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Locus Award Winners Announced - 2011 by (Locus Online 27 June 2011 / ) - The winners of the 2011 Locus Awards have been announced: Best Science Fiction Novel:

    Blackout/All Clear, Connie Willis (Spectra)
    Surface Detail, Iain M. Banks (Orbit UK; Orbit US)
    Cryoburn, Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
    Zero History, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK)
    The Dervish House, Ian McDonald (Pyr; Gollancz)
Best Fantasy Novel:
    Kraken, China Miťville (Macmillan UK; Del Rey)
    Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay (Penguin Canada; Roc)
    Who Fears Death, Nnedi Okorafor (DAW)
    The Fuller Memorandum, Charles Stross (Ace; Orbit UK)
    The Sorcererís House, Gene Wolfe (Tor)
Full details ... (Source: Locus Online)

Datlow, Feldstein Win Lifetime Horror Award by (HWA 22 June 2011 / ) - The Horror Writers Association has chosen two long-time icons of the genre to receive the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award this year. The award, given in recognition of the recipient's overall body of work, will go to Ellen Datlow and to Al Feldstein. (Source: HWA)

Horror Writers Association (HWA) Announces 2010 Bram Stoker Award Winners by (HWA 22 June 2011 / ) - The Bram Stoker Awards are presented annually for superior achievement in horror writing in twelve different categories, the Stoker Awards are a well-recognized guide to the best new horror literature and film.

Superior Achievement in a NOVEL

    A DARK MATTER by Peter Straub
Superior Achievement in a First Novel (tie)
    BLACK AND ORANGE by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
    CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES by Lisa Morton
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
    INVISIBLE FENCES by Norman Prentiss
(Source: HWA)

Terry Pratchett begins process that could lead to assisted suicide by (The Telegraph 15 June 2011 / ) - From The Telegraph article:

Terry Pratchett, the author, has started the formal process that could lead to his assisted suicide at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland.

The 63-year-old, who has a rare form of early-onset Alzheimerís disease, said he had received the consent forms recently and was now considering whether to sign them. (Source: The Telegraph)

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