Neil Clarke has announced that Gardner Dozois has joined Clarkesworld magazine as reprint editor. Dozois, who edited Asimov’s Science Fiction for twenty years and a best of year anthology for nearly thirty, will select two reprint stories from the last forty years to appear in each issue of Clarkesworld, beginning with the April issue.
Sean Wallace has announced that Prime will launch a digitial imprint, Masque Books, in July 2013. The imprint will publish six e-books a month, with the possibility that some times may see an eventually print edition as well. Wallace will serve as publisher while Paula Guran will serve as senior editor and Natalie Luhrs will take on the role as acquisitions editor.
Steven H Silver has announced his resignation as the publisher and editor of ISFiC Press. Silver helped found the press in 2004 and has overseen most aspects of it from production to fulfillment since 2003. Silver will work with ISFiC, the Press’s parent corporation, to develop a transition plan to make sure fulfillment and production continue. Under Silver’s guidance, ISFiC Press published 12 books, included Aurora winner Relativity, by Robert J. Sawyer and Hugo nominee Worldcon Guest of Honor Speeches, edited by Joe Siclari and Mike Resnick. ISFiC Press’s most recent books are Win Some, Lose Some: The Complete Hugo Award Winning (and Nominated) Short Science Fiction and Fantasy of Mike Resnick and Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots, by Seanan McGuire.
John O’Neill, the long-time editor of Black Gate magazine, has announced plans to begin publishing short fiction on the magazine’s website on September 30. Authors whose work will help launch the new publishing plan include Jason Thummel, Sean McLachlan, Donald S. Crankshaw, and C.S.E. Cooney. In addition, there will be novel excerpts from Dave Gross, Mike Allen, and Howard Andrew Jones.
Editor Vincent van der Linden (b.1934) died on September 1. Van der Linden worked as an editor and publisher at the Netherlands publishing house Bruna Publishing. he helped introduces the works of Philip K. Dick to the Netherlands. he also edited the Ganymede anthology series. Van der Linden was the recipient of the DAP Reinaert literary award and the King Kong Award.
The finalists for the 2012 Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) Small Press Awards have been announced. The awards are given annually to recognize excellence in short fiction originally published in small press venues. This year’s winners will be announced October 12-14 at Capclave.
- “Flowers in the Shadow of the Garden,” by Joanne Anderton
- “Lessons from a Clockwork Queen,” by Megan Arkenberg
- “What Ho, Automaton!,” by Chris Dolley
- “A Militant Peace,” by David Klecha & Tobias S. Buckell
- “The Patrician,” by Tansy Rayner Roberts
- “Yesterday’s Taste,” by Lawrence M. Schoen
- “Sauerkraut Station,” by Ferrett Steinmetz
- “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees,” by E. Lily Yu
The judges for the 2012 James White Award have been announced. This year’s panel will include Aliette de Bodard, Andy Cox, Andrew Hedgecock, and Ian McDonald. Cox and Hedgecock are the publishers of Interzone, which publishes the winning story each year and McDonald was one of the award’s first judges, returning for a second stint. The James White Award is an annual short story competition open to non-professional authors. This year’s deadline is December 16.
ChiZine Publications has announced a new imprint focusing on Young Adult fiction. ChiTeen will launch in the Spring of 2014 with The Unlikely But Totally True Adventures of Floating Boy and Anxiety Girl, by Paul Tremblay and Stephen Graham Jones. ChiTeen will offer the same dark and weird stories as the works ChiZine has previously published, but with subject matter more suited for a younger audience.
Amazing Stories, the magazine that started science fiction in 1926, has been declared dead numerous times in its history, most recently in March of 2006. However, in September 2011, Steve Davidson purchased the rights to the name and is announcing that he will be launching the “Relaunch Prelaunch” with Volume 0, Issue 1 on July 1, 2012. his plan is to ramp up the magazine with fiction and non-fiction until it achieves the dimensions he hopes for it.
Keith Brooke has announced that Infinity Plus, known for its e-books, will be releasing Eric Brown’s Ghostwriting, Kaitlin Queen’s One More Unfortunate, and Iain Rowan’s One of Us as their first venture into print publishing. They will also be publishing e-book versions.