Science fiction and fantasy news library June 2007.

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Mira Furlan does Dublin
05/06/2007. Mira Furlan, well-known to telefantasy fans from her appearances as Danielle Rousseau in the popular Lost and, of course, as Delenn in J M Straczynski’s Babylon 5 series, will be making an appearance in Ireland.

The Language of Dying
05/06/2007. John Jarrold has sold a novella by Sarah Pinborough, The Language of Dying, to Peter Crowther at PS Publishing, who plans to publish in late 2008 or very early 2009.

Sideways in Crime
05/06/2007. Alternative History Mystery! Sideways in Crime is a new anthology of stories from various of the SFFF genre’s writers. Featuring an eclectic range of alternative history crime stories, from Jacobean power-plays to far future empires, this new anthology explores the darker side of the alternative history genre.

Twilight Herald
05/06/2007. Tom Lloyd to launch his novel, Twilight Herald. He will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 21st July 2007 1-2pm.

05/06/2007. 24 frames has announced that it has the rights - including remake rights - to the Asian Horror Film Alone for their 24 frames extreme label. This is the second horror film from the directing duo Pisanthanakun and Wongpoom who made the movie Shutter, now undergoing a Hollywood remake by Twentieth Century Fox and Vertigo Entertainment.

Savile gets busy
05/06/2007. Genre agent John Jarrold has concluded two deals for scifi author and one-man dynamo Steven Savile in the past month.

Temeraire by Naomi Novik wins Locus Award for best first novel
05/06/2007. HarperCollins Voyager have announced that Temeraire (US title: His Majesty's Dragon) by Naomi Novik has won the Locus Award for best first novel as voted by readers of Locus Magazine in the annual Locus Poll.

Ugly Stories For Beautiful People
05/06/2007. James Burr's debut collection of short stories is published in June 2007 by Corsega Press. Ugly Stories For Beautiful People is an inter-linked collection of short stories that flirts with Bizarro, makes eyes at Slipstream and tweaks the nips of horror.

Solaris blasts out the books
05/06/2007. UK science fiction publisher BL Publishing has announced the full line-up of genre titles for their Solaris imprint for the Spring 2008 season.

New Transformers comic launches
05/06/2007. A new 4-weekly, 52 page comic from Titan re-ignites the eternal struggle between Autobots and Decepticons.

More Boneyard
05/06/2007. Richard Moore’s graphic novel comedy of horrors, Boneyard, reaches issue 25 in May 2007.

Ramsey Campbell, living legend
05/06/2007. International Horror Guild Award nominees announced for 2007. Author Ramsey Campbell scoops the living legend prize for the year.

One Jump Ahead
05/06/2007. SFF author Mark L. Van Name will be at Quail Ridge Books & Music on July 26th 2007 at 7:00 p.m. to read from his new novel, One Jump Ahead, and to talk about how to break into publishing (Wake Forest, NC, USA).

Sunburst Award 2007
05/06/2007. The shortlisted works for this year's Sunburst Award are announced for Canadian literature of the fantastic.

Bruce McAllister's Kin
05/06/2007. Bruce McAllister's 2007 Hugo Award-nominated short story Kin (Asimov's Science Fiction, February 2006) is now available as a podcast to download or listen online, courtesy of Escape Pod.

The LongPen of Dean Koontz
05/06/2007. On Saturday 23rd June 2007 from 2pm Dean Koontz will be signing copies of The Good Guy from his home in Newport Beach, California for customers at Waterstone’s Piccadilly in the UK.

Mythopoeic Awards 2007
05/06/2007. Here comes the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. Now you're talking Tolkien.

Archon 31
05/06/2007. The Archon 31 (aka TuckerCon/9th NASFIC) science fiction/fantasy and gaming convention will be held at the USA's Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois from 2-5 August 2007.

The Principles of Angels
05/06/2007. Debut novelist Jaine Fenn has just signed a world rights deal with Jo Fletcher at Gollancz for three science fiction novels, following in the footsteps of Gollancz bestsellers like Alastair Reynolds and Richard Morgan. Jaine Fenn has had short fiction published in a variety of magazines and anthologies over the years. She is represented by the John Jarrold Literary Agency.

Wizards launches new line of SFF novels
05/06/2007. Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, has announced that beginning in 2008 the company will release a line of novels independent of any of its established shared world RPG lines.

The Dreaming Void
05/06/2007. Peter F. Hamilton will be out promoting his new book The Dreaming Void. He will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2 H 8JR, on Thursday 2nd August 6-7pm.

05/06/2007. Neal Asher is launching his new book, Hilldiggers. He will be at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 7th July 1 - 2pm.

Harry Potter World
05/06/2007. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Universal Orlando Resort are partnering to create the world's first Harry Potter themed environment based on the books by J.K. Rowling and feature films from Warner Bros. Called The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the new environment will become part of the experience within Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park at the Universal Orlando Resort.

To space, French style
05/06/2007. Astrium has unveiled a new vehicle for space tourism at an event in Paris ahead of the Le Bourget Airshow. This business jet sized vehicle is designed to carry four passengers 100 km up into space giving three minutes of zero G. Guests at the Paris event were shown a full sized mock-up of the forward section of the craft.

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