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Edward Bryant

by Paul

Edward Bryant has been found dead at his home in Colorado, he had been ill for some time due to the long term effects of Type 1 Diabetes. He was a prolific short story writer, particularly during the 1970s and 80s, winning Nebula Awards in successive years. He was born in 1945, and began writing […]

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Hilary Bailey & Emma Tennant

by Paul

The deaths have been announced within two days of each other of two writers and editors who were friends, occasional collaborators, and closely associated with the British new wave, though their work has tended to be under-appreciated within the sf community. Hilary Bailey, born in 1936, was the author of one of the classic alternate […]

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Peter Weston

by Paul

The death has been announced of Peter Weston, who played a central role in British science fiction and fandom for decades. He was 73, and died of complications from cancer, from which he had been suffering for some time. In the 1960s, his fanzine, variously called Zenith, Zenith Speculation and Speculation, was the venue for […]

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Sheri S. Tepper

by Paul

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In haste, I’m afraid, but I’ve just heard of the death of Sheri S. Tepper, and I can’t let that pass. Tepper was born in 1929, and only began writing novels in her late 50s, but she then wrote steadily a mixture of science fiction, fantasy and horror, right up until her death on October […]

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The Best Science Fiction Books by Nicholas Fisk

by Paul

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The death has been announced of Nicholas Fisk, whose books for children were the first introduction to science fiction for many of today’s readers and writers. Born David Higginbottom in London in 1923, he left school at 16, lived through the Blitz, and joined the RAF as a meteorological officer. After the war he worked […]

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And Another Science Fiction Blog Bites the Dust…

by Paul

After yesterday’s news about SF Signal, another sf blog is ending. Kristin Centorcelli of My Bookish Ways (and Associate Editor at SF Signal) has announced that she’s closing My Bookish Ways. What’s going on with this month? Facebook0Twitter0Pinterest0Reddit0Total0

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The Death of SF Signal: One Less Science Ficiton Blog on the Block

by Paul

SF Signal has announced that it is closing with immediate effect. SF Signal was founded in 2003, and in the years since then has established itself as one of the leading blogs devoted to science fiction. It won the Hugo Award for best fanzine in both 2012 and 2013. The blog is run by John […]

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Return of the Puppies

by Paul

As the deadline approaches for this year’s Hugo Award nominations, the Sad Puppies have once more stirred themselves. But this year, things are different. In what is, I am sure, an attempt to step away from the toxic brand they had become, they have not produced a slate, but rather a list of recommendations. In […]

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