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NEWS FROM FANDOM: April 7, 2019

Pixel Scroll 4/6/19 A Scroll Without A Pixel Is Like A Walrus Without An Antenna
HUGO CONTENDING ART BOOKS. The Daily Beast gives a rundown — “These Are 2019’s Hugo Awards Art Book Finalists”. … We compiled the six art book finalists below to give you an idea of what’s competing for the venerable

2019 Prometheus Award Best Novel Finalists
The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced six finalists for the Best Novel category of the 2019 Prometheus Awards. The Best Novel winner will receive a plaque with a one-ounce gold coin. Plans are under way, as in past years, to

2019 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest Winners
The 2019 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contest Award Event was held April 5 in Los Angeles. 2019 Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award was won by Andrew Dykstal for his story “Thanatos Drive.” The Illustrators of the

Pixel Scroll 4/5/19 We Can Scroll It For You Wholesale
GAME OF LUNCH. Ethnic cuisine of Westeros? Gothamist tells you how to order it in “Shake Shack Offering ‘Secret’ Game Of Thrones Items For Valyrian Speakers ONLY”. Below, you’ll find a little guide explaining what you need to say

Tiamat’s Wrath – A Non-Spoiler Recommendation for Newest Expanse Novel
By Daniel Dern: Although my bedside pile includes Dozois’ The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of Year’s Best Science Fiction — which I’ve started, and already, and one story in (“The Potter of Bones,” by Eleanor Arnason), feels

2019 BAFTA Games Awards Winners
BAFTA announced the winners of the British Academy Games Awards for 2019 on April 4. God of War, the mythology-based action-adventure game, dominated the evening, winning Audio Achievement, Best Game, Music, Narrative, and Performer for Jeremy Davies for his role

Pixel Scroll 4/4/19 But, Doctor, I Am Pixeliacci!
MCINTYRE TRIBUTE BOOK PLANNED. At CaringBridge, Jeanne Gomoll invites people to participate in a “Vonda Memories” project. Stephanie Ann Smith and I are collecting memories of Vonda from folks who loved Vonda. We plan to collect the material

2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention
Fascinating sff magazine history will be on the program and many great collectibles available to buy at the 2019 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention in Lombard, IL from April 12-14. On the first night of the con, Hugo nominee

International Dublin Literary Award 2019 Shortlist
Ten novels have been shortlisted for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award, sponsored by Dublin City Council and managed by Dublin City Libraries. The list includes genre works, George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo, and Moshin Hamid’s Exit West. The

Poetry, No Fooling
By John Hertz: It’s National Poetry Month in the United States. I didn’t dare submit this for posting on April 1 (if Our Gracious Host so wished). You might have thought I was fooling. As I sometimes am. Since Edgar

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019
Flemish author Bart Moeyaert is the winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019, the world’s largest award for children’s and young adult literature. The award amounts to 5 million Swedish krona (approx. $613,000 or EUR 500 000) and is

2019 Lefty Awards
Left Coast Crime 2019 presented four Lefty Awards for mystery fiction at the 29th annual LCC convention in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 30. Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel Catriona McPherson, Scot Free (Midnight Ink) Lefty for Best Historical

Pixel Scroll 4/3/19 I’ve Got A Pixel To The Scroll But I’d Rather See The Godstalk In Your List
PREVIEWING F&SF. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’s May/June 2019 cover art is by Cory and Catska Ench. (2) IT’S WINTERTIME IN THE CITY. “We must fight together now. Or die.” Game of Thrones returns for its final

Voting Opens for Fifth Annual Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF Readers’ Choice Award
Editor David Afsharirad reports the voting page is now up and running for The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF Readers’ Choice Award of 2019. The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF, Volume 5 will be released June 4. You can

Mythic, Delirious Fantasy at NYRSF Readings
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at its venue, The Commons Café in Brooklyn (just a half a mile from the railroad tracks), the New York Review of Science Fiction Readings Series, in a

Wandering Through the Public Domain #10
A regular exploration of public domain genre works available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: I have two things to share today that are a bit afield from my usual areas, but both will lead you

2019 Kurd Laßwitz Preis Shortlist
The finalists for the 2019 Kurd Laßwitz Preis have been posted. The award is named after German author Kurd Laßwitz and was first given in 1981. It is given to works written in or translated into the German language and

Pixel Scroll 4/2/19 Get Me Pixels! Pixels Of Scroller-Man!
HUGO FOR A WAR YEAR. Cora Buhlert provides a very fine walkthrough of today’s Retro nominees in “Some Thoughts on the Hugo Award Finalists, Part I: The 1944 Retro Hugo Awards”. The most remarkable thing about the 1944 Retro

Where To Find The 2019 Hugo Award Finalists For Free Online
By JJ: Dublin 2019 has announced the 2019 Hugo Award Finalists. Since the Hugo Voter’s packet has not yet arrived, if you’d like to get a head start on your reading, you can use this handy guide to find material

Dublin 2019 Announces Hugo and Retro Hugo Finalists
The finalists for the 2019 Hugo Awards, John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) Award for Best Young Adult Book, and the 1944 Retrospective Hugo Awards were announced April 2 in a live

Science Fiction Author Vonda N. McIntyre, Official Obituary
By Tom Whitmore: Award-winning Seattle science fiction author Vonda N. McIntyre died April 1, 2019, of pancreatic cancer. She was 70. McIntyre wrote novels, short stories and media tie-in books, edited a groundbreaking anthology of feminist SF, and founded the

Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019)
Coming rapidly after a cancer diagnosis eight weeks ago, Vonda McIntyre’s death on April 1 was announced on her Caringbridge page by Jeanne Gomoll: Vonda N. McIntyre died at 6:25 pm, Pacific Time, in no pain and surrounded by friends.

Pixel Scroll 4/1/19 Scroll Over Beethoven
A WISE SAYING TO SUIT THE DAY. (2) APRIL FOOLISHNESS. Here’s a prank that was hard to miss – because the perpetrators e-mailed me the link to the Haines in 2021 Westercon bid. Haines in 2021 is the byproduct

Hugo Nominee Announcement Scheduled for April 2
Dublin 2019 will announce the 2019 Hugo and 1944 Retro Hugo nominees at 1400 Irish Time on April 2 (6 a.m. Pacific) over their YouTube channel.

Top 10 Posts for March 2019
In March, these three stories attracted the most attention: On March 1, Jonathan Brazee, author of the 20Booksto50K Recommended Reading List that gained Nebula Awards nominations for several works, wrote an apology for publication here. The David Gemmell Awards post

2019 BooktubeSFF Awards Shortlists
The Booktube science fiction and fantasy community of YouTube announced the shortlist for its 2019 BooktubeSFF Awards on February 18. The community nominated its favourite works. Following a period devoted to readalongs and chats about the books, the winners

Pixel Scroll 3/31/19 Those Who Do Not Learn Their Pixel Scrolls Are Doomed To Repeat Them
HARD SF FOR HARD MONEY. In a field where a lot of magazines release their content free, you wonder how they survive. Here’s one answer to that question.Compelling Science Fiction editor Joe Stech says “Compelling Science Fiction is going

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