Obituary: John D. Squires

Scholar John D. Squires (b.1944) died on November 2. Squires studied the writings of M.P. Shiel, an author who lived from 1865-1947. Shiel’s wrote supernatural and scientific romances, his most famous work being The Purple Cloud. Squires wrote numerous papers on Shiel and also was the publisher of JDS Books and The Vainglory Press. Squires had been in ill health for several years before his death.

Stern Receives Gleason Award

Fan Edie Stern will receive the Kate Gleason Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The award is being presented to stern for lifetime achievement in developing novel applications of new technologies, from the intersection of telephony and the internet, to remote health monitoring, to digital media. The award was established in 2011 to recognize achievement for female engineers.

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World Fantasy Awards

The World Fantasy Awards were presented at a banquet at the World Fantasy Con in Toronto, Canada on November 4. The winners are listed below.

  • Novel: Osama, by Lavie Tidhar
  • Novella: “A Small Price to Pay for Birdsong,” by K.J. Parker
  • Short Story: “The Paper Menagerie,” by Ken Liu
  • Anthology: The Weird, edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
  • Collection: The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, by Tim Powers
  • Artist: John Coulthart
  • Special Award—Professional: Eric Lane, for publishing in translation – Dedalus books
  • Special Award—Non-professional: Raymond Russell & Rosalie Parker, for Tartarus Press

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