Joanna Russ (b.1937) died on April 29, 2011, two days after entering hospice. Russ was admitted to hospice following a series of strokes. Russ received a BA from Cornell in 1957 where she studied under Vladimir Nabokov. She began publishing science fiction in 1959 with the short story “Nor Custom Stale.” In 1960, she earned […]
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Nominees for the Hugo Awards and for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer have been announced.
Every summer, Klingon speakers from around the world have gathered for a long weekend of barking and spitting, singing and storytelling, impromptu game shows, off-the-cuff translations of broadway musicals, and vaudeville routines.
Member News for Randy Henderson, Donald Norum, Jason V. Brock, K.V. Johansen, Adam Christopher, Allan Cole, David Levine, Vonda N. McIntyre, Anna D. Allen, Mary Robinette Kowal, Paul Cornell, and Kay Kenyon.
Renovation, the 69th Worldcon, is delighted to announce “Teaching SF”, a workshop for teachers, librarians and parents on how to use science fiction as a teaching tool.
The board of directors of SFWA voted to add the magazine Bull Spec to the list of SFWA qualifying markets.
Member News for Vera Nazarian and Lyn Nichols.
Member News for Julie Jansen, Paul Daly, Monte Cook, Mark Niemann-Ross, Ernest Cline, Nisi Shawl, Eugie Foster, Paul S. Kemp, David Levine, Allan Cole and Holly Black.
British author Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) died on March 26 after being diagnosed with lung cancer in mid-2009. Jones is perhaps best known for her novel Howl’s Moving Castle, which was turned into an animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Jones began publishing in 1970 with the novel Changeover, aimed at the adult […]
Forbes magazine has released its annual list of the ten highest paid authors. The order is based on income from books, film, television, gaming, and other sources from June 2009 to June 2010.