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Remembering A.C. Crispin
Source: Star Trek.com
We're saddened to report the passing of Ann C. Crispin, better known to millions of book aficionados as A.C. Crispin. Crispin, who died Sept. 6, 2013, was the acclaimed, award-winning author of numerous books, including the iconic Star Trek titles Sarek, Yesterday’s Son and Time for Yesterday. Her non-Star Trek work included her own, original StarBridge series, as well as tie-in novels set in the realms of Star Wars, V, Alien and Pirates of the Caribbean. Crispin had waged a long battle with bladder cancer and, on September 3, she took to her Facebook page to thank her fans for their good wishes and prayers, but also to reveal that the end of the battle was near.
Crispin, who was in her early 60s, is survived by her husband, the author Michael Capobianco, and a son from a previous relationship.
The 2013 Hugo Award Winners
The Hugo Awards were presented at LoneStarCon 3, San Antonio, Texas, August 29-September 2, 2013. Here's a list of the winners:
Best Related Work
The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (476 nominating ballots cast)
Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2011 or 2012, sponsored by Dell Magazines. (Not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards.)
In Memorium: Frederik Pohl
Frederik Pohl, a science fiction author who published scores of stories including the acclaimed 1977 novel "Gateway" and collaborated with some of the genre's leading figures, has died, according to his literary agent. He was 93.
Pohl died on Monday, September 2, 2013 at a hospital near his home in Palatine, Ill., a suburb northwest of Chicago, his agent Mitchell Waters said.
Pohl, who also published poetry and served as a literary editor, is best known for his novel "Gateway," which told the story of a space station hidden in an asteroid. The novel won four top science fiction awards, including the Hugo Award, and was later adapted into a computer game.
Pohl, who was born in 1919 and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., won the U.S. National Book Award for science fiction for his novel "Jem" in 1980, the only year an award was handed out for science fiction.
Pohl co-authored 1991's "Our Angry Earth," a polemical essay against humankind's environmental destruction, with fellow American science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. Early in his career, Pohl collaborated with another American science fiction luminary, Cyril M. Kornbluth.
Several of Pohl's works and ideas were adapted for television, including "The Clone Master" for NBC in 1981 and the novella "The Midas Plague" in Germany.
Pohl, whose first published work was a poem in 1937, also served in World War II.
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