Carl Brandon Society Resumes Parallax and Kindred Awards
The Carl Brandon Society is reinstituting the Carl Brandon Brandon Parallax and Kindred Awards. These two literary awards are given annually to outstanding works of speculative fiction. Nominations are now open. The Carl Brandon Parallax Award goes to the best speculative

Best Professional Artist Hugo: Eligible Works from 2019
By JJ: To assist Hugo nominators, this post provides information on the artists and designers of more than 610 works which appeared in a professional publication in the field of science fiction or fantasy for the first time in 2019.

25th Audie Awards Winners
The winners in the 24 competitive categories for the 2020 Audie Awards, including the Audiobook of the Year, were announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) on March 2. The Audie Awards® recognize excellence in audiobook and spoken word entertainment.

Pixel Scroll 3/7/20 Code 7-7-0 PSF: Pixel, Scroll, File
READ THESE. BBC’s Culture assembled a list of “The most overlooked recent novels” – “Eight acclaimed authors reveal their favourite hidden gems outside the literary canon.” There are several sff writers among the respondents, and sff books among their

2020 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award Finalists
William Ledbetter, who administers the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award contest for Baen Books and the National Space Society, announced the ten finalists of this year’s contest on March 7. D.A. D’Amico Austin Eberle Meghan Feldman C. Stuart Hardwick

Pixel Scroll 3/6/20 Heavy Water, Holy Water, And Flit
AMAZING STORIES BUS STOP AD. Seen in New York City. Photo courtesy of von DImpleheimer. (2) ON THE AIR. And the show is now with us. Steve Davidson’s post “Amazing Stories TV Show Debuts” (BEWARE SPOILERS) delivers this assessment:

Pixel Scroll 03/05/20 So Goodbye Yellowed Book Scroll, Where The Cats Of Society Riff
COMING TO ANOTHER PLANET NEAR YOU. Science News posted the winning name in NASA’s contest to name the new Mars rover. Meet Perseverance, NASA’s next ambassador to the Red Planet. The Mars rover’s new name was announced March 5,

Tähtivaeltaja Award 2020 Shortlist
The Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Rover”) Award finalists have been posted. The award, sponsored by the Helsinki Science Fiction Society, goes to the best science fiction book published in Finland in the previous year. The nominees were selected by a jury composed of

Jeanne Gomoll Publishes Her TAFF Report
Jeanne Gomoll has released her TAFForensic Report: A cold-case investigation – about her journey to the UK as a TAFF delegate over three decades ago. She told Facebook readers today: As winner of the 1987 Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF) Race,

Exeunt duo; manemus
By John Hertz: (mostly reprinted from Vanamonde 1378-79) Beyond the hills are Mountains; beyond the mountains Is the sky; beyond – Shakespeare used Latin in stage directions. It was the thing to do at the time. Exit means one person leaves the stage; exeunt, plural. Manet means one person

Pixel Scroll 3/4/20 Bring Me My Book Of Divine Stalk: Bring Me My Feline On A Pile: Bring Me My Fifth: O Readers Talk! Bring Me My Pixel Scrolls Of File! SF IN TRANSLATION. An overview of the year’s output at Locus Online: “SF in Translation in 2019 by Rachel S. Cordasco”. In general, speculative fiction in translation (SFT) accounts for a very small fraction of the fiction published in

2020 British Academy Games Awards Nominees
BAFTA announced the nominees for the 2020 British Academy Games Awards on March 3. The two games with the highest number of nominations are Control and Death Stranding with 11 each, the highest number of nominations for any games in

Horror Writers Association 2019 Specialty Press Award
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has selected SST Publications (SST) as the recipient of their 2019 Specialty Press Award. “I’d really like to thank the HWA for awarding SST with this honor. I honestly can’t believe that SST has won

Pixel Scroll 3/3/20 And Was The Corny Cry Of ‘Fifth’ On The File’s Pleasant Comments Seen?
NEW HORROR “RADIO NETWORK.” Brian Keene announced yesterday on Facebook that The Horror Show with Brian Keene will become the flagship podcast for the new Brian Keene Radio Network, which will also include Defenders Dialogue, Cosmic Shenanigans, and Grindcast.

2020 Pulp Factory Awards Nominees
The 2020 Pulp Factory Awards ballot is out, the finalists chosen by votes from members of the Pulp Factory, a professional association of pulp writers, artists, editors and publishers. The public is invited to vote on this shortlist/final ballot–not just

Pixel Scroll 3/2/20 Overhead, Without Any Fuss, The Pixels Were Scrolling Out
WAKANDA WILL NEED A NEW WRITER. The Hollywood Reporter relayed word that “Ta-Nehisi Coates Leaving Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’”. (But he’ll still be working on Captain America.) The writer’s final issue of the acclaimed series will be released in June.

2020 Worldcon Scholarships
CoNZealand, this year’s Worldcon, has announced a “Scholarship programme to help people from marginalised communities attend once-in-a-lifetime World Science Fiction Convention in Wellington”. Applications are open until the end of March. Fans are asked to contribute. See full details at

2020 LA Vintage Paperback Collectors Show & Sale on 3/8
Get ready! The Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show takes place Sunday March 8 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium (1401 Verdugo Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time – Starts today) Admission is $5. Each year there

2019 Cóyotl Awards Nominees
The Furry Writers’ Guild posted the nominees for the 2019 Cóyotl Awards on March 1. The awards are given for the best anthropomorphic fiction of the past year. Best Short Story “Dirty Rats” by Jan Seigal (The Jackal Who Came

Top 10 Posts of February 2020
Andrew Porter’s tribute to Elyse Rosenstein went viral, circulated by Star Trek fans who wanted to share their gratitude to the person whose idea sparked the first Trek convention. The next most-read post was about the bid to hold the

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