Jemisin Wins 2017 Eugie Foster Award
The winner of the 2017 Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction is — “The City Born Great” by N.K. Jemisin (, September 2016) The announcement was made September 2 at Dragon Con. The award is for original speculative short … Continue reading →

Picking Stories for an Anthology: A Guest Post by Joshua Palmatier
By Joshua Palmatier: Mike Glyer asked me to write a post about some of the behind-the-scenes action at my small press Zombies Need Brains. As some of you might know, ZNB holds an open call for a short window (usually … Continue reading →

Dragon Con Safety Advice From Delilah S. Dawson
Delilah S. Dawson, author of the forthcoming Star Wars: PHASMA (9/1/17), The Perfect Weapon, Wake of Vultures, Hit, Servants of the Storm, and Blud, says she loves Dragon Con – but she sure doesn’t make it sound easy to love. … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/2/17 Keep Your Eye On The Donut, Not On The Scroll
WHAT SFF WILL PEOPLE BUY? Cat Eldridge asks Filers to take another look at the post “Help Pick What SFF Goes On This Bookstore’s Shelves” and add any more suggestions you may have. Cat will be forwarding the information … Continue reading →

2017 Deutscher Phantastik Preis Winners
The winners of the 2017 Deutscher Phantastik Preis were announced September 2 at Phantastika 2017 in Oberhausen, Germany. The award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year. The winners were picked by a … Continue reading →

David Gerrold’s Martian Child Grows Up, While the Chtorr Universe Expands
By Carl Slaughter: David Gerrold is swimming in novels and has been cranking out more than a few short stories for Asimov’s, Analog, FSF, and other magazines. On a personal note, his adopted son, the inspiration for the Martian Child … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 9/1/17 You Only Scroll Twice
LEAVE SOMETHING TO THE IMAGINATION. Adweek takes us behind the scenes of the Blade Runner 2049 marketing strategy, How do you get audiences interested in a new film without pumping out trailer after trailer? If you don’t, they might … Continue reading →

H.A. Hargreaves (1928-2017)
Being born in the Bronx did not keep Henry A. Hargreaves from becoming the acknowledged “grandfather of Canadian science fiction”. The pioneering author, who died July 27 at the age of 89, served in the U.S. Navy in WWII, then … Continue reading →

Top 10 Posts For August 2017
Relatively few fans would have looked at last month’s number one post, “Livestream Hugo Ceremony on YouTube,” if the livestream broadcast had actually happened as planned. When it didn’t, thousands of fans wanting realtime Hugo results began combing the internet … Continue reading →

Richard Anderson (1926-2017)
By Steve Green: Richard Anderson, American actor, died August 31, aged 91. The first actor to play the same lead character in concurrent tv shows airing on different US networks – “Oscar Goldman”, in ABC’s The Six Million Dollar Man … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/31/17 Scrollfinger. He’s The Man, The Man With The First-Fifth Touch, A Pixel’s Touch
NEW VINTAGES. At Young People Read Old SFF, James Davis Nicoll says he’s “Testing to see if the issue was sf or old sf” by mixing in more recent work like “A Hundred Ghosts Parade Tonight”. During Phase II, … Continue reading →

Finalists for Premio Urania Short
Mondadori’s new Premio Urania Short will recognize Italian short sff fiction, as the Premio Urania for novels has been doing for three decades. The judges received 190 entries, and say the quality of the submissions led them to increase the … Continue reading →

Downsizing Teaser Trailer
Downsizing stars Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Alec Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Maribeth Monroe and Jason Sudeikis. Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall … Continue reading →

2017 Pegasus Award Nominees
The 2017 Pegasus Award finalists have been announced. The Pegasus Award is given by the Ohio Valley Filk Fest and for excellence in filking. Anyone in the filk community can vote on the winners, and community is broadly defined — … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/30/17 Two Little Pixels Sitting In A Tree, S-C-R-O-L-L-I-N-G…
GONE IN 60 SECONDS. They did the Monster Mash on Terry Pratchett’s hard drive, fulfilling his request that his unfinished work be destroyed: “Terry Pratchett’s unfinished novels destroyed by steamroller”. The unfinished books of Sir Terry Pratchett have been … Continue reading →

Aliens Ate My Homework – William Shatner Teaser
Oh my goodness! ? I’m in a new movie! Well at least my voice is. Check this out and I’ll explain ?? #AAM — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 30, 2017 William Shatner is proud to play a talking … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/29/17 Ragnarok & Roll
NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG. Nerd & Tie heard a media con in Newfoundland was having problems — so did everyone else, because its guest, Rene Auberjonois was slamming out tweets like these: Here @AvalonExpo Something fishy going … Continue reading →

Dragon Con Answers Safety Concerns
Dragon Con has an antiharassment policy, and in response to “Dragon Con Safety Advice From Delilah S. Dawson”, the convention’s Director of Public Relations, Greg Euston, sent the following information about the policy, the way it’s enforced, and how people … Continue reading →

Working Wonders
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1256) I haven’t yet seen Wonder Woman (P. Jenkins dir. 2017). I hear Anna Feruglio Dal Dan sat through some of it having misheard WW would fight Eris (goddess of discord), not Ares (god … Continue reading →

Awards Presented at Killer Nashville
Winners of the Silver Falchion and the Readers’ Choice Awards were announced at the Killer Nashville Writers Conference in Franklin, TN on August 26. They cover the spectrum of popular literature; here are the winners in the categories of genre … Continue reading →

Marvel’s Inhumans – War For Their World
A new trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans: The war for their world begins on ours. Experience the first chapter of Marvel’s #Inhumans early in IMAX this Friday, and watch the complete series on ABC starting 9/29. [Thanks to Carl Slaughter … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/28/17 This Little Pixel Went To Market
PROFESSOR JOSHI HEARD FROM AGAIN. Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi, who has repeatedly attacked World Fantasy Award board member Ellen Datlow since the board decided to replace the Lovecraft award statuette, recently climbed aboard his hobby horse to complain about … Continue reading →

2017 Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize Shortlist
The finalists for the Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize, named for the late sff author, were revealed August 28. Publisher A.M. Heath and Lizza Aiken, Aiken’s daughter, launched the competition to find a standout new voice in middle grade children’s … Continue reading →

Uncanny Magazine Issue 17 Available September 5
The eighteenth issue of the 2016 and 2017 Hugo Award -winning Uncanny Magazine will be available on September 5. Hugo Award -winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the eighteenth issue of their 2016 and 2017 Hugo Award-winning online … Continue reading →

Help Identify People in Jay Kay Klein Photos with New Online Form
Everyone interested in helping identify the writers and fans in Jay Kay Klein’s photos taken at Worldcons in the Sixties should use the new online form activated this weekend. Two weeks ago, the California Digital Library and the UC Riverside … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 8/27/17 During Total Eclipse, Electric Sheep Don MirrorShades Before Looking Up
WINTER IS COMING TO HOGWARTS. Buzzfeed wants to help: “Let’s Find Out Which ‘Game Of Thrones’-‘Harry Potter’ Hybrid House You Should Be In “. Click away! (2) DONATIONS SOUGHT. David Gerrold has started a GoFundMe to solve… Continue reading →

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