NEWS FROM FANDOM: 3/1/20

Curt Siodmak, NESFA short stories, Uncanny Mag, Unfit and Unreal mags, lots more in this roundup of pixels and scrolls

Best Editor Long Form Hugo: Eligible Works from 2019
By JJ: To assist Hugo nominators, listed below are the editors of long-form works published for the first time in 2019. These credits have been accumulated over the course of the year from dust jackets, Acknowledgments sections and copyright pages

Resnick Lives on in His Friends’ Memories
By Rich Lynch: It was back in 2001 that my late friend Mike Resnick, in a fanzine article about what he’d include in a personal time capsule, wrote something that came across as perhaps overly pessimistic but also sadly prophetic:

The Man Who Claimed the Moon
By Rich Lynch: It was back on Christmas day that an email from an old friend arrived which provided some sad news. Esther Cole let me know that: “You probably know that Les died in late September. He had been

Pixel Scroll 2/29/20 Pixel, Dixel, File, My Scroll John, Did His Reading With His Sockses On, One Flew Off, One Stayed On, Does The Book Get A Hugo Nom?
STÅLENHAG ARRIVES ON SMALL SCREEN. Amazon Prime dropped a trailer for Tales from the Loop. Inspired by the wondrous paintings of Simon Stålenhag, Tales from the Loop explores the mind-bending adventures of the people who live above the Loop,

2020 IAFA Crawford Award
Tamsyn Muir is the winner of the 2020 Crawford Award for her novel Gideon the Ninth (Tor.com). The award is presented annually by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts for a first book of fantasy. This year,

Pixel Scroll 2/28/20 Speak To Geeky People, Get Geeky Answers
PLAY IT AGAIN, JEAN-LUC. At Amazing Stories, Kimberly Unger tells how Picard is doing in checking off “The Required Plots of Star Trek”. She has an infographic with 13 of them. A few years ago, I had the privilege

Is This Practice Unreal or Unfit? It’s Both
Unreal and Unfit magazines use Thinkerbeat Reader to “chart… the authors that we thought did really well with a story submission.” But these are not stories they bought – six days ago they tweeted out a link to the list

Pixel Scroll 2/27/20 For There Is No Joy In Scrollville, Mighty Pixel Has Struck Out
PASSING THE GRAIL. “Steven Spielberg Won’t Direct Indiana Jones 5” reports Vanity Fair. “Indiana…let it go.” This was what the adventurer’s father said to him in the climax of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, as he hung by

Where To Find The 2019 Nebula Finalists For Free Online
To help propel you into your awards season reading, here are links to excerpts or complete works from the 2019 Nebula Award finalists. Novel Marque of Caine, Charles E. Gannon (Baen) (Chapters 1-15) The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Alix

Thanks, Hampus
by John Hertz: I’m always glad to agree with Hampus Eckerman (although neither he nor I should be the fans you know if either of us expected that of the other). This time I thank him for calling attention to The Wind

Pixel Scroll 2/26/20 The Scroll Goes Ever On And On, Down From The Pixel Where It Began
AT LONG LAST. “‘Last and First Men’ Exclusive Trailer: Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Gorgeous First and Last Directorial Feature” One the most emotional world premieres at the upcoming 2020 Berlin International Film Festival is bound to be “Last and First Men,”

2019 Novellapalooza
[Editor’s note: be sure to read the comments on this post for more novellas and more Filer reviews.] By JJ: TL;DR: Here’s what I thought of the 2019 Novellas. What did you think? I’m a huge reader of novels, but

Pixel Scroll 2/25/20 I Don’t Know, Batman. Why *Is* A Pixel Like A Writing Desk?
HWA SERIES. The Horror Writers Association Blog continues its Women in Horror Month series of interviews with “Females of Fright: Linda Addison”. 3) Who were/are your biggest influences? That is a long list of people. The first person that

And to Think That I Saw It on Figueroa Street
By John Hertz: Here’s something I found in Los Angeles the other day. I think it’s stefnal (our old word, from Hugo Gernsback’s scientifiction; also “stfnal”; noun “stef”, “stf”; if you look at the signature of fanartist Dan Steffan you’ll see he writes

JeddiCon’s Yasser Bahjatt at Worldcon 76
The bid committee to bring the Worldcon to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2022 (JeddiCon) styles itself The Jeddi High Council. The Master of The Order – bid chair — is Yasser Bahjatt. He’s been to Worldcons, and Olav Rokne forwarded

Pixel Scroll 2/24/20 You Make Me Vote Like A Natural Person…
WORLDCON AMBITIONS. Tammy Coxen wants to remedy the problem of groups bidding for Worldcons without having any knowledge of the norms and customs of the convention they want to run. With input from many others, she has created an

Uncanny Magazine Issue 33 Launches 3/3
The 33rd issue of four-time Hugo winning Uncanny Magazine will be available on March 3. Hugo Award-winning Publishers Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 33rd issue of their four-time Hugo Award-winning online science fiction and fantasy magazine, Uncanny Magazine. Stories

Agner Wins NESFA 2019-2020 Short Story Contest
The results of the 2019-2020 NESFA® Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story Contest were announced at Boskone 57 on February 16, 2020. The contest “encourages amateur and semi-professional writers to reach the next level of proficiency.” Steve Lee says, “We

Pixel Scroll 2/23/20 Old Possum’s Scroll Of Practically Universal Robotic Cats
DITMAR NOMINATIONS OPEN. Nominations for the 2020 Australian SF (“Ditmar”) awards are open until one minute before midnight Perth time on Sunday, March 1, 2020 (ie. 11.59 p.m., GMT+8). The current rules, including Award categories can be found at:

Curt Siodmak Preis 2019
The Science Fiction Club Deutschland announced the winners of the 2019 Curt Siodmak Preis at its annual meeting at Pentacon in Dresden, Germany this past November. The award is given for the best film and the best television

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