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Ansible 321, April 2014

Algis Budrys F&SF Essay Project at Ansible Editions: ebooks now available; also David Langford's The Leaky Establishment.

April 2014
Curt Phillips wins TAFF
Eileen Gunn in The Smithsonian
Gemmell Awards shortlists
Hugo shortlist commentary: John Scalzi (plus rebuttal links), James Nicoll, Guardian; Brandon Sanderson, Making Light (plus clarification); Kameron Hurley; Tor.com; Scalzi again; Abigail Nussbaum; Bleeding Cool; Jim C. Hines; Scrivener's Error; Mark Tiedemann.
Guardian archive: Eastercon 1965
GUFF 2014: new online voting form
BSFA Award winners
Hugo shortlist and Retro Hugos
2014 Dick Award
Glasgow Evening Times on Eastercon; The Herald
Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)
"Man ruins Game of Thrones with series of novels full of spoilers"
Chris Priest interview
Clute and Langford interviewed at Amazing Stories
David A. Hardy painting stolen? ... recovered ... more
April Foolery at The Register; Ancestry.com; Tor.com; and again and again; SF Signal

March 2014
SF Encyclopedia themed slideshows
"Lawsuit of the Rings": dark lord's triumph
Anti-Beijing Worldcon Bid site
Lucius Shepard (1943-2014); Guardian (Christopher Priest)
Clarke Award shortlist
TAFF: 2014 candidates reveal all
The Orthodox Church of Heinlein
David Gemmell Legend Awards: longlists and voting
[Loncon 3's page announcing Jonathan Ross as Hugo Awards MC has been taken down]; controversy [Farah Mendlesohn's ensuing public letter of resignation from the Loncon committee (which was not given a say in this MC choice) has been taken down but is partly quoted here]; controversy rapidly defused; "How Could You Not Have Seen This Coming?"; Bleeding Cool; Charlie Stross; Daily Dot; File 770; Wertzone; Shattersnipe; Cheryl Morgan (again); Guardian; Chuck Wendig; New Statesman; Tor.com; Loncon 3 apology to all and sundry; Evening Standard; TeleRead; Neil Gaiman; Cora Buhlert looks back, with many links; David Perry; James Nicoll.

February 2014
"Oscars: Gravity 'not sci-fi'"
HWA Life Achievement Awards
"For the Love": on semiprozines
Nebula Awards nominees
Shamrokcon Call for Volunteers
Bram Stoker Awards finalists
"How Not to Get an Actor to Be in Your Zombie Movie"
"For me, science fiction classic is an oxymoron" (scroll down)
2016 Worldcon site selection: Beijing vs Kansas City
Loncon 3 membership rates rise 1 March [PDF]
Tiptree Award winner announced
Further SFWA dispute fallout. With added lawsuit action: "Science Fiction Community Generates This Weekend's Buffoonish Defamation Threat". And more; and more; and more. Newer writers now deemed "insects". Still more ... but can this be the end (for now)? On accepting apologies; Jim C Hines summary
Kitschies winners
More SFWA fun; the current call to arms; more links; Daily Dot summary; George Orwell invoked; a parody; SFWA presidential statement; Scalzi summary in ever so general terms.
A modest proposal: "Require Every Hugo Award Category to re-qualify every five years"
FAAn Awards ballot
LibDems and SF
"Redfearn and Wood promoted at Gollancz"
Locus Poll Online Ballot
Little, Brown buys Constable & Robinson
Ansible on Twitter at last ...
Locus Recommended Reading List for 2013
"The Lib Dems are a party of science fiction fans"

January 2014
Phil Foglio belabours Tor; Patrick Nielsen Hayden responds; more Foglio
Clarke Award Submissions: full list
BSFA Awards shortlist
Nick Mamatas on Harlan Ellison
Kitschies shortlist
Quercus (including Jo Fletcher Books) up for sale
Beijing in 2016 Worldcon bid; official site
Bram Stoker Awards preliminary ballot
Clarke Award Submissions I: Female
Loving Big Brother
2014 DUFF ballot [PDF]; announcement
"Iranian news agency says the U.S. is secretly run by Nazi space aliens. Really."
SF2 Concatenation: Spring newsdump
Alexandra Bastedo (1946-2014)
Hugo nominations are open
More sf art "appropriation"
Farewell to a major Tolkien litigator
Adam Roberts on award pimpage
Klingon gets everywhere
2014 TAFF voting begins
Another Harry Potter political metaphor
• Happy New Year, everyone!

December 2013
"Chaosium Cleans Up Its Act"
Neil Gaiman, UK Book of the Year winner
Loncon 3 PR2 available
Holmesian Xmas card by Bryan Talbot
David Cameron's "Parental Control" blocking of SF Encyclopedia, Ansible, much much more
Brian Aldiss interviewed
The Hobbit and Vitamin D
2014 GUFF ballot [PDF]
Santa Claus/George R.R. Martin
Hobbit films lawsuit; Walking Dead tv lawsuit
Tolkien on a banknote? Not really
"Can Science Fiction Survive in Saudi Arabia?"
Colin Wilson (1931-2013); at last the BBC notices
2017 Worldcon bid: Washington DC
Samuel R. Delany, SFWA Grand Master
2014 DUFF nominations close on 6 January
"Grisly Remains Of 15 Hobbits Discovered In Peter Jackson’s Attic"
SF imagery wins Bad Sex Award
Asterix legal actions
"Behold the ... Moorcock" (interview)
Kramer trial begins, ends; commentary at File 770
Waterstones and the future of book deliveries (in response to Amazon drones)

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