NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2004 Digital Papyrus newsletter

Digital Papyrus

"Science Fiction Brewed Fresh Daily"

Date: September 2004
Issue No. 10


The 2004 Hugo Award Winners

Best Novel - Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold

Best Novella - "The Cookie Monster" by Vernor Vinge

Best Novelette - "Legions in Time" by Michael Swanwick

Best Short Story - "A Study in Emerald" by Neil Gaiman

Best Related Book - The Chesley Awards for Science Fiction and Fantasy Art: A Retrospective by John Grant, Elizabeth L. Humphrey, and Pamela D. Scoville

Best Professional Editor - Gardner Dozois

Best Professional Artist - Bob Eggleton

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form - Gollum’s Acceptance Speech at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards

Best Semi-Prozine - Locus, Charles N. Brown, Jennifer A. Hall, and Kirsten Gong-Wong, eds.

Best Fanzine - Emerald City, Cheryl Morgan, ed.

Best Fan Writer - Dave Langford

Best Fan Artist - Frank Wu

John W. Campbell Award for New Writers (not a Hugo Award) - Jay Lake

Special Noreascon Four Committee Award (not a Hugo Award) - Erwin "Filthy Pierre" Strauss

The 1953 Retrospective Hugo Award Winners

Best Novel - Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Best Novella - "A Case of Conscience" by James Blish
Best Novelette - "Earthman, Come Home" by James Blish
Best Short Story - "The Nine Billion Names of God" by Arthur C. Clarke
Best Related Book - Conquest of the Moon by Wernher von Braun, Fred L. Whipple & Willy Ley
Best Professional Editor - John W. Campbell, Jr.
Best Professional Artist - Chesley Bonestell
Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form - The War of the Worlds
Best Fanzine - Slant, Walter Willis, ed.; James White, art editor
Best Fan Writer - Bob Tucker

For those unable to attend WorldCon this year and suffering serious withdrawals, read the Triplanetary Gazette:   Noreascon Four At-Con Newsletter

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New SF books in September 2004

Tor Books Tor SF and Fantasy

Tor hardcovers
Sara Douglass, SINNER
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., FLASH
Timothy Zahn, THE GREEN AND THE GRAY Tor trade paperback

Orb trade paperback
Gene Wolfe, ENDANGERED SPECIES Tor SF mass market
Ben Bova, SATURN

Tor Fantasy mass market
Mercedes Lackey & James Mallory, THE OUTSTRETCHED SHADOW

Starscape mass market

Tor Teen mass market
Orson Scott Card, FIRST MEETINGS

Sample chapters from recent and forthcoming books

Links to author interviews

Del Rey Books  Del Rey Books (Science Fiction and Fantasy) 

Gundam SEED, vol. 2: Mobile Suit Gundam by Masatsugu Iwase (Manga)
TSUBASA, vol. 2: RESEVoir CHRoNiCLE by CLAMP (Manga)
THE LANGUAGE OF POWER by Rosemary Kirstein (Science Fiction)
STAR WARS TRILOGY by George Lucas (Science Fiction)
TRADING IN DANGER by Elizabeth Moon (Science Fiction)
THE RAVEN WARRIOR by Alice Borchardt

Baen Books  Science Fiction & Fantasy from Baen Books - Home Page 
by Joel Rosenberg

The Rats, the Vats and the Ugly
by Eric Flint and Dave Freer

The Cobra Trilogy (Mega Book)
by Timothy Zahn

Interstellar Patrol
by Christopher Anvil, edited by Eric Flint

The Cold Equations
by Tom Godwin, edited by Eric Flint

Death and Thraxas
by Martin Scott

Penguin Putnam Home

Ace Books

(Can you spot Ace's fake book?)

Spearwielder's Tale, by R.A. Salvatore - An omnibus of fantasy classics from the bestselling author!
The John Varley Reader, by John Varley - Classic stories from this brilliant SF writer!
Dragon's Treasure, by Elizabeth A. Lynn - The newest fantasy epic from the acclaimed writer!
Loamhedge, by Brian Jacques - The newest Redwall adventure, now in paperback!
Help! I'm on fire!, by Call 911! - This isn't a joke! The flames, they are consuming me! Mjkdjfd!
Heroics for Beginners, by John Moore - A hilarious new fantasy in the style of a sophisticated Shrek!
F.T.L., by Kevin D. Randle - Continuing the hard SF series, as humanity jumps to lightspeed!
Starhawk: Storm Over Saturn, by Mack Maloney - The next book in the exciting SF adventure series! 

Daw Books

THE RETURN OF NIGHTFALL by Mickey Zucker Reichert (hardcover)
THE GATE OF BONES (Magickers #4) by Emily Drake (hardcover)
THE GATES OF HEAVEN (Seven Brothers #3) by Curt Benjamin
STARS: Original Stories based on the Songs of Janis Ian edited by Janis Ian and Mike Resnick (first time in paperback)
DARKOVER: FIRST CONTACT by Marion Zimmer Bradley (omnibus of Darkover Landfall and Two to Conquer

Roc Books

See also: 

Science Fiction and Fantasy at HarperCollins Publishers

Welcome to Time Warner Bookmark/Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

Bantam Dell Publishing Group

And--get a taste for E-Books! --  [Eggplant Literary Productions, Inc.] Home

Author's/Artist's Corner 

This month --    Michael Swanwick Online

Fiction Corner


LEFT OF THE DIAL by Paul Witcover --  A man returns home to take care of his dying mother, and is given a second chance to rectify an old mistake.

CAN THESE BONES LIVE? by Manly Wade Wellman -- John the Balladeer encounters a group of men with a heap of giant bones they plan to bury.

Movie Buzz

Hundreds of "Star Trek" fans showed up to see James Doohan as he appeared at one last convention before retiring from public life. --  iWon News

Sequel to Resident Evil: Resident Evil: Apocalypse

Starring Jude law and Gwyneth Paltrow in:   Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow -- Famous scientists around the world have mysteriously disappeared and Chronicle reporter Polly Perkins along with ace aviator Sky Captain are on the investigation

Con news

October 8-10, 2004 (United States: New York)  Albacon 2004.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albany, NY; 1-800-2-CROWNE or 1-518-462-6611. GoH: David Drake; FGoH: David Kyle. Theme: SF&F.

October 8-10, 2004 (United States: Texas) Linucon.
Red Lion Inn, 6121 North I-35, Austin, TX 78752; 1-512-323-5466 or 1-800-RED-LION Guests: Eric Raymond, Steve Jackson, Eric Flint, Howard Tayler. Theme: SF&F/Linux.

October 8-10, 2004 (Canada: British Columbia)  VCon 29.
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC Canada; 1-604-438-1200. GoH: Dave Duncan; AGoH: Todd Lockwood; SciGoH: Dr. Jaymie Matthews; SGoH: Lisa Smedman. Theme: SF&F.

October 8-11, 2004 (United Kingdom: England) Cult TV 2004.
The 11th Annual Cult TV Festival. Sand Bay Holiday Village. Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK. Guests: Bonnie Langford, Freddie Jones, John Levene, Pat Roach, Peter Tuddenham, Peter Vaughan, Joe McGrath. Theme: Cult TV.

October 10, 2004 (Germany)  Buchmesse Con 19.
Bügersaal Dreieich-Buchschlag, Forstweg 3, Germany. Theme: SF&F.

October 15-17, 2004 (United States: Alabama)  Con†Stellation XXIII: Delphinus.
Holiday Inn Express, 3808 University Drive, Huntsville, AL 35816; 1-256-721-1000 or 1-800-345-7720. GoH: Lawrence Watt-Evans; MC: Esther Friesner; AGoH: Kinuko Y. Craft; FGoH: Grant Kruger. Theme: SF&F.

October 15-17, 2004 (United States: Florida) Necronomicon 2004.
Crown Plaza, 10221 Princess Palm Dr., Tampa, FL. GoHs: Spider & Jeanne Robinson, Lloyd Kaufman. Theme: SF, Fantasy, Horror.

October 15-17, 2004 (United States: Minnesota)  CONsume!. aka Relaxacon 2004.
Comfort Inn (Plymouth), 3000 Harbor Ln., Plymouth, MN 55447; 1-763-559-1222 or 1-800-4CHOICE. Theme: Relaxacon.

October 15-17, 2004 (United States: Nevada) New Dates! Vegacon.
Plaza Hotel and Casino, 1 Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101; 1-800-634-6575 or 1-702-386-2110. GoH: Steven Brust; FilkGoH: Kathy Mar. Theme: SF&F.

October 15-17, 2004 (United States: Virginia)  Capclave 2004.
Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182; 1-703-734-3200. GoH: Nick Pollotta; AGoH: Butch Honeck; FGoH: Dennis McCunney. Theme: SF&F.

October 15-17, 2004 (United States: Washington)  Anglicon XVII.
SeaTac Radisson, 17001 Pacific Highway South, Seattle, WA 98188; 1-206-244-6000, 1-206-246-6835 (fax); 1-800-333-3333. GoH: Virginia Hey. Theme: British Media & Harry Potter.

October 16-17, 2004 (Republic of Ireland)  Octocon 2004.
14th National Irish Science Fiction Convention. Glenroyal Hotel And Leisure Club, Straffan Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland; +353 1 6290909. Guests: Tanith Lee, Michael Carroll, Storm Constantine, Harry Harrison, John Kaiine, Anne McCaffrey, Kim Newman. Theme: SF&F.

October 22-24, 2004 (United States: Colorado) MileHiCon 36.
Marriott Southeast, 6363 E. Hampden, Denver, CO 80222. GoH: Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Moon, Fred Saberhagen; AGoH: Bob Eggleton; TM: Robert Vardeman. Theme: SF, Fantasy, Horror.

October 22-24, 2004 (United States: Michigan) ConClave 29.
Holiday Inn South - Convention Center, 6820 South Cedar St., Lansing, MI 48911; 1-800-333-8123 or 1-517-694-8123. GoH: Tanya Huff; AGoH: Heather Bruton; FGoH: Barry & Sally Childs-Helton; SGoH: Marty Fabish. Theme: SF&F.

October 22-24, 2004 (United States: North Dakota)  ValleyCon 30.
Doublewood Inn, Fargo, ND. GoHs: Terry Brooks, Ben Bova; AGoHs: Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Lani Tupu, Dean Haglund. Theme: SF&F.

October 22-24 2004 (United States: Texas) Oni-Con
North Houtson Sheraton, 15700 JFK Blvd., Houston, TX 77032; 281-442-5100. Guests: Tiffany Grant, Taliesin Jaffe, Estevan Olivas, Monica Rial, Chris Patton, Vic Mignogna, Doc Fraga, Mandy Clark, Jan Scott Frazier, Xero Reynolds, Bruce Lewis, Jase Balduf, Rodney Caston, Shawn the Touched, and DJ Lord Katsuhiko Jinnai. Theme: Anime & Halloween.

October 22-24, 2004 (United States: Washington) InCon 2004.
Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 North Sullivan Rd., Spokane, WA 99037; 1-509-924-9000. GoH: David Weber; AGoH: Robert Daniels. Theme: SF&F,

October 24-31, 2004 (Gulf of Mexico) Sci-Fi Sea Cruise.
At sea departing from Galveston, TX. Guests: Sylvester McCoy, Lisa Bowerman, Caroline Symcox, Paul Cornell. Theme: Dr. Who

October 28-31, 2004 (United States: Arizona)  World Fantasy Convention 2004.
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 60 E. First St., Tempe, AZ; 1-480-894-1400 or 1-800-547-8705. GoH: Gwyneth Jones; AGoH: Janny Wurts; EGoH: Ellen Datlow; PubGoH: Betty Ballantine; TM: Jennifer Roberson. World Fantasy Awards presented. Theme: Fantasy.

October 29-31, 2004 (United States: Ohio) Ohio Valley Filk Fest 20.
The Wyndham Dublin Hotel, North Dublin, OH 43017; 1-614-764-2200. GoH: Ookla the Mok; TM: TBA; ListenerGoHs: Mary Frost Pierson, Elaine Richards; InterFilk Guest: TBA. Theme: Filk.

October 29-31, 2004 (United States: Tennessee) HallowCon '04.
Comfort Inn Conference Center and Suites, 6710 Ringgold Rd., Chattanooga, TN; 1-423-893-7979. GoHs: Lawrence Barker, Julia Morgan Scott, Sean Patrick Fannon, William Spencer-Hale, Powell Crider. Theme: Medievil Fantasy and Gothic Horror.

October 29-31, 2004 (United States: Virginia) Anime USA 6.
Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22180; 1-703-448-1234. Guests: TBA. Theme: Anime.

October 29-31, 2004 (United States: Washington)  Ringcon.
Seattle Airport Doubletree Hotel, Seattle, WA. Guests: TBA. Theme: LotR.

October 29-31, 2004 (United States: Wisconsin) JVL-CON VI.
Ramada Inn, 3431 Milton Ave., Janesville, WI; 1-608-756-2341 or 1-800-433-7787. Guests: Barbara March, Camden Toy. Theme: "After The Bomb".

October 29-31, 2004 (Czech Republic) Avalcon.
Chotebor, Czech Republic. Theme: SF & Fantasy Festival.

October 30-31, 2004 (United States: California, Northern)  Bride of Spookycon.
Cathedral Hill Hotel, 1101 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109; 1-415-776-8200 or 1-800-622-0855. Guests: Warren Ellis, Christa Faust, dgk goldberg, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Bernie Wrightson. Theme: Literary & Cinema Horror.

Your favourite convention not listed here?? - go to  O*W*C : Resources : Conventions : Convention Calendar
for more!!

SPACE BABEL - the latest in Science, NASA and Other Agencies

Check for the latest updates and pictures from the two Exploration Rovers on Mars -- 
  Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Home

The radiation astronauts encounter in deep space could put vital blood-making cells in jeopardy.  Could this be a problem for astronauts en route to Mars? --  Have Blood, Will Travel

Four months after launch, NASA's Gravity Probe B spacecraft has begun its search for an elusive space-time vortex around Earth --  Gentlemen, start your gyros!

On September 8th, a daylight fireball will streak across the western United States. It's Genesis, returning samples of the Sun to Earth --  Genesis Reentry

They have become legendary in UFO circles. Huge, silent-running “Flying Triangles” have been seen by ground observers creeping through the sky low and slow near cities and quietly cruising over highways --  Silent Running: 'Black Triangle' Sightings on the Rise

Better make room for an extra crewmember aboard any spaceship heading outward. This person won’t require food, oxygen or water, nor even need to buckle up for safety. The tag-along traveler could, however, be a lifesaver in terms of getting the expedition to and from a celestial destination. --  Virtual Humans Proposed As Space Travelers

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   Acid Poem

  "My brother was a chemist,
    He isn't anymore,
What he thoughy was H2O,
Was H2SO4."

~~~ T he Hook in the Book  ~~~

Both Olduvai and Rebecca were troubled in their spiritual life. The typescript of his short book, Who Do We Call Father? had come into Rebecca's editorial hands.

    It had struck a chord in her heart; their ensuing correspondence had resulted in their meeting. He ventured now to take her hand as they walked down one of the side aisles of Cologne Cathedral, feeling its slenderness, its tenderness.
     They seated themselves in an empty pew, very aware of their nearness to each other, he so broad, she so slim. The Archbishop was not in the pulpit, but standing by the altar, down from the steps, speaking simply to a small congregation. He was talking about the war and the inequalities in the world.

     by Brian Aldiss


Last Word

"I've never agreed with the idea that there's this rigid distinction between fantasy and science fiction and horror. To me, they are part of the same tradition, which I generally call 'Weird Fiction.'"

Author China Mieville, March 2002
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