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FUTURES-PAST EDITIONS SIGNS ALEXIS A. GILLILAND'S CAMPBELL AWARD WINNING ROSINANTE TRILOGY FOR NEW PAPERBACK LINE by ( 27 March 2011 / ) - Futures-Past Editions, which has published sf/f/h in various ebook formats for over a decade, will begin issuing select titles in paperback as well beginning in May/June 2011.

The company is proud to announce that it has secured the rights to Alexis Gilliland's Rosinante trilogy. Mr. Gilliland's Revolution from Rosinante, the first book in the saga, won him the John W. Campbell for Best New Science Fiction Writer in 1981. Futures-Past will bring out the first book in May, the second (Long Shot for Rosinante) in July and the third (Pirates of Rosinante) in Sept.

The author, Alexis A. Gilliland, is a four time winner of the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist, and an acerbic wit whose sting is felt in the Rosinante novels, as well as his Wizenbeak Trilogy, which Future-Past will be reprinting in both paper and ebook format in 2012. All three books will be $15.99 and are issued in 5.5" x 8.5" trade paperback size.

Diana Wynne Jones: 16 August 1934 - 26 March 2011 by ( 27 March 2011 / ) - Word is spreading throughout the Internet that Diana Wynne Jones died Saturday, 26 March 2011, after a long battle with cancer. There's a piece on John Scalzi's blog and a twitter post by Neil Gaiman. This morning it was confirmed on her official website.

Jones writing has entertained me through some dark times and some happy times. Her works made me laugh so hard I cried especially her Tough Guide to Fantasyland. I was surprised how many of her works I had read and remembered fondly when I looked at her list of publications. Often we read an author's work interspersed with those of others and it isn't until you look at a list of what they've written that you realize what a big part they played in your reading and your life. She will be sorely missed by all of us who enjoyed the worlds and people she created for us.

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