The 2019 Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival
The sixth annual Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival celebrates the talent of independent filmmakers and honors Philip K. Dick’s worldwide legacy. With an emphasis on technological advancements and existence of alternative worlds and cultures, the festival convenes

Two Nobel Prizes for Literature Awarded
Olga Tokarczuk, a Polish author, and Peter Handke, an Austrian writer, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on October 10. At a ceremony in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy announced the 2019 prize went to Handke, Tokarczuk won the 2018

2019 Sunburst Award Winners
The Sunburst Award Society has announced the winners of the 2019 Sunburst Awards for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic in the Adult, Young Adult, and Short Story categories. Adult Award The winner of the 2019 Sunburst Award for

Pixel Scroll 10/11/19 Keep Them Pixels Scrollin’, Though The Files Are Swollen, Five-Hide!
WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE THINK OF MACLEAN. James Davis Nicoll’s Young People Read Old SFF returns with the panel’s responses to “Unhuman Sacrifice” by Katherine MacLean. Mikayla and the other young hands weigh in. Katherine MacLean (1925 – 2019) was

Devoutly to Be Wished
By John Hertz: (reprinted from No Direction Home 32) In the present season – in 2019 the New Year on the Jewish religious calendar began at sundown on 29 Sep, followed by Ten Days of Repentance, and Atonement Day beginning

Pixel Scroll 10/10/19 We’ve Secretly Replaced The Pixels In Mike’s Scroll With (Qvqa’g Jr Whfg Gryy Lbh, Vg’f N *FRPERG*?)
THE GAME OF THE NAME. John D. Berry renders his verdict about their usefulness and design in “A tale of three nametags”. In the course of less than a month this summer, I attended three major events, each of

Call for Nominations for 2020 GUFF Race
GUFF administrators ae calling for nominations to send a European fan to CoNZealand, the 2020 Worldcon in Wellington, New Zealand (July 29-August 2). GUFF is the Going Under and Over (or Get Under) Fan Fund which transports SF fans from

Pixel Scroll 10/9/19 Pixel, Pixel, Scroll Me Your Answer, Do
WAPO’S NEW SFF COLUMN. Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie Tidhar have launched a new column on SFF in the Washington Post: “The weird, the wacky, the underappreciated: A new look at science fiction and fantasy”. Even 10 years ago, the

Pixel Scroll 10/8/19 Clop, Clop, Clop Went The Pixel. Zing, Zing, Zing Went The Scroll
ROBOTECH. Titan Comics launches its new Robotech comics on October 16. A new Robotech saga starts now with Robotech: Remix, a gripping series that will take beloved characters and iconic mecha to places fans have never seen before! Featuring

Wandering Through the Public Domain #22
A regular exploration of public domain genre work available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: This was a slow week. No new Librivox audiobooks that fit into the genre categories, however broadly drawn. So this might

Pixel Scroll 10/7/19 Yet There’s Much More To Be Said
FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION. Here is the cover of the Nov/Dec 2019 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. The cover art is by Bob Eggleton. (2) FIYAH SURVEY. FIYAH Literary Magazine’s “The Black Speculative Fiction Writer

Latest Crime Fiction Awards
Three more crime fiction awards have named their honorees, the Golden Fedora, the Capital Crime Awards, and the T. Jefferson Parker Award. GOLDEN FEDORA. The magazine Noir Nation has announced the winners of the 2019 Golden Fedora Award. The Golden

2019 CanSMOF Scholarships
CanSMOF Inc, has awarded two of the three scholarships they offered to assist people in attending Smofcon 37 in Albuquerque, NM. CanSMOF Inc is the organization that ran the 2009 Worldcon in Montreal. The scholarship open to a

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