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The judges for the 2016 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2015, have now been empanelled. They are: Laird Barron, Rani Graff, Elaine Isaak, Kay Kenyon, and Konrad Walewski. The judges read and consider eligible materials between the date of this letter and June 1, 2016.
Clarence Howard “Bud” Webster died on February 13. Webster wrote the Bubba Pritchert series, but may be better known as an sf historian, having written numerous columns about science fiction authors and book collecting.
The five Philip K. Dick Award judges for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in the 2016 award year are: Michael Armstrong, Brenda Clough, Meg Elison, Lee Konstantinou and Ben Winters.
“Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin” is the first feature documentary film about Ursula K. Le Guin, a singular writer who defiantly held her ground on the frontier of American letters until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature.
Five finalists for the LFS 2016 Hall of Fame Award have been announced. The awards are given in recognition of a classic work of science fiction or fantasy with libertarian themes.
The Libertarian Futurist Society has decided to present a Special Prometheus Award for lifetime achievement to L. Neil Smith.
The Los Angeles-based arts nonprofit Clockshop announces the launch of Radio Imagination, a citywide collaboration of artistic and public programs that celebrate the life and work of Pasadena science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006).
Is there a teen in your life who loves spaceships and shapeshifters? Do they stay up until three in the morning crafting elaborate tales of magic, murder, and missions to Mars? The Alpha Workshop for Young Writers might just be the place for them.
The judges of the 2016 Philip K. Dick Award and the Philadelphia SF Society, along with the Philip K. Dick Trust, are pleased to announce six nominated works that comprise the final ballot for the award.