September’s top ten, Geffen, Inky & other awards, Credentials!, and more

Martha Wells Wins at 2018 DBW Awards
Digital Book World announced the winners of the 2018 DBW Awards during a ceremony at the #DBW18 conference in Nashville on Oct. 2. The award’s 51 categories include the best sf and horror books — Best Book (Science Fiction) Artificial

Cats Sleep on SFF: Fault Lines
Kelly Jennings’ idea could lead to a spinoff series — I have a photo which doesn’t exactly fit into the Cats Sleep on SFF series, but I thought I would send it along anyway. It’s my cat, Jasper, examining the

Not Space Force. Space Forces. Forces Plural.
By Carl Slaughter: When Trump announced a space force, the late-night comedians had a field day. But Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is this generation’s Carl Sagan, has been making the rounds of the talk shows to say that the idea

2018 Harvey Awards
The 2018 Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman,(1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, were presented October 5 in New York. Book of the Year MONSTRESS by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

Pixel Scroll 10/5/18 The Curious Incident Of The Scroll In The Night-Time
LOOKING BACK ON HORROR. From Rocket Stack Rank, here’s a new (perhaps the first annual) selection of “Outstanding SF/F Horror” of 2016-2017. Although horror isn’t our focus, we do review horror stories that turn up in our regular magazines,

Mortal Engines – Official Trailer 2
Mortal Engines — Welcome to the age of predator cities. In theaters December 14. Hundreds of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, a mysterious young woman, Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar), emerges as the only one who can

Aquaman – Extended Video
A Son of the Land…A King of the Seas…He’s the Protector of the Deep. Something arrives tomorrow. #Aquaman — James Wan (@creepypuppet) October 4, 2018 This is pretty irresistible — Aquaman, in theaters December 21. From Warner Bros.

Quatermass Experiment TV Series
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Pilot The Quatermass Experiment is a British science-fiction serial broadcast by BBC Television in the summer of 1953 and re-staged by BBC Four in 2005. Set in the near future against the background of a British

Today’s Birthdays 10/4
Compiled by Cat Eldridge and JJ: TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS. Born October 4, 1904 – Eando Binder is a pen name used by writers Earl Andrew Binder (1904–1965) and his brother Otto Binder (1911–1974). The name is derived from their first initials.

Pixel Scroll 10/4/18 Scrolls Lift Us Up Where We Belong
MOTHER’S DAY IN GOTHAM. brings news that “Martha Wayne to Return in ‘Gotham’ Season 5”—the same actor who played her in the pilot will now reprise the part in the finale season. In addition to moving toward Batman’s future

SFF Author Kelly Link Receives 2018 MacArthur Genius Grant
Genre writer Kelly Link and planetary scientist Sarah T. Stewart are among the 25 fellows who are receiving this year’s “genius grants” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, $625,000 disbursed over five years to spend any way

Sci-Fi Humor Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: J.J. Abrams if movies ended like YouTube videos. Case in point, ending of Force Awakens. Captain America versus Trump More videos follow the jump. Technology versus vocal cords Batgirl auditions Batman tries to join Marvel Stranger

Pixel Scroll 10/3/18 I’ve Got Pixels To Scroll, And Pixels To LOL, And Pixels To Stir Up Yet More Strife
CORDWAINER GENESIS. Ashley Stimpson and Jeffrey Irtenkauf trace the career of the man behind Cordwainer Smith in “Throngs of himself” for Johns Hopkins Magazine. “Paul Linebarger wrote science fiction as Cordwainer Smith. His multiple selves did not stop there.”

2018 Inky Awards
The 2018 Inky Award winners were announced October 2. The award recognizes achievement in young adult literature – the Gold Inky given for Australian titles, and the Silver Inky for international titles. The Inky Awards are selected by teenagers, with

Pixel Scroll 10/2/18 I’ve Got Two Pixels To Paradox
SETTING THE SCENE. For the premiere of First Man they turned the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood into the moon. (2) TERRESTRIAL RAYS. The versions available today are much too big to work as phasers, however, Cosmos assures readers that

Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize 2018 Shortlist
The 2018 Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize shortlist was revealed June 18. UK publishers submitted their best science books for under-14s to the 2018 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize and an adult judging panel has narrowed them down

2018 Geffen Awards
Jules Verne won his Geffen Awards category, but L. Frank Baum lost to Rick Riordan. (Has Verne ever won an sff award before? I’d say he was overdue.) The Israeli Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy announced the winners of

Pixel Scroll 10/1/18 I’ll Have A Short Half-Caf Scroll With Free-Range Foamed Pixels, Please
DOES IT SUIT ME? Would you believe that no one is more surprised about this than the Doctor herself? “‘Doctor Who’: The Doctor Realizes She’s A Woman In A Brand New Clip!” at In the first clip released

2018 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize
The 2018 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize recognizes the best of science writing for a non-specialist audience. The 2018 winner was announced October 1: Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (Doubleday) We

2018 BookNest Fantasy Awards Longlists
The longlists for the 2018 BookNest Fantasy Awards, hosted by the blog, were announced October 1. Open public voting to pick the shortlist continues until October 14 — to vote, click here. AWARDS PROCESS. The BookNest Fantasy Awards are

TAFF Taking Nominations for 2019 Race
The 2019 TAFF (Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund) Race is now officially open for nominations for the North America to Europe leg. Nominations will be taken until November 22, 2018. Voting to select the TAFF delegate will commence on December 1, 2018

Top 10 Posts for September 2018
The Dragon Award winners post normally has a lot of readers anyway, however, when Stephen M. Stirling dropped in to refute some skeptical comments – “As for the Dragon Awards process, it’s transparent if you assume the people running it

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