News item dated 6 May 2012
Regular SF Encyclopedia updates continue; there is still much work to be done. The 2 May presentation of the Arthur C Clarke Award to The Testament of Jessie Lamb by Jane Rogers naturally led to a new entry for this author. The BSFA Award, James Tiptree Jr Award, Philip K Dick Award and Pilgrim Award articles have also been updated with the 2012 winners, with more to come as this year’s award season continues.
One award that gave us great pleasure was the European SF Award as Best Promoter (of the sf genre), presented to the SF Encyclopedia at the recent Eurocon in Zagreb and accepted on behalf of the editors by Martin Hoare.
Later. We’ve been talking – for some weeks – about having nearly three and a half million words of SF Encyclopedia text on line; this threshold was actually passed with the 16 May 2012 update.