Suzanne Palmer Wins 2020 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award
The winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short science fiction of 2019 is Suzanne Palmer for “Waterlines,” published by Asimov’s Science Fiction. The second-place story for the Sturgeon was Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone’s “This is How

Richard Lupoff (1935-2020)
Richard Lupoff, known to friends as Dick, died October 22 at the age of 85. His sons Tom and Ken announced on Facebook: My dad passed away early this morning in the hospital after a brief final illness. It

Judge Rules on Motions in Rondon Murder Trial
Luis R. Rondon, former King of the Society for Creative Anachronism’s East Kingdom, was expelled from the Society a year ago this month after his arrest in connection with the murder of Deborah Waldsinger. Rondon’s attorneys entered not guilty pleas on

2020 Ringo Awards
The 2020 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards winners were revealed in a virtual ceremony during the Baltimore Comic-Con on October 24. The Ringo Awards were picked by a vote of the comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in and credited

2020 Chesley Awards
The Association of Science Fiction & Fantasy Artists (ASFA) revealed the winners of the in an online ceremony today. The Chesley is named for astronomical artist Chesley Bonestell. Best Cover: Hardback Book Eric Wilkerson — Tristan Strong Punches a

British Fantasy Awards 2020 Shortlists
The shortlists for the 2020 British Fantasy Awards have been released by Katherine Fowler, BFA Administrator, along with the names of the jurors who will decide the winners. Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) Jury: Martha Bradley, Stewart Hotston, Hazel

Gaiman Wins 2020 Forry Award
Neil Gaiman was voted the 2020 Forrest J Ackerman Award for Lifetime Achievement by the members of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society at their October 22 meeting. The Forrest J Ackerman or Forry Award has been given by the

Pixel Scroll 10/23/20 Pixels Should Scroll A Minimum Of Six Feet Apart
OVERVIEW OF SF IN CHINA. A lot of good information in Regina Kanyu Wang’s “Chinese Science Fiction Goes Global”, available in English at Korean Literature Now. …Back in 1991, 1997, and 2007, Science Fiction World, the largest SF magazine and publisher

Asha Thanki Wins SLF’s 2020 A.C. Bose Grant
The Speculative Literature Foundation and DesiLit announced today that Asha Thanki is the winner of the 2020 A.C. Bose Grant. The A.C. Bose Grant, established in 2019, is an annual grant of $1,000 given to a South Asian/South Asian diaspora

2020 Nommo Awards Delayed
The African Speculative Fiction Society has postponed announcing the winners of the 2020 Nommo Awards for Speculative Fiction by Africans due to the recent violence in Nigeria. The awards were scheduled to be presented October 22 at The Ake Arts & Book

2020 Dagger Awards
The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) of the United Kingdom announced the winners of the at an awards ceremony on October 22. GOLD DAGGER This award is for the best crime novel by an author of any nationality. Michael Robotham: Good

Pixel Scroll 10/22/20 Yondo Lies The Pixel Of My Filer
GET READY TO LAUNCH. At Nerd and Tie, “Interview: Eliana González Ugarte and Coral Alejandra Moore of Constelación Magazine” conducted by Andrea Johnson, NOAF: I am so excited for Constelación Magazine! When and how, and why did you decide

Not at the KGB Bar, Hunts in Weird October with Joe Hill and Laird Barron
By Mark L. Blackman: On the night of Wednesday, October 21, the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series in a pre-Halloween event featured horror writers Joe Hill and Laird Barron. In its new normal (or abnormal), with the Series’ longtime

SFPA’s 2020 Grand Master Nominees
Voting continues as Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) members decide who will be honored as Grand Master this year. Four candidates are under consideration: Linda Addison, F.J. Bergmann, Geoffrey A. Landis, and John Grey. SFPA members have until

Himebaugh Steps Up As New StarShipSofa Editor
Tony C. Smith, Host/Producer of the Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa podcast, today announced that Fred Himebaugh is their new fiction editor. Fred Himebaugh will be the new editor of StarShipSofa once Gary Dowell has officially stepped down from the role.

Pixel Scroll 10/21/20 The Haunting Of Mount TBR House
ON THE FRONT OF F&SF. The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction’s Nov/Dec 2020 cover art by David A. Hardy is for “Skipping Stones in the Dark” by Amman Sabet. (2) SOME TRICKS, SOME TREATS. A new trailer —

Diana Glyer Talks Inklings with Babylon Bee
In a new episode of The Babylon Bee Podcast, hosts Kyle Mann and Ethan Nicolle talk to Diana Glyer, author of Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings. The Babylon Bee calls itself “Your Trusted Source

Second Volume of Classic Ms Tree Comics from Hard Case Crime
From the minds of Road to Perdition author Max Allan Collins and artist Terry Beatty comes the second collection of five classic Ms Tree comics. Hard Case Crime released the 288-page softcover today. Ms. Michael Tree, the 6ft, 9mm carrying private detective, solves crimes

Pixel Scroll 10/20/20 Obi-Wan Said, Padawan, You’re Gonna Drive Me To Stalking If You Don’t Stop Flying That Millennial Falcon
THE DOCTOR AND ROSE. Bustle previews a new installment of David Tennant Does A Podcast With…Billie Piper. …Tennant met Piper 15 years ago on the set of Doctor Who. He entered in her second series and it’s hard looking back to

Pixel Scroll 10/19/20 We Keep Our Cats As Happy As We Can
OOR WOMBAT KNOWS HOW TO WRITE HORROR. Kansas City’s The Pitch has Nick Spacek “Asking author Ursula Vernon to reveal what hides in The Hollow Places“. …Part of what makes Vernon’s books so terrifying is that they’re quite relatable.

Pixel Scroll 10/18/20 The Beatles That Twisted And Shouted At The Heart Of The World
WRESTLING OVER MEANING. Steven Erikson’s essay asserts a changing relationship between authors and literary criticism. “The Author as the Living Dead (Barthes’ Death of the Author: Zombie Horror and Literary

Note:  Our featured image today is from an illustration by Amanda Makepeace – who won this year’s Chesley Award for Best Paperback Cover.  Amanda has contributed several illustrations to Amazing Stories magazine. Contgratulations Amanda!

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