Blade Runner Blog Tour Begins 11/18
Titan Comics will release Blade Runner 2019 Vol. 1: Welcome to Los Angeles on November 20. The first original comic series set in the iconic neo-noir world of Blade Runner! Detective Ash is a veteran Blade Runner, set onPixel Scroll 11/16/19 It Must Be Pixels, ‘Cause Ink Don’t Scroll Like That

Pixel Scroll 11/16/19 It Must Be Pixels, ‘Cause Ink Don’t Scroll Like That
NEBULA ACTIVITY. SFWA is now selling tickets to the 2020 Nebula Conference taking place May 28-31, 2020 in Woodland Hills, CA (part of Los Angeles) SFWA members and other individuals who are interested in the field of science fiction

2019 Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize
Planetarium: Welcome to the Museum by astrophysicist Raman Prinja and artist Chris Wormell has been chosen by children as the winning book for the . The prize was awarded at a ceremony hosted by

Golden Joystick Awards 2019
The 37th Golden Joystick Awards were presented at a ceremony in London on November 15. The awards, given since 1983 for the very best computer and video games of the year, are significant because they’re mainly voted for by the

Pixel Scroll 11/15/19 Looks Like The Time Machine’s Getting Stuck Between Floors. There’s Just A Blank Where The Chronograph Should Be
JOHN M. FORD RETURNING TO PRINT. Isaac Butler’s research for “The Disappearance of John M. Ford” at Slate led to an unexpected benefit: “I wanted to learn why a beloved science fiction writer fell into obscurity after his death.

2019 Dream Foundry Writing and Art Contest Winners
Dream Foundry announced the winners of its inaugural contest for speculative fiction writers and artists. Writing 1st: Jamie Adams 2nd: Claire Whitmore 3rd: Rose Wachowski Honorable Mention: Lynne Sargent Art 1st: Alison Johnstun 2nd: Christine Rhee 3rd: Lauren Blake Honorable

Learning by Example
By John Hertz: (mostly reprinted from No Direction Home 35) I know two books entitled The Vicious Circle. Each book and both together are of interest, indirectly, to us speculative-fiction fans. The 1957 motion picture (G. Thomas dir.; renamed The Circle in 1959 United States release) is not

Pixel Scroll 11/14/19 By Grabthar’s Pixel, What A Scrollings
NEXT TIME, JUST WALK THERE IN THE BAT-SHOES. No more BIFF! or POW! Looks like Batman and The Joker are getting involved in the UK general election campaign in this ad from the Labour Party-supporting Momentum organization: (2) THE

SFWA President Comments on ChiZine Publications
Mary Robinette Kowal, President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America today issued an advisory warning about ChiZine Publications. SFWA is monitoring the ongoing situation with small press publisher ChiZine. In light of documented financial and contractual misconduct,

Pixel Scroll 11/13/19 Baby, It’s Fahrenheit 451 Outside
CHIZINE STORY CONTINUES TO UNFOLD. Three more writers announced they have asked ChiZine Publications to revert their rights: David Nickle I have spent the past week reading and processing the ongoing revelations and allegations about my publisher ChiZine. I

Wandering Through the Public Domain #24
A regular exploration of public domain genre work available through Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and Librivox. By Colleen McMahon: It’s hard to escape the fact that the vast majority of science fiction in the public domain was written by men,

Pixel Scroll 11/12/19 You Don’t Bring Me Vacuum Flowers
X FACTOR. LAist interviews comics artist Bill Sienkiewicz: “Abstract Expressionism Gave ’80s X-Men Comics Their Superpowers — And This LA Artist Was The Mastermind” He evolved his style over several issues of Moon Knight, then started putting it into

CoNZealand Accommodation Information
CoNZealand has announced that 2020 Worldcon members will be able to book selected Wellington, New Zealand accommodations at special rates beginning December 3, 2019 at 9 a.m. (NZ time, UTC+13). “We have negotiated special rates or discounts for members at

Goodreads Choice Awards 2020 Semifinalists
Open voting has started in the semifinal round of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 and will continue until November 17. There are 20 categories overall. Five popular write-ins have been added to the 15 books listed in the opening round.

Pixel Scroll 11/11/19 The Wendig from a Burning Pixel
ANOTHER TESTIMONY ABOUT HARASSMENT AT CZP. Kelsi Morris, who rose from intern to managing editor of ChiZine Publications – all unpaid – shared a painful account of the chronic sexual harassment she endured from its owners and authors on

2019 E! People’s Choice Award
The s were given at a televised ceremony in Santa Monica, CA on November 10. The film and TV shows winning the most awards — three apiece — were genre productions, Avengers: Endgame and Stranger Things. The genre winners

ChiZine Publications Announces Interim Publisher
A “Statement from ChiZine Publications” says Sandra Kasturi and Brett Savory have turned over their duties as publishers to new Interim Publisher Christie Harkin. ChiZine’s goal is to “clear all outstanding arrears” by the end of the year, and the

Michael Hanson (1940-2019)
Radio personality, jazz drummer and the creator of Mindwebs, Michael Hanson, died of cancer on September 9 at the at the age pf 78. The family obituary is here. He was the voice of the Mindwebs series out of WHA

Pixel Scroll 11/10/19 Let’s Build Robots With Genuine Pixel Personalities, They Said
FORWARD MOMENTUM. Odyssey Writing Workshop’s Jeanne Cavelos works on “Uncovering the Mysteries of Flow in the Opening of Stephen King’s 11/22/63“ in a new post: …As the director of the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust, I’m constantly critiquing fiction

As Authors Share More ChiZine Experiences, Others Part Ways with CZP
Additional writers, interns and staffers have opened up about their experiences with ChiZine Publications, the Canadian horror publisher run by Sandra Kasturi and Brett Savory. At the same time, there has been some pushback from

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