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2008 - Hugo Nominations Announced by (Denvention3 21 March 2008 / ) - Denvention3, the 66th World Science Fiction Convention has announced the 2008 Hugo Nominees.

Best Novel

(For rest of list)

Arthur C. Clarke Dies at 90 by ( 18 March 2008 / ) - No author did more to capture my interest in science fiction as a youngster, and I'm sorry to see Sir Arthur pass. To almost quote the last line of his short story, "Nine Billion Names of God." Overhead the stars are going out, one by one." No more important star has ever shown in the sf firmament.

E-READS LAUNCHES ON BAEN'S WEBSCRIPTION SERVICE by (Baen Publishing 08 March 2008 / ) - March 7, 2008—Wake Forest, North Carolina: Baen Books is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural list of E-Reads, now available at www.webscription.net. Titles will be published monthly, and will be available both individually and as part of a separate E-Reads program. (...More...) (Source: Baen Publishing)

Nebula Awards Final Ballot 2008 by (SFWA 07 March 2008 / ) - Brook West, Nebula Award Report editor, announces the final Ballot for the Nebula Awards® for 2007. The ballot will be mailed on March 1st, and Active Members of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America must return them by March 31.

The Awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards® Banquet to be held at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown on April 26, 2008. Nebula Awards® Weekend registration

For full list of nominees (Source: SFWA)

Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008) by ( 04 March 2008 / ) - Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of Dungeons and Dragons, died today (Tuesday, Feb. 4) at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Gygax, along with his friend Dave Arneson, created the original D&D game in 1974. The game, although continually evolving, became a worldwide phenomena, resulting in movies, games, and a vast collection of novels.

While that encapsulates a bit of his life, it can in no way begin to deal with the way that he and the game have affected so many people. My son learned math playing D&D and later Advanced D&D. I met many friends through the game and learned a lot about writing and storytelling. I never met him, but he will always have a place in my heart and my memory ...

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