2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominees
Nearly all the categories of the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards include items of genre interest. The awards are also exceptional for not dividing the nominees into men’s and women’s categories. The awards are voted on by fans, with

Superhero Representation and Longevity
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Asian superheroes More videos follow the jump. Black superheroes 5 superhero TV shows cancelled for the dumbest reasons Longrunning superhero portrayals Not Marvel, not DC

FenCon’s Statement on Ringo’s 2013 Appearance
Jim Hague’s April 27 comment about John Ringo on this blog, now removed, was responded to by the author yesterday in a Facebook post, “On the Subject of Slander”. The comment’s allegations about the author’s conduct at FenCon 2013 were

Pixel Scroll 5/5/18 By The Time You See This Pixel, You Will Have Been Scrolling In The Present Tense For As Long As You Can Recall
CAMERON Q&A VIDEO. Wired headline: “James Cameron Answers Sci-Fi Questions From Twitter”. A 7:46 video of director James Cameron using “the power of Twitter to answer some common questions about the science fiction genre.” (2) JUNOT DIAZ. The Guardian

2018 Prix Imaginales Winners
The 2018 Prix Imaginales laureates have been announced. The awards were given at Imaginales, the Festival of the Imaginary Worlds in Épinal, France this weekend. The Prix Imaginales recognize the best works of fantasy of the year published in France

Pixel Scroll 5/4/18 The Scroll Above The Pixel Was The Color Of An Old File, Tuned To A Dead DNS
NOBEL ROLLOVER. The Associated Press reports “No Nobel literature prize this year but 2 prizes in 2019”. Following weeks of internal bickering, sex-abuse allegations and a financial investigation by police, the body that hands out the prestigious Nobel Prize in

Journey Planet’s Star Wars Issue
May the Fourth is a date for celebrating Star Wars and James Bacon’s birthday, and connecting the two, is the release date for a special issue marking 10 years of Journey Planet.] By James Bacon: May the Fourth be with

Star Wars May the Force Be With You Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: (1) EWW Star Wars: New Hope More items follow the jump. (2) Why the Jedi are the galaxy’s biggest idiots (3) Star Wars lip reading spoof (4) Serious Star Wars (5) Serious Jedi (6) Honest Jedi

Pixel Scroll 5/3/18 In Space, No One Can Hear Your Shirt
SAVING THROW. A replacement pop-up con for Universal Fan Con served vendors and a thousand fans in Baltimore: “How The Creators of Wicomicon Executed A Blerd Convention In A Week” — Black Enterprise has the story. Karama Horne was

Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics 2018 Shortlist
The finalists for this year’s Dwayne McDuffie Award for Kids’ Comics were announced May 2. Presented at the Ann Arbor Comics Art Festival, the award runs in tandem with the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity and focuses on comics aimed

Prix Aurora/Boréal 2018 Nominees
The Prix Aurora/Boréal 2018 will be presented this weekend at Congrès Boréal 2018 in Montreal, in Canada. In connection with the novel finalists the administrators have issued a statement – in French, which Google Translate renders in English as —

Lost in Space Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: (1) Wow, that LIS kid really likes robots — Netflix’s Lost In Space: Interview With The Robinsons: Geek Interviews More videos after the jump. (2) Who is that new LIS robot? (3) “Why Netflix’s Lost in

2018 Roswell Award Finalists
The finalists for the 2018 Roswell Award for short science fiction by adults have been posted. At LitFest Pasadena on May 19, celebrity guests will read the five finalists’ stories, after which the first, second, and third place winners will

2018 Tomorrow Prize Finalists
At LitFest Pasadena on May 20, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., celebrity guests will read the five Tomorrow Prize finalists’ stories, after which the first, second, and third place winners will be announced. The Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction was

Pixel Scroll 5/2/18 Hold The Scroll Firmly. Open With The Pixel End Pointing Away From You
ILLUMINATION. The Geek Calligraphy team has produced an art print from a Penric story — We’re thrilled to announce a new art print: “Penric’s Demon” Illuminated First PageThe opening of Lois McMaster Bujold’s novella is calligraphed, illustrated, and illuminated

Mayday! NYRSF Readings Series Presents Jo Walton and Ilana C. Myer
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Tuesday, May 1 – May Day – the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Series hosted readings by fantasy writers Jo Walton and Ilana C. Myer at its venue, the Brooklyn

2018 Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist
The finalists for the 2018 Arthur C. Clarke Award were announced May 2 in London. The 6 shortlisted titles were selected from a list of 108 individual eligible submissions: Sea of Rust – C. Robert Cargill (Gollancz) Dreams Before the

Dublin 2019 Hotel Update
Dublin 2019 Worldcon chair James Bacon asked File 770 to help distribute the hotel information being released by the convention today.] By James Bacon: From the chairs desk: Important Hotel information. Last weekend, we had our first all-staff meeting in the

Massive Star Trek Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: The Philosophy of Star Trek – A thorough and insightful analysis and background More videos follow the jump — Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on Everything You Didn’t Know SyFy Wire compares Deep Space 9’s Sisko

Pixel Scroll 5/1/18 Pixel Longstocking
CONTAGIOUS THINKER. The Outline’s Michael Huguenor recalls “That one time Felix Guattari tried to sell a script in Hollywood”. By 1987, French philosopher Felix Guattari had already changed the world. He’d invented a new form of psychoanalysis, fought against

Uncanny Issue 22 Launches May 1
The twenty-second issue of Uncanny Magazine is available today at Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 22nd issue of their 2016 and 2017 Hugo Award-winning online science fiction and fantasy magazine, featuring passionate SF/F

2017 RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards
RT Book Reviews has announced their 2017 Reviewers’ Choice Awards. Here are the winners in categories of genre interest: PARANORMAL Paranormal Romance Bound Together by Christine Feehan Paranormal Worldbuilding Silver Silence by Nalini Singh Futuristic Romance Sky Raiders by Michelle Diener

2018 Hugo Voting Opens May 3
Worldcon 76 has announced voting for the Hugo Awards is scheduled to open on Thursday, May 3. Members will use their voting PINs from the nominating ballot to vote online. New members will receive notification of their voting PINs in

CLFA Book of the Year 2018 Award
The winner of the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance’s CLFA Book of the Year 2018 Award is — For Steam and Country: Book One of the Adventures of Baron Von Monocle by Jon Del Arroz

Top 10 Posts for April 2018
April’s most-read post was about an attention-craving writer suing the San Jose Worldcon. However, protests about John Ringo ’s being named a ConCarolinas special guest produced three posts in the Top 10 – two of them about the story, and

Pixel Scroll 4/30/18 A Pixel Can Produce A Few Notes Though The Scrolls Are Very Flat
CAMERON’S SF OVERVIEW. It’s remarkable how many people think I haven’t covered this before. But as my motto says, “It’s always news to somebody.” At AV Club: “James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction is a solid, albeit navel-gazing, primer”.

2018 Locus Awards Shortlist
The 2018 Locus Awards Finalists have been posted at Locus Online. Just to excerpt a category at random — MAGAZINE Analog Asimov’s Beneath Ceaseless Skies Clarkesworld F&SF File 770 Lightspeed Strange Horizons Uncanny The Locus Awards were voted by

Batman Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: The making of Batman. Legend of the Bright Knight: History of the Adam West Batman TV Show More videos follow the jump. Batman TV Series Behind the Scenes Pt. 1 Batman TV Series Behind the Scenes

Why I don’t send in more of my poems
By John Hertz: You Nine of Diamonds Lying in the street: vestige Of what? O Leckie!

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