The SFWA Board has voted to extend the probationary period for Dorchester Books until January 31 with a vote of 6-0 with two abstentions. The board determined that with the probationary period coming to an end with the close of 2011, holiday, family, and other end-of-year obligations kept them from reviewing the situation in a complete manner and voted to extend the period. Dorchester was placed on probation in December, 2010.
Editor and Agent Glenn Lord (b.1931) died on December 31. Lord was the agent for Robert E. Howard’s estate and edited several collections of Howard’s stories, as well as writing The Last Celt: A Bio-Bibliography of Robert Ervin Howard. Lord’s essays about Howard and those who knew him appeared in a variety of fanzines, magazines, and books. Lord also worked to re-publish Howard’s story in their original form and to find lost Howard works and fragments.