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AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 7/3/2016

NEWS HEADER FOR FILE 770
Just. One. Book. Update
By JJ: The Just. One. Book. appeal for book donations to a community high school library in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains is producing incredible results (item #9, Pixel Scroll, June 13). I grew up a very bright misfit in a town of 2000 people, and I … Continue reading →

Messages From Here In…
In theory, the current date displays as Filers draft their comments. In theory. Every so often, however, for reasons that have never been explained, WordPress comes unmoored from the space-time continuum and displays random years instead. Filers have turned that bug … Continue reading →

Denver Bid Wins 2018 Westercon
The unopposed Westminster, Colorado (Denver Area) bid for the 2018 Westercon was voted the right to host the convention today by members of Westercon 69 in Portland, Oregon. Westercon 71 will be at the Westin Winchester on July 4-8, 2018. The guests … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/2/16 The Ancillary Swords of Lankhmar
(1) THIS IS THE END MY FRIEND. Melinda Snodgrass advises writers about “Sticking the Landing” at SFFWorld. All of these various skills work in concert, but I think if a writer fails to deliver a satisfying ending — the ending … Continue reading →

2016 CFLA Book of the Year
The Conservative-Libertarian Fiction Alliance’s pick for Book of the Year is Larry Correia’s Son of the Black Sword (Saga of the Forgotten Warrior Book 1). The CLFA press release identifies the author as an “action favorite and Sad Puppy extraordinaire.” Second place … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 7/1/16 I Have No Mouse And I Must Fafhrd
(1) A BOOK OWNER’S LIFE. Locus Online’s Mark R. Kelly writes a personal blog, and his newest post is a memoir, “15 Ways of Buying a Book, Part 1”. Way #1: The first books of my own, that I bought … Continue reading →

2016 Science Fiction Research Association Awards
The Science Fiction Research Association announced its 2016 awards at the organization’s annual conference, held this year at the University of Liverpool. The Pioneer Award Recognizing the writer or writers of the best critical essay-length work of the year (2015) … Continue reading →

Top 10 Posts For June 2016
The month’s most-read post got that way thanks to a royal rumble in the comments between Brian Z. and all comers about awards campaigning and what Harlan Ellison had to say about it. It’ll be the last of its kind … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/30/16 Here Come Old Pixel, He Come Scrollin’ Up Slowly
(1) DUCK! Science News explains, “Asteroid Day is a chance to learn about space and plan for disaster”. Asteroid enthusiasts, rejoice! Thursday, June 30 is your day to remind the world that humankind is just one impact with a space … Continue reading →

Sawyer Named to Order of Canada
Science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer is one of 113 new appointments to the Order of Canada announced today by Governor-General David Johnston. The Order of Canada, issued twice yearly, recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/29/16 Owner Of A Lonely Pixel
(1) CASUALTY OF INTOLERANCE. Al Davison’s writeup about being harassed on the street in his hometown of Coventry comes recommended by James Bacon with the note: “New Britain — bigots empowered — comic artist and martial arts expert Al Davison … Continue reading →

Announcing The Cult Movie Bracket
By Hampus Eckerman: It is time for another bracket, this time for Cult Movies, to find the most interesting and worth watching Cult Movies. A Cult Movie is kind of hard to define, but I have added a few criteria … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/28/16 The Right To Scroll Pixels Is The Right to Be Free
(1) LEARNING SPACE. Steve Davidson has a fine interview with Jim C. Hines about the Launch Pad Academy Workshop. Steve Davidson for Amazing Stories Magazine: How did you hear about the Launch Pad Workshop? Jim C. Hines: I heard about … Continue reading →

Comments About Independence Day: Resurgence
I liked the original Independence Day movie, bought a copy, watched it every year or two, and did all that without forming any great opinion of it as a cinematic work. But last night I saw Independence Day: Resurgence, and rediscovered what … Continue reading →

Lee Martindale on Writing, Advocacy, and Service
After 20 years on the forefront of the size positive movement, Lee Martindale stepped back to concentrate on science fiction. After 16 years serving in a variety of leadership capacities with the SFWA, she is again stepping back to concentrate on … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 6/27/16 770 Sunset Scroll
(1) BREAKING IT DOWN. Damien G. Walter contemplates “Systems fiction: a novel way to think about the present” in The Guardian. Weirdly enough, science fiction is not the best lens through which to examine science fiction. In the 80s, critic … Continue reading →

Uncanny Magazine Issue 11 Launches July 5
The ninth issue of Uncanny Magazine will be available on July 5. The entire contents can be purchased in the eBook version on the day of release. Uncanny’s free online content will be released in two stages, half on July 5 and … Continue reading →

Final Star Trek Beyond Trailer (#3)
Star Trek Beyond is coming to theatres July 22.… Continue reading →

Star Wars Day at MidAmeriCon II
MidAmeriCon II, the 2016 Worldcon, will celebrate Star Wars with special guests, programming, and exhibits on Friday, August 19. “Star Wars Day” will take place exactly forty years after the first MidAmeriCon (1976) hosted publicist Charles Lippincott’s presentation to Worldcon … Continue reading →

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