U.S. District Judge Denny Chin has granted preliminary approval to the revised Google Book Settlement, which was filed on Friday. He has set the date for the fairness hearing on February 18th, 2010.
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Until such time as Harlequin changes course, and returns to a model of legitimately working with authors instead of charging authors for publishing services, SFWA has no choice but to be absolutely clear that NO titles from ANY Harlequin imprint will be counted as qualifying for membership in SFWA.
Paul Di Filippo and Sheila Finch have accepted appointment to the jury for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best SF novel of the year. In 2009, Paul A. Carter retired from the jury after having bravely served for many years, almost since the Award’s inception.
Welcome to new members, Caroline M. Yoachim, Carry Ryan, Jedediah Berry, William T. Vandemark. Plus John Klima is looking for fairy tale reprints.
At World Fantasy there was a one-hour panel on the Google Book Settlement with Russell Davis, Karen Wester Newton, Charles Petit, Jay Lake, Christopher Kastensmidt, and Dan Gamber moderating. This is a podcast of the full panel discussion.
I’m very pleased to announce that SFWA has a new Nebula Awards Commissioner (NAC). Madeleine Robins has agreed to take on this role, and see us through the first year under the new rules.
Date: November 23, 2009 Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Location: Planet Hollywood, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America will host its annual reception for the publishing industry in a new location this year. Planet Hollywood, located at 45th and Broadway in Times Square, should provide a […]
A gentle reminder that the SFWA business meeting will be at World Fantasy Convention this year on October 31st from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. We’ll be covering, among other things, the draft of the new bylaws which will be sent to the membership by the end of the month. We’re also doing something new […]
Congratulations to Donald Mead who has upgraded from Associate to Active. Kevin J. Anderson will be editing BLOOD LITE 2 for Pocket Books and Horror Writers Association. Paul Levinson interviews with former SFWA president Robert J. Sawyer.