Steve Davidson, publisher of Amazing Stories has announced a licensing deal with FuturesPastEditions Ebooks Publisher to begin to publish Amazing Stories Classic Reprints, stories which originally appeared in Amazing Stories, Amazing Stories Quarterly, and Amazing Stories Annual. The line will be Jean Marie Stine and will appear as both e-books and print editions. A second deal, with Open Road Brands, will license reproductions of early Amazing Stories covers, which will be distributed through major retail chain stores.
British fan and editor Andy Robertson (b.1955) died on April 17. Robertson was involved with Interzone, serving as Assistant Editor, from an early stage and contributed reviews and interviews. Robertson also published a handful of stories and edited two anthologies based on the works of William Hope Hodgson.
Peter Crowther has announced that he is stepping down as the co-editor of the Postscripts anthology series after 11 years. His co-editor, Nicholas Gevers, will take on full editorial responsibility for the series beginning with Postscripts #32/33: Far Voyager, scheduled for May, 2014.
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Editor Diana Gill will be moving to Penguin Books to serve as Executive Editor of the Ace, Roc, and Berkley lines following Ginjer Buchanan’s retirement. Gill has served as the head of HarperVoyager US and has been with Harper for close to sixteen years. She left Harper on March 21 and will begin working at Ace/Roc on April 1. She joined Morrow/Avon in 1998.
Editor Vic Ghidalia (b.1926) died on May 28, 2013. Ghidalia worked for ABC TV in New York for 35 years and edited several anthologies, often in collaboration with Roger Elwood. Their first project was The Little Monsters in 1969 ad Ghidalia’s last anthology was Feast of Fear, published in 1977. In 1974, Ghidalia worked with Lorimar Productions to produce a television film based on Richard Matheson’s “Mother By Protest,” which starred Barbara Eden.
SFWA has announced that John Klima, who has previously worked for Asimov’s, Analog, and Tor Books, has been named the new editor of the SFWA Bulletin. Klima has previously edited the Hugo Award winning fanzine Electric Velocipede, which ran from 2001 through 2013 and has also edited the anthologies Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories, Happily Ever After, and Mayhem and Glitter.
Vera Nazarian has announced a fundraiser to help her pay back royalties to authors who had books published with Norilana Press. When the economy crashed, issues arose the meant that she was unable to pay the royalties that were owed and she has since reverted all rights back to her authors, but is still trying to make good on paying them their back royalties. Nazarian has started an indiegogo campaign to try to raise the money necessary to pay the money due to her authors.
A roundtable discussion on “The State of Short Fiction” will be held by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society at their clubhouse at 3310 East Baltimore Street on March 22 at 8:00. Moderated by Sarah Pinsker, the roundtable will consist of Clarkesworld editor Neil Clarke, Beneath Ceaseless Skies editor Scott H. Andrews, Daily Science Fiction editor Jonathan Landen, Escape Pod editor Norm Sherman, Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond editor Bill Campbell, and author Erica Satifka.
Ginjer Buchanan has announced that she will retire in March 2014. Buchanan was hired at Berkley Books in 1984 and helped build the Ace and Roc science fiction and fantasy lists. Buchanan was named editor-in-chief of the two lines in 2007. In 2013, she was honored by SFWA for her lengthy career at Ace/Roc, as well as her prior career working for Pocket and the Science Fiction Book Club.
The nominees for the 2014 Edgar Awards have been announced. The Edgar Awards are presented annually by the Mystery Writers of America. This year’s winners will be announced on May
1, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan.
- Sandrine’s Case, by Thomas H. Cook
- The Humans, by Matt Haig
- Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger
- How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny
- Standing in Another Man’s Grave, by Ian Rankin
- Until She Comes Home, by Lori Roy
Best First Novel
- The Resurrectionist, by Matthew Guinn
- Ghostman, by Roger Hobbs
- Rage Against the Dying, by Becky Masterman
- Red Sparrow, by Jason Matthews
- Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight
Best Paperback Original
- The Guilty One, by Lisa Ballantyne
- Almost Criminal, by E. R. Brown
- Joe Victim, by Paul Cleave
- Joyland, by Stephen King
- The Wicked Girls, by Alex Marwood
- Brilliance, by Marcus Sakey
Best Fact Crime
- Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder Mystery, by Paul Collins
- Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal, by Michael D’Antonio
- The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder, by Charles Graeber
- The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and the Medics Behind Nazi Lines, by Cate Lineberry
- The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, by Daniel Stashower
- Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories, by Bill Alder
- America is Elsewhere: The Noir Tradition in the Age of Consumer Culture, by Erik Dussere
- Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold, Story of Black Pulp Publishing, by Justin Gifford
- Ian Fleming, by Andrew Lycett
- Middlebrow Feminism in Classic British Detective Fiction, by Melissa Schaub
Best Short Story
- “The Terminal,” by Kwik Krimesby Reed Farrel Coleman
- “So Long, Chief,” by Max Allan Collins & Mickey Spillane
- “The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository,” by John Connolly
- “There are Roads in the Water,” by Trina Corey
- “Where That Morning Sun Does Down,” by Tim L. Williams
- Strike Three, You’re Dead, by Josh Berk
- Moxie and the Art of Rule Breaking, by Erin Dionne
- P.K. Pinkerton and the Petrified Man, by Caroline Lawrence
- Lockwood & Co.: The Screaming Staircase, by Jonathan Stroud
- One Came Home, by Amy Timberlake
- All the Truth That’s In Me, by Julie Berry
- Far Far Away, by Tom McNeal
- Criminal, by Terra Elan McVoy
- How to Lead a Life of Crime, by Kirsten Miller
- Ketchup Clouds, by Annabel Pitcher
TV Episode Teleplay
- “Episode 3,” Luther, teleplay by Neil Cross
- “Episode 1,” The Fall, teleplay by Allan Cubitt
- “Legitimate Rape,” Law & Order: SVU, teleplay by Kevin Fox & Peter Blauner
- “Variations Under Domestication,” Orphan Black, teleplay by Will Pascoe
- “Pilot,” The Following Teleplay, by Kevin Williamson
Robert L. Fish Memorial
“The Wentworth Letter,” by Jeff Soloway
Mary Higgins Clark
- There Was an Old Woman, by Hallie Ephron
- Fear of Beauty, by Susan Froetschel
- The Money Kill, by Katia Lief
- Cover of Snow, by Jenny Milchman
- The Sixth Station, by Linda Stasi
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