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NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2006 Digital Papyrus newsletter

Digital Papyrus

"Science Fiction Brewed Fresh Daily"

Date: September 2006
Issue No. 34

Precursor

2006 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award Winners


Best Novel - Spin by Robert Charles Wilson (Tor)

Best Novella - "Inside Job" by Connie Willis ( Asimov's January 2005)

Best Novelette - "Two Hearts" by Peter S. Beagle (Fantasy & Science Fiction October/November 2005)

Best Short Story - "Tk'tk'tk" by David D. Levine (Asimov's March 2005) Available as an audio podcast download

Best Related Book - Storyteller: Writing Lessons and More from 27 Years of the Clarion Writers' Workshop by Kate Wilhelm (Small Beer Press)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form - Serenity Written & Directed, Joss Whedon. (Universal Pictures/Mutant Enemy, Inc.)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form - Doctor Who "The Empty Child" & "The Doctor Dances" Written, Steven Moffat. Directed, James Hawes. (BBC Wales/BBC1)

Best Professional Editor - David G. Hartwell (Tor Books; Year's Best SF)

Best Professional Artist - Donato Giancola

Best Semiprozine - Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, & Liza Groen Trombi

Best Fanzine - Plokta edited, Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott

Best Fan Writer - Dave Langford

Best Fan Artist - Frank Wu

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
[Not a Hugo. An award for the best new writer whose first work of science fiction or fantasy appeared during 2004 or 2005 in a professional publication. Sponsored by Dell Magazines.]
John Scalzi (1st year of eligibility)

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New SF books in September 2006

Tor Books Tor SF and Fantasy

Tor hardcovers

Kage Baker, THE MACHINE'S CHILD
S.C. Butler, REIFFEN'S CHOICE
Jennifer Fallon, WARRIOR
Robert A. Heinlein & Spider Robinson, VARIABLE STAR
Brian Lumley, SORCERY IN SHADE
Jean Rabe, THE FINEST CHALLENGE
Harry Turtledove, THE DISUNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, ROMAN DUSK

Tor mass market

David Drake, FORLORN HOPE
Jennifer Fallon, WOLFBLADE
Michael Norman & Beth Scott, HAUNTED AMERICA
Michael Norman & Beth Scott, HAUNTED HERITAGE
Michale Norman & Beth Scott, HISTORIC HAUNTED AMERICA
Jean Rabe, THE FINEST CHOICE
Kit Reed, THINNER THAN THOU
Anne Strieber, LITTLE TOWN LIES
Patricia Waddell, TRUE BLOOD
F. Paul Wilson, INFERNAL
Gene Wolfe, THE WIZARD

Orb trade paperback

Steve Brust, BROKEDOWN PALACE

Starscape

Elizabeth Haydon, THE FLOATING ISLAND
David Lubar, INVASION OF THE ROAD WEENIES

Tor Teen

Chistopher Pike, THE SHAKTRA


Sample chapters from recent and forthcoming books

Links to author interviews



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

ARMAGEDDON'S CHILDREN by Terry Brooks (Fantasy)
BENIGHTED by Kit Whitfield (Fantasy)
STAR TREK: STAR FLEET TECHNICAL MANUAL by Franz Joseph (Science Fiction)
SCHOOL RUMBLE 3 by Jin Kobayashi (Manga)
STAR TREK: LOGS ONE AND TWO by Alan Dean Foster (Science Fiction)
STAR TREK: LOGS THREE AND FOUR by Alan Dean Foster (Science Fiction)
STAR TREK: LOGS FIVE AND SIX by Alan Dean Foster (Science Fiction)
STAR TREK: LOGS SEVEN AND EIGHT by Alan Dean Foster (Science Fiction)
STAR TREK: LOGS NINE AND TEN by Alan Dean Foster (Science Fiction)
SUZUKA 1 by Kouji Seo (Manga)
GACHA GACHA 5 by Hiroyuki Tamakoshi (Manga)
NEGIMA VOL. 11 by Ken Akamatsu (Manga)
BASILISK 2 by Masaki Segawa (Manga)
ES VOL. 2 by Fuyumi Soryo (Manga)
STAR WARS LEGACY OF THE FORCE: BLOODLINES by Karen Traviss (Science Fiction)
POINTBLANK: STARFIST FORCE RECON BOOK II by David Sherman and Dan Cragg (Science Fiction)
VELLUM by Hal Duncan (Science Fiction)
DRUIDS by Morgan Llywelyn (Fantasy)
GURU GURU PON-CHAN 4 by Satomi Ikezawa (Manga)
NODAME CANTABILE 5 by Tomoko Ninomiya (Manga)
PICHI PICHI PITCH 1 by Michiko Yokote (Manga)
TSUBASA 9 by CLAMP (Manga)
GENSHIKEN 5 by Kio Shimoku (Manga)
THRONE OF JADE by Naomi Novik (Fantasy)
X-MEN ?: THE LAST STAND by Chris Claremont (Movie Tie-in)


Baen Books   Science Fiction & Fantasy from Baen Books - Home Page 

1635: The Cannon Law by Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis
Traxas Under Siege by Martin Scott
Transgalactic by A.E. Van Vogtm, Eric Flint and David Drake
Mission to Minerva by James P. Hogan
Disappearing Act by Margaret Ball


See also: 

Science Fiction- Penguin Group(USA)

Science Fiction and Fantasy at HarperCollins Publishers

   
Welcome to Time Warner Bookmark/Science Fiction & Fantasy Books

Bantam Dell Publishing Group




Author's/Artist's Corner  

This month --   James Patrick Kelly


NOTICE:  For the time being we will be discontinuing FICTION CORNER and MOVIE and TV BUZZ.



Con news


World Fantasy Convention 2006: ROBERT E. HOWARD CENTENNIAL (Nov 2-5 '06)
Renaissance Hotel, Arboretum, Austin TX. GoHs: Glen Cook, Dave Duncan. TM: Bradley Denton. Editor GoH: Glenn Lord. AGoH: John Jude Palencar. Robert E. Howard Artist Guest: Gary Gianni. Website: www.worldfantasy.org

ARMADACON: 18 (Nov 10-12 '06)
Novotel, Plymouth, Devon, England. Guests: TBA. Info: Marion Pritchard, 4 Gleneagle Ave., Mannamead, Plymouth, PL3 5HL, England; +44 (0) 1752 267873; website: www.armadacon.org or http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/armadacon/index.htm

NOVACON 36 (Nov 10-12 '06)
Quality Hotel, Bentley, Walsall, West Midlands, England. GoH: Ken MacLeod.  Info: Steve Lawson, 379 Myrtle Rd., Sheffield, England S2 3HQ; 0114 281 1572; email: xl5@zoom.co.uk; website: www.novacon.org

TUCSON 33 (Nov 10-12 '06)
InnSuites Hotel, Tucson AZ. TM: Edward Bryant. GoHs: TBA. Info: TusCon, Box 2528, Tucson AZ  85702-2528; fax: (520) 571-7180; email: basfa@earthlink.net; website: http://home.earthlink.net/~basfa

WINDYCON 2006 (Nov 10-12 '06)
Wyndham O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont IL. GoH: Jack McDevitt. AGoH: Stephan
Martiniere. Editor GoH: Jacob Weisman. FGoH: Mark and Priscilla Olson. TM: Tom Smith. Special Guests: Barry Malzberg, Mike Resnick, Robert Weinberg. Info: WindyCon 33, Box 184, Palatine IL 60078-0184; (847) 310-0725; email: chair06@windycon.org; website: www.windycon.org

ORYCON 28 (Nov 17-19 '06)
Portland Marriott Waterfront, Portland OR. GoH: Cory Doctorow. AGoH: Vincent DiFate. Editor GoH: Ellen Datlow.  Info: Orycon 28, Box 5464, Portland OR 97228-5464; website: http://orycon.org/orycon28
PHILCON 2006 (Nov 17-19 '06)
Franklin Wyndam Plaza, Philadelphia PA. Info: email: info2006@philcon.org; website:
www.philcon.org/2006

CONVENTUS (CONTREATY 2006) (Nov 24-26 '06)
Grand Hotel de l'Empereur, Maastricht, The Netherlands. The 27th Beneluxcon. GoHs: James P. Hogan , Alastair Reynolds, Tais Teng, Thomas Olde Heuvelt.  Info: ConVentus, Steenstraat 16, 6155 KH Puth, Netherlands; website: www.contreaty2006.aanhet.net/conventus_en.html

DARKOVER GRAND COUNCIL MEETING XXIX (Nov 24-26 '06)
Holiday Inn Timonium, Timonium MD. GoH: Jacqueline Carey. Special Guest: Katherine Kurtz. Musical GoH: Clam Chowder.  Info: Armida Council, Box 7203, Silver Spring MD 20907; email: members@darkovercon.com or jaelle@radix.net; website: www.darkovercon.com

LOSCON 33 (Nov 24-26 '06)
Los Angeles Airport Marriott, Los Angeles CA. Theme: Exploring the Golden Ages of Science Fiction. GoH: William Tenn. FGoH: Fred Patten.  Info: Loscon 33, C/O Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, 11513 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood CA 91601; email: info@loscon.org; website: www.loscon.org

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

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new realm of space, and it's beaming back some surprises.  --  NASA - Surprises from the Edge of the Solar System


Recent observations from the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton Observatory and NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have uncovered evidence that helps to confirm the identification of the remains of one of the earliest stellar explosions recorded by humans.  --  ESA - Space Science - New evidence links stellar remains to oldest recorded supernova

Imagine looking inside a million clouds. That's what NASA researchers have done using the TRMM satellite to explore the strange connection between lightning and ice.   NASA - Electric Ice

Astronomers analysing two of the deepest views of the cosmos made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a gold mine of galaxies, more than 500, that existed less than a thousand million years after the Big Bang.   ESA - Space Science - Hubble finds hundreds of young galaxies in the early Universe



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A short break from gravity   J

 

LOVE AFFAIR


What did the tornado say to the other tornado?
You turn me on.



What did the thermometer say to the other thermometer?
You make my temperature rise.

What did the hurricane say to the other hurricane?
I have my eye on you.

What did the lightning bolt say to the other lightning bolt?
You're shocking.

What did one tornado say to the other?
Let's twist again, like we did last summer....




~~~ Hook in the Book  ~~~



The thin air of Mars was chill but not really cold. It was not yet winter in southern latitudes and the daytime temperature was usually above freezing.

The queer creature standing outside the door of a dome-shaped building was generally manlike in appearance, but no human being ever had a head like that. A thing like a coxcomb jutted out above the skull, the eye lenses were wide and staring, and the front of the face stuck out in a snout. The unearthly appearance was increased by a pattern of black and yellow tiger stripes covering the entire head.


RED PLANET
by
Robert Heinlein



Last Word


"It may be that the venture into space is the product of biological determinism which impels us to explore a new environment when we are technologically ready."

Richard S. Lewis, Appointment on the Moon, 1968
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