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In Memoriam – Russell L. Bates

Author and screenwriter Russell L. Bates (b.1941) died on April 9, 2018.  Bates attended Clarion in 1973, by which time he had already published the short stories “Legion,” “Get with the Program,” and “A Modest Proposal.” Bates also sold the story “ Search Cycle: Beginning and Ending 1. The Last Quest; 2. Fifth and Last Horseman” to […]

In Memoriam – Janet Asimov

Janet Asimov (b. Janet O. Jeppson, 1926) died on February 25. Along with writing,  Jeppson has had a long and successful career as a psychiatrist, publishing numerous scientific articles under the name Janet O. Jeppson, and serving as a popular science columnist for the L.A. Times.  Her first story was published in The Saint Mystery Magazine […]

Russell Bates: A Remembrance

by John Walters

I have been reading a dynamic new book called The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America From 1890 to the Present, and I thought about my Native American friend Russell Bates and wondered what he might think of the book. I hadn’t been in touch with him since I moved back to the States from Greece, so I ran a search to see if I might find a recent email address or Facebook page where I could re-contact him.That’s when I came across his obituary. It said that he died on April 19, 2018, after a brief illness. He was seventy-six years old.

Fantasy Worlds of George Pal Film Preservation

News from a Go Fund Me Campaign to preserve the interviews of science fiction film pioneer, George Pal:

Please take a moment and be a part of history by supporting the preservation of a series of historic rare archival videotape interviews – many never released –  from “The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal”  (1986)…..and before they are lost forever! 

The Ultra-Novelist

by Hunter Liguore

When it comes to writing, especially the novel, we can never give up! We’re essentially running our own ‘ultra-marathon.’ Looking at a runner who will traverse 100 miles over 30 hours, we must see the significant amount of training that went into this. Considering the above scenario, this ultra-runner must’ve spent at least half to a full year of deliberate planning/training just for this one race.

Nebula Award Finalists Announced

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 54th Annual Nebula Awards, including the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation, the Andre Norton Award for Outstanding Young Adult Science Fiction or Fantasy Book, and for the first time, the Nebula Award for Game Writing. The awards will be presented in Woodland Hills, CA at the Warner Center Marriott during a ceremony on the evening of May 18th.