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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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.
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.
Former SFWA President andrew j. offutt (b.1934) died on April 30. Offutt began publishing in 1954 when his story “And Gone Tomorrow” was published in If. Although he had previously published novels under the house names J. X. Williams and John Cleve, his first science fiction novel published using his own name was Evil is Live Spelled Backwards in […]
Out-of-shape IT technician Roen wakes up with a passenger in his brain – an ancient alien life-form called Tao, whose race crash-landed on Earth before the first fish crawled out of the oceans. Like that’s going to end up well…
Kids raised in an alien zoo must travel across space to escape their overlords and save their dad.
When she steals a baby from her neighbor’s arms, Laura di Crescia raises the child to be a doctor like herself. But the headstrong girl has other ideas, and even Laura cannot keep her daughter locked in a tower forever.
A Martian mining colony. A sailing ship plying the Void between planets. A mad alchemist unleashing an ancient evil. What more do you want?
Michael J. Martinez is a veteran writer who decided, in an act of blinding hubris, to try his hand at science-fiction and historical fantasy…in the same book. More at http://www.michaeljmartinez.net
Ranging from winter to spring, summer to autumn, and crossing over genre boundaries from fantasy to western, Russell Davis’s collection will take readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons of the human heart.