony to celebrate and remember the life and writing of Ann C. Crispin.
The Memorial Ceremony will be held at Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick, Maryland on Wednesday, September 25.
The Sunburst Award Society is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Copper Cylinder Awards, an annual member’s choice award selected by members of the Sunburst Award Society for books published during the previous year.
I have always thought that it’s a little strange that fantasy tends to concentrate on what’s really a very small slice of history (basically 13th or 14th century England) when there’s so much available to use as an archetype. So I was really excited about the idea of basing a fantasy world on something else, and when I started reading about Napoleon I thought, “Okay, this is it!”
I had this post ready to go on Friday, but it was pre-empted by news of Ann Crispin’s death. I was considering letting the blog sit silent for a week–but in light of the fools and trolls who are dreaming of Writer Beware’s demise, I’ve decided to carry on as usual. It’s what Ann would have wanted.
SFWA’s special interest email group focused on professional middle grade and young adult publishing is now open to all SFWA members. Requirements are an up-to-date membership in SFWA at any level and an interest in the MG and YA fields.
Author A. C. Crispin (b.1950) died on September 6 after a year-long battle with cancer. Crispin began publishing in 1983 with the Star Trek novel Yesterday’s Son. She continued writing media tie-in novels, including for the television show V and the films Star Wars, Alien, and The Pirates of the Caribbean. In 1989, she published her first original novel, Starbridge, and co-wrote six sequels to it. In 2005, […]
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Ann Crispin, best-selling author, Writer Beware co-founder, fearless fighter in the scam wars, beloved wife and mother, my friend, died this morning after a two-year struggle with cancer.
I’ll write a mem…