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This could be Hugo
21 Jul
3:32

This could be Hugo

For Mimi Mondal, being nominated for one of the most prestigious awards in science fiction/ fantasy (SFF) has had an unexpected downside: instead of her work, it has drawn attention to her identity. That’s because Mondal, who was nominated for the Hugo Award along with senior editor Alexandra Pierce in…

PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize to Celebrate Debut Short Story Collection
20 Jul
4:35

PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize to Celebrate Debut Short Story Collection

Largest Prize for Short Story Collection in the United States and Only One Dedicated to Debut Works to be Conferred at the 2019 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony NEW YORK—The first and only prize for a debut short story collection in the United States, the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, will…

Lesbian literary organization presents annual awards
20 Jul
5:34

Lesbian literary organization presents annual awards

The nation’s only lesbian literary organization—the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS)—announced winners of the 14th annual literary awards at a ceremony in Las Vegas early this month. The mission of the GCLS is “education and the promotion and recognition of lesbian literature.” The award ceremony took place on the final evening…

Google Doodle Honors Science Fiction Author Octavia E. Butler
19 Jul
6:37

Google Doodle Honors Science Fiction Author Octavia E. Butler

Google honored the legacy of science fiction author Octavia E. Butler with a Google Doodle June 22, 2018, which would have marked the writer’s 71st birthday. Credit: Google Google honored the legacy of famed science fiction author Octavia E. Butler with her own Google Doodle today (June 22), which…

Yvonne Blake, Award-Winning Costume Designer, Is Dead at 78
19 Jul
7:42

Yvonne Blake, Award-Winning Costume Designer, Is Dead at 78

Yvonne Blake, the British-born, Spanish-based costume designer who won an Oscar for Russian chinchilla-trimmed coats and grand military uniforms in “Nicholas and Alexandra” and science-fiction immortality for superhero and supervillain ensembles in “Superman,” died on Tuesday in Madrid. She was 78. The death was announced by the Spanish Film Academy,…

Dreams Before the Start of Time Wins Clarke Award
18 Jul
8:49

Dreams Before the Start of Time Wins Clarke Award

The winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel published in 2017 has been announced: This year’s judges were Charles Christian, Dave Hutchinson, Paul March-Russell, Kari Maund, and Gaie Sebold. Andrew M. Butler served in a non-voting role as chair of the judges. Tom Hunter was awards…

Timothée Chalamet Circles Denis Villeneuve’s Dune
17 Jul
12:01

Timothée Chalamet Circles Denis Villeneuve’s Dune

28 Shares ShareOn Facebook Director Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the 1965 best-selling sci-fi novel Dune has reportedly found its lead actor in Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet. According to Deadline, Chalamet is in final negotiations to take on the lead role in Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, which is expected to span at least two…

The Bookshelf: Award winners for a reason
17 Jul
1:04

The Bookshelf: Award winners for a reason

Looking for that next great read? Why not take a look at some of the recent critical favorites that have earned a bevy of literary awards. Here are some examples of books that have earned literary awards through the years, earning the praise of critics and audiences alike. ”Red Sparrow:…

ThrillerFest XIII: The Summer of George
16 Jul
2:03

ThrillerFest XIII: The Summer of George

It would be hard not to connect the record attendance at ThrillerFest XIII, including at its packed International Thriller Writers Awards banquet held Saturday night at New York’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, with the appearance of 2018 ThrillerMaster George R.R. Martin. The mega-best-selling author, who is more commonly feted at fantasy…

Hugo Award-Winning Author NK Jemisin Explains Why Bigots Are Bad at Writing
14 Jul
6:16

Hugo Award-Winning Author NK Jemisin Explains Why Bigots Are Bad at Writing

If you’re not reading Hugo Award-winning author N. K. Jemisin, you should be. The brilliant science fiction author recently posted a Twitter thread that went viral that explains why bigots are bad at things. And she should know — she was one of the targets of the misogynist, homophobic and…