Kitchies, Audies, Inkies, Lambdas, Baen Memorials, Rhyslings, Sturgeons, NASFiC selection, Hugo Nominations close, Bradbury all the time….

Barkley – So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #38
Captain Marvel, A Review By Chris M. Barkley: Captain Marvel, (****, 2019) with Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Bening, Clark Gregg and Jude Law. Screenplay byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Pixel Scroll 3/9/19 The Correct Double Entendre Can Make Anything Genre
FEELING FELINE. Beware “Timothy’s Spoiler Filled Review of Captain Marvel” at Camestros Felapton. [From the desk of the CEO of Cattimothy Media dot Org] This is Marvel’s second cat led superhero movie. Black Panther was a bit disappointing as

2019 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award Finalists
The finalists for the 2019 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story have been selected. Christopher McKitterick, Director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, made the announcement March 5. The awards will

2020 NASFiC Voting Opens
Voting to select the site of the 2020 North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC) has started. The Columbus for 2020 NASFiC bid is the only one on the ballot. They propose to hold the con August 20-23, 2020 at the

Pixel Scroll 3/8/19 Happy As The Day When The Pixels Scroll Away
STRAHAN’S NEXT PROJECT. The Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog caught everyone’s attention by “Announcing Year’s Best Science Fiction, a New Annual Anthology from Saga Press”: In 2020, Jonathan Strahan and Simon & Schuster’s Saga Press will launch Year’s Best

One Week Left to Nominate for the Hugo Awards
The deadline to make nominations for the 2019 Hugo Awards and the 1944 Retro Hugos (honoring the achievements of 1943) is now only a week away – Friday, March 15, 2019, 11:59 PDT. Members of the Dublin 2019 Worldcon are eligible to vote

Science – Art – Imagination
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1340) Vincent Di Fate has been named to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame, recognized for “distinguished achievement in the art of illustration…. based on [his] body of work and the impact it

Pixel Scroll 3/7/19 By Thy Long Grey Pixel And Glittering Scroll
ANOTHER ESCAPEE FROM LAST DANGEROUS VISIONS. Haffner Press will release as a chapbook Manly Wade Wellman’s unpublished story “Not All a Dream,” originally commissioned for Harlan Ellison’s never released anthology The Last Dangerous Visions, “Not All a Dream” opens

Spring Ahead with AudioFile Magazine’s Best New and Classic Audiobooks
From AudioFile Magazine, a sampler of new and classic sff audiobooks for fans to listen to this spring BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF The Dark Star Trilogy, Book 1 by Marlon James, read by Dion Graham (Earphones Award Winner) This African-inspired

2019 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award Finalists
Baen Books has announced the top ten finalists for the 2019 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award. The Grand Prize will be presented at the 2019 International Space Development Conference in Arlington, VA the weekend of June 6-9. “The goal

2019 Lambda Literary Awards Nominees
The 31st Annual Lambda Literary Award finalists (“Lammys”) have been announced. The awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 3. This year’s finalist were selected by a

All Bradbury All The Time
I’m overdue for one of these roundups! RAY’S ARROYO. The Lake County News-Sun informs readers that “Literary Landmark status coming to Ray Bradbury Park and its storied ravine”. While many great American writers have had personal property honored with a

Pixel Scroll 3/6/19 Fortune Favors The Scrolled
PICARD. is reporting “STAR TREK: PICARD Series Update With Character Breakdowns”. There are eight descriptions in the post. Here are the first four — The first character in the list is the main man himself, Jean-Luc Picard, Male.

From Mercury to a Distant Star: NYRSF Readings Feature Kressel and Rivera
By Mark L. Blackman: On the bitingly cold evening of Fat Tuesday (yes, it was Mardi Gras), March 5, 2019, at an event held at its venue, the Brooklyn Commons Café, the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Series featured a

TAFF News Redux #2 Features Candidate Interviews
Need help deciding who to vote for in the 2019 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund race? Help is on the way! TAFF News Redux #2 [PDF file] is available on the TAFF Website with the candidates’ answers to a questionnaire. Find out

Ray Bradbury Live (forever) Debuts on 3/22
The first public performance of “Ray Bradbury Live (forever),” a new touring stage tribute to the iconic sff author, will take place Friday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room. “Ray Bradbury Live (forever)” is officially authorized

2019 Rhysling Award Nominees
The Science Fiction Poetry Association has finalized its 2018 Rhysling Award candidates, reports David C. Kopaska-Merkel. Eighty-nine members voted. The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for prose poems,

HWA Announces Haunted Library of Horror Classics
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) and Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of Sourcebooks, will be publishing the Haunted Library of Horror Classics, a new reprint series. Now some of the genre’s seminal titles will be easily available to modern readers.

Pixel Scroll 3/5/19 Surely You Know, Philately Will Get You Nowhere
THE DEATH OF TRUTH. Brianna Wu is one of the featured victims in The Guardian’s article “Trapped in a hoax: survivors of conspiracy theories speak out “. Conspiracy theories used to be seen as bizarre expressions of harmless eccentrics.

The Kitschies 2018 Shortlists
The 2018 Kitschies Award shortlists have been revealed. The prize, sponsored by Blackwell’s, is given to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic..” The winners will be announced in a ceremony

Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer
The end is near. HBO has dropped the Season 8 trailer for Game of Thrones. The series resumes April 14.

2019 Audie Awards
The 2019 Audie Awards®, recognizing distinction in audiobooks and spoken word entertainment, were presented tonight by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) at a ceremony in New York. Presenters included LeVar Burton and Patton Oswalt. Genre winners were — Fantasy –

Pixel Scroll 3/4/19 It Was A Scroll Of Rare Device
SUPERPHILATELY. Royal Mail have a series of Marvel superhero stamps out later this month. Various first day covers, presentation packs, framed prints etc. are available now for pre-order: Treat the Marvel super fan in your life to this superb

2019 Inky Awards Longlists
The 2019 Inky Awards longlists were announced March 4 – the Gold Inky for Australian titles, and the Silver Inky for international titles. The award recognizes achievement in young adult literature, with nominees and winners

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