Technology Review, MIT’s science magazine for consumers, has announced the launch of a fiction magazine, TRSF. The magazine will have stories with ties to the parent magazine and will include works by authors including Joe Haldeman, Pat Cadigan, Vandana Singh, Ma Boyong, Gwyneth Jones, and Cory Doctorow. It is edited by Stephen Cass.
Violinist Israel Baker (b.1919) died on December 25. Baker performed on the soundtracks of many films, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, but his most famous performance in a genre film was when he served as first violinist (and concertmaster) for the orchestra on Psycho.
The nominees for the Philip K. Dick Award, presented annually for best paperback original book by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust, have been announced. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 6 at Norwescon 35 in Seatac, WA.
- A Soldier’s Duty, by Jean Johnson
- After the Apocalypse, by Maureen F. McHugh
- Deadline, by Mira Grant
- The Company Man, by Robert Jackson Bennett
- The Other, by Matthew Hughes
- The Postmortal, by Drew Magary
- The Samuil Petrovitch Trilogy, by Simon Morden