Monday, December 19, 2005
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
The launch for the first Okal Rel Universe Anthology, with authors Elizabeth Woods, Adam Volk, Sarah Trick, Rick Hoggarth and Amanda da Silva, was held in Prince George on December 7. The Okal Rel Universe Anthology 1 was co-edited by Lynda Williams and Virginia O'Dine and published under Windstorm Creative's Fandom Press imprint.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
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Friday, November 25, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Lyranel's Song is a medieval fantasy. From the cover: "When Lyranel wakes on her twelfth birthday bursting with Song, she is horrified and tries to hide her new gift from her father. Worse still, a terrible plague threatens her land. Lyranel must learn to come to terms with her new talent. If not, her land and her people just may not survive."
Leslie will be holding a launch in early 2006 (details yet to be finalized).
The book is available directly from Blooming Tree Press. The hardcover edition is available at the special holiday price of $16.95 US for a limited time.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Her publications included a book of poetry, Temple into Time, and short stories such as "The Cinderella Caper," a Writers of the Future runner-up in 1985 (and apparently now being taught in a class on creativity and archetypes at a university in Virginia); "Mirror" and "A Spell in Time" in Fantasy Book; "Invasion" in the anthology Arc of Ice; and "Murder Undone," coauthored with Andrea Schlecht, in the anthology Over My Dead Body. At the time of her death she was working to complete a long novel.
In Ottawa, Sahn was the founder of the Lyngarde writers group, which is now in its third decade. Her writing had wit and deftness. Her criticism was direct and often penetrating. She could be eccentric and obdurate, but also kind and funny, and she is dearly missed by those who were close to her.
Friday, November 04, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
A translation of Doug's novelette "Enlightenment" (InterZone #194) is up at the Italian webzine, Delos, with a very cool illustration by Luca Vergerio that, says Doug, "actually captures the key themes of the story (how often does that happen?)." Translations of other stories are upcoming in France, Hungary, Netherlands, Ukraine and Bulgaria.
Monday, October 24, 2005
The award is presented to the Saskatchewan publisher of the best book produced as an educational resource, based on its value to educators at primary, secondary or post secondary levels, literary or artistic value, the quality of editing, book design, production and content.
The other nominees are the Canadian Plains Research Center for The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Plains Research Center for Saskatchewan Premiers of the Twentieth Century, Gordon L. Barnhart, ed., the Canadian Plains Research Center for Letters Home, David E. Smith, ed., Hagios Press for Songs to Kill a Wîhtikow by Neal McLeod, and Nature Saskatchewan for Prairie Phoenix (Lilium philadelphicum): The Red Lily in Saskatchewan, by Bonnie J. Lawrence and Anna L. Leighton.
The awards will be presented at a gala evening in Regina on November 25.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Friday, October 14, 2005
From the book jacket:
Like her half-breed mother, young Zarq Darquel can't always hold her tongue as she should. A lowly peasant on a large dragon estate in Malacar, she goes unnoticed by the watchful eye of the Temple of the Dragon, despite her rebellious ways--until she accidentally captures the attention of an eccentric and dangerous dragonmaster and unleashes a storm of tragedy. Her clan is plunged into destitution, her beautiful sister, Waivia, sold into slavery, and her mother lost to madness.
Desperate to find Waivia, Zarq and her delirious mother flee through the underworld of their land--from the Zone of the Dead do a sanctuary for outcast dragons, through discovery and persecution. Consumed with the desire for revenge, Zarq develops a taste for the highly addictive venom drawn from the dragons she has been taught to revere, and sinks into a realm of bizarre magics. Here, influenced by the divine grace of dragon memories, Zarq glimpses possibilities of revenge and social revolution. But to achieve them, she must defy not just the sexual taboos and patriarchal conventions of her society, but the Emperor who rules her nation....
Publishers' Weekly is calling it "a bold debut... a grim but fascinating coming-of-age tale.... richly detailed, a well imagined world," and Jacqueline Carey (author of Kushiel's Dart) says: "Touched by Venom, the first volume in Janine Cross' Dragon Temple Saga, is a compelling and harrowing journey, set in a vividly rendered world alive with detail."
Thursday, October 13, 2005
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Friday, September 16, 2005
Judge Mildred Tremblay said the piece "powerfully invokes strangeness," adding, "I could not resist this poem."
Sandra's entry was chosen from among more than 1,100 poems submitted by 413 entrants. The second prize of $750 went to Irene Livingston of Vancouver, B.C., and the third prize of $500 to Kamloops, B.C. Honourable mentions went to Rosemary Clewes, Pamela Porter and Diane Reid.
The winning poems. as well as the honourable mentions and six poems chosen from the 50 shortlisted poems by Arc’s editors, will be published in the Winter 2005 issue of the magazine.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Monday, September 12, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
SF Canada members at CascadiaCon in Seattle, the 2005 North American Science Fiction Convention. The elevated gentleman is Derryl Murphy. The women, from left to right, are Lynda Williams, Jo Beverly, Donna McMahon (in front of Jo), Linda DeMeulemeester, Karen Abrahamson, Nina Munteanu, and Rhea Rose. Stephanie Bedwell-Grime was nowhere to be found when the pix were taken, and Suzanne Church had been there but left the day before.
Scientific Romance" by clicking on the Listen Now link.
Monday, August 22, 2005
The illustrated chapbook of Mark Anthony Brennan's story "Humpback IV" is now available from Sams Dot publishing. Check it out at www.genremall.com.
Friday, August 19, 2005
Monday, August 08, 2005
During this past year, Maggie did many school presentations for the Red Maple program. She also went to Frankfurt, Germany to do workshops for the Young Authors’ Conference held for American children on the Rhein Main Air Force Base. And this summer she will be a presenter and the author liaison for the first London Book Camp to be held in London, Ontario from August 15-19.
The Princess Pawn was also recently short-listed for B.C.’s new teen choice Stellar Award.
Friday, August 05, 2005
Friday, July 15, 2005
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Friday, July 08, 2005
SF Canada members at Westercon 58 in Calgary. Back row, left to right: Mark Anthony Brennan, Diane Walton, Rhea Rose, Richard Bartrop, Edward Willett. Second row, left to right: Linda DeMeulemeester, Donna McMahon, Paula Johanson, Elizabeth Trenholm, James Beveridge. Kneeling, left to right: Karl Johanson, Derryl Murphy, Barb Galler-Smith, Hayden Trenholm, Stephanie Ann Johanson.
The story, in brief: "At the dawn of the twenty-first century, governments around the world banned human cloning. However, the genetic genie had already escaped from the bottle. When Luke's best friend Patrick vanishes and the police quickly close the case, Luke is determined to uncover the truth. Tantalizing clues lead Luke and Patrick's sister Emma to LennoxGen, where they stumble across a shocking international conspiracy."
Simon's second novel, The Sorcerer's Letterbox, has now sold more 13,000 copies in Canada and was one of the top 10 nominated books for this year's Silver Birch Award in Ontario. The novel was also a finalist in Alberta's Golden Eagle Awards and is short-listed for the Diamond Willow Award in Saskatchewan. His first novel, The Alchemist's Portrait, published in 2003, has also been nominated for awards in Canada and continues to gather great reviews.
Among the writers featured in the collection are Claude Lalumière and Joe Mahoney. It's available through Project Pulp and Genre Mall (and soon from Clarkesworld and Shocklines).
Complete results are at the Prix Aurora Awards home page.
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Each month, one Tor title will receive the SCI FI Essential stamp of approval, which will mark it as a title to be promoted with such special features as sample chapters and sneak peeks of upcoming books on SCIFI.COM, possible promotion on SCI FI's handheld AvantGo channel, a highlight in SCI FI Magazine's books section and on-air coverage of select titles.
First up: Cory Doctorow's Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, described as "a novel of wrenching oddity, heartfelt technological vision and human pity set on the streets of Toronto today."
In August, the SCI FI Essential book is Karl Schroeder's Lady of Mazes, set in the distant future and centering on Teven Coronal, a huge multiplicity of human civilizations inhabiting a ringworld.
September's selection is The Road to Dune by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
Friday, June 10, 2005
To be eligible, a book must have been published in English in North America and marketed to the United States between August 1, 2004, through July 31, 2005, and must meet one of the following criteria:
- Received a starred review in Publishers Weekly
- Named to Barnes and Noble's Discover Great New Writers Program
- Named to BookSense Picks
- Named to Borders' Original Voices
- Appeared on bestseller lists from Publishers Weekly, BookSense, Barnes & Noble, and Borders
On October 11 a black-tie gala to be held at New York’s Chelsea Piers to present the awards; NBC Universal Stations will carry a one-hour special on October 22.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Lynda Williams is the featured author on the U.K. Web site Great Writing Web site; the article includes the composite picture above, which uses images from the web that feature Lynda's Okal Rel Universe.
Lynda's new book is Courtesan Prince, published by Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
In the Meilleur livre en français/Best Long-Form Work in French category, Les Mémoires de l'Arc by Michèle Laframboise (Médiaspaul, 2004) is one of the nominees, along with Terre des Autres by Sylvie Bérard (Alire, 2004), Les Jours de l`ombre by Francine Pelletier (Alire, mai 2004), Oniria by Patrick Senécal (Alire, 2004), and Suzanne, ouvre-toi by Yves Steinmetz (Éditions de la Paix, 2004).
Michele is also nominated in the Meilleure nouvelle en français/Best Short-Form Work in French category for "Ceux qui ne comptent pas" (Solaris 149). Other nominees in that category are "Galdana" by Richard Blanchette (Solaris 150), "Anne de la Terre" by Mehdi Bouhalassa (Solaris 148), and "Poussière de diamant" by Mario Tessier (Solaris 151).
Meanwhile, Don Bassie is nominated in the Fan Achievement (Other)/Accomplissement fanique (autre) category for his Web site Made in Canada. Other nominees in that category are filksinger Karen Linsley, the Bright Weaving CD by Martin Springett, entertainer Larry Stewart and filksinging group Urban Tapestry.
The complete Aurora Award nominations are posted here, and you can find links to a few of the nominated stories by SF Canada members here.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Monday, May 23, 2005
The Prix Aurora Awards finalists in the English pro categories have been announced, and include work by several SF Canada members. (French finalists will presumably be forthcoming very soon...)
Three members' books are among the finalists in the Best Long-Form Work in English category: Fallen Angel by Stephanie Bedwell-Grime (Telos Publishing), Black Brillion by Matthew Hughes (Tor) and The Alchemist's Daughter by Eileen Kernaghan (Thistledown Press). The remaining finalists are Survival by Julie E. Czerneda (DAW Books), Radiant by James Alan Gardner (Eos HarperCollins) and Wolf Pack by Edo van Belkom (Tundra Books)
Four works by members are among the finalists in the Best Short-Form Work in English category: "The Smile on the Face" by Nalo Hopkinson (Girls Who Bite Back: Witches, Mutants, Slayers and Freaks, Sumach Press); "Enlightenment" (Interzone 194, Sept.-Oct./2004) and "Jigsaw" (Odyssey, Trifolium Books), both by Douglas Smith, and "The Luck of Willie Lumen" by Hayden Trenholm (Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine #3). The other finalists in that category are "The Forgotten Ones" by Karin Lowachee (So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction and Fantasy, Arsenal Pulp Press) , "Mikeys" by Robert J. Sawyer (Space Stations, DAW) , and "When the Morning Stars Sang Together" by Isaac Szpindel (ReVisions, DAW) .
In the Best Work in English (Other) category, Nalo Hopkinson (with Uppinder Mehan) is a finalist for editing So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (Arsenal Pulp Press), and so is Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine, edited by Karl Johanson. The other finalists are Julie E. Czerneda and Isaac Szpindel for editing ReVisions (DAW Books), Odyssey: Tales From the Wonder Zone, edited by Julie E. Czerneda (Trifolium Books), and Relativity: Essays and Stories, by Robert J. Sawyer (ISFiC Press, Nov/2004).
Saturday, May 21, 2005
Cory's novel Eastern Standard Tribe (Tor) is one of the finalists for Best Science Fiction Novel, while Charles's The Blue Girl (Viking) is a finalist for Best Young Adult Book.
The other SF novel finalists are The Algebraist by Iain M. Banks (Orbit), Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson (HarperCollins UK, Bantam), The Baroque Cycle: The Confusion; The System of the World by Neal Stephenson (Morrow) and Iron Sunrise by Charles Stross (Ace).
The other YA finalists are Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War by Clive Barker (HarperCollins), The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (Viking), Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin (Harcourt) and A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (Doubleday UK; HarperCollins).
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Nina Munteanu's new novel The Cypol
Nina Munteanu's romantic SF thriller The Cypol will be released by eXtasy Books this fall. Her novel Collision with Paradise was just released through Liquid Silver Books (Liquid Silver Books (a review appears in Ecata Romance). Nina's interview with Gotta Write Network will appear shortly.
Friday, April 29, 2005
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Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Mark also reports that Aoife's Kiss has just bought a cyberpunk tale, "The Onus of Survival," which will probably appear in June. He says he also had a spate of publications in the fall, and recommends anyone interested check out his new Web site, "tarted up for the discerning primate."
Thursday, April 14, 2005
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Second place in the short-fiction category went to “Winterfair Gifts” by Lois McMaster Bujold, also from Irresistible Forces; third place went to “The Night Owl” by Emma Holly, from Hot Blooded.
As noted in earlier posts, The Sorcerer's Letterbox is also up for the Silver Birch Award in Ontario and the Diamond Willow Award in Saskatchewan.
Friday, April 08, 2005
The winners will be announced at the annual Book Awards banquet in Edmonton May 14. The prize is $1,000 and a leather-bound copy of the winning book.
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Shelter from the Storm by Mark Anthony Brennan
Shelter from the Storm and other speculative tales, a collection of short stories by Mark Anthony Brennan previously published in various mags and anthologiess (plus one never-before-seen story), is now available from Project Pulp and the Genre Mall. SF Canada members should order it directly through firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a special discount.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Okal Rel Universe Anthology #1 and Guide to the Okal Rel Universe are both being published by Windstorm Creative of Port Orchard, WA. Both are expected to launch (with a bit of luck) at CascadiaCon in August.
Recent fiction sales by Ursula include "The Eyes Of Horus," to an as-yet-untitled invitational anthology from Wheatland press, for women speculative writers, and "Telepathic Fish," a reprint from Leviathan 1, to Moist.
Her review of A Girl Named Sugar by Emily Pohl-Weary recently appeared in The Peterborough Examiner; recent non-fiction sales include an essay on on Nalo Hopkinson’s Salt Roads, Maya Deren’s Divine Horsemen, Wade Davis’s The Serpent And The Rainbow, Angela Carter’s Black Venus, Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire and The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara to New York Review of Science Fiction and, also to NYRSF, an essay on Elizabeth Vonarburg’s Dreams Of The Sea, Ursula Leguin’s The Telling and Kathleen Ann Goonan’s (and the author’s) memoirs of travel to Kauai, in Hawaii.
La nouvelle "Les outils de l'ombre" de Jean-Louis Trudel est parue dans Solaris 154. Il a aussi vendu les droits de réimpression de sa nouvelle "Des anges sont tombés" au nouvel éditeur français Les Moutons électriques pour une anthologie intitulée Les Anges électriques, à paraître en octobre. Sa traduction de la nouvelle "Le temps, en s'évaporant..." de Jean-Claude Dunyach paraîtra dans l'anthologie Year's Best SF 10 (Eos) réunie par David G. Hartwell et Kathryn Cramer sous le titre "Time, As It Evaporates" après avoir été publiée dans le recueil The Night Orchid de Blackcoat Press.
Saturday, April 02, 2005
The Bram Stoker Awards, for superior achievement in the field of horror writing, are presented by the Horror Writers of America. Winners will be presented at the HWA Annual Conference and Bram Stoker Awards banquet, to be held in Burbank, California, on June 25.
Friday, April 01, 2005
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Two of Doug's stories will be reprinted in Italian by Delos Books. "Scream Angel" (Low Port anthology, 2003), winner of the 2004 Aurora Award, will appear in their quarterly print magazine, Robot, which has recently featured fiction by Ian Watson, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Sheckley, and Neil Gaiman. The related story, "Enlightenment" (InterZone #194), will appear in Delos, their well-known online magazine and multiple winner of the Italia and Europa awards. "Scream Angel" will also be translated and reprinted in Science Fiction Magazine in Denmark.
Doug's YA SF story "Jigsaw," which first appeared in Odyssey (#4 in the anthology series Tales from the Wonder Zone, edited by Julie Czerneda), will be reprinted in the Fall 2005 "SF Mysteries" issue of Oceans of the Mind. Doug's novelette "Spirit Dance" (Tesseracts 6 and The Third Alternative #22) will be reprinted for the 17th time in Dragão Quântico in Portugal.
Doug has also recently posted the March update to his foreign market list on his web site.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Reine de Memoire
1. La Maison d'Oubli
by Elisabeth Vonarburg
La Maison d'oubli, the first book of Elisabeth Vonarburg's new novel Reine de Mémoire, will be released next week by Alire.
The trade paperback edition of her short-story collection In the Palace of Repose will be launched by Prime Books in July. ("And it has been getting kick-ass reviews, by the way," Holly notes. "A happy year so far for me.")
Claude has teamed up with Matthew Cheney to co-edit a special issue of Lost Pages; they are seeking fiction submissions in three categories: SF, fantasy, crossgenre. Guidelines are here.
Claude's own story, "A Visit to the Optometrist," will be included in the forthcoming anthology The Best of SDO, edited by Mark Anthony Brennan. As well, the French translation (by Yves Meynard) of his story "The Lost and Found of Years" appears in the current Solaris (#154) under the titles "L'Écume des années."
Saturday, March 26, 2005
"Burning Day" was originally published in Island Dreams: Montreal Writers of the Fantastic (Vehicule Press), edited by Claude Lalumière, and will appear in Year's Best SF #10, edited by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer.
The Tiptree committee doesn't announce a list of nominees, but once the winner is announced they do release a Long List of recommended novels and stories, with comments from the judges, who were Margaret McBride, Judith Clute, Alan DeNiro, Ursula K. LeGuin and Cecilia Tan.
Here were the posted comments for the SF Canada members on the list:
For Glenn Grant's "Burning Day":
I love a story that goes right through exploring what it means to be male or female and ends up getting at what it means to be human. This is a stylish, action-laden science fiction story, not a navel-gazer.--Cecilia Tan
A well-plotted story in Hardboiled Mode -- people smoking cigarettes even though they're androids, and cracking wise, and driving cars in cities, all very TV-cop show. More about species than gender, but has an original twist in the emphasis on the desire/compulsion to reproduce one's kind.--Ursula K. LeGuin
An interesting examination of sexuality and gender-how do expectations still influence "post-humans"-with film noir detective-story tropes.--Margaret McBride
For Hiromi Goto's Hopeful Monsters:
Goto writes with vigor and energy, in a voice very much her own. "Night" and "Tales from the Breast," are both real Tiptroid fantasies, though you mightn't think so till right towards the end of both.--Ursula K. LeGuin
For Marie Jakober's Even the Stones:
No gender bending, but a serious, realistic, and grown-up novel of male-female power relationships, which is so unusual in "high fantasy" as to be practically invisible to many readers.--Ursula K. LeGuin
The 2004 Tiptree winners were Joe Haldeman and Johanna Sinisalo for Camouflage and Not Before Sundown, respectively.
Friday, March 18, 2005
First prize in the novel category went to Dave Cameron of Halifax for The Bottle Collector; Honourable Mention went to Charlotte Mendel of Enfield, NS, for Unlike the Great Majority.
Sherry's poem "Ghosts and Dark Objects" is in the current issue of Astropoetica.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
The cover of Sky Songs II
All six Canadian contributors in the new anthology Sky Songs II (due out June 1) are members of SF Canada: Douglas Smith, Donna Farley, Nina Munteanu, Steven Mills, Steve Stanton and Peter Andrew Smith. Other notable contributors include British novelist Cherith Baldry, American novelist Andrew M. Seddon, and award-winning author Fred McGavran.
Sky Songs II, edited by Steve Stanton and published by Skysong Press, presents spiritual speculative fiction from England, Canada, USA and Brazil.
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Friday, March 11, 2005
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Introduced by editors Nalo Hopkinson and Geoff Ryman, Tesseracts Nine features Anthony MacDonald and Jason Mehmel, Jerome Stueart, Yves Meynard, Candas Jane Dorsey, E. L. Chen, Sandra Kasturi, Steve Stanton, Élisabeth Vonarburg, Timothy J. Anderson, Daniel Sernine, Dan Rubin, Nancy Kilpatrick, Alette J. Willis, Rhea Rose, Casey June Wolf, Sarah Totton, Marg Gilks, Claude Lalumière, Peter Watts and Derryl Murphy, Sylvie Bérard, Rene Beaulieu, Pat Forde, Allan Weiss, Sheryl Curtis, Howard Scott, Nalo Hopkinson and Geoff Ryman.
Since the publication of Tesseracts One, edited by the late Judith Merrill, the entire Tesseracts series has presented works from over 150 Canadian speculative fiction writers, many of whom have built brilliant careers: Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Robert Sawyer, Élisabeth Vonarburg and others.
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
Edward Willett's new novel Lost in Translation
(cover art by Jill Bauman)
Edward Willett's new novel Lost in Translation is now out from Five Star in hardcover (ISBN 1594143056). Order directly from the publisher or your favorite online bookstore. You can read the Prologue and Chapter One online here.
Monday, February 28, 2005
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Thursday, February 17, 2005
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. The Awards will be announced at the 2004 Nebula Awards Banquet to be held at the Allegro Hotel in the heart of Chicago's Loop Theater District on Saturday, April 30.
Monday, February 14, 2005
Saturday, February 12, 2005
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Other nominees in the same category are Jerry Ciccoritti for Blood, Luc Dionne and Sylvain Guy for Monica la mitraille/Machine Gun Molly, Todd Klinck, Jaie Laplante and John Palmer for Sugar, and Jacob Tierney for Twist.
The Genies are the film awards of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. They'll be presented March 21 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Andrea Martin will host the televised ceremony.
Thursday, February 03, 2005
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Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Joe notes he is also producing a non-genre piece called "Worms For Sale," written by Stacy Gardner, "a wonderfully charming piece set in Newfoundland." He adds, "I'm trying to convince Stacy to include some spaceships or aliens, but so far she's not biting."
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Saturday, January 15, 2005
Friday, January 14, 2005
Holly will be giving a class on publishing as part of the Canada Writes! weekend workshop in Castlegar, B.C., in April, and she says her dark fantasy novel the burning girl will be tidied up and ready to send to publishers soon.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Friday, January 07, 2005
Nancy has two more books coming out this year. Jason X: Planet of the Beast is due out in October from Black Flame, and Outsiders: Stories on the Edge of the Fantastical, an anthology Nancy co-edited with Nancy Holder, will be out that same time from Roc/NAL.
Nancy has also sold short story "Our Lady of the Snows" to Tesseracts 9, and has just contracted to write another novel in the Jason X world for 2006. She's currently working on Mercedez - Day of the Dead for Blue Moon/VIVID, to be released "eventually."
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Doug's short story "State of Disorder," which first appeared in Amazing Stories in 1999 and was an Aurora finalist in 2000, will be reprinted in the upcoming Australian anthology An Alternative Time from Altair Books, and his novelette "Scream Angel," which first appeared in the US anthology Low Port in 2003 and won the 2004 Aurora Award, will be translated and reprinted in Ukraine (Real'nost' Fantastiki) and Israel (Bli Panika).
His novelette "Spirit Dance," which appeared in Tesseracts 6 and The Third Alternative #22 and was an Aurora finalist in 1998, will be translated and reprinted in Croatia (Futura), Poland (Nowa Fantastyka), and Lithuania (Dorado Raganos), bringing the number of sales for this story to sixteen.
Finally, Doug's short story "Symphony," which first appeared in Prairie Fire in 1999 and was an Aurora finalist in 2000, will be translated and reprinted in Croatia (Via Galactica).
The Nebula Awards® are voted on, and presented by, active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. The prelimnary ballot will be mailed to all active SFWA members (of which there are more than 1,400). Each member may nominate no more than five works in each category on the preliminary ballot. The final ballot will then be drawn up and mailed February 15. The Awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards® Banquet to be held at the Allegro Hotel in the heart of Chicago's Loop Theater District on Saturday, April 30.
Cory is also on the cover of (and interviewed inside) Locus Magazine this month, along with Charles Stross.
paperback and can be ordered from Whortleberry Press. A signed copy can be ordered by e-mailing Ahmed.
Monday, January 03, 2005
UPDATE, March 1: This cover art was originally incorrectly attributed to Alan M. Clark.