Pixel Scroll 11/3/16 A Pixel Full of Sound And Fury, Scrolling Nothing
(1) CODES OF CONDUCT. Dave McCarty and Helen Montgomery share thoughts about administering Codes of Conduct (CoC) in “The Shield or the Weapon” at Copious Free Time. These excerpts encompass some of their more challenging points, but only a reading … Continue reading →

Famed Tanith Lee Series Coming Out From DAW
By Carl Slaughter: DAW is reissuing Tanith Lee’s Flat Earth series. The first book in the series, Night’s Master, was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. The second book in the series, Death’s Master, won the British Fantasy Award, making … Continue reading →

Truesdale Truths
Michaele Jordan, in her MidAmeriCon II Report posted by Amazing Stories on October 28, purported to have the true reason Dave Truesdale’s membership was revoked — that he published his remarks while the convention was going on. A few File … Continue reading →

Bart King Advises Kids On Becoming Superheroes
By Carl Slaughter: “If you’re wondering if you have what it takes to be a superhero–of course you do! All you need is a burning desire to fight evildoers. Oh, and also a secret identity, the perfect name, a cool … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/5/16 Scroll Ain’t Nothin’ But Pixel Misspelled
(1) ACKERMAN SQUARE DEDICATION. Although the neighbors didn’t succeed in having Forry Ackerman’s last home designated a cultural landmark, the city did name a Los Feliz neighborhood intersection in his honor. The official dedication is November 17. Come join the … Continue reading →

Techno Dystopia Premise
By Carl Slaughter: There is a creepy paragraph in the July issue of Wired that has frightening implications. Here are various scenarios. Techno dystopia science fiction premise. Any writers up the task? “Every technological move toward privacy will be answered with … Continue reading →

Remembering Ron
Editor’s note: I’m reprinting this tribute to famed British sf fan Ron Bennett to mark the tenth anniversary of his passing. By Rich Lynch: I remember that I read the news of his death in the November 2006 issue of … Continue reading →

Elizabeth Bonesteel and the Central Corps Series
By Carl Slaughter: In March, debut author Elizabeth Bonesteel came out with The Cold Between, first in her Central Corps series. It’s part military, part space opera, part thriller, part mystery, part romance. Harper Voyager compared it to Elizabeth Moon, … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/4/16 A Squat Gray Scroll Of Only Thirty-Four Pixels
(1) ELECTION NIGHT HANDBOOK. Nicholas Whyte has been doing our homework for us: “I thought you might be interested in my preview of the US election on Tuesday – now available here: Apco’s Guide to Election Night 2016. “Or to … Continue reading →

Three Tor Authors Offer Post-Cyberpunk Stories
By Carl Slaughter: Debut authors Malka Older and Ada Palmer and Hugo-winner Robert Charles Wilson take on the techno social politics of the future in these post-cyberpunk stories, two of which are the first of a series. THE AFFINITIES by … Continue reading →

Rachel Bach Makes Moves with Devi
By Carl Slaughter: Debut author Rachel Bach’s Paradox trilogy from Orbit received about 500 Amazon reviews, most of them 4 and 5 star. I can see this as a movie series starring Hillary Swank. FORTUNE’S PAWN Devi Morris isn’t your … Continue reading →

Wonder Woman Official Trailer
Wonder Woman is in theaters June 2, 2017.… Continue reading →

MACII’s Code of Conduct Response Procedures Posted
The MidAmeriCon II Incident Response Team Handbook, scrubbed of personal identifying information, has been posted online by IRT head Kris Snyder for use or adaptation by other conrunning groups. A lot of conventions that have followed the trend of the … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/2/16 Soylent Green Is Pixels
(1) NAZIS, I HATE THOSE GUYS. The BBC, while reporting on somebody who wants to fly on Mars, made sure we didn’t miss out on any Nazi clickbait. Honestly…. The flying wing isn’t a new idea. The first practical design … Continue reading →

NYRSF Day of the Dead Readings Remember Margot Adler
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Tuesday, November 1, Samhain (rhymes with “how-when”), All Saints’ Day/All Hallows’ Day (following October 31, All Hallows’ Eve, and preceding November 2, All Souls’ Day) and the Day of the Dead (a … Continue reading →

Michael Z. Williamson Will Do Signing at American Air Base in Germany
Michael Z. Williamson will appear at the 10th annual Operation Sci-Fi Con at the Sprangdahlem Air Force Base in Germany. The military sf writer will speak and sign his books, including the latest in his Freehold series military science fiction novel … Continue reading →

Goodreads Choice Awards Voting Begins
The shortlist for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 is out and the opening round of voting will continue through November 6. The Semifinal Round will run from November 8-13, and the Final Round from November 15-27. Here are the categories … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/1/16 We Have Scrolled The Pixel, And It Is Us
(1) ANOTHER WAY TO HELP. Jim Mowatt’s rhino-saving run is now a book: From Parkrun To London Marathon: Running The London Marathon For Save The Rhino. Some time ago I thought it would be a jolly good idea to run … Continue reading →

World Fantasy Award Trophy Update
The World Fantasy Award administrators, who decided a year ago to stop using the Lovecraft bust created by Gahan Wilson, are just weeks away from making a decision in the competition to design the new World Fantasy Award trophy. Editor Ellen Datlow, of World … Continue reading →

Top 10 Posts for October 2016
Last month’s most-read Scroll reported Worldcon 75 and Dave Weingart’s parting of the ways. However, two other posts gave the Scrolls a run for their money. (1) Once again someone on Reddit pointed to File 770’s post about Terry Pratchett’s … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/31/16 The Scroll Has Already Started. It’s Too Late For The Pixels To Vote
(1) HARTWELL LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. Kathryn Cramer posted the speech she prepared for Gordon Van Gelder to deliver accepting David G. Hartwell’s posthumous World Fantasy Life Achievement Award. First of all, to the board, we are sorry David missed the … Continue reading →

Prix Utopiales 2016
The winners of the Prix Utopiales 2016 were announced at the award ceremony at the Utopiales International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes in France on October 31. The European Utopiales Award Le vivant by Anna Starobinets. Translation (from Russian) Raphaëlle Pache … Continue reading →

Thibodeau and Royce Win SLF’s 2016 Diverse Writers and Diverse Worlds Grants
The Speculative Fiction Foundation has awarded the 2016 Diverse Writers Grant to Gabriel Thibodeau and the 2016 Diverse Worlds Grant to Eden Royce. The Speculative Literature Foundation’s Diverse Writers and Diverse Worlds Grants, support any purpose that writer recipients may … Continue reading →

UK in 2024 Discussion Continues
The UK in 2024 Worldcon discussion group now has a landing page at The group was begun in 2015 by Emma England, Vanessa May, Esther MacCallum-Stewart and James Bacon. Esther MacCallum-Stewart adds — The group was launched in 2015 … Continue reading →

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