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Joker film sweeps up 11 BAFTA nominations for movie (film news).

January 8, 2020 | By | Reply More
Joker film sweeps up 11 BAFTA nominations for movie (film news).

The Academy Film Awards nominations are here, with Warner receiving 11 nominations for their rather dark Joker film. We reached out to a few of the people involved for what they think of this large vote of confidence ahead of the awards. The director Todd Phillips told SFcrowsnest, “Wow. What an incredible honour for the […]

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CoNZealand: Hugo awards open for nominations (award news).

January 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
CoNZealand: Hugo awards open for nominations (award news).

Nominations for the 2020 Hugo Awards (and, heck, the 1945 Retro Hugos), the US-based awards for honouring the tip-top in SF literature, media and fan activities, are now open. Nominations will close on March 13th 2020. The Hugos, named in honour of author and editor Hugo Gernsback, have been awarded since 1953 and are fan-run, […]

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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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