Dreamers of Wonder

Beth Gwinn is trying to raise funds to publish Dreamers of Wonder, a collection of science fiction author photos she has taken over the past thirty-four years. This book would be a follow-up to her 2000 book Dark Dreamers. Gwinn has created a Kickstarter to try to finance the project.

World Fantasy Award Nominations

The ballot for this year’s World Fantasy Award has been announced. The winners will be announced at a banquet at the World Fantasy Con held in Arlington, VA the weekend of November 6-9, 2014. This year’s judges are Andy Duncan, Kij Johnson, Oliver Johnson, John Klima, and Liz Williams.

Novel

  • Dust Devil on a Quiet Street, by Richard Bowes
  • A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
  • A Stranger in Olondria, by Sofia Samatar
  • The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker
  • The Land Across, by Gene Wolfe

Novella

  • “Wakulla Springs,” by Andy Duncan & Ellen Klages
  • Black Helicopters, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “The Sun and I,” by KJ Parker
  • “Burning Girls,” by Veronica Schanoes
  • Six-Gun Snow White, by Catherynne M. Valente

Short Story

  • “The Ink Readers of Doi Saket,” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
  • “The Prayer of Ninety Cats,” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “Effigy Nights,” by Yoon Ha Lee
  • “Selkie Stories Are for Losers,” by Sofia Samatar
  • “If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love,” by Rachel Swirsky

Anthology

  • xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths, edited by Kate Bernheimer
  • Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells: An Anthology of Gaslamp Fantasy, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
  • Flotsam Fantastique: The Souvenir Book of World Fantasy Convention 2013, edited by Stephen Jones
  • Dangerous Women, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  • End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Short Stories, edited by Jonathan Oliver
  • Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy, edited by Jonathan Strahan

Collection

  • North American Lake Monsters: Stories, by Nathan Ballingrud
  • The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories, by Laird Barron
  • The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories, by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • Flowers of the Sea, by Reggie Oliver
  • How the World Became Quiet: Myths of the Past, Present, and Future, by Rachel Swirsky

Artist

  • Galen Dara
  • Zelda Devon
  • Julie Dillon
  • John Picacio
  • Charles Vess

Special Award—Professional

  • John Joseph Adams, for magazine and anthology editing
  • Ginjer Buchanan, for editing at Ace Books
  • Irene Gallo, for art direction of Tor.com
  • William K. Schafer, for Subterranean Press
  • Jeff VanderMeer & Jeremy Zerfoss, for Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction
  • Jerad Walters, for Centipede Press

Special Award—Non-professional

  • Scott H. Andrews, for Beneath Ceaseless Skies
  • Marc Aplin, for Fantasy-Faction
  • Kate Baker, Neil Clarke, and Sean Wallace, for Clarkesworld
  • Leslie Howle, for Clarion West administration
  • Jerad Walters, for Centipede Press
  • Mieneke van der Salm, for A Fantastical Librarian

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Edited to add Mieneke van der Salm and to move Jerard Walters from Non-Professional to Professional category.

Strange Chemistry Closes

Angry Robot has announced that they are ceasing publication of their Strange Chemistry Books young adult line effective immediately. The imprint includes authors Gwenda Bond, Martha Wells, Sean Cummings, Cassandra Rose Clarke, and Kim Curran, among others. Angry Robot is also closing their Exhibit A line of mystery/crime books. According to Angry Robot, the imprints are being closed because they haven’t been able to carve out their own niche in a saturated market.

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David Gemmell Award Winners

The winners of the Gemmell Awards were announced on June 13 at a ceremony at the Magic Circle in London.

2013 Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art: Jason Chan for the cover of Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
2014 Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut: Promise of Blood, by Brian McLellan
2014 Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel: Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence

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Chronos Award Winners

The winners of the 2014 Chronos Awards for excellence in SF, fantasy, and horror published in the Australian state of Victoria, were announced at Continuum X in Melbourne.

  • Best Long Fiction: Gamers’ Rebellion, by George Ivanoff
  • Best Short Fiction: No Award
  • Best Artwork: Rules of Summer, by Shaun Tan
  • Best Fan Publication in any Medium: SF Commentary, edited by Bruce Gillespie
  • Best Achievement: Gamers’ Rebellion book trailer, by Henry Gibbens

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Campbell and Sturgeon Winners

The winners of the Campbell and Sturgeon Awards were announced on June 12 ahead of this weekend’s Campbell Conference in Lawrence Kansas. 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.

  • John W. Campbell Award: Strange Bodies, by Marcel Theroux
  • Theodore Sturgeon Award: “In Joy, Knowing the Abyss,” by Sarah Pinsker

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Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach Closing

Mysterious Galaxy has announced that its Redondo Beach store will be closing its Artesia location on June 15, following a ten day sale. Although the store will no longer function, Mysterious Galaxy will continue to host events at the location, including “Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy,” “Literary Women of Long Beach,” “Mystery on the Menu at the Cerritos Library,” “Books Are Better Shared,” “Literary Orange,” and presumably the recently announced SFWA Reading Series. The San Diego Mysterious Galaxy will remain open.

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Lambda Awards

The annual Lambda Awards for LGBT literature were presented on June 2, in New York City at the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony. The only winner of genre interest was in the SF/Fantasy/Horror, where Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold’s novel Death by Silver won the award.

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IPAF Winner

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction was award on April 29 to Iraqi author Ahmed Saadawi for his novel Frankenstein in Baghdad. The prize, now in its ninth year, carried an award equal to $50,000. The prize is also expected to spur sales of the novel.

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Clarke Award Winner

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award was announced during Sci-Fi-London 10: The Tenth Annual International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film. This year, the award included a prize of £2014. The winner is Ann Leckie for the novel Ancillary Justice.

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