Simon and Schuster Launch New Scif/Fantasy Imprint

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Simon & Schuster plans to create a new imprint specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and horror books “for readers of all ages.” Jon Anderson, executive vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, will oversee the not-yet-named imprint. In an interview with Publishers Weekly, he revealed that this imprint will acquire books for readers [….]

Diverse Worlds Grant Opens Doors for Underrepresented Writers

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From the Diverse Worlds Grant’s crowdfunding page: Science fiction and fantasy fans are a diverse bunch of people: male, female, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, cisgender, queer, with and without disability; from all classes, geographical regions, and backgrounds. Especially now, when speculative fiction has taken over pop culture, and some of the [….]

Tor Books Inks Deals With Two SciFi/Fantasy Powerhouses

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We adore her and couldn’t be happier for our friend, Queen of steampunk and all around grand writer, Cherie Priest. Priest announced on her blog that she has scored a deal for two more books published by Tor. MORE STEAMPUNK? No. Fiddlehead will wrap up the major arc of The Clockwork Century, and you’ll see that one this [….]

2013 Hugo Award Winners

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Congratulations to the winners and nominees of the 2013 Hugo Awards, held at LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio on Sunday night. There were a few hiccups with the Ustream live feed of the ceremony, but host Paul Cornell made the night delightful with many gentle jibs and jokes at the expense of the genre community. (Random [….]

Gaiman Says His Books Have Genders

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We love this list from Buzzfeed (14 Things You Didn’t Know About Neil Gaiman), but as huge fans of the NYT best seller’s work, we particularly loved this little tidbit on the “genders” of his books. “Books have sexes; or to be more precise, books have genders. They do in my head, anyway. Or at [….]

Author Richard Matheson, ‘I Am Legend’ Writer, Dies At 87

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From NPR: Author Richard Matheson, whose injection of humanity into science-fiction tales engaged audience for more than five decades, has died. Matheson’s work included The Shrinking Man, I Am Legend, and numerous other movie and TV scripts, including episodes of The Twilight Zone. Matheson was 87. His death Sunday was announced online after his daughter, [….]

Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels to Look Forward to in 2013

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From The Ranting Dragon: I think we can all agree that 2012 was a pretty great year for fans of speculative fiction. Well, we’re here to tell you that 2013 will be even better. No, seriously, it will be! If you don’t believe us, just look at the list below. Next year will have it [….]

LitStaff Picks: The Books We Are Most Passionate About

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There are books we love. There are, of course, books that resonate with us. There are books that make us laugh, make us outraged, motivate us to effect change. And then, there are books with the transformative power to alter the paths of our lives, that speak to us so sincerely, with such an acute [….]