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Merger of EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Tesseract Books and Dragon Moon Press by (EDGE Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing 23 August 2007 / ) - A Literary "Mind Meld" of Universal Proportions

Publishers Brian Hades and Gwen Gades announced today that three publishing imprints, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Tesseract Books and Dragon Moon Press, have merged to form Canada's largest genre publisher of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

In a recent presentation at Calgary's annual convention of Science Fiction and Fantasy fans, Brian Hades, publisher of EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, and Gwen Gades, publisher of Dragon Moon Press expressed their delight with the merger:

"We are both committed to producing quality books which feature today's best Science Fiction and Fantasy authors. We know readers will find a wonderful variety of both short fiction and novel length books to choose from ... including works by some of the world's finest writers."
() (Source: EDGE Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing)

Hugo Award Web Site Now Online by (WSFS 21 August 2007 / ) - NEW WEB SITE TO CELEBRATE SCIENCE FICTION AWARDS

Hugo Award the preeminent science fiction award for 54 years
The Hugo Awards, one of the highest honors in the field of science fiction and fantasy, have a new official web site at The Hugo Awards honor the best in written and dramatized science fiction and fantasy as well as other categories. This new site serves as the definitive site for information about the Hugo Awards, including historical winner and nominee lists, pictures of past Hugo Award trophies, information on how to nominate and vote for the Awards, and an explanation of the rules and procedures for the Award. (More...) (Source: WSFS)

Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop 2007 by (Jeffrey Carver 14 August 2007 / ) - Thirteen SF/F writers participated in the first annual Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, a NASA-funded educational program for established writers, July 15-22, 2007, at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Workshop director, astronomer, and SF writer Mike Brotherton, and instructors Jerry Oltion and Jim Verley spent a week covering a myriad of astronomical topics ranging from stellar evolution and cosmology to back-of-the-envelope orbit calculations for writers. Visits to Red Buttes Observatory and the Wyoming Infrared Observatory (WIRO) capped a fascinating and enjoyable week for the writers in attendance. It was all part of a NASA program seeking to improve science literacy in the public by first improving science literacy among those who write stories that the public reads. A second workshop is planned for the summer of 2008. More information is online at

NOTE: Photo by Jeremiah Tolbert:
Launchpad group (left to right): K. Tempest Bradford, Josepha Sherman, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Vonda N. McIntyre, Samantha Henderson, F. Brett Cox, Jeffrey A. Carver, Lori Ann White, Eugie Foster, Michael Livingston (top row), Scott Humphries, Mike Brotherton, Vylar Kaftan, Jerry Oltion, and Gerald M. Weinberg. ( For photo of Launch Pad Attendees) (Source: Jeffrey Carver)

World Fantasy Award Nominees Announced. by (World Fantasy 14 August 2007 / ) -

The WFC 2007 will be held in Saratoga Springs, NY, is chaired by Joe Berlant.
Judges are Gavin Grant, Ed Greenwood, Jeremy Lassen, Jeff Mariotte, and Carsten Polzin


Lisey's Story, Stephen King (Scribner; Hodder & Stoughton)
The Privilege of the Sword, Ellen Kushner (Bantam Spectra; Small Beer Press)
The Lies of Locke Lamora, Scott Lynch (Gollancz; Bantam Spectra)
The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden, Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam Spectra)
Soldier of Sidon, Gene Wolfe (Tor)

(For full list of nominees) (Source: World Fantasy)

Signing Aug 14 & 15: John RIngo & Travis S. Taylor by (Baen August 2007 / ) - John Ringo & Travis S. Taylor will be signing at the Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL.

    August 14 at 9:30 August 15 at 1130
For further information see the Space and Missile Defense Conference website. (Source: Baen)

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