SPECIAL NOTE:  I submitted Filk lyrics to File 770 for a Pixel Scroll title;  Editor Glyer rejected it for that purpose but encouraged me to put it in the comments, so here’s the link, and then used part of my comment for a different Pixel Scroll title. (Lyrics set to the tune of the Mickey Mouse Club Theme)

Dan Simmons Criticized for Remarks About Thunberg
Dan Simmons’ Facebook comment mocking teenaged environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who recently spoke at the U.N., is now removed, however, screencaps were shared and many sff writers and fans have tweeted their dismay. Simmons is a World Horror Grandmaster and

Lynda Barry Receives 2019 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant
Eisner Hall of Fame cartoonist Lynda Barry is among 26 recipients of this year’s MacArthur Fellowships. In announcing the selections, MacArthur President John Palfrey said: From addressing the consequences of climate change to furthering our understanding of human behavior to

“Papa Can You Hear Me” …Precious Moments With Nehemiah Persoff
By Steve Vertlieb: Here is, perhaps, the most exciting moment of my recent pilgrimage to Los Angeles and Hollywood, California. I’ve been a huge fan of character actor Nehemiah Persoff for some sixty years. We’d begun a degree of correspondence

Pixel Scroll 9/28/19 “This Title Is Too Hot” Said Glyerlocks. “And This One Is Too Long!”
HAUNTING VERSES. Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Halloween readings can be listened to at the link. SFPA’s Halloween Poetry Reading shares our enjoyment of speculative poetry with a broader audience, increases awareness of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association,

Tad Daley’s Dublin 2019 Photos
Tad Daley, who provided our shots of the Rotsler Award exhibit at Dublin 2019 , has shared more of his Worldcon photos. Audience for “Disasters and apocalyptic world changes.” Panelists for “Disasters and apocalyptic world changes.” Left to right: Juliana

2019 Ngaio Marsh Awards
The winners of the for the best New Zealand crime novel were announced in Christchurch on September 14. Best Novel THIS MORTAL BOY by Fiona Kidman (Penguin) “Despite the historical nature of the novel, the spirit

Pixel Scroll 9/27/19 Pixel, Pixel, In The Scroll, Who’s The Blogger That’s A Troll?
CHANGES TO NY TIMES BESTSELLER LISTS. Publishers Weekly reports “‘NYT’ Shifts Its Lists Again”. Mass market paperbacks and graphic books will be tracked again, and middle grade paperback and YA paperback lists will debut. The New York Times Book

Felix? Felicissimus!
By John Hertz: (reprinted, mostly, from No Direction Home 29) Also reaching a centenary this year is Felix the Cat, who arrived with The Adventures of Felix or, if as sometimes considered he continued Master Tom introduced earlier, Feline Follies

Pixel Scroll 9/26/19 Pixel, Pixel On The Wall, Who’s The Filest In The Scroll?
LITIGATION. Brianna Wu announced in a public Facebook post: Alex Jones is suing me for defamation. Not a joke. He’s suing Young Turks too. I obviously can’t comment on the legal aspects of the case until I get representation

Pixel Scroll 9/25/19 Oh But I Was So Much Scroller Then, I’m Pixel Than That Now
DOZOIS FINALE. At Flogging Babel, Michael Swanwick reviews “Gardner Dozois’ Last Story”, “Homecoming” (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019). Chance plays such a major role in our lives! It was chance that killed Gardner Dozois. He died not of

2019 Salam Award
The winner of the for Imaginative Fiction, which recognizes emerging speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin or residence, was announced September 25. Winner Kehkashan Khalid for her story The Puppetmaster Finalists The two other finalists were: Umair Khan

Wandering Through the Public Domain #21
A regular exploration of public domain genre work available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: I wanted to start out this week with two offbeat suggestions that are not strictly fantasy or science fiction literature, but

Pixel Scroll 9/24/19 Scroll If You Must This Old Great Head, But Dare Not Say Aught Bad About Cheesecake
LE GUIN FELLOWSHIP. Shelley Streeby is the 2019 winner of the Le Guin Feminist Science Fiction Fellowship sponsored by UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Oregon. [Via Locus Online.] The intention of the Le

2019 Niels Klim Award
This year’s Niels Klim Award winners received their trophies in a ceremony at the annual Danish convention, Fantasticon, on September 22. The winners are: Translated works “Børnehjemslederen” (“Clockwork Fagin”) by Cory Doctorow, (Damphammeren (Steampunch), Science Fiction Cirklen) Novella De ansatte

TAFF Taking Nominations for 2020 Race
Nominations are open for the 2020 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund race, which will pick a North American fan to attend Concentric: Eastercon 2020 in Birmingham, UK. This will be the second consecutive eastbound race because, say the administrators, “Looking at the next

2019 Utopiales Comics Prize Shortlist
The finalists for the Prix Utopiales BD (BD = Bande Dessinée = Comic) were revealed September 9. The prize, worth 2000 Euros, is awarded by the sci-fi comics readers club of the Nantes municipal library. Des milliards de miroirs by

Pixel Scroll 9/23/19 But That Was Very Long Ago, And Oh, So Far Away
A MATTER OF RESPECT. Edmund Schluessel has returned from Fantasticon 2019, in Copenhagen, Denmark with a burden: “I attended as a Special Guest this weekend in Copenhagen. There has been discussion within the Nordic countries’ fan community about the

Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2019
Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by writer, broadcaster and feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez, is the 2019 winner of the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Books Prize. Imagine a world where your phone is

2019 Primetime Emmy Awards
The were presented September 22 in Los Angeles. Game of Thrones claimed the Emmy for outstanding drama series, the fourth win for best drama, tying it with the other four-time victors in the category — Hill

Pixel Scroll 9/22/19 You Know Your Clicks Ain’t Bringing You Peace Of Scroll
YOU’VE GOT MAIL. The LA Times profiles a published collection of stars’ correspondence: “‘Letters From Hollywood’ opens mail from Humphrey Bogart, Joan Crawford and more”. The image shows Bela Lugosi’s thank-you after

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