Fans doing bad things in the news; Poetry Awards, Classics at Loscon, World Fantasy schedule, Sidewise, Booker and a NEW! Trigger Snowflake Adventure!

2018 Sidewise Awards
The winners of the for Alternate History were announced October 15. Sidewise Award for Best Long Form Alternate History Mary Robinette Kowal, The Calculating Stars (Tor Books) Sidewise Award for Best Short Form Alternate History Oscar (Xiu)

Atwood, Evaristo Share 2019 Booker Prize
The judges of the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction overturned the rules and awarded the prize jointly to two authors: Margaret Atwood for The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo for Girl, Woman, Other. The Booker Prize has been jointly awarded twice

Comes a Reckoning: NYRSF Readings Spotlight Creative Writing on Environmental Justice
By Mark L. Blackman: One might think that, as we all breathe air and need potable water to survive – among the few things that all of humanity has in common – the environment would be as noncontroversial and nonpartisan

Pixel Scroll 10/18/19 What Pixel Should A Poor File Scroll For All Tomorrow’s Entries
COLLECTIBLE PAPERBACKS SPOTLIGHTED. [Item by Andrew Porter.] This daily series of short videos concentrate on vintage and collectible paperbacks. It began barely more than a month ago, and so far, nearly 50 have been uploaded to Gary Lovisi’s YouTube

Classics of SF at Loscon 46
By John Hertz: We’ll take up two Classics of Science Fiction at Loscon XLVI, one discussion each. Come to either or both. You’ll be welcome to join in. Our working definition is “A classic is a work that survives its own time. After the

2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Candidates
Eric Carle, Frances Hardinge, Shirley Hughes, Margo Lanagan, and Patrick Ness are among the 237 candidates from 68 countries nominated to the 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The candidates were presented by the jury at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 17. (Click

Pixel Scroll 10/17/19 Gosh, It’s Hard Enough To Get A Plumber Quickly On Earth, Imagine How Hard It Must Be In Orbit
SFF FIGURES PART OF TAROT ART EXHIBIT. The KEEP Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM is hosting “Readings”, a group exhibition of four artists “whose work has been inspired by the guiding wisdom, karmic narrative and spiritual symbolism of Tarot

Two’s Crowds at the KGB Bar
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Wednesday, October 16th, as a nor’easter raged outside, the monthly Fantastic Fiction Readings Series hosted authors Barbara Krasnoff and Nicole Kornher-Stace at its longtime venue, the most sincerely Red Room of the

World Fantasy Convention 2019 Program Schedule Now Online
World Fantasy Convention 2019 has released its program online at World Fantasy Con 2019 will be held in LA at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel from Thursday, October 31 through Sunday, November 3. WFC 2019’s guests of honor are

Trigger Snowflake and the Secret Guild
By Ingvar: Timo Tay sat at the short end of the meeting table, looking down at the two lines of Guild members seated before him. He lifted his small wooden mallet. “As chairbeing. I declare the fourth annual general meeting

Pixel Scroll 10/16/19 The Pixels In This Scroll Are Not For Eating!
CHESLEY AWARD. Neil Clarke shows off this year’s beautiful trophy. (2) HELP NEEDED TO FIND TEXT OF A BOB SHAW SPEECH. Rob Jackson and Dave Langford are planning an ebook of Bob Shaw’s legendary Serious Scientific Talks, to be

Kramer’s Attorney Argues Image Isn’t Pornographic
Stephen Reba, defense attorney for Dragon Con co-founder Ed Kramer, has moved to have Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter thrown off all cases involving his client. The October 10 motion filed in Gwinnett Superior Court accuses Porter of prosecutorial

Pixel Scroll 10/15/19 Scroll What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Pixel
ANCIENT VIDEO GAMES PLAYABLE AGAIN. Cnet makes a nostalgic discovery as “Internet Archive releases 2,500 MS-DOS games so you can relive the ’90s”. If you loved playing retro MS-DOS games from the ’90s like 3D Bomber, Zool and Alien Rampage,

2019 SFPA Poetry Contest Winners
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association announced the winners of its 2019 Poetry Contest on October 15. This year’s contest offered prizes in three divisions: Dwarf (poems 1-10 lines [prose poems 0-100 words]) Short (11-49 lines [prose poems 101-499

Pixel Scroll 10/14/19 Two Little Pixel Scrolls, Staring At The Sun, One Had A Filtered Lens, So Then There Was One
BIGGER ON THE INSIDE. Linden A. Lewis advises writers “How to Create a Novel from a Short Story” at the Odyssey Writing Workshop blog. Step 2: Expand the world based on feedback Short stories are short because there aren’t

SCA Ousts King After Arrest as Murder Suspect
Luis R. Rondon, King of the Society for Creative Anachronism’s East Kingdom, has been expelled by from the Society following his arrest on a felony charge of second degree murder. The East Kingdom covers Delaware, eastern

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