Script supervisor Robert Gary (b.1920) died on May 3. Gary served as a script supervisor for the television shows Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Gary worked on numerous other television shows, including The Outer Limits and Highway to Heaven. Originally an actor, Gary turned to script supervision during the blacklist era when he was concerned about drawing attention to himself.
Val Grimm, René Walling, and Elizabeth Allen have announced plans to start an on-line short fiction review zine, The Portal. They intend to not only review English language fiction, but also foreign language fiction. Grimm and Allen previously reviewed short fiction for The Fix. The are currently looking for reviewers and bureau heads.
NESFA has announced the final paper issue of APA:NESFA. The Club APA was founded 40 years ago and issue 480 will be the last paper edition. The final collation is scheduled for June 9, with members contributing 50 copies of their ‘zines.
Author Norman Spinrad is recuperating from surgery performed on May 20 at Sloan-Kettering in relation to his stomach cancer.
The results of the SFWA Board elections were announced at the SFWA Business meeting in Cocoa Beach, Florida on May 16. The new board will officially take office on July 1.
President: John Scalzi
Vice-President: Mary Robinette Kowal
Secretary: Robert Howe
Treasurer: Amy Sterling Casil
South Central Regional Director: Lee Martindale
Overseas Regional Director: Sean Williams (Australia)
The Dell Magazine Awards, the Analog Analystical Laboratory (AnLab) Award and the Asimov’s Readers’ Awards, were both presented at a ceremony held in conjunction with the 2010 Nebula Award Weekend.
- Best Novella: “Where the Winds Are All Asleep,” by Michael F. Flynn
- Best Novelette: “Chain,” by Stephen L. Burns
- Best Short Story: “The Universe Beneath Our Feet,” by Carl Frederick
- Best Fact: “From Atlantis to Canoe-Eating Trees: Geomythology Comes of Age,” by Richard A. Lovett
- Best Cover (tie): January/February 2009 by John Allemand & October 2009 by Bob Eggleton
Asimov’s Readers’ Award
- Best Novella: “Broken Windchimes,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- Best Novelette: “Blood Dauber,” by Ted Kosmatka & Michael Poore
- Best Short Story: “Bridesicle,” by Will McIntosh
- Best Poem: “Edgar Allan Poe,” by Bryan D. Dietrich
- Best Cover Artist: John Picacio
The Nebula Awards were presented on Saturday May 15 in Cocoa Beach. The weekend was scheduled to coincide with the final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis and many of the attendees watched the launch from the Causeway, with many of the nominees watching from NASA’s Banana River Viewing Area. Winners (including previously announced honorees) are listed below.
Solstice Awards: Tom Doherty, Terri Windling, Donald A. Wollheim
Service to SFWA: Vonda McIntyre, Keith Stokes
Author Emeritus: Neal Barrett, Jr.
Damon Knight Grand Master: Joe W. Haldeman
Andre Norton Award: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, Catherynne M. Valente
Ray Bradbury Award: Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell for District 9
Short Story: “Spar,” by Kij Johnson
Novelette: “Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast,” by Eugie Foster
Novella: The Women of Nell Gwynne’s, Kage Baker
Novel: The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi
Aussiecon 4 has released this year’s site selection ballot. Chicago in 2012 is running unopposed and is the only bid that appears on the ballot. Aussiecon members who vote will receive a supporting membership in the winning worldcon. This year’s voting fee is US$50/AU$55. The deadline for receipt of mail-in ballots is July 31, 2010