2018 Nebula Awards
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA, Inc.) announced the winners of the 54th Annual Nebula Awards in Woodland Hills, CA on May 18. The Nebula Awards, given annually, recognize the best works of science fiction and fantasy

BSFS and Balticon Volunteers at Work
Fans form a human chain inside the Baltimore Science Fiction Society Building to move out of storage equipment needed to run Balticon, the Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. The 53rd annual Balticon will be held May 24-27 at

Poll Result: The Top Awards in SFF
In last week’s poll (“Which of These Are the Top 5 Awards in SFF?”) I invited File 770 readers to tell me which of the field’s awards mean the most to them. Ninety-two participants here and on Facebook picked up

Pixel Scroll 5/18/19 The Filer Who Went Up A Scroll But Came Down A Pixel
NEBULA LIVESTREAM. You can see it on SFWA’s YouTube channel at 8:00 p.m. Pacific. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America are presenting the 2018 Nebula Awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing, live from the

2018 AnLab Readers’ Awards
The winners of the 2018 Analog Analytical Laboratory Readers’ Awards were announced on May 18. BEST NOVELLA The Last Biker Gang—Wil McCarthy (May/June) BEST NOVELETTE Ashes of Exploding Suns, Monuments to Dust—Christopher McKitterick (November/December) BEST SHORT STORY The Unnecessary Parts

2019 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards
The winners of Asimov’s 33rd Annual Readers’ Awards Poll were revealed on May 18. BEST NOVELLA Bubble and Squeak—David Gerrold & Ctein (May/June) BEST NOVELETTE Lieutenant Tightass—Kristine Kathryn Rusch (July/August) BEST SHORT STORY In Event of Moon Disaster—Rich Larson (March/April)

Pixel Scroll 5/17/19 Taking Pixel Mountain (By Scrollology)
GRIEF RESOURCES. Pasadena Weekly talks with people who have lost a spouse and the support available for them, beginning with the widow of Harlan Ellison: “Surviving the profound loss of a longtime spouse”. …Susan Ellison, 58, a native of

Israel Worldcon Bid Being Explored
A Worldcon bid for Israel late in the next decade is under consideration, led by Gadi Evron. During the Dublin Worldcon Staff Meeting earlier this month, fans encouraged Evron to begin an exploratory committee for a prospective Israeli Worldcon bid.

Pixel Scroll 5/16/19 Pixelate a Spherical Chicken
FRAZETTA SALE BREAKS RECORD. Heritage Auctions reports that Frank Frazetta’s 1969 Egyptian Queen just sold for $5.4 million during the ongoing Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction (Chicago; 16–18 May). This is said to be a world record for comic book art, besting

Premios Kelvin 505 – 2019 Finalists
Spain’s Festival Celsius 232 committee has revealed the 2019 shortlists for its Premios Kelvin 505. Congratulations to authors Lavie Tidhar, Cixin Liu, N.K. Jemisin, Daryl Gregory, V.E. Schwab, Neal Shusterman, Kristen Ciccarelli, and Tomi Adeyemi whose works in Spanish translation

Confucius and a Home-Cooked Meal
by John Hertz: (reprinted from No Direction Home 11) Blond woman and dogRunning for joy in Van NuysLift my heart today Liang Yun-hê was playing erh-hu at the Huntington, Pasadena; in the Chinese Garden, naturally. I arrived in time to

2019 Prix Imaginales Winners
The 2019 Prix Imaginales winners have been announced. The awards will be given at Imaginales, the Festival of the Imaginary Worlds in Épinal, France, being held May 23 to May 26. The Prix Imaginales recognize the best works of fantasy

2019 Anthony Award Nominations
Bouchercon has posted the 2019 Anthony Awards shortlist. The award for crime fiction will be presented at the convention on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Dallas, TX. The Anthony Award is named for the late Anthony Boucher, a well-known California

Pixel Scroll 5/15/19 These Groots Are Made For Walking, Ent That’s Just What They’ll Do
HOGWASH, POPPYCOCK & BALONEY. George R.R. Martin quashed a current rumor in his post “Idiocy on the Internet”. …All of a sudden this crazy story about my finishing THE WINDS OF WINTER and A DREAM OF SPRING years ago

This Is Horror Awards 2018
This Is Horror, the UK website, announced the winners of its annual awards through 12:01 a.m. GMT on April 29. Anyone can vote — click through for instructions. Here is the shortlist. Novel of the Year Winner: The Rust Maidens

Pixel Scroll 5/14/19 The Ship That Scrolled
EYE ON HORROR. Ellen Datlow posted almost a hundred photos from last weekend’s StokerCon in Michigan. (2) RE: STAN LEE. “Stan Lee’s Former Business Manager Charged With Elder Abuse Against Late Icon” – The Hollywood Reporter says an arrest

Marvel Features Spider-Man’s Wardrobe in June
Celebrate Spider-Man with a series of variant covers that show off the webslinger in the many epic costumes he’s worn over the years, including his stealth suit, symbiote suit, webbing suit, cosmic suit, Fantastic Four suit, and more! Look for

2019 Nommo Shortlist
The African Speculative Fiction Society has released the 2019 shortlist for the Nommo Awards for African Speculative Fiction. The African Speculative Fiction Society is composed of professional and semiprofessional African writers, editors, publishers, graphic artists and film makers was founded

2019 Premio Ignotus Nominees
The nominees for the Premio Ignotus 2019 (2019 Ignotus Awards) have been announced by Spain’s Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror. The nominees include works translated into Spanish, by Stephen King, Owen King, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Sarah Pinborough, Charles

Pixel Scroll 5/13/19 She Loves The Pixel’s Uncle, Yeah, Yeah
MCEWAN REBUTTED. Mark Tiedemann tees off on Ian McEwan and other offenders in “The Myopeia of the Lit Club” at The Proximal Eye. … Ian McEwan, who has published a novel about artificial intelligence and somehow feels he is

Del Arroz vs. Worldcon 76 Update
On April 24, Jon Del Arroz’ attorney Peter Sean Bradley filed a request with the Santa Clara County Superior Court to dismiss 18 of the 19 named defendants from his lawsuit against Worldcon 76. That will leave only San Francisco

Pixel Scroll 5/12/19 Just Get Me To An Airport, Put Me In A Con, Hurry, Hurry, Hurry, Before The Scroll Is Gone
BABY GIFT. Disney UK created a short Winnie-the-Pooh video to welcome a royal baby. The beginning of a grand adventure… Congratulations from Disney to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and The Royal Family on the arrival of Archie

2019 Premio Italia Winners
The 2019 Premio Italia were presented on May 11 at Starcon 2019. Congratulations to Ian McDonald, whose Ares Express won the International SF Novel category. Illustrazione o copertina / Illustration or Cover Franco Brambilla, Naila di Mondo9, Oscar Fantastica –

Pixel Scroll 5/11/19 Doc Pixel, Scroll Of Bronze
I WAS A FAN FOR THE FBI. Rob Hansen’s THEN documents the FBI informant who joined the LASFS and enjoyed fandom so much he stuck around — Samuel D. Russell. I heard the story from Milt Stevens, who made …

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