AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 6/28/15

Bradbury bookends, too many obituaries, too many puppies….

NEWS HEADER FOR FILE 770puppy“Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Tick Tock Dog 6/27

aka The Hugo Chronicles: Puppies of Spring Barking Today roundup features Steve Davidson, Aditya Manu Jha, Kevin Harkness, Nick Mamatas, Scott Bakal, Vivienne Raper and Spacefaring Kitten. (Title credit belongs to — Anna Nimmhaus, who was inspired by The Phantom … Continue reading →

Seiun Award Winners in Translated Work Categories

Hirohide Hirai, Chairman of 54th Japan SF convention “Comecon,” and the international Liaison of the Federation of Science Fiction Fan Groups of Japan, has announced the 2015 Seiun Award winners in the two translation categories. Translated Long Story Title: The Martian … Continue reading →

Novelettes Left Untouched in Revamped Best Saga Proposal

The motion to add a Best Saga category to the Hugos will be stripped of the related proposal to delete the Best Novelette category in response to strong opposition from writers. One of the movers, Jared Dashoff, provided the update in a comment on … Continue reading →

2015 Locus Awards

The winners of the 2015 Locus Awards, selected by an online poll, were announced June 27 at Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA. SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) FANTASY NOVEL The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison … Continue reading →

“If I Ran The Z/o/o/ Con” Reloaded and Reissued

Sasquan guest of honor Leslie Turek is preparing a 4th edition of the Worldcon runners’ role playing game If I Ran the Zoo…Con for delivery in Spokane. The cover illustration is by Merle Insinga, and interior cartoons by Steve Stiles. Preorders are being … Continue reading →

File 770 Short Fiction Recommendations, Alpha by Author

Compiled by Kurt Busiek. This version of the File 770 readers’ short fiction recommendations lists the stories by author in alphabetical order. The list follows the jump. ABRAHAM, DANIEL Balfour and Merriweather in The Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs Flat … Continue reading →

Life During Wartime (Stories for the Dog Days)

Compiled by Jonathan K. Stephens. All thanks to Jonathan for assembling in one place the favorite stories named by readers over the past couple of days, and for his yeoman work in giving them a consistent format. He has also noted how many different lists … Continue reading →

puppyFurface Tension 6/26

aka A Puppy Thing Happened on the Way to the INB Performing Arts Center Although the roundups generally copy little material from the File 770 comment section, it is heavily represented today. The roll call includes: L.E. Modesitt Jr., Lee … Continue reading →

All The Bradbury Bookends at Once

ReUse People says the Bradbury bookends are now sold out online. However, some units are still available for purchase in person at their Los Angeles warehouse. I had lunch with John King Tarpinian today and went with him to pick up his … Continue reading →

Morris Everett Auction Features Genre Lobby Cards

A variety of highly interesting sf/fantasy memorabilia pieces from the collection of Morris Everett will be auctioned by Invaluable.com and Profiles in History on June 29 and 30. Over 1,400 lots will go under the hammer on Day 1 and … Continue reading →

puppySanta Claus vs. P.U.P.P.Y. 6/25

aka Fetch-22 In the roundup today: Francis Turner, Greg Ketter, Kristel Autencio, Lyle Hopwood, Abigail Nussbaum, Ridley, Cheryl Morgan, Rachel Neumeier, Brandon Kempner, Kevin Standlee, Lis Carey, Spacefaring Kitten, JT Richardson, Laura “Tevan” Gjovaag, Rebekah Golden, Tim Matheson, Damien G. … Continue reading →

SLF Older Writers Grants Awarded To McCutchen and Fontana

The Speculative Literature Foundation has selected Michael Fontana and Deborah (DK) McCutchen as recipients of its 2014 Older Writers Grants . The SLF Older Writers Grant is awarded annually to a writer who is fifty years of age or older … Continue reading →

Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)

Actor Patrick Macnee died June 25 at home in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 93. Macnee became a TV icon as the perfect gentleman spy John Steed in The Avengers (1961-1969) and The New Avengers (1976-1977), series in which he was … Continue reading →

New Draft of Best Saga Proposal

Editor’s Introduction: the fans behind the Best Saga Hugo category have collated all the discussion and feedback they received on the original draft and have rewritten the proposal. Jared Dashoff asked me to post the latest revision so File 770 … Continue reading →

puppyFar From the Barking Crowd 6/24

aka Canine of Gore Today’s roundup brings you Vox Day, Peter Grant, John C. Wright, Cat Valente, Lis Carey, Laura “Tegan” Gjovaag, Scott Kennedy, Camestros Felapton, Spacefaring Kitten, Mark Dennehy, and Fred Kiesche. (Title credit is due to File 770 … Continue reading →

Stephen Hawking Here and There

Update your file about Stephen Hawking with these clips: (1) Hawking’s list of three things that could destroy human civilization surprisingly does not include Sad Puppies… Firstly, Hawking is fiercely wary of strong artificial intelligence (AI); …. Hawking has also issued a … Continue reading →

Doug Winger (1953-2015)

Furry artist Doug Winger passed away June 23. He had been hospitalized for COPD according to the news site Flayrah. Winger’s best-known fan art involved hyper-endowed hermaphrodite characters. Winger formerly worked as an engineer for Republic Aviation Corporation on the Fairchild Republic … Continue reading →

puppyThe Snifferance Engine 6/23

aka Altered Slates Today’s roundup comes courtesy of Adam-Troy Castro, Matt Forney, Vox Day, A. G. Carpenter, Nicholas Whyte, Brandon Kempner, Eric Flint, Melina D, Patrick May, Laura “Tegan” Gjovaag, and Lis Carey. (Title credit goes to File 770 contributing … Continue reading →

Norma K Hemming Award 2016 Call for Nominations

The Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF) invites eligible submissions for the 2016 Norma K Hemming Award. The award recognizes excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in speculative fiction first published in Australia or … Continue reading →

Sons, of a Mesozoic Age

By James H. Burns: I saw Jurassic World late this afternoon. (It had nothing to do with the article, “My Father, and the Brontosaurus”, which was written weeks ago,) By coincidence, I saw it in the same theatre my Dad … Continue reading →

2015 Kaymar Award

Holly Wilson is the winner of the National Fantasy Fan Federation’s 2015 Kaymar Award. The award is given in recognition of work for the benefit of the N3F and its members. The award includes a year’s membership in the N3F … Continue reading →

File 770 Meetup at Sasquan Being Planned

Greg Machlin is reaching out to everyone who might be interested in a File 770 Get-Together at the Worldcon. (Click and scroll down to see message.) Hi all. I’ve officially emailed Sasquan Program to request a meetup room for Thursday 8/20 … Continue reading →

puppyThe Hound and the Fury 6/22

aka Destination: Loon Today’s roundup features Brad R. Torgersen, Paul Weimer, Vox Day, Edward Trimnell,John C. Wright, Barry Deutsch, N. K. Jemisin, Adam-Troy Castro, Jared Dashoff, Jason Sanford, Rebecca Luella Miller, Spacefaring Kitten, Melina D, Lis Carey, John Seavey, Rick Novy, … Continue reading →

Bradbury Bookends On Sale 6/23

We’re told orders will be taken beginning June 23. Here is the link to The ReUse People. Continue reading →

Predestination’s Destiny

Should the Sasquan business meeting extend the Hugo eligibility of the Australian movie Predestination? The movie’s only screenings in 2014 were at two film festivals. A motion has been made to grant the one-year extension available under the WSFS Constitution. Today … Continue reading →

Saint Arbor Crafts Bradbury House Bookends

Salvaged wood from Ray Bradbury’s home, demolished in January, will find new life as 451 sets of bookends. Information on how to order them will be posted later today. The bookends were manufactured by Saint Arbor, a Los Angeles, California based custom … Continue reading →

Frankensteinly Speaking

John Hertz writes, “While trying to finish my Westercon LXVII report — I had occasion to phone Keri & Dave Doering, who immediately guessed what I was calling about — I happened to notice your commemoration of Abbott & Costello … Continue reading →

2015 Sunburst Award Shortlist

The Sunburst Award jury has selected its shortlist 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 The Troop by Nick Cutter … Continue reading →

A Half Dozen About Ray Bradbury

Our favorite newsmaker, Ray Bradbury, generated all six of these stories. (1) Creature Features in Burbank gets a head start on the season of the witch with an August 2 showcase of Gus Grimly’s artwork for the latest adaptation of … Continue reading →

puppyThe Scarlet Litter 6/21

aka Puppy on a Hot Tin Roof Today’s roundup brings you Spacefaring Kitten, Gary Farber, Peter Grant, Tom Knighton, Sgt. Mom, Martin Wisse, David Nickle, Edward Trimnell, John Scalzi, N. K. Jemisin, Neil Clarke, David Gerrold, Ferrett Steinmetz, Jonathan Crowe, … Continue reading →

Colin Cameron Passes Away

“Just learned the sad news that my longtime friend and former fan artist, Colin Cameron passed away from cancer a few days ago,” writes Steve Stiles. “I heard about it in Facebook. Judging from the outpouring there, he had many, … Continue reading →

Jaws Comes Back For Another Bite

When the shark bites with his teeth, dear Scarlet billows start to spread (“Mack the Knife,” The Threepenny Opera.) Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was released 40 years ago this weekend (June 20, to be precise). And the film is being shown … Continue reading →

Snapshots 151 Bacardi

Here are 26 developments of interest to fans. (1) There’s been a lot of reaction to File 770’s latest motto, including a suggestion that I put it on a badge ribbon for distribution at the Worldcon. But it’s too long … Continue reading →

puppy50 Ways To Leave Your Rover 6/20

aka “I love the smell of puppy in the morning.” In today’s roundup, Ed Fortune, David Gerrold, T.C. McCarthy, Daniel Haight, Natalie Luhrs, John C. Wright, Morgan Locke, Mick, Carl Henderson, Vox Day, Tom Knighton, Rolf Nelson, Kevin Standlee, Melina … Continue reading →

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