In totally awesome news, C.J. Cherryh—author of Foreigner, Downbelow Station (pictured above), and tons of other amazing books—is being named a Grandmaster by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Bud Webster was a fan of science fiction for 20 years before he began writing it, and then his “Bubba Pritchert” stories became a popular series in Analog Science Fiction & Fact. He also delved into some serious, uncomfortable topics in his fiction, including the lingering pain of his religious upbringing. Webster was…
If you’re a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, you can now present your nominations for the 2016 Nebula Awards. The nomination period runs through February 15th, 2016.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has introduced a new set of book medallions for award winners and nominees for the Nebula and Andre Norton Awards.
Last night in Chicago, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the Nebula Awards. The Award is one of the major honors in the science fiction field and is voted on by members of SFWA.
Self-published authors can join SFWA The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has opened its doors to independent and self-published authors. If your novel made at least $3,000, you can apply for active membership. More details here.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has long had certain requirements for membership: You have to publish a few short stories or one novel, with a publisher paying "professional" rates. But what about self-published authors, who are making a decent living off their writing?
It's about time. Samuel R. Delany was named this year's Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.
Raising the stakes. SFWA raised the minimum pay rate for short fiction markets to qualify as professional, from 5 cents to 6 cents per word.
Jean Rabe, editor of the SFWA Bulletin, has stepped down in the wake of tons of criticism of the organization's official magazine, which featured regular contributors talking about "lady editors" and commenting on how hot they are. (Plus there's the cheesetastic cover you see at left.)
Last night, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the 2012 Nebula Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!
Over the past week, authors and literary agents have been worried about what will happen to the 160 authors whose books were published by the struggling Night Shade Books. Now the prospective buyers, Skyhorse and Start, have agreed to offer a better deal than the one they originally planned.
There appears to be good news — Random House has made some big changes to the contracts it offers for its e-book imprints Hydra and Alibi.
Gene Wolfe was just named the 2012 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master. But that's not the only excellent news — Tor Books is reissuing 19 of Wolfe's classic books, which were out of print, in e-book formats. Including The Urth of the New Sun. And Peace, which has a brand new afterword by Neil Gaiman. Details,…
Amazon.com once again flexed its muscles in the e-book realm, removing 4,000 books distributed by the Independent Publishing Group (IPG) from its site, after a dispute with IPG over pricing. And this time, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America has responded by changing Amazon.com links on its website to…
The Science Fiction And Fantasy Writers Of America website was hacked by someone who installed malicious code into its pages. When anyone visited the SFWA site, it would try to launch a Trojan against your browser — which mostly affected older browsers and unpatched machines. The attack was aimed at gaining users'…