Chicon 7 Creates Peggy Rae Sapienza Endowment at NIU
Chicon 7 has created the Peggy Rae Sapienza Endowment at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb using surplus funds. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support to benefit the Northern Illinois University Library, Special Collections, enabling the procurement, … Continue reading →

Nichelle Nichols Recovering From Stroke
Nichelle Nichols was hospitalized June 3 after suffering a stroke. A representative for the actress told TMZ she’s awake and resting comfortably at an L.A. hospital. Doctors are conducting tests to determine the severity of the stroke. Nichols, now 82 … Continue reading →

Radio Reporter Seeks People To Interview About Eugie Foster
Jim Meadows, a reporter for WILL Radio/Illinois Public Media, asked File 770 for help: I’ve been reading File 770 for years as a fan, but I’m writing you now in my job as reporter for WILL Radio, in Urbana, Illinois. … Continue reading →

Worldcon Chair’s NIU Endowment Speech
Chicon 7 chair Dave McCarty has posted the talk he gave last night announcing the Peggy Rae Sapienza endowment. It says in part: In the run-up to Chicon one of the projects we became aware of that was of special … Continue reading →

Nebula Awards on Ustream Tonight
SFWA’s Nebula Awards ceremony will stream live at 8:30 p.m. CT Saturday, June 6 reports Frank Catalano. Actor Nick Offerman will serve as toastmaster. The link is…Continue reading →

Sasquan Still Gaining Members
Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon, has gained another 316 members since May 22. Nearly 60% of the newcomers bought supporting memberships, however, for a change a substantial amount of the growth also was from people buying memberships to attend the con. As of June 4, … Continue reading →

Baen Holds Vote For Best MilSF of 2014
Baen released The Year’s Best Military SF & Space Opera edited by David Afsharirad on June 2, at the same time throwing open voting for the work in the volume most deserving of the accolade “Year’s Best Military and Adventure … Continue reading →

Westercon 68 News
Having been deprived of Spider Robinson due to his health problems, it is perhaps not entirely tongue-in-cheek that the San Diego Westercon has announced its new Guest of Honor is Mira Grant. However, fans should stay alert for appearances by Mira … Continue reading →

puppyThe Dingolarity 6/5
aka Is All of Time and Space Truly Curred? Pawing through the roundup we find Juan Tabo, S. Harris, Glenn Hauman, David Mack, John Scalzi, Charles Stross, Nick Mamatas, Jeffro Johnson, Barry Deutsch, Mcjulie McGalliard, Russell Blackford, Lis Carey, Rhiannon … Continue reading →

2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award Nominees
The shortlist for the 2015 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy has been announced by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation. The Sea Without a Shore by David Drake (Baen) Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by … Continue reading →

More Free TAFF Reports and Ebooks
Now available free ebook at the TAFF site is David Langford’s 1998 personal fanthology Wrath of the Fanglord, with a cover by Steve Stiles. And there have been two other additions since the free ebooks page launched in May: Chris … Continue reading

Nichelle Nichols Update
Here’s the update about Nichelle Nichols’ condition posted June 4 on her Facebook page by Zach McGinnis of Galactic Productions. Nichelle Nichols has had both a CAT scan and an MRI today. The CAT scan came back negative and we … Continue reading →

Watch the Enterprise Morph
The evolution of the U.S.S. Enterprise reminds me of one of those toys you put in seawater that expand and expand… Continue reading →

puppyThe Puppies Who Walked Into Walls 6/4
aka The Genre That Day Stood Still In the roundup today: Craig R., L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright, Sanford Begley, George R.R. Martin, Sarah A. Hoyt, Brad K. Horner, Lis Carey, Patrick May, William Reichard, Fred Kiesche and mysterious others. (Title … Continue reading →

Dan Rabarts Publishes FFANZ Trip Report
Dan Rabarts took up the flag for FFANZ (Fan Fund of Australia and New Zealand) in 2014 and travelled to Continuum X, the 53rd Australian National Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne. His trip report is now available as a digital bundle. … Continue reading →

2016 World Fantasy Con Site Announced
World Fantasy Convention 2016 will be held in Columbus, OH on October 27-30 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The date and location are posted on the WFC website. Details about the committee and a link to…Continue reading →

puppyA Throne of Chew Toys 6/3
aka The Knights Who say Ni Award In today’s roundup: Vox Day, Lindsay Duncan, Laura “Tegan” Gjovaag, David Gerrold, Sara Amis, Dave Freer, Chris Gerrib, Lisa J. Goldstein, Lis Carey, Rebekah Golden, Russell Blackford, Camestros Felapton, Mabrick, Will McLean, Alexandra Erin and cryptic … Continue reading →

2015 Mythopoeic Awards Shortlist
The finalists for the 2015 Mythopoeic Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at Mythcon 46 (July 31–August 3) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Sarah Avery, Tales from Rugosa Coven (Dark Quest) Stephanie Feldman, The … Continue reading →

Buy Fred Pohl’s Worldcon GoH Acceptance Letter
A little slice of history up for auction at eBay is Fred Pohl’s letter accepting the LA bidders’ invitation to be 1972 Worldcon guest of honor if they won. (As they did. L.A.Con was the first Worldcon I ever attended.) Writing to … Continue reading →

Apex Magazine #73 Released
Apex Magazine #73 (June 2015) has original fiction from Mari Ness (“Inhabiting Your Skin”), Alex Livingston (“Proximity”), and DJ Cockburn (“Foreclosure”). Three poems are contributed by Laura Madelaine Wiseman, John W. Sexton, and Bethany Powell. Nonfiction highlights are ArdiAlspach discussing … Continue reading →

puppyLe Mutt d’Author 6/2
aka The Curs of Chalion Today’s roundup offers the collected wisdom of Sarah A. Hoyt, David Mack, Paul Weimer, Adam-Troy Castro, Alexandra Erin, Lis Carey, Brian Niemeier, Lyle Hopwood, Chris Gerrib, David Langford, and Less Identifiable Others. (Title credit belongs … Continue reading →

2014 Cóyotl Awards Shortlist
The Furry Writers’ Guild announced the nominees for the 2014 Cóyotl Awards Recognizing Excellence in Anthropomorphic Literature on June 2. Best Novel The Bees by Laline Paull Bête by Adam Roberts Off the Beaten Path by Rukis Best Novella Going … Continue reading →

2015 Lambda Award Winners
Winners of the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards presented on June 2 included this genre work: LGBT SF/F/HORROR Bitter Waters by Chaz Brenchley, Lethe Press…Continue reading →

More Free Fiction From Uncanny 4
The second half of Uncanny Magazine Issue #4 is available to read free today. Tributes to the late Peggy Rae Sapienza by Christopher J Garcia and Steven H Silver are among the newly-released material. New Fiction In Libres by Elizabeth Bear … Continue reading →

puppyTracks of the Puppy
Readers have been hard at work inventing new Hugo roundup titles. They often have to ask — Has this been used before? To encourage their work I have made a list of all the titles in this series and will … Continue reading →

Jeb Kinnison Contribution Completes Heinlein Bust Funding
Jeb Kinnison, author of the Substrate Wars series, has generously met the Heinlein Society’s latest call for help to pay for the author’s bust that will be installed in the Hall of Famous Missourians. “I bit the bullet and funded the rest of the … Continue reading →

Biggest Influences on Genre Writers
Neil Clarke of Clarkesworld has published the results of his survey to find out which writers and editors are the biggest influences on the sf community. Demographic information about the 944 participants released a week ago shows that of those … Continue reading →

puppyJonathan Stray and Mr. Norwich Terrier 6/1
aka A Bark and Hungry Puppy Arises June is bustin’ out all over which may account for one of the longest roundups ever. The pack includes lead dog Brad R. Torgersen, Alexandra Erin, Ian Gillespie, Jim C. Hines, John Scalzi, John … Continue reading →

Voting Opens for 2015 David Gemmell Awards
The finalists for the 2015 David Gemmell Awards have been announced. Online voting by the public has commenced and continues through July 17. The Gemmell Awards will be presented at Nine Worlds Geekfest on August 8. The Legend Award (for the … Continue reading →

2015 Sunburst Longlist
The Sunburst Award jury has selected its long list for the 2015 awards. The Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic celebrates the best in Canadian fantastic literature published during the previous calendar year. Adult Category Pastoral by Andre Alexis … Continue reading →

Yes In Pictures
Ireland’s yes voters carried a referendum about whether same sex marriage should be legally recognized by nearly 2-to-1 on May 23. The Dublin in 2019 Worldcon bid issued a statement supporting the result: This is a huge step forwards in … Continue reading →

Top 10 Posts For May 2015
Juliette Wade transformed the Hugo controversy by her public account of withdrawing from the Sad Puppies slate and her no-nonsense answers to Brad Torgersen’s response in comments. If anything, the discussion has gathered momentum since then – six of the month’s top … Continue reading →

Heinlein Bust Contributions Reach 35% of Goal
The Heinlein Society, raising money to pay for the creation and placing of a bronze bust of Robert A. Heinlein in the Hall of Famous Missourians at the Missouri State Capitol building, is now 35% of the way home. The … Continue reading →

Joël Champetier (1957-2015)

Joël Champetier, managing editor of Canada’s famous French-language sf, fantasy and horror quarterly Solaris, passed away May 30. Champetier’s first published work, Le chemin des fleurs, appeared in Solaris in 1981. His first YA novel, La mer au fond du … Continue reading →

puppyPug Jack Barron 5/31
aka ”He’s not the Messiah. He’s a very naughty puppy!” Today’s roundup brings you Amanda S. Green, Rachel Iliffe, Sarah A. Hoyt, Vox Day, Lou Antonelli, Camestros Felapton, Jeet Heer, Joseph Tomaras, Lis Carey, Lisa J. Goldstein, Rebekah Golden, and … Continue reading →

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Added Rich Lynch’s My Back Pages #14

Added Guy H Lillian III’s The Zine Dump #34

Added Taral Wayne’s Broken Toys #39

Added Opuntia #310 & archive issue

Added Leybl Botwinik’s CyberCozen – June 2015

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