Neil Gaiman at the National Press Club

Neil Gaiman will be discussing the tenth anniversary edition of American Gods at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on June 23 at 6:30. The ticketed event costs $5. Copies of American Gods may be purchased at the time of registration, with proceeds going to support the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. No outside books will be permitted.

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Final Shuttle Launch Scheduled

NASA has announced that the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis will occur on July 8, 2011. This will also be the final launch of the space shuttle program, which began with the launch of Columbia in 1981. Atlantis was previously scheduled for a final launch in May, 2010.

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Suvudu Writing Contest Winner

The winner of the first Suvudu Writing Contest has been announced as Richard Gropp for his novel Bad Glass. Gropp will receive a complete copy edit of his manuscript from Del Rey Editor in Chief Betsy Mitchell as well as an assortment of Del Rey and Spectra books.

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