BookViewCafé Steampunk Photo Winners

Christa Newman has been declared the winner of the BookView Café’s Extraordinary Steampunk Photo Contest. Newman will receive copies of The Shadow Conspiracy: Tales of the Steam Age, volumes one and two for her picture of a leather apron clad steampunk diva. Randolph Fritz took second prize and readers’ choice.

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Endeavour Award Nominations

The nominees for the 2009 Endeavour Awards, to be presented at OryCon 32 for fiction written by Pacific Northwest authors, have been announced. The award includes a grant of $1,000. This year’s panel of judges included Robin Wayne Bailey, Laura Anne Gilman, and Madeleine Robins.

  • City Without End, by Kay Kenyon
  • Eyes Like Sky and Coal and Moonlight, by Cat Rambo
  • Hunting Ground, by Patricia Briggs
  • Mind Over Ship, by David Marusek
  • Push of the Sky, by Camille Alexa

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Harvey Nominations

The Harvey Award nominations have been announced. The awards, named for Harvey Kurtzmann, recognize outstanding work in comics and sequential art. The awards will be presented on August 28 at the Baltimore Comic Con.

Best Writer

  • Scalped, by Jason Aaron
  • Blackest Night, by Geoff Johns
  • The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3: The Last Straw, by Jeff Kinney
  • Irredeemable, by Mark Waid

Best Artist

  • Book of Genesis, by Robert Crumb
  • BPRD: Black Goddess, by Guy Davis
  • Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, by Brian Fies
  • Mouse Guard: Winter1152, by David Petersen
  • Batman and Robin, by Frank Quitely
  • Detective Comics, by JH Williams III

Best Cartoonist

  • Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter, by Darwyn Cooke
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3: The Last Straw, by Jeff Kinney
  • The Muppet Show Comic Book, by Roger Langridge
  • Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli
  • George Sprott (1894-1975), by Seth

Best Letterer

  • Franking Richards: Son of a Genius, by Chris Eliopoulos
  • Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, by Brian Fies
  • Rapure, by Thomas Mauer
  • Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli
  • Elephantmen, by Richard Starkings

Best Inker

  • Blackest Night, by Oclair Albert,
  • High Moon, by Steve Ellis
  • Amazing Spider-Man, by Klaus Janson
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3: The Last Straw, by Jeff Kinney
  • Thor, by Mark Morales

Best Colorist

  • Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, by Brian Fies
  • Bone: Crown of Horns, by Steve Hamaker
  • The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures, by Laura Martin
  • Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli
  • BPRD: Black Goddess, by Dave Stewart

Best Cover Artist

  • The Dreamer, by Jenny Frison
  • Hellboy: The Bride of Hell, by Mike Mignola
  • Mice Templar: Destiny, Part I, by Michael Avon Oeming
  • Batman and Robin, by Frank Quitely
  • Detective Comics, by JH Williams, III

Best New Talent

  • Far Arden, by Kevin Cannon
  • Chew, by Rob Guillory
  • Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness, by Reinhard Kleist
  • Act-i-vate: Power Out, by Nathan Schreiber
  • New Brighton Archaeological Society, by Matthew Weldon

Best New Series

  • Batman and Robin
  • Chew
  • Irredeemable
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Unwritten

Best Continuing or Limited Series

  • Beasts Of Burden
  • Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
  • Ganges
  • Invincible
  • Scalped
  • The Walking Dead

Best Original Graphic Publication for Younger Readers

  • Amulet: Storekeeper’s Curse
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3: The Last Straw
  • Grown-Ups Are Dumb
  • The Muppet Show Comic Book
  • New Brighton Archeological Society
  • 3-2-3 Detective Agency

Best Anthology

  • Act-i-vate
  • Flight # 6
  • Popgun # 3
  • Strange Tales
  • Wednesday Comics

Best Original Graphic Album

  • Asterios Polyp, by David Mazucchelli
  • Book of Genesis, by Robert Crumb
  • George Sprott (1894-1975), by Seth
  • Footnotes in Gaza, by Joe Sacco
  • Stitches, by by David Small
  • Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, by Brian Fies

Best Previously Published Graphic Album

  • A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, by Josh Neufeld
  • Collected Essex County, by Jeff Lemire
  • Graveslinger, by Shannon Denton, Jeff Mariotte, John Cboins & Nina Sorat
  • Masterpiece Comics, by R. Sikoryak
  • Mice Templar Volume 1, by Bryan J.L. Glass and Michael Avon Oeming

Best Syndicated Strip or Panel

  • Cul-de-Sac, by Richard Thompson
  • Foxtrot, by Bill Amend
  • Get Fuzzy,”by Darby Conley
  • Mutts, by Patrick McDonnell
  • Pearls Before Swine, by Stephan Pastis

Best Domestic Reprint Project

  • The Best of Simon and Kirby, by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby; edited by Steve Saffel
  • Humbug, conceived and edited by Harvey Kurtzman and created by Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, Will Elder, Al Jaffee and Arnold Roth; edited by Gary Groth
  • Rip Kirby, by Alex Raymond; edited by Dean Mullaney
  • The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures, by Dave Stevens; edited by Scott Dunbier,
  • The Toon Treasury of Classic Childnre’s Comics, edited by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly

Best American Edition of Foreign Material

  • The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga, by Helen McCarthy
  • Manga Kamishibai, by Eric P. Nash
  • The Photographer, by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier LeFevre and Frederic Lemercier
  • Pluto: Urasawa X Tezuka, by Naoki Urasawa and Takashi Nagasaki
  • 20th Century Boys, by Naoki Urasawa

Best On-Line Comics Work

  • Hark! A Vagrant, by Kate Beaton
  • High Moon, by by Steve Ellis, David Gallaher and Scott O. Brown
  • Power Out, by Nathan Schreiber
  • PVP, by Scott Kurtz
  • Sin Titulo, by Cameron Stewart

Special Award for Humor in Comics

  • Beast of Burden, by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3: The Last Straw, by Jeff Kinney
  • The Muppet Show Comic Book, by Roger Landridge
  • Scott Pilgrim #5, by Bryan Lee O’Malley
  • The Adventures of Simone & Ajax: A Christmas Caper, by Andrew Pepoy

Special Award for Excellence in Presentation

  • Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle
  • The Brinkley Girls: The Best of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons from 1913-1940, edited by Trina Robbins
  • George Sprott (1894-1975), by Seth
  • The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures, by Dave Stevens, edited by
    Scott Dunbier

  • Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman’s Co-Creator Joe Shuster, edited by Craig Yoe
  • Wednesday Comics, edited by Mark Chiarello

Best Biographical, Historical or Journalistic Presentation

  • Alter-Ego, edited by Roy Thomas
  • Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle
  • The Best of Simon and Kirby, by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby; edited by Steve Saffel
  • The Comics Journal, edited by Gary Groth, Michael Dean and Kristy Valenti
  • Underground Classics, by James Danky and Denis Kitchen

Best Single issue or Story

  • Alec: The Years Have Pants, by Eddie Campbell
  • Asterios Polyp, by David Mazucchelli
  • Ganges #3, by Kevin Huizenga
  • George Sprott (1894-1975), by Seth
  • Jonah Hex #50, written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, artwork by Darwyn Cooke
  • Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter, by Darwyn Cooke
  • “Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow?, by Brian Fies

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Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

The winner of the 2010 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award was announced at Readercon. The award seeks to recognize and draw attention to lesser-known fantasy or science fiction authors. This year’s award went to Mark Clifton, perhaps best known for co-authoring the second novel to win the Hugo Award, They’d Rather Be Right (a.k.a. The Forever Machines).

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Obituary: James P. Hogan

Author James P. Hogan (b. 1941) was found dead on July 12 according to his literary agent. Hogan, who won three Seiun Awards and 2 Prometheus Awards, wrote the “Giants” series, beginning with his debut novel, Inherit the Stars, as well as The Proteus Operation and Thrice Upon a Time.

Shirley Jackson Award Winners

The winners for the 2009 Shirley Jackson Award were announced at Readercon on July 11. The award is presented to recognize outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic.

  • Novel: Big Machine, by Victor LaValle
  • Novella: Midnight Picnic, by Nick Antosca
  • Novelette: “Morality,” by Stephen King
  • Short Story: “The Pelican Bar,” by Karen Joy Fowler
  • Single-Author Collection (tie): Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, by Kevin Wilson and Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, by Robert Shearman
  • Edited Anthology: Poe: 19 New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, edited by Ellen Datlow

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Obituary: Harvey Pekar

Comic book author Harvey Pekar (b. 1939) was found dead at 1:00 am on July 12. Pekar chronicled his life in comic form, published as American Splendour, which was also made into a film in 2003. In addition to his own autobiographical comics, Pekar published several other comics based on history or biographies of other people. In 2006, he was named the first guest editor of The Best American Comics.

Mythopoeic Award Winners

The winners of the 2010 Mythopoeic Society Awards were announced on July 11 at Mythcon 41 in Dallas. This year saw the first award of the Alexei Kondratiev Student Paper Award, which was named for a scholar who died earlier this year. The award is presented to a paper read at the conference.

  • Fantasy Awards, Adult Literature: Lifelode, by Jo Walton
  • Fantasy Awards, Children’s Literature: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin
  • Scholarship Awards, Inklings Studies: Tolkien, Race, and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits, by Dimitra Fimi
  • Scholarship Awards, Myth and Fantasy Studies: One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L’Engle and Orson Scott Card, by Marek Oziewicz
  • Alexei Kondratiev Student Paper Award: “Art According to Romantic Theology: Charles Williams’ Analysis of Dante Reapplied to J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Leaf By Niggle’,” by Michael Millburn

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Campbell and Sturgeon Winners Announced

Although the Campbell Conference is not scheduled to take place until the weekend of July 16-18, the winners of the Campbell and Sturgeon Awards have been announced. Both are juried awards, with the Campbell being presented for the Best SF Novel and the Sturgeon for Best Short Story. The presentation will be held at Lawrence, Kansas. Both winning authors will attend the ceremony.

  • John W. Campbell Award: The Windup Girl, by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Theodore Sturgeon Award: Shambling Towards Hiroshima, by James Morrow

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Rhysling Winners

The winners of the Rhysling Award, presented annually for best SF poetry by the Science Fiction Poetry Association, were announced at Readercon.

  • Long Poem: “In the Astronaut Asylum,” by Kendall Evans and Samantha Henderson
  • Short Poem: “To Theia,” by Ann K. Schwader
  • Lifetime Achievement: Jane Yolen

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