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WSFA Small Press Award Finalists Named for 2012 by ( 30 August 2012 / ) - The WSFA Small Press Award Committee Announces Finalists for 2012 Award for stories published in 2011.

The Washington Science Fiction Association is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction:

“A Militant Peace” by David Klecha and Tobias S. Buckell, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke, November 2011.

"Flowers in the Shadow of the Garden" by Joanne Anderton in Hope, edited by Sasha Beattie, published by Kayelle Press, October 2011.

"Lessons from a Clockwork Queen" by Megan Arkenberg, published in Fantasy Magazine, edited by John Joseph Adams, September 2011.

"Sauerkraut Station" by Ferrett Steinmetz, published in GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Ann Leckie, November 2011.

“The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees" by Lily Yu, published in Clarkesworld Magazine, edited by Neil Clarke, April 2011.

"The Patrician" by Tansy Rayner Roberts in Love and Romanpunk, edited by Alisa Krasnostein, published by Twelfth Planet Press, May 2011.

"What Ho, Automaton!" by Chris Dolley, in Shadow Conspiracy, Volume II, edited by Phyllis Irene Radford and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, published by Book View Cafe, February 2011.

"Yesterday's Taste" by Lawrence M. Schoen in Transtories, edited by Colin Harvey and published by Aeon Press, October 2011.

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Liaden Universe® Audiobook Blitz on September 4 by ( 28 August 2012 / ) - Popular Science Fiction Series Arrives in Unabridged Digital Audio at Audible.com

Waterville, ME – August 6, 2012 – Authors Sharon Lee and Steve Miller announced today that they will release the Liaden Universe® in audio format on Audible.com, concurrent with the hardcover release of newest book in the series, Dragon Ship, from Baen Books. A quarter-century ago, Lee and Miller re-envisioned space opera by adding romance and family values into their first action-adventure novel, Agent of Change. The series now encompasses fifteen books, all of which will be available for download September 4 at www.audible.com/liaden.

The Liaden series will be one of the largest single-day, single-author releases in audiobook history. The series has been divided into four groups, or sequences, each read by its own accomplished narrator. Sample excerpts from the first book in each sequence will be available on the website as well. (more ...)

Jerry Nelson (1934-2012) by ( 25 August 2012 / ) - "Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer who gave voice to dozens of characters on "Sesame Street," "Fraggle Rock" and "The Muppet Show," died at home in Cape Cod, Mass., on Thursday night after suffering from emphysema for several years. He was 78." - LA Times.

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Harry Harrison - March 12, 1925 - August 15, 2012 by ( 15 August 2012 / ) - Harry Harrison was an American science fiction author. He was best known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and the novel Make Room! Make Room! which later was the basis for the movie, Soylent Green.

He's left an impression on the field and it's many readers. (Source: )

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