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Win a Signed Copy of Douglas Smith’s new novel THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD.  







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(Reported by R.K. Troughton) Campbell Conference Awards Banquet Friday night. JUNE 14 2013

The first ever Lifeboat to the Stars Award presented for the best work of science fiction published in 2011 or 2012 that contributes to an understanding of the benefits, means, or difficulties of interstellar travel went to Kevin J. Anderson and Steven Savile for the novella “Tau Ceti”.

The Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short science fiction of the year.
First Place: “The Grinnel Method” by Molly Gloss (Strange Horizons 09/3/12 & 09/10/12)
Second Place: “Nahiiku West” by Linda Nagata  (Analog 10/12)
Third Place: Eater of Bone by Robert Reed (PS Publishing)

John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of the year.
First Place: Jack Glass: The Story of a Murderer by Adam Roberts (Gollancz)
Third Place: (tie) Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson (Grove Press)
Third Place: (tie) Any Day Now by Terry Bisson (Overlook)

Frederik Pohl was presented a special Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for his dedicated work and long service on the Sturgeon Award committee.


Black Science Fiction Society

Pocket ConPocket Con is a single day convention for Chicago Teens. It focuses on work by artists of color, particularly African American…

Pocket Con


Friday, June 14th at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Phila. PA 9:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public.

Michael Cisco is the author of novels The Divinity Student (Buzzcity Press, 1999, winner of the International Horror Writers Guild award for best first novel of 1999), The Tyrant (Prime, 2004), The San Veneficio Canon (Prime, 2005), The Traitor (Prime, 2007), The Narrator (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2010), The Great Lover (Chomu Press, 2011), and Celebrant (Chomu Press, 2012). His short story collection, Secret Hours, was published by Mythos Press in 2007.

His fiction has appeared in Leviathan III (Wildside, 2004) and Leviathan IV (Night Shade, 2005), The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases (Bantam, 2005), Cinnabar’s Gnosis: A Tribute to Gustav Meyrink (Ex Occidente, 2009), Last Drink Bird Head (Ministry of Whimsy, 2009), Lovecraft Unbound (Dark Horse, 2009), Phantom (Prime, 2009), Black Wings I (PS Press, 2011), Blood and Other Cravings (Tor, 2011), The Master in the Cafe Morphine: A Homage to Mikhail Bulgakov (Ex Occidente Press, 2011), The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities (Harper Voyager, 2011), The Weird (Tor, 2012), and elsewhere

. His scholarly work has appeared in Lovecraft Studies, The Weird Fiction Review, and Iranian Studies.
His latest publications include a new novel, entitled Celebrant (Chomu Press), and an omnibus edition of novels and short stories from Centipede Press. New short fiction is scheduled to appear in Dadaoism (Chomu Press), The Weird (Tor), and This Hermetic Legislature: A Homage to Bruno Schulz (Ex Occidente).

Michael Cisco lives and teaches in New York City.

SOURCES:  Ad Astra, Andrew Porter, AnnAguirre, BBC, Black Science Fiction Society, Blastr, Bob Eggleton, Facebook, Fictionmags, The Geeky Nerf Herder, The Guardian, Haffner Press, Huffington Post, David Langford, New Scientist, BBC, SF Signal, SidCity, TerribleMinds, ThisView, Tor, R.K. Troughton, Vintage Paperbacks, Worlds Without End,

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