Actor Laurence Haddon (b.1922) died on May 10. Haddon appeared in episodes of Knight Rider, The Greatest American Hero, The Incredible Hulk, and the short-lived My Living Doll.
Actor Steve Forrest (b.1924, as William Andrews) died on May 18. Forrest, the younger brother of actor Dana Andrews, appeared in several science fiction and horror television shows, including episodes of The Twilight Zone, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, Circle of Fear, and Team Knight Rider. His films included Amazon Women on the Moon and Phantom of the Rue Morgue. He won a Golden Globe in 1954 for Most Promising Newcomer and in 1982, he “won” a Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor. He may have been best known for his role on S.W.A.T.
Doctor Who won a George Foster Peabody Award, one of the highest awards given for American television. The award, which was accepted by Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, and Jenna-Louise Coleman, was presented for “evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe.”
Myke Cole won this year’s Compton Crook Award for best first novel for his book Shadow Ops: Control Point. The award comes with a prize of $1,000 and the winner will be treated as a guest of honor for two consecutive Balticons. A plaque will be presented to Cole at Balticon at 8:00pm on Friday, May 24, 2013.
Actor Richard Thorpe (b.1932) died on May 22. Thorpe is best known for his lengthy role on Emmerdale, but also appeared in an episode of Timeslip. He played Sir Gareth in the film Sword of Lancelot and also appeared in the horror film Melody in the Dark.
Producer Mike Gray (b.1935) died on April 30. Gray served as a producer and director for the 1986 television series Starman, based on the film of the same title. He also produced thirteen episodes of the series Star Trek: The Next Generation. In addition to writing for both of those series, Gray co-wrote the influential film The China Syndrome.
Actress Christine White (b.1932) died on April 14. White appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone, playing Kitty Cavanaugh in “The Prime Mover” and Julia Wilson, William Shatner’s seatmate, in “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.” She also appeared in the Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond adaptation of The Haunting.
The winners of the Analog Science Fiction and Fact Analytical Laboratory Winners and the Asimov’s Readers’ Poll were announced at the Dell Magazines breakfast on Saturday, March 18 in San Jose, CA as part of the Nebula Weekend.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact Analytical Laboratory Winners
- Best Novella: “Nightfall on the Peak of Eternal Light,” by Richard A. Lovett & William Gleason
- Best Novelette: “Ninety Thousand Horses,” by Sean McMullen
- Best Short Story: “Titanium Soul,” by Catherine Shaffer
- Best Fact: “Faster Than a Speeding Photon,” by Edward M. Lerner
- Best Cover: October 2012 by Michael Whelan
Asimov’s Readers’ Poll
- Best Novella: “Murder Born,” by Robert Reed
- Best Novelette: “The Way of the Needle,” by Derek Künsken
- Best Short Story: “Final Exam,” by Megan Arkenberg; “Sexy Robot Mom,” by Sandra McDonald
- Best Poem: “Future History,” by Joe Haldeman
- Best Cover Artist: Laura Diehl
The Aurealis Awards winners were announced May 18, 2013 in North Sydney, Australia. Next year’s awards will be in Canberra.
- Fantasy Novel: Sea Hearts, by Margo Lanagan
- Fantasy Short Story: “Bajazzle,” by Margo Lanagan
- Science Fiction Novel: The Rook, by Daniel O’Malley
- Science Fiction Short Story: “Significant Dust,” by Margo Lanagan
- Horror Novel: Perfections, by Kirstyn McDermott
- Horror Short Story: “Sky,” by Kaaron Warren
- Young Adult Novel: Dead, Actually, by Kaz Delaney; and Sea Hearts, by Margo Lanagan
- Young Adult Short Story: “The Wisdom of the Ants,” by Thoraiya Dyer
- Children’s Fiction (told primarily through words): Brotherband: The Hunters, by John Flanagan
- Children’s Fiction (told primarily through pictures): Little Elephants, by Graeme Base
- Illustrated Book/Graphic Novel: Blue, by Pat Grant
- Anthology: The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 6, edited by Jonathan Strahan
- Collection: That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote, by K. J. Bishop
- 2012 Peter McNamara Convenors’ Award for Excellence: Kate Eltham
- 2012 Kris Hembury Encouragement Awards: Laura Goodin
SFWA presented the 48th annual Nebula Awards in San Jose, CA on May 18. In addition to the Nebula Awards, SFWA also presented the Solstice Awards, the Kevin O’Donnell Service to SFWA Award, the Damon Knight Grand Master Award, the Andre Norton Award, and the Ray Bradbury Award.
- Best Novel: 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson
- Best Novella: After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, by Nancy Kress
- Best Novelette: “Close Encounters,” by Andy Duncan
- Best Short Story: “Immersion,” by Aliette de Bodard
- Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Fair Coin, by E. C. Myers
- Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation: Beasts of the Southern Wild, written by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, directed by Benh Zeitlin
- Solstice Award: Ginjer Buchanan and Carl Sagan
- Kevin J. O’Donnell Service to SFWA Award: Michael H. Payne
- Damon Knight Grand Master Award: Gene Wolfe