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2012 Nebula Award Winners Announced by ( 19 May 2013 / ) - The 2012 Nebula Awards were presented May 18, 2013 in a ceremony at SFWA's 48th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, held in San Jose CA.

Gene Wolfe was honored with the 2012 Damon Knight Grand Master Award for his lifetime contributions and achievements in the field.


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Ray Harryhausen (June 29, 1920 - May 7, 2013) by ( 07 May 2013 / ) - From Wikipedia: Raymond Frederick "Ray" Harryhausen (June 29, 1920 - May 7, 2013) was an American visual effects creator, writer, and producer who lived in London, England, from 1960 until his death in 2013. He created a brand of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation."[3]

His most important works include the animation on Mighty Joe Young, with pioneer Willis O'Brien, which won the Academy Award for special effects (1949); The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, his first color film; and Jason and the Argonauts, featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeleton warriors. (more ...)

Prix Aurora/Boréal 2013 by Charles Mohapel (Prix Aurora 07 May 2013 / ) - On Sunday May 5th, the Prix Aurora/Boréal 2013 were awarded at Boréal 2013, this year’s Canadian National convention for French language literature and art, held in Montréal, Québec.

Meilleur Roman (Best Novel):
Les villages assoupis: Transtaiga (Marchand de feuilles) by Ariane Gélinas

Meilleure Nouvelle (Best Novella):
"Le chasseur" (Les six brumes) by Geneviève Blouin

Meilleur ouvrage connexe (Best Related Work):
Solaris (Revue, Editor: Joël Champetier)

Création artistique audiovisuelle (Best Artistic/Audiovisual Creation):
Éve Chabot (Illustrations, “Brins d’éternité” 31, 33)

Fanédition (Fannish Activities):
Brins d’éternité (fanzine)
Éditeurs: Ariane Gélinas, Alamo St-Jean, and Guillaume Voisine
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Andrew J. Offutt (1934-2013) by ( 06 May 2013 / ) - From Journal-Times:

05/01/13 — Andrew Jefferson Offutt V, 78, of Haldeman Heights, Morehead, passed away April 30, 2013, at his home after an extended illness.
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