Science fiction and fantasy news library January 2005.

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Carry on screaming - new push to put bite back into British horror
28/01/2005. The UK Film Council's Development Fund is hoping to emulate the successes of sixties Hammer horror classics starring Christopher Lee, Vincent Price and Peter Cushing, as they search for fresh souls with imaginative ideas for new British screamfests.

The Quill Awards include science fiction
28/01/2005. New US literary awards aim to be 'A Celebration of the Written Word, Chosen by Consumers' - and yes, SFF is included.

Science fiction authors in Minneapolis
27/01/2005. The Twin Cities Speculative Fiction Writers invite you to their February meet-up.

Science fiction inflation
27/01/2005. Rates rise for SFF book doctoring at the house of Jarrold.

Limited edition novellas from Telos Publishing
26/01/2005. Just out, the deluxe hardback editions of Eric Brown's science fiction Novella Approaching Omega and George Mann's Time Hunter: The Severed Man.

Our modern world is doomed
26/01/2005. Greenhouse gases could cause global temperatures to rise by more than double the maximum warming so far considered likely by the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), according to results from the world's largest climate prediction experiment, published in the journal Nature this week.

Stan Lee and Ringo Starr Team to develop new superhero franchise
25/01/2005. Ringo Starr to become evil-battling - yet reluctant - superhero.

Science fiction writing competition: From Earth to Planet X
24/01/2005. Now that the world has seen the first images of Saturn's moon Titan, here is a chance for young people to imagine voyages to other planets. EURISY, in cooperation with UNESCO and the Norwegian Centre for Space-related Education is holding a competition for young sci-fi writers.

Emerald City #113 hits the PDF streets
23/01/2005. Science fiction PDF zine Emerald City #113 is now online and available to download free.

All change for SciFi Overdrive
22/01/2005. The USA's main science fiction radio shows goes through a few changes,

British Science Fiction Association Awards '04
21/01/2005. The shortlists for the 2004 BSFA awards have been announced.

Baxter's Manifold
20/01/2005. There's a recently created new Stephen Baxter tribute web-site on the block, The Manifold.

Interaction announces programme participants
19/01/2005. Interaction, the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention has published a
preliminary list of programme participants.

Starship Troopers
18/01/2005. There's a new wargame coming out based on Heinlein's Starship Troopers novel (and the film of the same name). Do you want to know more?

Blogs can be bad for you
17/01/2005. SF author Ken MacLeod reports that Joe Gordon, a science fiction fan and long-time employee of the Edinburgh branch of British book-selling chain Waterstone's, was sacked last week for making a few snarky comments on his blog about his experiences at work.

Touching Titan
16/01/2005. The first scientific assessments of Huygens' data have been presented.

Amazing Stories Going on Hiatus
14/01/2005. Paizo Publishing says it will use the break to examine 'unique opportunities'.

Help me Rondo
13/01/2005. Voting has begun for the Third Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, honoring the best in monster research, creativity and horror scholarship from 2004.

NASA Salutes Successful Huygens Probe
12/01/2005. NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe today offered congratulations to the European Space Agency (ESA) on the successful touchdown of its Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan.

Wojtowicz goes Daydreaming
11/01/2005. Daydreaming, a science fiction art book by Slawek Wojtowicz, hits the streets.

AntipodeanSF issue 80 hits the virtual streets
11/01/2005. The latest issue of Oz's online science fiction magazine is out today.

Funcom extends free offer on their SFF game
10/01/2005. Funcom have announced that their free Anarchy Online offer has been a tremendous success and will be fully extended throughout all of 2005 and into 2006.

2005 Windy City Pulp & Paperback Convention
10/01/2005. The 2005 Windy City Pulp and Paperback Convention will be held from
Friday, April 22, 2005, through Sunday, April 24, 2005. Pulps and vintage science fiction paperbacks will be for sale, as well as original vintage science fiction art.

William King's Czech mate
09/01/2005. John Jarrold has concluded a deal for Czech rights to the new fantasy novel by William King, DEATH'S ANGELS, with the Polaris publishing company.

Ray Bradbury paints a grim future
09/01/2005. According to Ray Bradbury, science fiction writer and author classics such as "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451," traffic on the US's major highways will freeze with gridlock, and only then will people decide to change their driving habits.

Impossible Stories
08/01/2005. John Jarrold has concluded his first deal since becoming a literary agent in 2004.

The best science fiction novels of 2004?
08/01/2005. Barnes & Noble's Explorations editor, Paul Goat Allen, presents his picks for the best science fiction/fantasy reads of the past year.

Massie moves Forward
08/01/2005. Horror writer Elizabeth Massie is interviewed on this month's episode of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction. Massie talks about her story collection, The Fear Report, as well as her cartoon art.

2004 Philip K. Dick Award Nominees Announced
07/01/2005. The judges of the 2004 Philip K. Dick Award and the Philadelphia SF Society have announced the seven nominated works that comprise the final ballot for the award.

The Loss of a Great Artist: Frank Kelly Freas (1922-2005)
07/01/2005. By David A. Hardy. Frank Kelly Freas passed away in his sleep at his home in California in the early hours of Sunday, 2nd January, at the age of 84. He had not been in the best of health for some time, but even so his death will come as a shock to his many fans.

Writing science fiction and fantasy for Willamette
07/01/2005. Authors Mike Moscoe-Shepherd, Irene Radford, and Mary Rosenblum speak about writing Fantasy and Science Fiction for the February 2005 meeting of Willamette Writers in Portland, Oregon.

Interaction announces start of Hugo nomination process
06/01/2005. Nominations Open for 2005 Hugo Awards - Awards to be presented in 14 categories - Nomination process open to all members of Interaction and Noreascon 4.

Sea Of Souls returns
06/01/2005. The first two part mystery is on BBC 1 at 9.00pm on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th January 2005.

Destruction of USA put on hold
06/01/2005. BBC 'Supervolcano' TV series put on hold after Asian disaster.

Rather Nebulous?
05/01/2005. Ring in the New Year for 2005 with Nebulous, a new science fiction comedy starring Mark Gatiss on BBC Radio 4.

2000AD scriptwriter turns to science fiction novels
05/01/2005. The latest client of the John Jarrold Literary Agency is Scottish writer Gordon Rennie.

Arthur C. Clarke safe
04/01/2005. Science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke survives the tsunami in Sri Lanka.

James P. Hogan hears Voices
04/01/2005. Author James P. Hogan interviewed on the SFF online streaming show 'Voices in your Head'.

Emerald City #112 out
04/01/2005. Free PDF magazine's latest issue published.

Dragon*Con 2005 Art Show
04/01/2005. Calling science fiction, fantasy, horror, media and astronomical artists.

Speculative Literature Foundation gets a Fountain
03/01/2005. The Speculative Literature Foundation is accepting nominations for the second annual Fountain Award, with a prize of $1000 given to a short story of exceptional literary quality.

Continuum Science Fiction 3 Out
03/01/2005. The third issue of Continuum Science Fiction magazine, dated Fall 2004, is now available.

2005 Science Fiction Calendar
03/01/2005. What do James Tiptree Jr. and Orson Scott Card have in common? It's certainly not their writing styles, but they do share the same birthday.

Crash is Back
02/01/2005. The Battered Suitcase Theatre Company presents a pulp SFF tribute in Portsmouth.

SF Poem Blast
02/01/2005. Three poems by the young Hungarian SFF writer, Ilona Hegedus have appeared on the same day.

SFF artist Kelly Freas dies
02/01/2005. Renowned science fiction and fantasy illustrator passes away.

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