Every day, items of interest to you arrive in our email. Our bi-monthly format doesn't lend itself to daily updates. However, this is a small inconvenience to our Contributing Editor Steven H Silver. He's begun this column which will fill you in on recent news in science fiction. We'll be updating the page as he sends in new items.
Did you miss something? Have a look at last month's news page.
Although a lot of news is expected to come out of Torcon this weekend, it may not appear on the SF Site news page as quickly as we would normally like due to various schedule conflicts, web access, and other matters.
Service to SFWA Award Announced
Final Columbia Report Issued
Lord of the Rings Marathon
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have announced new membership guidelines. The guidelines, which are an attempt to make membership requirements more clear, are available at http://www.sfwa.org/org/qualify.htm.
SMART-1 Launch Set
Artist Frank Kelly Freas and author Edward Bryant are both recuperating following surgery earlier this week. Freas underwent surgery on Sunday, August 10 after breaking his hip on Friday evening and Bryant underwent scheduled heart surgery on August 11.
Haldeman Named to Heinlein Board
SFSFC Issues New Challenge Grant
Politics Intrudes on SF
Fan artist Mike Hinge (b. 1931) died sometime around August 7. Police gained access to his apartment in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania after he had not been seen for several days. Hinge moved to the United States from his native New Zealand in 1958 and his work appeared in numerous fanzines as well as on the cover of Amazing Stories and Time Magazine. In 1984, he was an impromptu guest of honor at the New Zealand National convention.
British fan Martin Smith (b.1963) died on liver failure. In recent months, Smith, who attended numerous cons in the United States as well as in Britain, was diagnosed as diabetic.
Matthew Candelaria of Lawrence, Kansas received the Writers of the Future Gold Medal for his story "Trust is a Child." The winners were announced at a banquet in Los Angeles, California at the culmination of a week of workshops. The Gold Medal includes a cash prize of $4,000.
Ed Bryant to Undergo Heart Surgery
Freas Surgery Postponed
Hugo-Award winning artist Frank Kelly Freas fell on August 8 and broke his leg. According to his wife, Laura Brodian Freas, Kelly was scheduled for surgery on the morning on August 9. Freas is scheduled to be honored at Torcon 3 at the end of the month as the worldcon's Artist Guest of Honor.
Sf-Lovers Challenge Grant Completed
Author Robert Reginald, who was the driving force behind Borgo Press before closing the publishing house in 2001, suffered an heart attack on July 30. Reginald is in the hospital and is weak, but alive.
Pegasus Award Ballot Deadline
Asteroids Honor Astronauts
World Fantasy Award Nominations
Special Award, Professional:
Special Award, Non-Professional:
Contribution to ASFA:
Best Monochrome Unpublished:
Best Color Unpublished:
Best Art Director:
Best Interior Illustration:
Best Cover Illustration: Magazine:
Best Gaming-Related Illustration:
Best Product Illustration:
Best Cover: Paperback:
Best Cover: Hardback:
Award for Artistic Achievement:
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Mythopoeic Award Winners
NASA to Launch Phoenix
Space Wedding May Be Back On
Steven H Silver is a four-time Hugo Nominee for Best Fan Writer and the editor of the anthologies Wondrous Beginnings, Magical Beginnings, and Horrible Beginnings (DAW Books, January, February and March, 2003). In addition to maintaining several bibliographies and the Harry Turtledove website, Steven is heavily involved in convention running and publishes the fanzine Argentus.
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