Scribe Nominees

The International Association of Media Tie-in Writers has announced the nominees for the 2014 Scribe Awards, presented for the best in tie-in fiction from 2013. The winners will be announced in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Novel Adapted

  • Man of Steel, by Greg Cox
  • Pacific Rim, by Alex Irvine
  • 47 Ronin, by Joan D. Vinge

General Novel Original

  • Murder She Wrote: Close-Up on Murder, by Donald Bain
  • The Executioner: Sleeping Dragons, by Michael A. Black
  • Mr. Monk Helps Himself, by Hy Conrad
  • Leverage: The Bestseller Job, by Greg Cox
  • Leverage: The Zoo Job, by Keith R. A. DeCandido

Speculative Novel Original

  • Fringe: The Zodiac Paradox, by Christa Faust
  • Supernatural: Fresh Meat, by Alice Henderson
  • Star Wars: Kenobi, by John Jackson Miller
  • Supernatural: The Roads Not Taken, by Tim Waggoner
  • Star Trek: From History’s Shadow, by Dayton Ward

Short Stories

  • “The Dark Hollows of Memory,” by David Annandale (Warhammer 40,000)
  • “Locks and Keys,” by Jennifer Brozek (Shadowrun)
  • “So Long, Chief,” by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane (Mike Hammer)
  • “Savior,” by Michael Jan Friedman (After Earth)
  • “Redemption,” by Robert Greenberger (After Earth)
  • “Mirror Image,” by Christine M. Thompson (Star Trek)

Young Adult

  • Kevin, by Paul Kupperberg
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, by Stacia Deutsch
  • The Croods, by Tracey West

Audio

  • Dark Shadows: The Phantom Bride, by Mark Thomas Passmore
  • Dark Shadows: The Flip Side, by Cody Quijano-Schell
  • Blake’s 7: The Armageddon Storm, by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright

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Fowler Wins PEN/Faulkner

Karen Joy Fowler has won the PEN/Faulkner Award for her novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. The award honors the best work of fiction published in the preceding year by an American and includes a $15,000 prize.

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Lambda Award Nominations

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the finalists for this year’s Lambda Awards, given out for writing which celebrates achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The winners will be announced on June 2 in New York. Categories with nominees of genre interest are listed below.

Bisexual Fiction

  • Corona, by Bushra Rehman
  • Hild: A Novel, Edited by Nicola Griffith
  • In His Secret Life, by Mel Bossa
  • My Education, by Susan Choi
  • The Two Hotel Francforts: A Novel, by David Leavitt

LGBT Anthology

  • An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings, by Harvey Milk, edited by Jason Edward Black, Charles E. Morris
  • The Feminist Porn Book, edited by Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley, Celine Parrenas Shimizu & Mireille Miller-Young
  • Flicker and Spark: A Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry, edited by Brittany Fonte and Regie Cabico
  • Ghosts in Gaslight. Monsters in Steam. Gay City: Volume 5, edited by Evan J Peterson & Vincent Kovar
  • Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction, edited by
  • Queer in Aztlan: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out, edited by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba
  • This Assignment Is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching, edited by Megan Volpert
  • Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, edited by T.C. Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson
  • What I LOVE about being QUEER, edited by Vivek Shraya
  • Who’s Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners, edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff

LGBT Graphic Novel

  • Artifice, by Alex Woolfson, illustrated by Winona Nelson
  • Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir, by Nicole J. Georges
  • Duck! Second Chances, by Tana Ford
  • The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew C. Robinson, Kyle Baker, Steve Dutro

LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • Collaborators, by Deborah Wheeler
  • Death by Silver, by Melissa Scott & Amy Griswold
  • Deprivation; or, Benedetto furioso: an oneiromancy, by Alex Jeffers
  • Dragon Slayer, by Isabella Carter
  • Dust Devil on a Quiet Street, by Richard Bowes
  • Hell’s Belle, by Marie Castle
  • Invisible Soft Return :\, by Roberta Degnore
  • Light, by Nathan Burgoryne
  • Like Light for Flies, by Lee Thomas
  • The Stars Change, by Mary Anne Mohanraj

LGBT Children’s/Young Adult

  • Better Nate Than Ever, by Tim Federle
  • Boy In Box, by Christopher R. Michael
  • Girls I’ve Run Away With, by Rhiannon Argo
  • If You Could Be Mine, by Sara Farizan
  • Openly Straight, by Bill Konigsberg
  • Rapture Practice, by Aaron Hartzler
  • Secret City, by Julia Watts
  • The Secret Ingredient, by Stewart Lewis
  • The Summer Prince, by Alaya Dawn Johnson
  • Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan
  • What Makes a Baby, by Molly Beth Griffin

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Philip K. Dick Judges

The judges for the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award have been announced. The judges will select from books published in 2014 with the award presented at Norwescon on April 18, 2015. Paperback originals published in 2014 should be sent to all of the judges on the list. The Philip K. Dick Award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society.

  • Jon Armstrong
  • Ritch Calvin
  • Ellen Klages
  • Laura J. Mixon (M. J. Locke)
  • Michaela Roessner-Herman

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Newbery Winner

Kate DiCamillo’s Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures won the John Newbery Medal, presented by the Association for Library Service to Children. The award, given each year since 1922 is considered to be one of the most prestigious honors in children’s literature.

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Crawford Winner

Sofia Samatar’s novel A Stranger in Olondria has been announced as the winner of the William L. Crawford Award. The Crawford Award is presented annually for a new fantasy author whose first book appeared during the previous year. It is presented at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, which will be held this year from March 19-23 in Orlando, Florida.

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Libertarian Hall of Fame Nominees

The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the short list for this year’s Hall of Fame nominees. Voting for both the Hall of Fame will take place in July. The award will be presented at Loncon 3.

  • “As Easy as A.B.C.,” a short story by Rudyard Kipling (1912)
  • “Sam Hall,” a short story by Ben Bova (1953)
  • “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” a short story by Harlan Ellison (1965)
  • Falling Free, a novel by Lois McMaster Bujold (1988)
  • Courtship Rite, a novel by Donald M. Kingsbury (1982)

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SF Novel Banned

The Saudi Arabian government has reportedly banned the science fiction novel H W J N, by Ibraheem Abbas and Yasser Bahjatt on the grounds that it is blasphemous. The novel, published in both Arabic and English, tells the story of a romance between a human and a jinn. Bahjatt attended LoneStarCon 3, this year’s Worldcon, where he sat on panels and promoted the novel.

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Gemmell Awards

The winners of the Gemmell Awardswere presented at a ceremony held the Metropole Hotel in Brighton in conjunction with the World Fantasy Con on October 31.

2013 Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art: Didier Graffet and Dave Senior for the cover of Red Country, by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
2013 Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Debut: Malice, by John Gwynne
2013 Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel: The Blinding Knife, by Brent Weeks

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World Fantasy Awards

The World Fantasy Awards were presented at a banquet at the World Fantasy Con in Brighton, UK on November 3. The winners are listed below.

  • Novel: Alif the Unseen, by G. Willow Wilson
  • Novella: “Let Maps to Others,” by K.J. Parker
  • Short Story: “The Telling,” by Gregory Norman Bossert
  • Anthology: Postscripts #28/#29: Exotic Gothic 4, edited by Danel Olson
  • Collection: Where Furnaces Burn, by Joel Lane
  • Artist: Vincent Chong
  • Special Award—Professional: Lucia Graves for the translation of The Prisoner of Heaven, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Special Award—Non-professional: S.T. Joshi for Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction, Volumes 1 & 2
  • LIfetime Achievement: Susan Cooper & Tanith Lee

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