Conference Focuses on Global Science Fiction

“We’ve attracted almost three times as many scholars than we’ve ever hosted,” said Melissa Conway, head of Special Collections & Archives at University of California Riverside (UCR) and co-organizer of the 2011 Eaton Science Fiction Conference. “There is greater diversity of presenters and topics,” she added. As I mentioned in a previous post, authors Samuel […]

Delany and Ellison Receive Eaton Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction

Samuel R. Delany and Harlan Ellison join Ray Bradbury and Frederik Pohl as recipients of the Eaton Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction, presented by the University of California, Riverside. “As the first major African-American science fiction writer, Delany enlarged the borders of the field during the 1960s and 1970s,” said Rob Latham, associate […]

Harlan Ellison’s Last Convention?

Hmmm. I seem to have heard this before … at least that’s what he said at WorldCon when I went several years ago. Anyway, Harlan Ellison is scheduled to be one of the Guests of Honor at MadCon this year. Held Sept. 24 to 26 in Madison, Wi., MadCon seems to be a science fiction […]

Nebula Award Weekend Honors Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison — a name that conjures a plethora of emotions from those who say his name. I can say this, because I was recently at a con where his name came up often and with much respect as well as rolling of eyes. Ellison has been called irascible, curmudgeonly and a great writer. Since […]