AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 12-30-18

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Astronomer Christian Ready Will Livestream the New Horizons Flyby Beginning New Year’s Eve
Bill Higgins forwarded this press release with a note, “I myself will be at the center, and hope to help Chris Ready with the program — I’ve already agreed to an interview.”] Christian Ready is an astronomer whose presentations on

Pixel Scroll 12/29/2018 Scroll-Covered Three-Pixeled Family Credential
SFF IN TRANSLATION. Rachel S. Cordasco has launched the first Science Fiction in Translation Poll: Welcome to the first annual SFT Poll, where you can vote for your favorite translated novels, short stories, anthologies & collections, translators, and publishers!

Wandering Through the Public Domain #4
A regular exploration of public domain genre works available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: As January 1 approaches and 1923 copyrights become public domain, commenters on the previous installment pointed out some 1923 works that

Pixel Scroll 12/28/18 Baby Is 3.14159
I’m still recovering from the flu, however, here’s a curtailed Scroll to help keep the conversation moving. GUFF INTERVIEWS. The Get-Up-and-over Fan Fund (GUFF) ballot for the 2019 race is available online. Voters will choose an Australasian delegate to attend

Next Down Under Fan Fund Race Rescheduled to 2020
There will be no 2019 Down Under Fan Fund delegate DUFF administrators Paul Weimer and Marlee Jane Ward have announced. The 2019 round would have sent a North American fan to Australasia. Since the 2020 Worldcon will be in New

Graham Connor (1957-2018)
By Jonathan Cowie: SF Concatenation’s co-editor, SF fan and my close friend for over four decades, Graham Connor has died. This is the mini-obit we will be using in the next edition: Graham Connor, the British physicist and SF fan,

2018 Novellapalooza
[Editor’s note: be sure to read the comments on this post for more novellas and more Filer reviews.] By JJ: I’m a huge reader of novels, but not that big on short fiction. But the last few years, I’ve done

Top Posts of 2018
Yes, it was a busy year. What were the most-read stories out of the 1300+ published here in 2018? This compilation looks very different from my private predictions. Anyone who pays attention to the monthly Top 10 lists here knows

Witchy-witchy-witchy
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1333) It’s the centennial year of Theodore Sturgeon. Let us salute him. He left seven novels, one published posthumously; two hundred shorter stories, republished in two dozen collections, then fully in The Complete Stories,

Pixel Scroll 12/26/18 And The Fur Suit Of Happiness
NEW BUJOLD NOVELLA ON THE WAY. Bujold announced it on Goodreads — a “new Lakerwalker novella impending”. …I am pleased to report that I have finished the first draft of a new novella in the world of The Sharing

Pixel Scroll 12/25/18 The Little Pixel Boy
If you made it all the way through the season without hearing that tune, well, oops! (1) SIX-PACK. Tor.com’s Leah Schnelbach invites you to “Have Yourself a Cosmic Little Christmas with 6 Intergalactic Holiday Specials”. Lots of shows decide they

Here’s Something For Your Own Stocking
Cat Rambo is running a three day sale — We are wrapping up the end of the year with a special promotion for THREE DAYS ONLY, December 24-26, by offering all Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers on-demand classes, including the

Pixel Scroll 12/24/18 One For My Pixel And One More For The Scroll
A NEW YORK MIDDLE AGES MINUTE. The New York Time discovers the Society for Creative Anachronism: “The Weekend Warriors of the Crown Province of Ostgardr (Otherwise Known as New York City)”. King Wilhelm and Queen Vienna — a Connecticut

Uncanny Magazine Issue 26 Launches 1/1
The 26th issue of Uncanny Magazine will be available on January 1. Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 26th issue of their 2016, 2017, and 2018 Hugo Award-winning online science fiction and fantasy magazine.

Pixel Scroll 12/23/18 Galileo, (Galileo) Galileo, Galileo Pixel Scroll
A BIG FISH TAIL. No, Jason Momoa is not the first actor to portray Aquaman in a live-action film (SYFY Wire: “How a $10,000 1984 fan film became the world’s first …

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