Commentary on 20books-gate (lots); Academy Awards, Ellison correction online; pixel scroll. What’s not to like?

Review: Finding Neverland
By Martin Morse Wooster: Over the years, I’ve probably seen more versions of Peter Pan than are good for me. There were the movies, of course, and the live version of the original musical that aired on television a few

Pixel Scroll 3/2/19 Eating Soylent Green And Watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Now Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Go Back In Time
TRASH TALKER. [Item by Mike Kennedy.] Maybe Denver got jealous of the Stargate made of luggage at the San Antonio airport and wanted to one-up them. More likely, it would seem, they just decided to lean in to the unfounded

The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF, Vol. 5, Table of Contents Released
Editor David Afsharirad has announced the table of contents for The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF, Volume 5, which will be available June 4 from Baen Books. “Love in the Time of Interstellar War” by Brendan DuBois “Going Dark”

Pixel Scroll 3/1/19 Rotating PixelScrolls And The Possibility Of Global File Violation
Editor’s note: Although I have been at this computer all day it’s included writing other posts, so a lot of good links will need to be carried over til tomorrow! (1) AGAIN PLEASE. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel

2018 Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll Results
Voters have chosen the 2018 Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll winners from the five finalists in each category. Editor Neil Clarke made the announcement on the magazine’s website. The 2018 winners are: Best Story “When We Were Starless” by Simone Heller (October)

2018 Ursa Major Awards Nominees
The 2018 Ursa Major Awards final ballot is open for voting from March 1 to March 31 on the UMA website. The winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony at AnthrOhio, to be held in Columbus, OH from May

Jonathan Brazee, SFWA Make Statements on Nebula Awards Issues
[Editor’s Introduction: Jonathan Brazee, who authored the 20Booksto50K Recommended Reading List which succeeded in gaining Nebula Awards nominations for several works, made the following statement in the File 770 comments section and asked for help in making it more visible:]

Top 10 Posts for February 2019
News of Jon Del Arroz’ major legal setback in his suit against Worldcon 76 drew thousands of readers. The judge ruled that four of his five causes of action will not be considered further because they failed on legal or

Trigger Snowflake and the Meltsygate
By Ingvar: Trigger looked at the street outside his office. For once it was utterly calm and no dust in the air. To the extent it was visible, this far out in the Solar System, the Sun was providing some

2019 Rondo Awards Nominees
Online voting has begun for the 17th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. You’re invited to vote for your favorites in any or all 30 categories. Click the link for instructions and the complete ballot. The deadline to participate is

Pixel Scroll 2/28/19 Submitted For Your Pixelation
HOW TO AVOID MUSHROOM-SHAPED CLOUDS. Charlie Jane Anders argues in the Washington Post that, with the likelihood of “devastating nuclear conflict” starting to rise, popular culture creators should deal with the possibility of atomic attack in the tradition of

Space Opera and Progress
Guest Post by Joseph Hurtgen: For its grand narratives, space opera borrows from the horse opera or western. The horse opera relies on a 19th-century vision of American progress, relying on the mythos of finding vitality and riches as a

Pixel Scroll 2/27/19 A Pixel Traveling At 0.72C Is Approving a Rotating Scroll Travelling At 0.4C. Where’s The Best Place To Get Souvenir Turtles?
HOLLYWOOD ACCOUNTING. Bones isn’t a sff show (most of the time) but the litigation will send ripples throughout all the media empires: “Fox hit with $179-million judgment in dispute over profits from ‘Bones’ TV show” (LA Times). In a

Ed Kramer Charged with Parole Violation, Back In Jail, Computers Seized
Ed Kramer, Dragon Con co-founder, has been arrested and jailed on a parole violation, accused of taking a picture of a child without the parents’ consent. Some news sources describe the child as a boy, another as a girl. According

Ellison Among SFF Figures in Academy Website’s Oscars In Memoriam 2019 Photos
Many of the genre figures fans complained were missing from the “In Memoriam” video shown during the Academy Awards broadcast on February 24 do appear in its online gallery of over 200 “Oscars In Memoriam 2019 Photos”. They include: Harlan

Pixel Scroll 2/26/19 Two Pixels Were Approaching, And The File Began To Scroll
KELLEY OBIT. An acknowledged leader of Doctor Who fandom in the U.S., Jennifer Adams Kelley, died today. LA’s Gallifrey One con committee paid tribute on Facebook: All of us at Gallifrey One today are mourning the loss of our

Annie Bellet Criticizes 20Booksto50K Slate and Members of the Group Respond
Annie Bellet says she was livid when she read about “The Nebulas & 20booksto50, not-a-nudge-nudge-slate” on Camestros Felapton. She’s brought to bear on this 2019 Nebulas slate her experience with the Sad/Rabid Puppies Hugo slates of 2015, when she took

I Sing of Olaf
By John Hertz: The other day I borrowed from Sammy Davis, Jr. Today, E.E. Cummings. I’m only borrowing the first four words. Capitalizing this name does not appear to be incorrect. Recently Steve Wright said here, …. by my standards,

Uncanny Magazine Issue 27 Launches 3/5
The 27th issue Uncanny Magazine will be available on March 5. Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 27th issue of their 2016, 2017, and 2018 Hugo Award-winning online science fiction and fantasy magazine. As

Pixel Scroll 2/25/19 The Filer That Shouted Scroll At The Heart Of The Pixel
CLARKE CENTER. Here are two of the most interesting videos posted by The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination in the past several months. Freeman Dyson and Gregory Benford: Forseeing the Next 35 Years—Where Will We Be in

Fans Note Genre Figures Missing From Oscar ‘In Memoriam’ Tribute
Where was Harlan Ellison, his fans wanted to know after watching last night’s Academy Awards “In Memoriam” segment. Ellison biographer Nat Segaloff says, “We tried. We sent AMPAS information and color photos months ago. Who knows why.” As usual, who

2019 Academy Award Winners
Black Panther claimed three Oscars at tonight’s 91st Academy Awards ceremony, for Production Design, Original Score, and Costume Design. First Man took the Visual Effects category. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was

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