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AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 7/24/2016

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Connolly, Yoachim Story Collections Coming August 16
By Carl Slaughter: Tina Connolly and Caroline M. Yoachim, who occasionally collaborate on short fiction, each have a short story collection coming out on August 16. And each has written the introduction to the other’s book. TINA CONNOLLY On the … Continue reading →

2016 Geffen Award Shortlist Revisited
The nominees for the 2016 Geffen Awards (Israel Speculative Fiction Awards) have been announced. The Geffen organizers asked the nominated authors of original fiction in Hebrew authors for the English translations of their titles, which File 770 has obtained with … Continue reading →

Claudia Christian, Author
By Carl Slaughter: Claudia Christian played Commander Susan Ivanova for 4 seasons of Babylon 5. Now she’s made the transition to science fiction writer. Wolf’s Empire: Gladiator is the first of a planned trilogy by Tor. Think Xena meets Gladiator … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/23/16 I Tasted The Pixels In The Scroll Of The Universe, And I Was Not Offended
(1) TRAFFIC. How do you get more pageviews for your blog? Talk about politics. But, of course, these things must be done delicately. Notice the daft, er, deft touch in Camestros Felapton’s post “Well, He Kept That Quiet”. The local newspaper … Continue reading →

2016 Munsey Award Winner
Laurie Powers is the winner of the 2016 Munsey Award, given annually by PulpFest to “a person who has worked for the betterment of the pulp community.” The granddaughter of pulp author Paul S. Powers, Laurie was introduced to the pulp … Continue reading →

2016 Lamont Award
PulpFest has presented David Saunders with a retro Lamont Award for his contributions to pulp research. David Saunders, a New York artist, is the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. In 1972, David became his father’s business secretary, which started … Continue reading →

Wonder Woman Comic-Con Trailer
“When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.” – Gail Simone … Continue reading →

2016 Munsey Award Finalists
The Pulpfest Organizing Committee has announced the 2016 Munsey Award nominees. Named for Frank A. Munsey, publisher of the first pulp magazine, the award recognizes someone who has contributed to the betterment of the pulp community through disseminating knowledge, publishing, … Continue reading →

Death’s End, Conclusion To The Three-Body Trilogy
Death’s End by Cixin Liu, (interviewed by Carl Slaughter) Translated by Ken Liu Publication date: September 20, 2016 CATALOG COPY The concluding book in a a tour de force near-future adventure trilogy with the scope of Dune and action of Independence … Continue reading →

American Gods Teaser Trailer
BLESSED. ? @AmericanGodsSTZ #ETComicCon pic.twitter.com/BfcqtWFCfu — EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) July 23, 2016 American Gods brought its “dream team” and cast to the San Diego Comic-Con. @AmericanGodsSTZ’s dream team stopped by our @ShutterstockNow studio before their @TVLine #SDCC interview. pic.twitter.com/NdImRHoive — Michael … Continue reading →

2016 Scribe Award Winners
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers announced the winners of the 2016 Scribe Awards on July 22 at the San Diego Comic-Con. BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – GENERAL 24: Rogue by David Mack BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL – SPECULATIVE Star Trek … Continue reading →

Gregg Hurwitz Makes YA Debut
By Carl Slaughter: If you write your first YA horror novel, you can’t get a better endorsement than Jonathan Maberry. The Rains The first YA page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz In one terrifying night, the peaceful … Continue reading →

2016 Will Eisner Awards
Comic-Con International announced the winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2016 on July 22. Best Short Story “Killing and Dying,” by Adrian Tomine, in Optic Nerve #14 (Drawn & Quarterly) Best Single Issue/One-Shot Silver Surfer #11: “Never After,” by Dan … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/22/16 Rudyard Pixeling’s Just Scroll Stories
(1) IT AIN’T ME BABE. George R.R. Martin is not at the San Diego Comic-Con. Now, normally, I would not feel the need to post about where I’m not and what I am not doing… only I am getting reports … Continue reading →

Hugo Voting Rules Proposals Sponsored By Harris, Buff, Standlee, Others
Apart from the discussions Jameson Quinn has been leading here, another group of fans has been working on ideas for reforming the Hugo voting process. Yesterday they published the drafts of their three main motions and an amendment to EPH … Continue reading →

2016 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Finalists
Five finalists have been chosen from the 20 nominees for this year’s Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. Judging was held on July 19 at Comic-Con International, and the winner will be announced at tonight’s award ceremony. The Award … Continue reading →

Time Warp Again
The official trailer for Fox’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show dropped at Comic-Con 2016. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a brand-new reimagining of the cult-classic midnight movie 40 years in the making, is set to air October 2016. Sweethearts Janet … Continue reading →

Cult Movie Bracket, Third Round
By Hampus Eckerman: For each pair, vote for the top cult movie. Vote for what is rememberable, what is fun, what is interesting, what is cult. You will have at least 24 hours to answer, but after that it depends … Continue reading →

Mummies and Mars at the KGB Bar
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Wednesday, July 20 — the 47th anniversary of the first Moon Landing – the monthly Fantastic Fiction Readings Series hosted authors David D. Levine and Helen Marshall at the 2nd floor KGB … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/21/16 Faster, Pixelcat! Scroll! Scroll!
Spent Thursday escorting DUFF delegate Clare McDonald to the Huntington Library and the LASFS meeting, so there needs to be a short Scroll today….Short but charmingly illustrated, thanks to Camestros Felapton. (1) MENTAL RIVALRY. Kameron Hurley says she has not … Continue reading →

SFWA Says It Will Admit Game Writers, All Heck Breaks Loose
Writers who help create narratives for video games, table-top roleplaying games and card games will be eligible to join the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) following a membership-wide vote. SFWA will take applications for this Active-level type … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/20/16 Eats, Scrolls, Leaves
(1) BATTLE STATIONS. Reason.tv profiles “Axanar: The $1 Million Star Trek Fan Film CBS Wants to Stop” Fan-created stories, comic books, and art soon evolved into fan-made film and video productions. There was the carpet layer from Michigan who spent … Continue reading →

Where Were You?
By John King Tarpinian: On this day in 1969 I was at Zuma Beach. Being only 15 with no license my father took a buddy and myself for a day of body surfing. It was getting towards going home time … Continue reading →

The Great Big Juicy Smooch of Death
Vox Day posted the Hugo 2016 Rabid Puppies ballot today on Vox Popoli. For all rankings, click on the link. Here are his first-place choices. BEST NOVEL Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Del Rey) BEST NOVELLA Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster … Continue reading →

2016 On The Far Side Finalists
The Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapter of Romance Writers of America released the finalists in the 2016 On The Far Side Award on June 27. It is a pay-to-play contest for unpublished authors. Romantic Elements The Harbinger -Emily Meredith Lost in Transmigration -Tessa … Continue reading →

KJA Simultaneously Finishes Two Trilogies
By Carl Slaughter: In September, the prolific Kevin Anderson will have two books out, each of which completes a different trilogy. Here is the jacket copy. ETERNITY’S MIND Eternity’s Mind is the climactic final book in Kevin J. Anderson’s Saga … Continue reading →

Uncanny Magazine Kickstarter Raising Funds for Year Three
Uncanny Magazine editors Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas have launched a Kickstarter appeal to help pay for the third year of their 2016 Hugo and World Fantasy Award-nominated professional online SF/F magazine. For Year Three, Uncanny has solicited … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/19/16 Dropkick Me Pixel, Through The Scrollposts Of Life
(1) WHEN LAST HEARD FROM. Rachael Acks, your life is calling. Confessions of a Pokémon Go player. I wasn’t going to play Pokémon Go. Seriously. I’ve never played Pokémon in my entire life. I still have zero desire to pick … Continue reading →

The Copyright Small Claims Court Is Finally Legislated
By Francis Hamit: I have a long history with fighting for a better, more fair, copyright system for creators. Long ago I had a blog, “The Fight For Copyright,” gave a seminar on how to register copyrights, sued two of … Continue reading →

Rob Dircks and The Wrong Unit
By Carl Slaughter: I’ve interviewed Rob Dircks twice. Once for Diabolical Plots about his experiences with self publishing, once for SF Signal about his Where the Hell is Tesla characters. He just came out with a new novel. I was … Continue reading →

Kickstarter for Dead Jack Series
By Carl Slaughter: James Aquilone has written for Galaxy’s Edge and Unidentified Funny Objects. His stories have been podcasted in Starship Sofa, Cast of Wonders. Fantasy Scroll, Nature, and Flash Fiction Online. He was also the crowdfunding reporter for SF … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/18/16 Dead Sea Pixel Scrolls
(1) EYEING EARTHSEA. Ursula K. Le Guin talks about working with Charles Vess, illustrator of The Big Book of Earthsea, in a post for Book View Café. …So, this is how it’s been going: Charles begins the conversation, emailing me … Continue reading →

2016 Best American SF/F Table of Contents
Series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Karen Joy Fowler have released their selections for the 2016 Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016. Adams screened thousands of notable works published in 2015 by magazines, journals, and websites, and chose … Continue reading →

Star Trek Beyond Official Trailer 4
There’s a fourth trailer for the imminent Star Trek Beyond movie, in theaters July 22. Paramount Pictures also has released a clip from a scene titled “Shields Up.”… Continue reading →

2016 Gollancz Festival
The 2016 Gollancz Festival, a two-day event at Foyles Charing Cross Road in London, will be held September 17-18. Prior to that, a complementary online festival runs from September 12-16, the details of which have yet to be announced. The … Continue reading →

The Official 2016 Hugo Awards Two-Week Deadline Warning
MidAmeriCon II reminded members today that they only have two weeks left to vote for the 2016 Hugo Awards and 1941 Retro Hugo Awards. The deadline for both is Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT. Online voting forms … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/17/16 Dr. Pixel And Mr. Hive
(1) FIRST TO WHAT? Matthew Kirschenbaum’s latest discovery about the early days of writers using word processors is shared in “A Screen of Her Own: Gay Courter’s The Midwife and the Literary History of Word Processing” at the Harvard University … Continue reading →

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