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Sunburst Award winner for 2019 (award news).

October 7, 2019 | By | Reply More
Sunburst Award winner for 2019 (award news).

The Sunburst Award Committee has announced the winners of the 2019 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantasticin Adult, Young Adult, and Short Story categories. The winner of the 2019 Sunburst Award for Adult Fiction is Plum Rains by Andromeda Romano Lax (Penguin Random House Canada). The Sunburst Jury commented:- “Plum Rains […]

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ConNZealand will host 1945 Retro Hugo awards (awards news).

September 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
ConNZealand will host 1945 Retro Hugo awards (awards news).

Worldcon CoNZealand is to present the Retro Hugo Awards for 1945, to acknowledge notable works published in 1944, CoNZealand co-chairs, Norman Cates and Kelly Buehler announced. The Hugos are one of the main awards in the science fiction and fantasy genres. First presented in 1953, they honour literature, media and fan activities and are given […]

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Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars carries the Hugo Awards.

August 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Calculating Stars carries the Hugo Awards.

The Calculating Stars, an alternate history of climate change and space exploration by Mary Robinette Kowal was voted Best Novel by science fiction fans in the 2019 Hugo Awards hosted in Dublin. Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy novel, Children of Blood and Bone, won the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book. Jeanette Ng, author […]

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Retro Hugos see Wonder Woman, Bradbury and Little Prince, honoured in Dublin.

August 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Retro Hugos see Wonder Woman, Bradbury and Little Prince, honoured in Dublin.

Antoine de St-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, comic book superheroine Wonder Woman, and Ray Bradbury’s short story “R is for “Rocket” were among the works and people honoured at the retrospective Hugo Awards for works created in 1943. The awards were presented at the opening ceremony of Dublin 2019 – the Irish Worldcon, aka the 77th […]

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The Canadian 2019 Sunburst Awards shortlist arrives.

July 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Canadian 2019 Sunburst Awards shortlist arrives.

The Sunburst Award Committee has just announced the shortlists for the 2019 Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. Adult Fiction Eden Robinson, Trickster Drift [Penguin Random House Canada]. The down-to-earth prose of Trickster Drift, by Eden Robinson, plunges readers into the fully realized story of a young boy mired in a milieu of addictions, […]

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World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.

July 26, 2019 | By | Reply More
World Fantasy Awards nominations in for 2019.

The World Fantasy Awards bods have now announced the books in the running for their 2019 awards. Said awards will be hosted at the World Fantasy Convention (October 31st 2018-November 3rd 2019 at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel in the USA). Here’s the works … NOVEL In the Night Wood by Dale Bailey (John […]

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IDW, Top Shelf, and the Library of American Comics Win Four Eisner Awards at 2019 Ceremony

July 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
IDW, Top Shelf, and the Library of American Comics Win Four Eisner Awards at 2019 Ceremony

AN DIEGO, CA (July 20, 2019) – At last night’s annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony at San Diego Comic-Con International, IDW Publishing, Top Shelf, and The Library of American Comics celebrated four award wins. Modern master Bill Sienkiewicz won big at last night’s event. Not only did he receive the award in the […]

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33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards won by Tade Thompson’s Rosewater.

July 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
33rd Arthur C. Clarke Awards won by Tade Thompson’s Rosewater.

Rosewater by Tade Thompson (published by Orbit) is the 33rd winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the UK prize for science fiction literature. Thompson – a psychiatrist by trade – was born in London to Yoruba parents and he grew up in Nigeria. Rosewater explores life in Nigeria after a successful alien invasion’s changed […]

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The 2019 long list for the Sunburst Award is here!

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
The 2019 long list for the Sunburst Award is here!

The 2019 long list for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic has just floated in. This year’s lists are comprised of a mixture of established authors, newcomers, and past nominees. Below are the longlisted works:meghan Adult Fiction — Amber Dawn, Sodom Road Exit [Arsenal Pulp Press]. — Craig DiLouie, One […]

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CoNZealand to throw New Zealand’s 41st world science fiction convention bash with added NZ Natcon.

June 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand to throw New Zealand’s 41st world science fiction convention bash with added NZ Natcon.

CoNZealand, the 78th World Science Fiction Convention, will now be held in Wellington, New Zealand from 29th July–2nd August 2020, with the added bonus that it will also host the 41st New Zealand national science fiction convention, including the Sir Julius Vogel Awards. Co-chair of CoNZealand, Norman Cates, told SFcrowsnest, “By hosting the natcon alongside […]

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