Thirteenth Doctor Holiday Special Done as Two-Part Comic
The Thirteenth Doctor Holiday Special #1 will be released by Titan Comics on November 13. Sample panels after the jump. TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING, so let’s give the fans what they want: a holiday special for the Thirteenth Doctor! Can

Pixel Scroll 11/9/19 You Don’t Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Pixel Scrolls
VIEW TRANSIT OF MERCURY ON MONDAY. These occur on average about 13 times each century. The next one won’t be until the year 2032. Let EclipseWise tell you about Monday’s event in “2019 Transit of Mercury”. On Monday, 2019

Plastic and Fantastic
By John Hertz: There is a down town Los Angeles – somewhat. I hasten to add I’ve lived in Chicago and Manhattan. At 7th. & Figueroa Sts. between two office buildings is one of those shopping malls (715 S. Figueroa St., L.A.

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #45
Who Watches The Watchmen? – Part One: Episodes 1-3 **BEWARE SPOILERS** By Chris M. Barkley: WATCHMEN by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, 12 Issues, September 1986 – October 1987, omnibus edition DC Comics/Warner Books, 1987. “This city is afraid of me…I

2019 Endeavour Award Winner
Blood Orbit, a novel by Kingston, WA, writer K.R. Richardson (Pyr Books) won the 2019 Endeavour Award on November 8 at Orycon in Portland, OR. The Award comes with an honorarium of $1,000.00 and a glass plaque by artist Ashley

Pixel Scroll 11/8/19 I Tell You My Friend, You Got Tribbles — Right Here In River City
STAR WARS FAN. Craig Miller’s book, Star Wars Memories is now available in paperback and as an eBook on Amazon. Craig Miller was the original Director of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm, working on “Star Wars” and “The Empire Strikes

2019 Toy Hall of Fame Inductees
The 2019 inductees to the National Toy Hall of Fame have been announced – Matchbox Cars, the collectible cardgame Magic: The Gathering, and the coloring book. About Matchbox Cars: Lesney Products debuted Matchbox Cars in England in 1953, and they

Two Warnings and a Guide-Star
By John Hertz: I’m a fan of Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), poet, playwright, essayist, conversationalist, biographer, critic, editor, lexicographer. With that wide range he was what was long called a man of letters. Now and then come his politics, or his

Anthony Daniels On Tour in Cincinnati
By Chris Barkley: Actor Anthony Daniels’ book tour in support of his newly published memoir, I Am C-3PO: The Inside Story, stopped at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati, Ohio Wednesday evening. The brief question and answer period was highlighted by

Pixel Scroll 11/7/19 Filer Scrollflake, Pixelman
OVERCOMING GRIEF. Dan Grossman profiles “Maurice Broaddus: Afrofuturist Author, Conversation Guy, and Mentor” at Nuvo. Broaddus, who lives near Eagle Creek Reservoir on the northwest side of Indianapolis with his wife and two sons, is a busy guy. This

Writers and Staffers Share More Bad Experiences with ChiZine Publications
Following yesterday’s initial wave of allegations about ChiZine Publications, the Canadian horror publisher run by Sandra Kasturi and Brett Savory, more authors and publishing professionals have come forward to tell about their own toxic experiences at the hands of CZP,

Discover The Old Continent: Ninety Remarkable European Speculative Books From The Last Decade
By Bence Pintér: There will be lists about the best science fiction, fantasy and horror books published this decade, but there won’t be any list like this one: you will read about books which you probably won’t be able to

Pixel Scroll 11/6/19 The Bulleted, Bolded People
SFF MAGAZINE SURVEY. Jason Sanford is working on a report about science fiction and fantasy magazines for which he’s already interviewed a number of publishers and editors. Sanford also wants feedback from the larger genre community – that means

Authors Break Silence with Complaints About ChiZine Publications
ChiZine Publications, the Canadian horror publisher run by Sandra Kasturi and Brett Savory, has been under fire from writers this week for slow payment and nonpayment, accused of bullying and blackballing an author who complained, and in connection with remarks

Copper Cylinder Award Will Take 2019 Off
There will be no Copper Cylinder Award in 2019 per this announcement on the official website: Please note that, for the time being, the members of the Sunburst Award Society have suspended honouring distinguished works with the Copper Cylinder Award.

Pixel Scroll 11/5/19 The Void Pixel’s Tale
2019 WORLD FANTASY AWARDS PHOTO. Lee Whiteside took this picture of the winners and accepters at Sunday’s World Fantasy Awards ceremony. Left to right: Kathleen Jennings (accepting for Best Novella winner Kij Johnson), Emma Törzs (Best Short Fiction co-winner

Andrew Carnegie Medals 2020 Finalists
Six finalists, three fiction and three nonfiction, for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were announced November 4. The two medal winners will be announced on January 26, 2020, at the Reference and User Services

Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 Opening Round Voting
Voting has begun in the first round of the Goodreads Choice Awards: The Best Books 2019 and will continue through November 10. There are 20 categories overall. Here is what Goodreads recommended in the primary categories of genre interest –

Pixel Scroll 11/4/19 Sandworms On A Plane!
SPINRAD KEEPS ON DIGGING THAT HOLE. Norman Spinrad seems to have decided the solution is to start making up his own facts, judging by his latest Facebook post “Blackballed? Or Worse Still, Not? Revisited and Even Worse”. For one

TAFF 2020 Race Begins
From the moment you read this until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on January 12, you can help decide which North American fan is going to attend Concentric: Eastercon 2020, in Birmingham, UK as the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund delegate. The candidates

Walter Day Will Debut SF Trading Cards at 2020 Balticon
Walter Day, the trading card creator who also celebrates video games and historical figures, has announced that Balticon will host his 2020 Science Fiction Trading Card Award Ceremony on Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. Day will unveil the newest

Barry and Shamus Award Winners Named at Bouchercon
2019 BARRY AWARDS The 2019 Barry Awards were presented October 31 at Bouchercon by Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine. Best Novel November Road by Lou Berney (Morrow) Best First Novel The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

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