Harold Parke Godwin (b.1929) died of natural causes on June 19, 2013. Better known as Parke Godwin, the name under which he wrote, Godwin was known as “Pete” by his friends. His novella “The Fire When It Comes” won the World Fantasy in 1982 and he was a World Fantasy Con Guest of Honor in 2011.
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Many of you have contacted us recently about your concerns regarding the actions of a SFWA member, including the recent misuse of the sfwaauthors Twitter feed.
On the advice of the task force, and with the approval of the board, the president has authorized the following plan:
Scottish author Iain M. Banks (b.1954) died on June 9, a little over two months after announcing that he was suffering from late-stage gall bladder cancer.
Effective immediately, Jean Rabe, the editor of the SFWA Bulletin, has tendered her resignation and I have accepted it.
SFWA was invited by Book Expo America to share a short presentation on the genre. Authors Laura Anne Gilman, Leanna Renee Hieber, Sarah Beth Durst and Jeri Smith-Ready took the stage to talk about SFWA and SF. The space was packed, and led to quite a few people coming to the SFWA booth afterwards to […]
We could spend a long time here discussing whether the offense was intentional or accidental, or whether it is due to a generational, ideological or perceptual schism. It doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, too many of our members have felt their contributions and their place in the industry and within the organization belittled; too many of our members see other members being treated so.
The board is aware of a number of complaints by members regarding Bulletin issue #202, specifically the article by Mike Resnick and Barry Malzberg.
SFWA Grand Master Jack Vance (b.1916 as John Holbrook Vance) died on May 26.
Vance wrote more than sixty novels, including the sequels to The Dying Earth, his five volume Demon Princes series, the Alastor series, the Cadwal Chronicles, The Lyonesse series, the Durdane series, and the Tschai series.
SFWA will once again have a booth at Book Expo America again this year. An annual event currently held in New York City, BEA brings together publishing professionals for a three day trade show.