AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 3-17-19

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Court Rules Star Trek/Seuss Mashup Is Copyright Fair Use
ComicMix was the winner today when a Federal judge decided the remaining copyright issues in Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ suit to stop the Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go! project. Dr. Seuss Enterprises (DSE) had claimed the crowdfunded book, featuring the

Best Fannish Cat
Let us return now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when Australian fans were called upon to vote for the “Best Fannish Cat” in the Ditmar Awards. The earliest of these two forgotten episodes in SJW credential history occurred in

Favorite SF in Translation Poll Winners Announced
The results of Science Fiction in Translation’s inaugural Favorite SFT Poll are in. Many readers participated — Rachel S. Cordasco got responses from 277 voters. Here the top three finishers in each category (and the winner in bold). FAVORITE SHORT

2019 Recommended SF/F List
By JJ: This thread is for posts about 2019-published works, which people have read and recommend to other Filers. There will be no tallying of recommendations done in this thread; its purpose is to provide a source of recommendations for

What Did You Nominate For The 2019 Hugo Awards?
Fans are welcome to share their Hugo and Retro Hugo nominating ballots in the comments.

Re-Writing The World: Robert Jackson Bennett’s Foundryside
By JJ: I’ve been outspoken here in the past about my appreciation for Robert Jackson Bennett’s Divine Cities trilogy, which was a finalist last year for the Hugo Award for Best Series. I’ve been looking forward to more work

Pixel Scroll 3/15/19 Pixelflay Hraka, Scroll Embleer Rah!
THE NEW NUMBER TWO. Future Science Fiction Digest’s second issue was released today. The contents are available for immediate purchase, or you can read the stories when they become available as free reads on the site between now and

SPFBO 2018 Finalists
Mark Lawrence has posted the ten Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 2018 finalists. SPFBO began with a 300-book longlist, and every finalist was the top pick out of 30 reviewed by the bloggers named in parentheses. Here’s are the finlaists in alphabetical

2019 LA Vintage Paperback Collectors Show & Sale on 3/24
Get ready! The Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show takes place Sunday March 24 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium (1401 Verdugo Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. Each year there are great finds reported by folks

Pixel Scroll 3/14/19 A God On The Stalk Can Be Quite Transcendental, But Pixels Are A Scroll’s Best Friend
ONE ARCHETYPAL SFF AUTHOR SALUTES ANOTHER. Literary Hub excerpts “Michael Moorcock on H.G. Wells, Reluctant Prophet” from the introduction to The Time Machine & the Island of Doctor Moreau: …In these two early books Wells gave shape to his

Pixel Scroll 3/13/19 This IrrePixel-able, Trantor ‘Original’, This Mule-produced Crime
THINGS FALL APART. T.J. Martinson, in “The Death of the Superhero: The Crime of Killing Off Good & Evil” at Crimereads, notes that comic book publishers periodically kill off superheroes to boost sales of titles, but “when superheroes die,

Peut-être qu’ils restent les mêmes et peut-être qu’ils ne le font pas
By John Hertz: Maybe they stay the same and maybe they don’t. Filling up the corners, as hobbits say, of Hugo and Retro-Hugo nominating ballots, you might have looked at Le Zombie 48 (Brother Tucker’s fanzine, 1943) and noticed Page

Pixel Scroll 3/12/19 Special Pixel Service — “Who Scrolls Wins”
MILES TO GO. In “Lessons learned: writing really long fiction” on his blog, Charles Stross discusses his Merchant Princes and Laundry Files series and gives advice to authors planning multi-book series. The first thing to understand is the scale

Till they ring inside my head forever
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1309) On June 28th, Christine Valada told us. Susan Ellison has asked me to announce the passing of writer Harlan Ellison, in his sleep, earlier today. “For a brief time I was here, and

Pixel Scroll 3/11/19 A Scroll Is A Guy That Thinks He’s Fly, And Is Also Known As A Pixel
OBERST FROM COAST TO COAST. As reported the other day, Bill Oberst Jr.’s Ray Bradbury Live (forever) will launch with a performance at the South Pasadena Public Library on March 2. The show’s website says the next

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