SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT #1
Amazing Stories (me) will be appearing on several panels at next week’s Arisia convention; we will also be present at the Boston Sci Fi Meetup table (intermittently). If you have questions regarding Amazing Stories, the products we are offering or just want to say hi, hang out at one of our panels, we’ll be happy to talk afterwards!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT #2
Our back-end is undergoing some improvements, updates and adjustments to security measures; when completed, the site will load faster, there will be fewer (if any) “page not found”s and, instead of returning to the front page upon logging in, members will be taken to their personal page – from which they will be able to access the blog, the magazine and the forums. We will announce the completion of these adjustments…when they are completed.
Writers are the first to feel pressured by surveillance (NYT; might be paywalled)
Selfie-Sticks and What They Mean About Us (NYT; might be paywalled)
Should Terrible People Self Promote? (via SF Signal)
A Page of Mike Hinge’s Fantastic Art – He did numerous covers for Amazing Stories (From Andrew Porter, via Fictionmags Group)
8 Goldilocks Planets Identified (How come no one mentions the Bears that show up…?)
NEWSLETTERS & PRS
2014 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Announced
The judges of the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award and the Philadelphia SF Society, along with the Philip K. Dick Trust, are pleased to announce six nominated works that comprise the final ballot for the award:
ELYSIUM by Jennifer Marie Brissett (Aqueduct Press)
THE BULLET-CATCHER’S DAUGHTER by Rod Duncan (Angry Robot)
THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE by Meg Elison (Sybaritic Press)
MEMORY OF WATER by Emmi Itäranta (Harper Voyager)
MAPLECROFT: THE BORDEN DISPATCHES by Cherie Priest (Roc)
REACH FOR INFINITY edited by Jonathan Strahan (Solaris)
First prize and any special citations will be announced on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Norwescon 38 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington.
The Philip K. Dick Award is presented annually with the support of the Philip K. Dick Trust for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original form in the United States. The award is sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society and the Philip K. Dick Trust and the award ceremony is sponsored by the Northwest Science Fiction Society. Last year’s winner was COUNTDOWN CITY by Ben H. Winters (Quirk Books) with a special citation to SELF-REFERENCE ENGINE by Toh EnJoe (Haikasoru). The 2014 judges are Jon Armstrong, Ritchie Calvin, Ellen Klages, Laura J. Mixon (chair), and Michaela Roessner.
For more information, contact the award administration:
Pat Lo Brutto (301) 460-3164
John Silbersack (212) 333-1513
Gordon Van Gelder (201) 876-2551
For more information about the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, http://www.psfs.org/ :
Contact Gary Feldbaum (215) 665-5752
For more information about Norwescon: http://www.norwescon.org/ : (425) 243-4692
ATTENTION ALL SCI-FI CREATORS! SUBMISSION FOR GENESIS MAGAZINE #7 NOW OPEN!
The submission deadline for the Genesis Science Fiction Magazine Issue #7 is Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Please email us your stories, photos and graphics, etc… to be showcased in this and upcoming publications. Get your submissions in before then if possible. Stories should be between 1,500 to 2,000 words. Graphics should be at least 300 dpi saved as .png, .jpg, .psd or .pdf.
Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jarvis Sheffield, M.Ed.
Black Science Fiction Society
Genesis Science Fiction Magazine
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