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JJ Jacobson, the Jay Kay and Doris Klein Science Fiction Librarian at the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, tells how to use their recently-added Disqus capability to comment on photo identifications. JJ Jacobson: When we created the Klein … Continue reading

The 2018 Producers Guild Award winners were announced at a ceremony on January 21. Works of genre interest scored quite a few awards.. The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: The Shape Of Water Producers: … Continue reading

Voting is open in the 32nd Annual Asimov’s Readers’ Awards. You’ve got a little time left to submit your online ballot — the form must be completed by February 1. From short stories and novellas to novelettes and poems – … Continue reading

At Sunday’s 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, nearly all of the many genre nominees lost. The two exceptions were in the movie and TV stuntwork categories: Motion Picture Awards Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion … Continue reading

The nominations for the 38th annual Razzie Awards, to recognize the worst films of the year, were announced today, a day before the Oscar nominees come out. There are genre works in most categories – usually the same ones. Frequently … Continue reading

By Chip Hitchcock: At some ages any year may seem momentous, but 1978 still stands out in memory. I was a couple of years out of college, but still singing in Harvard’s summer chorus and signing books out to borrowers … Continue reading

Enjoy the sight of Hampus Eckerman’s cat Vlad sleeping on The Spire. Photos of other felines napping on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot) com

(1) COMPOSING SPACE OPERA. In this Twitter thread Cat Rambo captured the highlights of the Ann Leckie Space Opera class. Brian Aldiss on #spaceopera: "Science Fiction is a big muscular horny creature, with a mass of bristling antennae and proprioceptors … Continue reading

Few things are likely to make some of our American readers feel old as the realization that this year marks the twentieth anniversary of the first American publication of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’  (the novel was originally published a year earlier in the UK). As the series’ longtime American publisher, it’s only natural that Scholastic would be part of the anniversary celebration, but what do they have in mind? Well, the first announcement to come down regarding the publisher’s anniversary plans is perhaps the least surprising. Much as they did for the fifteenth anniversary, Scholastic plans to release new editions of all seven novels, for which new cover art has been commissioned. This time around, the new covers will be illustrated by Brian Selznick. Of his involvement, Selznick had this to say: “I’m a big ‘Harry Potter’ fan and it is an incredible honor to illustrate J.K. Rowling’s iconic series. I am thrilled to play a part in this exciting twentieth anniversary celebration and look forward to meeting ‘Harry Potter’ fans and readers across the country.” Selznick is a Caldecott Medal-winning artist best known for writing and illustrating the New York Times bestsellers ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’, […]

Read original article at: Scholastic Announces Twentieth Anniversary Editions Of ‘Harry Potter’

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The Father of Lies, by K.J. Parker (Subterranean 978-1596068520, $40.00, 544pp, hardcover) 31 January 2018

Like many other ultra-prolific and career-splitting authors before him (I’m thinking “Evan Hunter” and “Ed McBain” as an example), Tom Holt manages to put out multiple books every year, one or more under “Tom Holt,” and one or more under “K. J. Parker.” The year 2017 saw the publication of Holt’s The Management Style …Read More

Kevin Standlee of Worldcon 76 announced they have posted filing documents accepted from two bids for events to be awarded by this year’s site selection voters. The New Zealand bid proposes to hold the Worldcon in Wellington from August 12-16, … Continue reading

The Disappearances, Emily Bain Murphy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-87936-2, $17.99, 385pp, hc) July 2017.

Initially, Emily Bain Murphy’s The Disap­pearances reads as straightforward histori­cal fiction. It’s 1942 and teenage Aila is fac­ing the stark reality of life in the wake of her mother’s recent death. To make matters worse, her father is off to the war in the Pacific and she and her younger brother Miles must go live with …Read More

The Disappearances, Emily Bain Murphy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 978-0-544-87936-2, $17.99, 385pp, hc) July 2017.

Initially, Emily Bain Murphy’s The Disap­pearances reads as straightforward histori­cal fiction. It’s 1942 and teenage Aila is fac­ing the stark reality of life in the wake of her mother’s recent death. To make matters worse, her father is off to the war in the Pacific and she and her younger brother Miles must go live with …Read More

(1) EPPS HELD BACK. BBC reports U.S. astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was a guest at the 2015 Worldcon, has been taken off her assigned mission to the ISS: “Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission” The US astronaut Jeanette Epps … Continue reading

The SFWA Blog today posted a “Statement from the SFWA Membership Credentials Committee” about an unidentifed writer: Recently, a science fiction writer made a very public announcement of his application to join SFWA. SFWA Bylaws section VI.1.c.i gives discretion to the … Continue reading

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