Cats Sleep on SFF: Robots vs. Fairies
Arifel begins with an apology — “for (1) not following the rules of the feature and (2) not even being original in my rule breaking, a picture of my doggo niece Joey being rudely awoken by a human posing her

Brave New Words Award 2017
Starburst Magazine announced its Brave New Words Award winner at the Starburst Media City Festival on March 17. Margrét Helgadóttir for her work as editor of Pacific Monsters (Fox Spirit Books) . The award judges were: urban fantasy author Russell

Pixel Scroll 3/17/18 Several Species Of Small Furry Filers Gathered Together In A Scroll And Grooving With A Pixel
DISNEY EXTRACTS HAND FROM COOKIE JAR. Design Taxi reports “Disney Redesigns ‘Star Wars’ Posters After Getting Called Out For Plagiarism”. Disney has unveiled a new set of posters for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story after its previous

CLFA 2018 Book of the Year Shortlist
The finalists for the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance’s 2018 Book of the Year award have been announced. Hans G. Schantz: A Rambling Wreck Moira Greyland: The Last Closet Jon del Arroz: For Steam and Country Kacey Ezell: Minds of Men

2018 Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Show on 3/18
Get ready! The Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show takes place Sunday March 18 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. There will be over 80 dealer tables and 45 authors who will

Arthur Davis Wins 2018 Dell Magazines Award
The winner of the 2018 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing was announced on January 31. Winner: Arthur Davis of Swarthmore College for the story, “Happy? Sad?” First Runner-up: Claire Spaulding of Columbia University

What Did You Nominate For The 2018 Hugo Awards?
Fans are welcome to share their Hugo nominating ballots in the comments.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Irish Eyes Are Smiling
By James Bacon: St Patrick’s day in Dublin is about the parade, enjoying the festivities and watching the floats, full of costumes, colour and hours of effort. This year in Dublin, to mark the celebrations, Mark Hamill has been asked

Pixel Scroll 3/16/18 My Very Educated Mother Just Scrolled Us Nine Pixels
The Management regrets that a long day necessitates a short Scroll. (1) PERFECT PITCH. Seanan McGuire’s Twitter sonnet is linked here too late to influence your Hugo nominations, yet you might enjoy it anyway. Jump on the thread here —

The Way We Were
By John Hertz: Still thinking, for a few hours yet, of this year’s Retrospective Hugo Awards i.e. for 1942, here are a few moments from fanzines then. You are asked to contact, at your discretion, those readers who may, in

Arthur C. Clarke Award 2018 Submissions List
The full list of eligible titles submitted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2018 has been posted. This is not a longlist but a tally of all the books under consideration by the judges — 108 titles submitted by

2018 Saturn Awards Nominees
The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films has announced the 2018 nominees for the Saturn Awards. (The full list follows the jump.) The winners of the 44th annual awards show will be announced by the Academy of Science Fiction,

Pixel Scroll 3/15/18 Yon Pixel Has A Lean And Hungry Look
LUCAS MUSEUM. NBC Los Angeles was there for Wednesday’s ceremony: “George Lucas’ $1 Billion Museum Breaks Ground in Exposition Park”. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts in Exposition Park is beginning to take shape in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park

Shetterly Banned by 4th Street Fantasy Convention
Will Shetterly reports he has been banned from Minneapolis’ annual 4th Street Fantasy Convention. In 2017, a 4th Street board member recruited Shetterly to help with a writing workshop, however, after seeing the info appear on the con’s website, 4th

Ready Player One Dreamer Trailer
Ready Player One opens in theaters March 29. From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. The film is set in 2045,

Like a Sinking Star
By John Hertz: Speaking of this year’s Retrospective Hugo Awards i.e. for 1942, I realize I should call your attention to that strange masterwork of that strange master, the novelette “To Follow Knowledge” by Frank Belknap Long. We think of

A Hugo for Wallace Stevens?
By John Hertz: Since the 2018 Worldcon, in addition to the current Hugo Awards i.e. for 2017, is presenting Retro-Hugos i.e. for 1942, I’ve been reviewing that year. You probably have too. Details about the Hugos and Retro-Hugos are in

Pixel Scroll 3/14/18 Scroll Longa, Pixel Brevis
HERSTORY. James Davis Nicoll, in “Fighting Erasure: Women SF Writers of the 1970s, Part III”, continues his series for …Clarion graduate P. C. Hodgell has been active since the late 1970s. She is the author of the long-running

2017 James Tiptree Jr. Award
The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council has selected the winner of the 2017 Tiptree Award — Virginia Bergin for her novel Who Runs the World? (Macmillan, UK, 2017). (Bergin’s novel is scheduled to be published in the US in

A Cambridge Evening
[Introduction: Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s best-known scientific figures, passed away on March 14. Gregory Benford knew him, and wrote two memoirs of their meetings which he has given permission to post here on File 770. “A Cambridge Evening”

Leaping the Abyss
[Introduction: Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s best-known scientific figures, passed away on March 14. Gregory Benford knew him, and wrote two memoirs of their meetings which he has given permission to post here on File 770. He wrote the

Pixel Scroll 3/13/18 “Use The Porgs, Luke!”
DON’T PAY TO PLAY. Jason Sanford has a twitter thread about another dodgy publisher – start here: We pay all our authors. — Cambridge Writers’ Workshop (@CamWritersWkshp) March 13, 2018 (2) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Amanda S. Green has a

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Official Teaser Trailer
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is due in theaters November 16. Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™. At the end of the first

Free Anthology of Stories from 2018 Campbell Award Eligible Writers
Event Horizon 2018, edited by Jake Kerr, with a quarter million words of fiction by 58 Campbell-eligible authors, is available as a free download. (Epub, mobi, and PDF formats are available.) Nominees for the John W. Campbell Award for Best

Journey Planet’s Tribute to Judge Dredd
The Journey Planet team of Chris Garcia, Mike Carroll and James Bacon report – We’ve been exceptionally lucky with this issue of Journey Planet on Judge Dredd, getting permission to publish a comic story, and also interview the creators of

Cats Sleep on SFF: Nanowrimo
Aspen says — Huffer the Pounce is reminding me that there are Far More Important Things To Do than catch up on work count for Nanowrimo. Photos of your felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at)

Pixel Scroll 3/12/18 Dammit, Jim, I’m A Filer, Not A Pixel-Scroller!
MOOMIN FAN. She remembers the Moomin scape her father made for her: “My family and other Moomins: Rhianna Pratchett on her father’s love for Tove Jansson” in The Guardian. I don’t remember the precise moment I was introduced to

Jörgen Peterzén (1941-2018)
By Ahrvid Engholm: Swedish book editor and fan Jörgen Peterzén (born 1941) passed away in early March. A friendly, humorous man I knew rather well. We bumped into each other at conventions, meetings of the Scandinavian SF Association (where he

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #26
A Wrinkle In Time: A Film Review By Chris M. Barkley: A Wrinkle in Time (***1/2, 2018) with Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey,Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Deric McCabe, Levi, Miller, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine. Screenplay by

Pixel Scroll 3/11/18 Scroll Forward, Pixel Back (And Check The Batteries On Your Snoke Detectors!)
SAY IT AIN’T SO. Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum exclaims “Science Fiction Writers No Longer Write What I Want to Read”. I don’t keep up with sf as much as I used to, but last night I decided I was

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