2018 John W. Campbell Memorial Award Finalists
Finalists for this year’s John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel have been selected. Christopher McKitterick, director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction and newly named Campbell Award chair announced the list on

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DAMES AND KNIGHTS. The Queen’s birthday honours list is out. The Guardian has the highlights likely to be of interest to Filers (although it does not cite any of the recipients’ genre credits). The Queen’s birthday honours list, in

The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and the Navy Way
The ConCarolinas controversy has now taken the form of rival petitions. As reported in yesterday’s Scroll, at iPetitions signers are calling for the “Removal of Jada and Luis Diaz from ConCarolinas Committee”. (Jada Diaz is the convention chair, and Luis,

Australian Shadows Awards 2017
On June 9 the Australasian Horror Writers Association announced the Australian Shadows Awards 2017 at Continuum XIV: Conjugation. The juried award is given in seven categories for work by an Australasian author that has horror/dark fiction content either as a

2018 Norma K Hemming Awards
The 2018 Norma K Hemming Awards, given by the Australian Science Fiction Foundation (ASFF), were announced at a ceremony June 8 at Continuum in Melbourne. The award is designed to recognize excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender,

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WORLDCON 75 BONUS. 2017 Worldcon Vice-chair Colette H. Fozard sent an update about the printed souvenir books people are looking forward to receiving. We have the list of people to send the printed souvenir book to, and we’re sorry

2018 Aurora Awards Nominees
The 2018 Aurora Awards nominees have been announced. The Aurora Awards are nominated by members of the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. Eligible were “works done in 2017 by Canadians.” The top five nominated works were selected. Additional works

Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?
By John Hertz: In the course of reading and re-reading this and that I came across these two remarks I thought worth attention. They touch points we often talk of. Here’s Bernard Shaw in a 1930 preface to a reprint

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2020 WORLDCON & 2019 NASFiC SITE SELECTION VOTING. Paper ballots started going out a couple of weeks ago with Worldcon 76’s Progress Report 3, and PDF ballot forms were posted to the Worldcon 76 web site yesterday. The 2020

2018 Saturn Awards Organization Special Honorees
The Saturn Awards Organization announced this year’s Special Award honorees on June 6: The Dr. Donald A. Reed Founder’s Award Guillermo del Toro Congrats to @RealGDT who will be this year’s #SaturnAwards ‘Dr. Donald A. Reed Founder’s Award’ winner!!

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EMMY CAMPAIGN. spotted these “For Your Consideration” videos touting Star Trek: Discovery for costuming and makeup Emmy nominations. “‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Emmy Consideration Video Goes Inside Makeup Trailer” “‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Emmy Consideration Video Spotlights the Show’s Costumes”

Classics of S-F at Westercon 71
By John Hertz: Westercon LXXI, combined with Myths & Legends Con VI, will be 4-8 July 2018 at Denver, Colorado: the Denver Tech Center Hyatt Regency Hotel. We’ll discuss three Classics of Science Fiction, one discussion each. Come to as

At NYRSF Readings, a Brave Little Toast to Thomas M. Disch
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Tuesday, February 6th, at its venue, the Brooklyn Commons Café in Brooklyn (somewhere on the Ruins of Earth), the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Series presented a tribute to the

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BRIAN KEENE BURN INJURY. Horror author and podcaster Brian Keene is hospitalized, reports Stephen Kozeniewski, who has started a “Brian Keene Burn Fund” at GoFundMe: On June 5, 2018, author, podcaster, philanthropist, and father Brian Keene was badly burned

2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award Shortlist
The finalists for the 2018 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Fiction and Fantasy were announced at ConCarolinas on June 1. Frost & Filigree by Natania Barron (Falstaff Books) Amazing Grace by John G. Hartness (Falstaff Books) The Stravinsky

Mortal Engines Official Trailer
Mortal Engines, coming to theaters in the U.S. December 14. 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 the Earth, ruthlessly

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part – Official Teaser Trailer
They Come in Pieces. In theaters February 2019. “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part,” reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It’s been five years since everything was awesome and

2018 Lambda Literary Awards
Congratulations to Lammy winners Carmen Maria Machado (Lesbian Fiction), Bogi Takács (Transgender Fiction), Emil Ferris (LGBTQ Graphic Novels), and Annalee Newitz (LGBTQ SF/F/Horror). The awards were presented the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Award ceremony on June 4. The Lammys celebrate

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FOLLOWING IN GODZILLA’S FOOTSTEPS. The Harvard Map Collection presents “Where Disaster Strikes: Modern Space and the Visualization of Destruction”. Floods, fires, earthquakes, volcanoes, bombings, droughts, and even alien invasions: disaster can take many forms. And, although disasters are always

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 Official Trailer
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 comes to theaters November 21. “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive

Pasadena’s Science Fictional Birthday Party
The Pasadena Museum of History celebrated the city’s 132nd birthday on June 3 with an event drawing its theme from the Museum’s popular exhibition, “Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction, & Pasadena”. John

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