Amazon Terminates Vox Day’s Castalia House Account
Update: Vox Day says his Amazon KDP account is now “Reinstated” [Internet Archive link.] Amazon told Vox Day they have shut down his Castalia House Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account because of the latest issues about its goon book Corrosion (The

SFF Stamps of 2018
The US Postal Service put out a bumper crop of stamps of interest to fans in 2018. Here’s a roundup: Scooby-Doo “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” For nearly 50 years, this call has summoned the beloved animated Great Dane wherever help

2019 American Library Association Youth Award Winners
The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King,
Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Results of

Pixel Scroll 2/1/19 You Scroll And Scroll The Daily Pixel, First None ‘ll Come, Then All The Ticks ‘ll
AN EAR FOR OLD SFF. James Davis Nicoll’s young people weigh in on another classic: “Young People Listen to Old SFF: Foundation by Isaac Asimov”. Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy1 was in fact three fix-ups of shorter pieces assembled into

Amazon Reopens Castalia House’s KDP Account
Castalia House’s Amazon Kindle Digital Publishing account was restored yesterday within hours after Vox Day told readers it had been taken down (see “Amazon Terminates Vox Day’s Castalia House Account”.) The problems were caused by Castalia’s Collapsing Empire parody Corrosion

2019 HWA Lifetime Achievement Award to Masterton
The Horror Writers Association today named Graham Masterton this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award winner. He will receive the award at StokerCon™ 2019, held at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “Members on the selection committee have fond

Ballot Posted for 2019 Locus Poll
The online 2019 Locus Poll & Survey ballot is available here. Votes will be accepted from subscribers and non-subscribers alike. The voting deadline is April 15, 2019.

2018 Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll Finalists
The 5 finalists for best Clarkesworld short story and cover art of 2018 are in listed in Neil Clarke’s February editorial. Clarke had this to say about the first phase: We held a two-day nomination period for the Clarkesworld Magazine

2018 Locus Recommended Reading List Is Out
The 2018 Locus Recommended Reading List from the magazine’s February issue has been posted by Locus Online. The list is a consensus by Locus editors, reviewers, and other professionals — editor-in-chief Liza Groen Trombi; reviews editor Jonathan Strahan; Locus reviewers

Top 10 Posts for January 2019
Was anybody as shocked to learn Larry Correia lies to his fans as they were to hear about Chandler Morrison’s act at BizarroCon? Unlikely, however, the two stories coincidentally pulled about the same number of readers. Correia came unglued when

Pixel Scroll 1/31/19 No Screaming While The Scroll Is In Motion!
MARVEL AT MOPOP. Ellie Farrell had a photo taken with a friend during her visit to MoPop’s Marvel exhibit in Seattle. Opened last Spring, the exhibit continues through March 3. (2) SFF DOES WORK TOO. Charlie Jane Anders, in

SFWA’s 2019 Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award Winners Are Nisi Shawl and Neil Clarke
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) will present its Kate Wilhelm Solstice Awards to Nisi Shawl and Neil Clarke at the 54th Annual Nebula Conference. The Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award is given by SFWA for

Cats Sleep on SFF: Cheshire Cat Mug
Cindy Emmons revives the series with a dramatic scene: Here is my daughter’s guinea pig Newton, and her pom-pom key chain, disguised as Tribbles, sneaking up on a Cheshire Cat mug. Photos of other cats (or whatever you’ve got!) resting

We Can Do This Thing
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1286; January 31, 2017) Today is National Gorilla-Suit Day (Don Martin Bounces Back, 1963). I’ve just come to the passage in Scott Kelly’s Endurance (2017) where his twin brother Mark announces sending a gorilla

Pixel Scroll 1/30/19 The Rolling Infinity Stones
by Mike Glyer / 2d
(1) MORE ALA HONORS. We linked the 2019 youth awards from the American Library Association the other day. Here are two more sets of awards and recommended reading lists from the ALA: LITA: The LITA Excellence in Children’s and Young

Pixel Scroll 1/29/19 Dill Pixels
TIPTREE ON TV? Jennifer Kent, who directed the exceptional horror film The Babadook, and is currently at Sundance screening her second film, the historical drama The Nightingale, is developing a project based on the life and stories of James

Trigger Snowflake and the Conference
By Ingvar: “Trigger, darling?” Sheriff Snowflake looked up from his desk, at Mrs Coraline Snowflake, his beloved life. “Yes, dearest?” “I’ve been invited to join the board of the System Literature Conference.” “You have? That’s marvellous news. SysLiCon is truly

Pixel Scroll 1/28/19 Untitled Pixel Scroll Reboot
FROM BOOKER TO GENRE. This week’s New Yorker article “Why Marlon James Decided to Write an African ‘Game of Thrones’” tells about Marlon James, who won the Booker prize and then decided to write “an African Game of Thrones.”

Changes in Store for BizarroCon
BizarroCon Director and Eraserhead Press publisher Rose O’Keefe today posted an “Open Letter To The Bizarro Fiction Community”, a thorough and detailed apology for the Ultimate Bizarro Showdown at BizarroCon 11, and for failing to take appropriate steps when informed

All Knowledge Is Contained In Fanzines No. 142857
By John Hertz: Have you too, seeing these postage stamps, been reminded of T. Nelson Downs and John Northern Hilliard? P.S. If you wonder about that number, you can look here.

2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards
The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were presented on January 27. Black Panther won for Cast in A Motion Picture, one of the top awards, and also Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture. Emily Blunt won Female Actor in

Pixel Scroll 1/27/19 My Daddy Was A Pixel – I’m A Son Of A Dot!
ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDALS. No genre works were on the shortlist, so needless to say today’s Andrew Carnegie Medal winners were all non-genre books. The omnivorous readers among you might like to know what they are anyway: (2) ST:D PREMIERE

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MANGA AT THE MUSEUM. The British Museum will host an exhibit on “Manga” from May 23-August 26. Enter a graphic world where art and storytelling collide in the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan.

2019 Prometheus Hall of Fame Finalists
The Libertarian Futurist Society has selected five finalists for the 2019 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. “As Easy as A.B.C.,” by Rudyard Kipling (first published 1912 in London Magazine), the second of his “airship utopia” stories, envisions a twenty-first century

Pixel Scroll 1/25/19 Eight Files High
SINGING ABOUT PEASPROUT CHEN. Lightspeed Magazine’s interview with Henry Lien brought out a fascinating musical connection — You’re the first author I’ve interviewed who’s had a Broadway singer perform at the book launch for their debut novel. I watched

A Reckoning for BizarroCon
Chandler Morrison’s performance during the “Ultimate Bizarro Showdown” at BizarroCon 11, simulating sex with an aborted fetus, not only provoked a flurry of protests, it ignited a wider discussion of predatory behavior at the convention which one commenter says “has

2019 Barry Awards Nominees
The nominees for the 2019 Barry Awards have been published by Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine. The winners will be announced on October 31 at the Dallas Bouchercon Opening Ceremonies. Best Novel November Road by

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