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Pixel Scroll 9/19 Mouse wheel keep on turnin’ (turnin’) / Trolls gonna keep on burnin’ (burnin’)
(1) You might not have suspected that L. Frank Baum’s first book was about raising chickens. At 20, Baum took on the then national craze—the breeding of fancy poultry. He specialized in raising of the Hamburg. In March 1880, he … Continue reading →

There Will Be War, Volumes II, III and IV Now Available
Three more volumes of Jerry Pournelle’s There Will Be War have been republished for the Amazon Kindle by Castalia House this summer. There Will Be War, Volume II (originally titled Men of War), edited by Jerry Pournelle and John F. … Continue reading →

The Singularity Is Out There
A new British-based sf/f magazine, The Singularity, launched in September. Issue 1, available on Amazon Kindle, brings readers these 10 stories: Qubit Conflicts, by Jetse de Vries A Window Into The—, by Andrew Wilmot Free Range, by Suzanne Church Remembrance … Continue reading →

Companion Bails from Doctor Who
?? — Jenna Coleman (@Jenna_Coleman_) September 18, 2015 Jenna Coleman will leave Doctor Who after the next season, which begins airing in the U.K. on Saturday. The Hollywood Reporter says Coleman will take the lead in Victoria, an upcoming drama from … Continue reading →

It’s September 19 — Talk Like A Pirate Day! File 770 is covering this date on the fannish calendar because I discovered Sasquan GoH Tom Smith dedicated a song to the hosts of the Original International Talk Like A Pirate Day Web site, … Continue reading →

That Horror-Filled Night at the Movies in 1963
September 18, 1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes has its theatrical release. September 18, 1963 The Haunting opens, the same day as X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes.  Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/18 Brackets and Black Dice
(1) Some of these antics would be perfectly at home in the U.S. While China’s vice president is meeting with the respectable author of Three-Body Problem, other officials are occupied cracking down on fake aliens and zombies says the New … Continue reading →

Brother Guy Consolmagno Appointed Director of Vatican Observatory
Pope Francis has named Brother Guy Consolmagno the new director of the Vatican Observatory. The same day that the Vatican announced Brother Consolmagno’s appointment, Pope Francis met with the observatory staff and guests who were taking part in a special … Continue reading →

Film Co-Op Reunion
By James H. Burns: Back in the mid-to-late 1970s, often in the film rooms of conventions in New York, you’d see Mark Trost and Jerry Beck running the film shows, manning the projector. (Future filmmaker Mark Heller was also often … Continue reading →

Pacific Rim 2: Thumbs Up Or Down?
Will there ever be a Pacific Rim sequel? The film was originally slated for an August 2017 release but now the project has been “halted indefinitely and will be pushed back (if it gets made at all)” says The Hollywood … Continue reading →

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