Graham Sleight

Graham Sleight (born 1972) is a British writer, editor and critic, specialising in healthcare and science fiction. He is Head of Governance and Contracts at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and editor of the science fiction peer-reviewed literary magazine, Foundation.[1] His criticism has appeared in Strange Horizons,[2] The New York Review Of Science Fiction, and Vector and he writes a column for Locus. He has written introductions for several volumes in the Gollancz Sf Masterworks series.[3] He was a judge of the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 2005 and 2006, and is Managing Editor of the third edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (SFE3).

The 2012 Hugo Award for Best Related Work was given to the SFE3. Sleight accepted the award from emcee John Scalzi on behalf of the editors, saying, "We set out to build this really for the whole of the SF community... for any and all who are hungry for information about science fiction."[4]

Sleight frequently writes about Doctor Who. He co-edited The Unsilent Library,[5] a book of essays about the Russell T Davies era of the show, and provided commentary on the 2011 BBC DVD release of "The Ark". His book The Doctor's Monsters: Meanings of the Monstrous in Doctor Who was published in 2012 by I.B. Tauris.[6]

Graham Sleight
OccupationWriter and editor


  1. ^ "PLACEHOLDER - foundation | The Science Fiction Foundation". 31 December 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Strange Horizons Reviews: Two Views: Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay, reviewed by Graham Sleight and Victoria Hoyle". Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Sf Masterworks". Graham Sleight. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Hugo Awards Ceremony, Hugo Awards Worldcon on USTREAM. Other Entertainment". 9 September 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  5. ^ "SFF: Publications : The Unsilent Library: Adventures in new Doctor Who | The Science Fiction Foundation". 31 December 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  6. ^ "The Doctor's Monsters: Meanings of the Monstrous in "Doctor Who"". 30 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2014.

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2002 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

The 2002 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. Northern Illinois competed as a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference (MAC). They were coached by Joe Novak.

70th World Science Fiction Convention

The 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also known as Chicon 7, was held in Chicago, Illinois, August 30-September 3, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The convention committee was chaired by Dave McCarty and organized under the auspices of the Chicago Worldcon Bid corporation.

A Little Something for Us Tempunauts

"A Little Something for Us Tempunauts" is a science fiction short story by American writer Philip K. Dick. It was first published in the anthology Final Stage in 1975.

A Planet for Texans

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Aye, and Gomorrah

"Aye, and Gomorrah..." is a science fiction short story by American writer Samuel R. Delany. It is the first short story Delany sold, and won the 1967 Nebula Award for best short story. Before it appeared in Driftglass and Aye, and Gomorrah, and other stories, it first appeared as the final story in Harlan Ellison's seminal 1967 anthology, Dangerous Visions. It was controversial because of its disturbing sexual subject matter, and has been called "one of the best stories by a gay man published in the 1960s." Graham Sleight has described it as a "revisionist take" on Cordwainer Smith's story "Scanners Live in Vain".

BSFA Award

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Brightness Falls from the Air

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Hugo Award for Best Related Work

The Hugo Awards are given every year by the World Science Fiction Society for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The award is named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, and was once officially known as the Science Fiction Achievement Award. The award has been described as "a fine showcase for speculative fiction" and "the best known literary award for science fiction writing". The Hugo Award for Best Related Work is given each year for primarily non-fiction works related to science fiction or fantasy, published or translated into English during the previous calendar year. Awards are also given out for works of fiction in the novel, novella, novelette, and short story categories.

The award was originally titled the Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book and was first awarded in 1980. In 1999 the Award was retitled to the Hugo Award for Best Related Book, and eligibility was officially expanded to fiction works that were primarily noteworthy for reasons besides their fictional aspects. In 2010, the title of the award was again changed, to the Hugo Award for Best Related Work. In addition to the regular Hugo awards, beginning in 1996 Retrospective Hugo Awards, or "Retro Hugos", have been available to be awarded for years 50, 75, or 100 years prior in which no awards were given. The Retro Best Related Work Hugo was awarded for 1954, 50 years later, but has not been awarded for any other year due to insufficient nominations.Hugo Award nominees and winners are chosen by supporting or attending members of the annual World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon, and the presentation evening constitutes its central event. The selection process is defined in the World Science Fiction Society Constitution as instant-runoff voting with six nominees, except in the case of a tie. The works on the ballot are the six most-nominated by members that year, with no limit on the number of works that can be nominated. Initial nominations are made by members in January through March, while voting on the ballot of six nominations is performed roughly in April through July, subject to change depending on when that year's Worldcon is held. Prior to 2017, the final ballot was five works; it was changed that year to six, with each initial nominator limited to five nominations. Worldcons are generally held near the start of September, and are held in a different city around the world each year. Members are permitted to vote "no award", if they feel that none of the nominees is deserving of the award that year, and in the case that "no award" takes the majority the Hugo is not given in that category. This happened in the Best Related Work category in 2015 and 2016.During the 40 nomination years, 197 authors have had works nominated; 52 of these have won, including co-authors and Retro Hugos. John Clute has won four times; once by himself, once with John Grant as a co-author, once with Peter Nicholls, and once with Nicholls, David Langford, and Graham Sleight. Nicholls has won a third time, and Grant has won a second time, sharing the award with his co-authors Elizabeth L. Humphrey and Pamela D. Scoville. Thomas Disch and Ursula K. Le Guin have also won twice, both without co-authors; no other author has won more than once. Cathy and Arnie Fenner have been nominated eight times for their work on the Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art series, both the most number of nominations received by any author and the most number of nominations without winning. Clute has been nominated seven times, Farah Mendlesohn six times with one win; Le Guin four times with two wins; Isaac Asimov and Langford four times with one win; and Mike Resnick four times with no wins. The Writing Excuses team, consisting of Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, Mary Robinette Kowal, and Jordan Sanderson, have been nominated four times and won once. Seven other authors have been nominated three times. Many of these writers, editors and artists have won Hugos in other categories, from Fan Writer to Best Novel.

Message from space (science fiction)

For other uses, see Message from Space (disambiguation).

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Norman A. Daniels

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Quest for the Future

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A schoolteacher from the 20th century becomes involved in the activities of a group of time travelers.

Scanners Live in Vain

"Scanners Live in Vain" is a science fiction short story by Cordwainer Smith (pen name of American writer Paul Linebarger), set in his Instrumentality of Mankind future history. It was originally published in the magazine Fantasy Book in 1950. It was judged by the Science Fiction Writers of America to be one of the finest short stories prior to 1965 and was included in the anthology The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929–1964. A revised text, based on Linebarger's original manuscript, appears in the 1993 NESFA Press collection The Rediscovery of Man (where it is accompanied by a facsimile of his original cover letter) and the 2007 collection When the People Fell. The story was nominated for a Retro Hugo award in 2001. It has been published in Hebrew, Italian, French, German and Dutch translations.

Science-Fiction Handbook

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The Coming of the Terraphiles

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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

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The Happy Breed

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The Haunted Stars

The Haunted Stars is a science fiction novel by American writer Edmond Hamilton. It tells the story of an expedition from Earth (which is in the throes of an arms race) to a planet of the star Altair — a planet called Ryn, inhabited by humans like those on Earth. Against the wishes of Ryn's inhabitants, the team from Earth seek information about weapons technology used in an ancient space war. Their unsuccessful search ends in dramatic contact with another species, the ancient enemy of Ryn.

The novel was first published in 1960 by Torquil Books and belongs to a class of novels which add a darker tone to the popular tradition of space opera. It has been published in English, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF

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The Pi Man

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