SF/F News | December 2012

NEWSWORTHY Backed by a group of sf writers that includes Neal Stephenson and Alan Dean Foster, the creation of the new Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University has the goal of inspiring a new generation to think creatively and positively about the uses of science and technology.

Locus Online reports that Houghton Harcourt intends to publish a recently discovered “new” work by J.R.R. Tolkien in May 2013. The Fall of Arthur will be edited and annotated by Christopher Tolkien, the author’s son and editor of previous posthumous Tolkien works including The Silmarillion and The Book of Lost Tales.

The 2012 British Fantasy Awards, given by the British Fantasy Society, were announced in early October.

The Robert Holdstock Award for best fantasy
Among Others, by Jo Walton.

The August Derleth Fantasy Award for best horror
The Ritual, by Adam Nevill.

Other nominees:

The Heroes, by Joe Abercrombie

11.22.63, by Stephen King

Cyber Circus, by Kim Lakin-Smith

A Dance with Dragons, by George R.R. Martin