Kelly Link Reaches Finals of Pulitzer Prize
The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced today. In the Fiction category, Kelly Link’s Get in Trouble: Stories was one of two finalists which finished behind the winner, a non-genre work, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer. The Pulitzer Prize … Continue reading →

Once, When We All Were Scientists
By James H. Burns: There was a time, when we all were scientists… Or many of us wanted to be! There were certain hallmarks of growing up somewhere between the 1950s and 1970s, if you had an interest in science… … Continue reading →

2016 Kurd Laßwitz Preis Nominees
The shortlist for the 2016 Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis, the best-known sf award in Germany, has been announced. The award, named after early sf author Kurd Laßwitz (1848–1910), has been given since 1981 to exceptional German sf works and translations. For more information … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/23/16 A Scrolling Class Hero Is Something To Be
(1) CLARKE AWARD SHORTLIST COMING APRIL 27. Call it your palate cleanser after the Hugo nominations come out on April 26. Arthur C. Clarke Award Director Tom Hunter says: That’s right, this Wednesday 113 books becomes a shortlist of 6, … Continue reading →

2016 Phoenix and Rebel Awards
Winners of several traditional DeepSouthCon awards plus the inaugural JordanCon Awards were announced in Atlanta on April 23 during JordanCon 8, host of DSC 54. The Phoenix is given to the professional (writer, editor or artist) who has done the … Continue reading →

2016 Glyph Comics Awards Nominees
The 2016 Glyph Comics Awards shortlist has been announced. The Glyph Comics Awards recognize the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color from the preceding calendar year. While it is not exclusive to black creators, it does … Continue reading →

You Have Til Midnight to Vote in the FAAn Awards
Midnight! That’s the deadline to vote for the FAAn Awards: midnight in your time zone on Saturday April 23. Today! And with time running out FAAn Awards Administrator Claire Brialey isn’t done shaking the trees for votes. Yes, it’s that time again. Time to … Continue reading →

New Doctor Who Companion Revealed
Pearl Mackie will play Doctor Who’s new companion, named Bill. We think they’re gonna be a great team!?#NewCompanion #DoctorWho — Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) April 23, 2016 9 things you NEED to know about Pearl Mackie! #DoctorWho — Doctor … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/22/16 The Pixel You Scroll Past Is The Pixel You Accept
(1) WILL R., MICRO-CELEBRITY. When the new Independence Day: Resurgence trailer went online, Will R. immediately got busy looking for his own face. I got to be an extra in a couple of scenes, and I’ve been wondering if I’d … Continue reading →

Con or Bust Creates Its Own Nonprofit Corporation
Con or Bust, which “helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF conventions,” is now being run by its own newly-created not-for-profit corporation in New York. (Search the NY database). And they are seeking items for their annual online auction, with … Continue reading →

John Hertz Warned Us
Ann Leckie’s Hal-Con report (see Pixel Scroll 4/21/16 Pixel Like It’s 1999 no. 17) prompts this reprint from Vanamonde 229 — also in John’s first collection West of the Moon: I often recount my first adventure at a Japanese bakery, … Continue reading →

Independence Day: Resurgence, Second Official Trailer
Your mundane neighbors think Earth Day means growing things and sustainability and greenery, but to fans it can only mean — defending our world from alien invasion! Or so Fox is reasoning: To help us all defend our planet, this weekend the original … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/21/16 Pixel Like It’s 1999
(1) NEW DOCTOR WHO COMPANION. ScreenRant reports the “Doctor Who Season 10 Companion To Be Revealed This Weekend” – in the middle of the BBC One Match of the Day Live soccer broadcast. [A] new companion has now been cast, … Continue reading →

Help Rosarium Publishing Reach The Next Level
Rosarium Publishing, founded by Bill Campbell in 2013, has been selling print-on-demand books and digital editions. Now that Rosarium books are being distributed to stores by IPG, demand dictates a switch to offset printing to get more of the work … Continue reading →

Philip Edward Kaldon Passes Away
SF author Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon died April 20. The cause of death has yet to be posted. His last few blog entries dealt with his health problems, and being treated by an orthopedic surgeon, although nothing he described as life-threatening. … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/20/16 Through the Scrolling-Glass
(1) FARSCAPE ON BIG SCREEN. reports “Rockne O’Bannon Officially Confirms FASRSCAPE Movie”. After years of rumours, Rockne O’Bannon has finally confirmed that a Farscape movie is actually happening. The show was cancelled back in 2003 and a mini-series titled … Continue reading →

Morigan and Hairston at NYRSF Readings on 5/3
The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings presents Pan Morigan and Andrea Hairston reading and playing music from Will Do Magic for Small Change on Tuesday, May 3. The event takes place in The Brooklyn Commons at 388 Atlantic … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/19/16 You’ve Lost That Scrollin’ Feelin’
(1) OPENING DAY. The PKDFest is three days long — I posted about the Friday and Saturday sessions at Cal State Fullerton. The party starts Thursday, April 28 on another campus — at UC Irvine. Philip K. Dick in the OC: Virtually Real, … Continue reading →

Robots in The Iliad
by John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1163 in honor of National Poetry Month) These two translators achieved differently. Each in his own Introduction speaks for himself. Garry Wills, “On Reading Pope’s Homer” New York Times Bk. Rev. 1 Jun 97 … Continue reading →

Philip K. Dick Conference 2016 at CSUF
The Philip K. Dick Conference 2016 runs from April 29-30 on the California State University, Fullerton campus, where Dick’s papers are deposited in the CSUF Library’s Special Collections. The conference theme is “Philip K. Dick, Here and Now”, exploring his influence on sf … Continue reading →

2016 Eisner Awards Nominees
Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2016. The nominees were chosen by a panel of judges. The biggest news this year is that 49 women have received a record 61 nominations (compared to … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 4/18/16 It’s Better To Pixel Out, Than To Scroll Away
(1) WHILE YOU WERE WAITING. Ann Leckie must be wondering if any of us are paying attention. Quite frequently someone at a reading will ask me if I’ll ever explain about that icon Breq is carrying. And the answer is, … Continue reading →

The Lunar Rover Prototype Auction PART II
When last seen in November 2015, this NASA prototype lunar rover had just gone unsold at an Alabama auction house because bidders did not meet the (unstated) reserve price. Dawn Sabados, who wrote File 770’s post, now reports the rover … Continue reading →

Innnominate Is Open For Business
Innominate, Eastercon 2017, the 68th British National Science Fiction Convention is offering introductory membership rates through April 30. Afterwards its rates will rise by £5 for Adult, YA and Concession memberships. Full details are available at You can also follow the … Continue reading →

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