Lost Butler Stories to Be Published

Two early stories by Octavia Butler, “A Necessary Being” and “Childfinder,” have been located and will be published as an e-book on June 24. Unexpected Stories will be published by Open Road Integrated Media with an introduction by Walter Mosley. The stories were discovered by Marilee Heifetz, Butler’s agent, while looking through Butler’s papers at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA.

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Hodder Launched Childrens E-book SF Line

British publisher Hodder Children’s has announced the creation of Hodder Silver, a series of classic children’s science fiction which will be reissued as e-books. The series is scheduled to launch in May with five titles by Richard Carpenter, Jean Ure, Nicholas Fisk, Jan Mark, and Louise Lawrence with plans to release a total of 21 titles by September.

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Gemmell Nominees

The nominees for the Gemmell Awards for fantasy have been announced. The Gemmell Awards are popularly voted awards. Anyone can vote by visiting the Gemmell Award website. The winners will be announced June 13, 2014 in a ceremony at the Magic Circle in London.

The Legend Award for Best Fantasy Novel

  • The Daylight War, by Peter V Brett
  • Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
  • The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch
  • A Memory of Light, by Brandon Sanderson & Robert Jordan
  • War Master’s Gate, by Adrian Tchaikovsky

The Morningstar Award for Best Fantasy Newcomer

  • The Garden of Stones, by Mark T Barnes
  • Headtaker, by David Guymer
  • Promise of Blood, by Brian McLellan
  • The Path of Anger, by Antoine Rouaud
  • The Grim Company, by Luke Scull

The Ravenheart Award for Best Fantasy Cover Art:

  • Benjamin Carre for the cover of The Republic of Thieves, by Scott Lynch
  • Jason Chan for the cover of Emperor of Thorns, by Mark Lawrence
  • Cheol Joo Lee for the cover of Skarsnik, by Guy Haley
  • Gene Mollica & Michael Frost for the cover of Promise of Blood, by Brian McClellan
  • Rhett Podersoo for the cover of She Who Waits, by Daniel Polansky

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Philip K. Dick Winner

The winner of this year’s Philip K. Dick Award for Best original paperback publication was announced at Norwescon on April 18. The Dick Award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust. This year’s judges were Elizabeth Bear, Siobhan Carroll, Michael Kandel, Jamil Nasir, and Tim Sullivan.

  • Winner: Countdown City, by Ben H. Winters
  • Special Citation: Self-Reference Engine, by Toh EnJoe, translated by Terry Gallagher

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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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