SFF in Hungary: A Year in Review
By Bence Pintér: How was your year, fellow American speculative fiction readers, the first year in the reign of Donald Trump? Was it tough? As a journalist living in a self-declared illiberal democracy in the middle of the European Union,

Pixel Scroll 12/21/17 Look! It’s The Pixel Scroll Repair Man!
FRACTURED EUROPE. Bence Pintér interviewed Dave Hutchinson (in English) for his Hungarian zine Spekulatív Zóna. The first installment of Dave Hutchinson’s Fractured Europe Sequence, Europe in Autumn will be published soon in Hungary. Years ago I read that one

Canadian SFF Authors’ Quest to Help Homeless Man
For months Canadian fantasy author Caitlin Sweet and her husband, sf writer Peter Watts, had a homeless man living in the ravine behind their house in the east end of Toronto. Last week Sweet shared their experience on Steve Paikin’s

Pixel Scroll 12/23/17 Pixels Sold Separately. Some Scrolling Required
POPULAR SF ART INSPIRES FILM, Simon Stålenhags’ art book is becoming a movie reports Swedish news source Boktugg. Thanks to Hampus Eckerman for the translation: The right to film Simon Stålenhag’s latest art book The Electric State has been

Last Jedi Video Roundup
Selected by Carl Slaughter: References You Missed In The Last Jedi The Last Jedi Cast Answers the Web’s Most Searched Questions Mark Hamill Hurts Mark Hamill was so invested in the character of Luke Skywalker and the universe of Star

Pixel Scroll 12/22/17 Well, Those Books Kept Coming And They Don’t Stop Coming
ADVANCED CREATURE ACCOUNTING. If there had been a test I would not have passed… Lesson of the Day: Know Your Cephalopods — Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) December 2, 2017 (2) LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT SKY. Excitement this

Did This Jedi Tell The Truth?
Rolling Stone posted “Mark Hamill Takes on ‘The Last Jedi’ Fan Theories” the day before the movie opened in the U.S. In hindsight there was almost as much bunk as debunk in this video. When the studio merger goes through,

Season’s Readings: N.K. Jemisin & Christopher Brown Offer Visions of Unhappy New Years at the KGB Bar
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in the pause between the end of Chanukah and the arrival of the Winter Solstice, the Fantastic Fiction Readings Series hosted readings by authors N.K. Jemisin and Christopher

Pixel Scroll 12/20/17 God Stalk Ye Merry Pixel Scrolls
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR. Somebody reading this needs a ThinkGeek Steampunk Styled Tesla Analog Watch. Tesla came up with all sorts of inventions and has sort of become the poster scientist for awesomeness now. Sure he wasn’t perfect.

Heather North (1945-2017)
Heather North, the voice of Scooby-Doo’s Daphne, died November 30 at the age of 71. She first did the voice of Daphne for the 1970 season of Scooby Doo, Where Are You?, then The New Scooby Doo Movies (1972-1973), Dynomutt

My Life at Loscon, Episode 44
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1277-79) Loscon XLIV (“Los Angeles s-f convention”, our local con; sponsored by LASFS the L.A. Science Fantasy Society) was held on United States Thanksgiving weekend, this year 24-26 Nov, at the L.A. Int’l Airport

Mad Hatters and March Hares Signing at KGB
Standing: Matthew Kressel, Genevieve Valentine, Ellen Datlow, Richard Bowes, Katherine Vaz, Kris Dikeman. Foreground: Ysabeau Wilce. A special event, the reading and signing of Mad Hatters and March Hares, the new anthology edited by Ellen Datlow, was held December 18.

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Teaser Trailer
“The legend you know has a dark side.” Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms comes to theaters on Nov. 2, 2018. All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that

Pixel Scroll 12/19/17 Good King Pixel Scroll Looked Out On The Feast of File
VISUAL SCIENCE. Nature brings us “2017 in pictures: The best science images of the year”. The spectacular total solar eclipse that swept the United States dominated headlines as it delighted scientists and the public alike in August 2017 (the

Worldcon 76 Hugo Rules Reminder
Something to keep in mind — To vote on the 2018 Hugo finalists you must be a member of the 2018 Worldcon in San Jose before the voting deadline. To nominate for the 2018 Hugos, you can become eligible in

Pixel Scroll 12/18/17 Scrolls For Industry! Scrolls For The Undead!
CADIGAN NEWS. Congratulations to Pat Cadigan who told her Facebook followers today: I am now allowed to say that I am writing both the novelisation for the forthcoming movie Alita: Battle Angel as well as the prequel novel, Iron

Mortal Engines Official Teaser Trailer
Mortal Engines is director Peter Jackson’s new epic, coming to theaters December 2018. Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam

Uncanny Magazine Issue 20 Available January 2
The twentieth issue of Hugo-winning Uncanny Magazine will be available on January 2. Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the twentieth issue of their 2016 and 2017 Hugo Award-winning online science fiction and fantasy magazine, featuring

The Last Jedi — Spoilers Welcome
If you’re looking for a place for a place to discuss Star Wars: The Last Jedi unfettered by restrictions on spoilers, jump into the comments here,

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