Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Cory Doctorow novelette nominated for Hugo Award

Cory Doctorow's novelette "I, Robot" (The Infinite Matrix, February 15, 2005) has been nominated for the Best Novelette Hugo Award. Other nominees are "The Calorie Man" by Paolo Bacigalupi (F&SF, October/November 2005), "Two Hearts" by Peter S. Beagle (F&SF, October/November 2005), "TelePresence" by Michael A. Burstein (Analog, July/August 2005), and "The King of Where-I-Go" by Howard Waldrop (SCI FICTION, December 7,
2005).

The Hugo Awards, the premiere award in the science fiction field, are nominated for and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon). This year's Hugo Awards will be presented at L.A.con IV, the 64th World Science Fiction Convention, to be held August 23 to 27 in Anaheim, California.

The complete list of nominees is here.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Ahmed A. Khan story sells to Greek magazine

Ahmed A. Khan's story "Thus Spake Bleerbo" has been published in issue #291 of Greek magazine 9.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Several sales for Jean-Louis Trudel

Jean-Louis Trudel's most recent sale is to Solaris for a French version of the essay "Looking for Little Green Men," first published in the November 2005 issue of The New York Review of Science Fiction.

He's also sold to Solaris for future publication a short story called "Les noms de la proie" ("The Names of the Quarry"). His story "Filhos do Sol" ("Children of the Sun") was included in the Brazilian anthology Histórias de Ficção Científica, edited by Roberto de Sousa Causo and published by Ática.

Writing with Yves Meynard as Laurent McAllister, he also helped to author the YA novel Le maître des bourrasques (The Master of Squalls) from Médiaspaul in Montréal, as well as a short story, "Un homme seul, avant la Conjonction" ("A Man Alone, Before the Conjonction") in the annual science fiction compendium from Paris-based publisher Bragelonne, Science-Fiction 2006. On the non-commercial side, he also published a non-SF short story, "Legacies," in the anthology Tales of the Shadowmen. Volume 2: Gentlemen of the Night_ from Encino-based Black Coat Press.

Dernièrement, Jean-Louis Trudel a vendu à Solaris la version française d'un essai d'abord paru dans le numéro de novembre 2005 du New York Review of Science Fiction, « Looking for Little Green Men », qui s'intitulera « Aux origines des petits hommes verts » en français.

Il avait aussi vendu précédemment à Solaris une nouvelle de science-fiction intitulée « Les noms de la proie ». Sa nouvelle « Filhos do Sol », version portugaise de la nouvelle « Enfants du soleil », est enfin parue dans l'anthologie brésilienne Histórias de Ficção Científica réunie par Roberto de Sousa Causo et publiée par Ática.

Sous le nom de Laurent McAllister, il a signé en collaboration avec Yves Meynard le roman pour jeunes Le maître des bourrasques publié par la maison d'édition montréalaise Médiaspaul. Laurent McAllister a aussi fait paraître une nouvelle intitulée « Un homme seul, avant la Conjonction » dans l'anthologie annuelle de Bragelonne, Science-Fiction 2006. On notera aussi une publication non-rémunérée de Jean-Louis rudel, sa nouvelle « Legacies » (« Patrimoines ») dans l'anthologie Tales of the Shadowmen. Volume 2: Gentlemen of the Night, réunie par Randy et Jean-Marc Lofficier et publiée par Black Coat Press.

Eileen Kernaghan interviewed in Challenging Destiny

Dave Switzer and James Schellenberg recently interviewed Eileen Kernaghan for the March 2006 (No.22) issue of Challenging Destiny. The interview is online here.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Donna Farley story in March-April Cicada

Donna Farley's story "Jettator" appears in the March-April issue of Cicada, the teen magazine put out by the Cricket Group. This is the second story she's sold to Cicada; "Egg" apeared two years ago.

Donna writes, "What is a jettator, you wonder? A person with the power of the evil eye, the eye of envy.....in this quasi-Mediterranean fantasy tale (I call it my big fat Greek fantasy story), a young woman longs to offer the flowers from her garden to the temple of the Good One, to obtain a place among the maidens there; when a jettator destroys her flowers, she must consider the possibility of a wedding match instead...."

Monday, March 06, 2006

Matt Hughes novelette chosen for "year's best" collections

Matt Hughes's novelette "The Gist Hunter" will be in both Jonathan Strahan's Best Short Novels of 2005 (Science Fiction Book Club) and Rich Horton's Year's Best Fantasy (Prime/Wildside).

Holly Phillips stories in several "year's best" anthologies

Stories from Holly Phillips's collection In the Palace of Repose (just re-released in a new edition) have been chosen for several year's best anthologies. "The Other Grace" appears in Horror: The Best of 2005, edited by Sean Wallace; "By the Light of Tomorrow's Sun" is in Fantasy: The Best of the Year, edited by Rich Horton, and "One of the Hungry Ones" is in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #17, edited by Stephen Jones.

Douglas Smith receives grant from SLF

Douglas Smith has received the second annual Older Writers Grant from the Speculative Literature Foundation (SLF). Honorable Mentions included Susanna Crowley, Rob Hunter, Roger Pepper, Kate Robinson, and Pam Summa.

The $750 award is intended for writers of fifty years or older, to assist such writers who are just starting to work at a professional level. The award was chosen by a jury consisting of M.J. Goodner, Sandra Kasturi, and Sheree Thomas of the SLF on the basis of interest and merit.