News & Notes – January 23, 2021

January 23, 2021 News & Notes 5

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff.

Literary Losses

James Gunn, science fiction author, editor, and SFWA Grand Master, died on December 23, 2020 at the age of 97. Gunn wrote several novels and a number of short stories, and edited several influential anthologies of science fiction. He was a professor of English at the University of Kansas for many years, and founded the Center for the Study of Science Fiction. Gunn served as SFWA President from 1971-1972.

Obituaries and tributes: SFWA

Biography and bibliography: Goodreads; Wikipedia

Bookish News

Worth Reading/Viewing/Checking Out

(not all book-related)


Books, Movies, TV


Bookish Humor

Tom Gauld, The Guardian

You can see more of Tom Gauld’s cartoons for The Guardian here.

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