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Jerry Pournelle

by Paul

The death has been announced of Jerry Pournelle, aged 84. He was a contentious figure who, both in life and in his fiction, strongly advocated for the military, co-editing the long-running anthology series, There Will Be War. He believed in the (American) militarization of space, and was one of the science fiction writers whose thinking […]

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Awards round-up

by Paul

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And still the awards keep coming. These are some of the awards that have been announced over the last couple of weeks. Sunburst Awards The shortlists have been announced for the Sunburst Awards for excellence in Canadian literature of the fantastic. The full lists are here. Adult Fiction          Spells of Blood and Kin, Claire […]

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Seiun Awards

by Paul

Awards Categories: Awards

And finally … The winners of the Japanese science fiction awards have been announced. You’ll find the full list, in both Japanese and English, here. The two awards for work in translation are: Best Translated Long Story Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (translated by Hideko Akao) Best Translated Short Story “Good Hunting” by Ken Liu (translated […]

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