Space Collectibles Fund Scholarship
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s latest auction of astronaut memorabilia closed November 8 and the most valuable item by far was the Armstrong family’s “Apollo 11 Crew-Signed Insurance Cover” which sold for $18,251. The Foundation was created in 1984 by the

Germany’s Largest SF Group Approaches Milestone
Science Fiction Club Deutschland turns 60 next year. They’re going to celebrate the anniversary by holding a special convention, WetzKon, from July 3-5, 2015. Guests of honor will be Andreas Eschbach, Wolfgang Jeschke and Reinhard Habeck. SFCD was founded in August

Medical Fundraiser for John Madigan
John and Candy Madigan are the longtime hosts of the Washington Science Fiction Association’s 3rd Friday meetings. John has been battling brain cancer for the past year. His treatments have been expensive and clinical trials are not covered by insurance.

Main Trailer Released for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesThere’s a pervasive minor-key mournfulness throughout this trailer instead of the triumphalist cheerleading I expect from a action-oriented fantasy film. They couldn’t be more apprehensive if this was a real war.

Hollywood’s Regal GarmentsLast weekend my daughter Sierra and I visited the Hollywood Costume exhibit and saw some of the most famous clothing ever worn in the movies, over 100 costumes in all. It’s in the old May Company Wilshire building, now being converted

World Fantasy Award Nominee PinWhat could be a more appropriate way of recognizing this year’s World Fantasy Award nominees than with a pin-sized replica of Gahan Wilson’s bust of H.P. Lovecraft from the full-sized trophy? That’s not a purely rhetorical question this year, after some writers

Walter Mosley… And Arthur C. ClarkeBy James H. Burns: I’d like to think I would have gotten a kick out of this item in Sunday’s New York Post, even if sports media columnist Phil Mushnick hadn’t quoted me in his column, in the same edition!

A Case Study in TrollingLike one of those aerial shots of the trail of wreckage left in the path of a tornado, Laura J. Mixon has documented several dozen examples of the damage done to writers and members of online communities by 2014 John

Ep 7 Gets A New NameThe official title of the movie project formerly known as Star Wars: Episode VII has been changed to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The announcement came out a few days after what may have been the wrap party at London’s

Seven of Nine Joins The Ex- FilesJeri Ryan has been cast as NCIS agent Jethro Gibbs’ fourth ex-wife, Rebecca, who will feature in a story arc on the top-rated series airing in January. NCIS has alluded to Gibbs’ latest ex-wife from time to time, but unlike

NYRSF Readings Series Post-Halloween Spookiness Featuring Authors John Langan and Nicholas KaufmannBy Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Tuesday, November 4 (Election Day, which is far scarier than Halloween), the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Series offered a double treat of spookiness and chills with horror authors John

China’s Galaxy Awards at 25The winners of the 25th annual Galaxy Awards were announced at a ceremony in Shanghai on September 20. Regina Kanyu Wang delivered the results to English-language readers as part of her coverage of the event for Amazing Stories. (The titles are her translations.)

Delany Reading in LA 11/15Samuel Delany will be the Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence at CalArts in Los Angeles next week and while he is in the city he will be doing a public reading at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater on Saturday,

Larry Latham Passes AwayLarry Latham, the Lovecraft Is Missing webcomic artist, died November 2 of cancer. His wife Kelly Reynolds announced his passing on the site’s blog. She promised the tale would be completed: This webcomic was his crowning achievement and brought him more

George Slusser (1939-2014)George Slusser, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at UC Riverside, died at home November 4 of cancer. “He was a fine man, insightful critic, innovative educator, buoyant spirit. Founder of the Eaton Collection and much else,” said Gregory Benford. Slusser

a href=”″ target=”_blank” data-inlineentryid=”ta9HGPCuh2nGdNm8y3rn2qqQ4X8+Ymm3H5B4n7W0WwI=_1497efdae09:9ef847:8340a896″ data-navigation=”inline”>Sasquan Names Hugo Awards MCsSasquan has announced that the MCs for the 2015 Hugo Awards Ceremony will be David Gerrold and Tananarive Due. David Gerrold is one of Sasquan’s Guests of Honor. Tananarive Due is the Cosby Chair in the Humanities at Spelman College, where

The Great World War II Comic Book MythBy James H. Burns: In the last few major documentaries about comic books, including tonight’s fun outing on ABC, the myth has been perpetrated that comics were widely read by the soldiers in World War II. I bow to few

Snapshots 144 Magnum Do You Feel Lucky?Here are 25 developments of interest to fans. (1) Galactic Journey is liveblogging daily news of the Space Age as if the internet existed in the 1950s. Its October 6 post reported the Soviet Union’s Luna 3 probe is on its way

Uncanny at DawnThe first issue of Uncanny Magazine will be available tomorrow, November 4. With an assist from the summer’s Kickstarter appeal, Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas (Chicks Dig Time Lords, Apex Magazine) and Michael Damian Thomas (Queers Dig Time Lords,

Corflu 32 Publishes First PRNick and Nora Charles would ditch a mystery to party with the fanzine fans if they ever heard what Sandra Bond wrote about next year’s Corflu in PR#1: When you head up to Newcastle next March, don’t think of yourself

a href=”″ target=”_blank” data-inlineentryid=”ta9HGPCuh2nGdNm8y3rn2qqQ4X8+Ymm3H5B4n7W0WwI=_14974c1d984:4f18ae6:6b730af7″ data-navigation=”inline”>Hugo Gernsback on TV… Sort OfLooks like Season 3 of Elementary, CBS’ updated Sherlock Holmes series, got off to a start with an assist from Hugo Gernsback. [SPOILER WARNING] At the end of this suspenseful clip Watson discovers Holmes wearing an odd helmet … Which can also be

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Added Guy H Lillian III’s The Zine Dump #32
Added Taral Wayne’s Broken Toys #32
Added R. Graeme Cameron’s Auroran Lights #13
Added BCSFAzine #497, edited by Felicity Walker
Added Opuntia #288 & archive issue 71.5, edited by Dale Speirs

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1) Added Auroran Lights (#13) November 2014 — edited by R. Graeme Cameron, under (Awards, Canadian Awards, CSFFA, Newsletter)

2) Added Broken Toys (#32) October 2014 — edited by Taral Wayne, under (Zines, Zines You Can Read, Ontario Zines, Taral Wayne Zines)

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