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MOPOP 2020 Science Fiction + Fantasy Hall of Fame Class
The Seattle-based Museum of Pop Culture today announced the new inductees to its Science Fiction + Fantasy Hall Of Fame Class. The four are Star Wars, and Watchmen as creations, and Ted Chiang, and D.C. Fontana as creators. They join more than

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions #51
An Independent Opinion of Science Fiction: A Declaration By Chris M. Barkley: I have thought it my duty to exhibit things as they are, not as they might be. -Alexander Hamilton, from a letter written on August 13, 1782 As

CoNZealand Issues Statement About Delayed Online Hugo Voting
CoNZealand has announced that online voting for the Hugos will open by July 8, and they are extending the voting deadline to July 22: We are very sorry for the delay in opening online Hugo Voting. We are working as

Pixel Scroll 7/4/20 She Has Loosed The Fateful Lightning Of Her Terrible Swifts’ Scorn
YARNSPINNER. Cora Buhlert will be taking up the challenge a little differently this year, but she is running a post to hold herself accountable: “The 2020 July Short Story Challenge – Day by Day”. What is the July Short

Pixel Scroll 7/3/20 The Filing Sorcerers
ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. Minneapolis’ DreamHaven Books, boarded up after being vandalized, was told by the city to get rid of the grafitti on the building. Wendy Comeau told followers: Well, I just received a letter from the City

Worldcon Bid for France Faces New Obstacle
The Nice in 2023 Worldcon bid website says they plan to use the city’s Acropolis Convention Center if they win. However, their newly re-elected mayor told voters during his campaign he might tear it down as part of his vision to

Masked Filers Reading SFF: Star*Line
Here’s Lela E. Buis reading Star*Line, journal of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association. If you want to see this series continue, send photos of your mask and social distancing reads to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot) com

2020 ENnie Nominees
The and Judges Spotlight Winners are out. The ENnie Awards are an annual, fan-based juried award system for all tabletop RPGs. The ENnies were created in 2001 as an annual award ceremony, hosted by the leading D&D/d20 system fan

Pixel Scroll 7/2/20 When There’s Evil On The Hat Rack, You Can Rest Knowing They Got Your Back
AND INTRODUCING GUY FLEEGMAN. Looper chimes in about “Sci-fi shows ruined by terrible endings”. (Wait a minute – as far as I’m concerned ALF started out ruined!) These sci-fi series are perfectly awful examples of this lamentable phenomenon. For

2020 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Finalists
The top ten finalists for the 2020 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award were announced July 1. “A Hole in the Gut” by M. T. Kadisin “From Darkest Depths” by Sean CW Korsgaard “Gently They Took What Was Hers” by Amanda J.

2020 Deutsche Science Fiction Preis Winners
The recipients of the Deutsche Science Fiction Preis 2020 have been announced. The juried award for the best short story and best novel written in the German language is sponsored by the SFCD, Germany´s largest science-fiction club. Each winner will receive €1000.

Pixel Scroll 7/1/20 Consider a Spherical Scroll
COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND LEADERSHIP TURNOVER. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced June 22 that they had accepted the resignation of Charles Brownstein as Executive Director, effective immediately. According to Publishers Weekly, Brownstein’s resignation comes after the

Courtney Milan Comments About Mixon Report on Sriduangkaew
THE UNEXPECTED. Not counting the times she was nominated for literary awards, Benjanun Sriduangkaew hasn’t been in the news here since 2017. It’s not clear she’s done anything newsworthy even now, but the fact that she’s been mentioned so often

Top 10 Posts for June 2020
A link to Paul Fraser’s critique of The Science Fiction Hall of Fame volume 1, 1970, edited by Robert Silverberg, set off such lively discussion in comments that the June 21 Scroll became the month’s most-read post. In the Scroll-free

Pixel Scroll 6/30/20 The Pixel Scroll Is Read, Yet There’s Much More To Be Said
DON’T BE THAT AUTHOR. Brenda Clough’s list grows longer: “Ways to Trash Your Writing Career: An Intermittent Series”. There are the really obvious ways to torch your career — rudeness to editors, for instance. And then there are the

Fantasy Magazine Returns
John Joseph Adams is bringing back Fantasy Magazine. The first new issue of Fantasy will publish in November 2020 and will join sister-magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare under the same publishing umbrella. Henceforth the publishing company that publishes all three magazines will be known as Adamant Press.

The Sam Moskowitz Centenary
By John Hertz: Bob Madle lived to see his 100th birthday. SaM did not; he left the stage in 1997. It would have been today. Let us salute him. Here they both are at Philadelphia in 1937. Standing, left to right: Donald A. Wollheim, Madle, Richard

AudioFile Magazine’s Best New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Audiobooks Summer 2020
From AudioFile Magazine, a sampler of new and classic sff audiobooks for fans to listen to over the summer. NETWORK EFFECT by Martha Wells | Read by Kevin R. Free [Recorded Books | 12.75 hrs.] Review Kevin R. Free narrates the

2020 Science Fiction Research Association Awards
The Science Fiction Research Association, unable to meet in person this year, has posted the names of the award winners they would have acknowledged at the annual banquet. SFRA Award for Lifetime Contributions to SF Scholarship (Originally the Pilgrim Award.) The

Pixel Scroll 6/29/20 Three Arms Good, Four Arms Better
NEW BOB SHAW EBOOK. Rob Jackson and David Langford’s new Ansible Press edition The Full Glass Bushel by Bob Shaw is now available as a free download in multiple formats at the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund website (where they hope

2020 Shamus Awards
The Private Eye Writers of America have announced the . The juried award is given for private eye novels and short stories first published in the United States in 2019. Best PI Hardcover Lost Tomorrows by Matt Coyle (Oceanview) Best

Uncanny Magazine Issue 35 Launches July 7
The 34th issue of Uncanny Magazine, winner of four Hugos and a British Fantasy Award, will be available July 7. Hugo Award-winning Publishers Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 35th issue of their four-time Hugo Award-winning online

A Ray Harryhausen 100th Birthday Celebration
By Steve Vertlieb: Ray Harryhausen remains one of the most revered figures in fantasy/sci-fi motion picture history. Born June 29, 1920, Ray was not only a childhood hero, but became a dear and cherished friend of nearly fifty years

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