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Sturgeon Award finalists

Chris McKitterick has sent me the list of Sturgeon Award finalists:

Bronte's Egg by Richard Chedwyk (F&SF, 8/02)
Liking What You See: A Documentary by Ted Chiang (Stories of Your Life and Others, Tor)
Singleton by Greg Egan (Interzone, 2/02)
A Year in the Linear City by Paul di Filippo (PS Publishing)
Madonna of the Maquiladora by Gregory Frost (Asimov's, 5/02)
Stories for Men by John Kessel (Asimov's, 10/02)
The Seasons of the Ansarac by Ursula K. Le Guin (Infinite Matrix, 6/3)
The Wild Girls by Ursula K. Le Guin (Asimov's, 3/02)
Breathmoss by Ian R. MacLeod (Asimov's, 5/02)
Coelacanths by Robert Reed (F&SF, 3/02)
Over Yonder by Lucius Shepard (SciFiction, 1/02)
In Paradise by Bruce Sterling (F&SF, 9/02)
Halo by Charles Stross (Asimov's, 6/02)

Winners will be announced in Lawrence, Kansas, at the Campbell Awards Banquet on July 11, 2003. For more information about the Center for the Study of Science Fiction or the Campbell Conference, see the CSSF website.

A fine list of stories -- read them all!

MEANWHILE, Jeff VanderMeer has gone elsewhere to discuss new weirdness.

DREADFUL NEWS, from LocusOnline:

Locus has confirmed the recent deaths of George & Jan O'Nale, publishers of Cheap Street Press, apparently in a double suicide. Details will be posted as they become available.