A Bradbury Centennial-and-a-Half
A roundup of Ray Bradbury links. (1) PUBLIC RADIO. Morning Edition has clips from last month’s Read-A-Thon in “Marking The Centennial Of Author Ray Bradbury’s Birth”. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: This month marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of science

2020 Imadjinn Awards
The winners were announced on September 27, the final day of the Imaginarium 2020 Virtual Conference and Convention. Best Anthology Malice in Memphis presents Mayhem IN Memphis – edited by Carolyn McSparren Best Audiobook Narration Protecting Peyton – written by Becky Muth

2020 Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival
[From a press release.] The seventh annual Philip K. Dick European Science Fiction Film Festival has announced the full lineup for its seventh annual season celebrating the legacy of novelist Philip K. Dick. The two-day live event held at the L’Hybride theater

Pixel Scroll 10/3/20 Travels With My Ancillary
PENRIC IS BACK. Lois McMaster Bujold told readers on Facebook “Penric 9 impending”. I am pleased to report that I’ve finished the first draft of a new Penric & Desdemona novella. The title will be “Masquerade in Lodi”. The

2020 ESFS Awards
The European Science Fiction Society’s 2020 ESFS Award Winners were announced during the virtual Futuricon on October 3. Achievement Awards – Best Work of Art The Dublin 2019 Hugo Award bases Achievement Awards – Best Written Work of Fiction Luna:

Tenth and Thirteenth Doctors Team in New Comics Series
Following Titan Comics’ Time Lord Victorious mini-series, and after narrowly escaping the Weeping Angels in 1960s London, the Tenth and Thirteenth Doctor must team-up once again to save present-day Earth from being overrun by a race of aquatic villains. Who else can

Pixel Scroll 10/2/20 In The Case Of An Emergency Landing, Your Pixel May Be Used As A Scroll
2020 DONATION. Literary Hub reports “Namwali Serpell will donate Clarke Prize money to those protesting Breonna Taylor’s murder.” Within an hour of hearing that she had won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, a top honor given to science fiction

Happy the Dwarf
By John Hertz: Results of the 2020 SF Poetry Ass’n Contest were posted here on September 25th. I won 3rd Place in the Dwarf category (1-10 lines). Two Filers’ comments congratulated me by name. Thanks. Perhaps you’d like to see my entry. It’s an unrhymed

Finland Bids For 2025 Eurocon
Finland is bidding to host the 2025 Eurocon in Mariehamn in the Åland Islands. Saila Kyllönen, speaking for Maa ja Ilma Ry, formally announced the bid at the European Science Fiction Society meeting that took place in the online space of the

2020 Rocky Wood Memorial Fund Winners
The Horror Writers Association has announced the winners of the 2020 Rocky Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund for Non-fiction Writing. The recipients are Howard David Ingham and Claire Fitzpatrick. Howard David Ingham is a writer and educator, and the author of the

Pixel Scroll 10/1/20 Pippi Godstalking
TOLKIEN IN COMMUNITY. Books From Fangorn blogger Inia Gwath in “Oxonmoot 2020: A Review and a Fellowship” reports on attending the virtual conference. Being a Tolkien fan for so long, and someone who has been studying his works, one

Tempe Bids for 2023 Westercon
The Western Science Fiction Association and Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society have filed a bid to hold Westercon 75 in Tempe, Arizona in 2023. Linda Deneroff, Westercon 73 Site Selection Administrator, has posted all their required paperwork here. They propose

2021 Baen Short Story Contest Deadline Is 2/1
Entries in the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award writing contest are being accepted beginning today through February 1, 2021. See rules and specifications at the site. Judging will be by Baen Books editors Hank Davis, Jim Minz, Tony Daniel, David Afsharirad,

2020 Salam Award
The winner of the for Imaginative Fiction, which recognizes emerging speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin or residence, is Nihal Ijaz Khan’s “The Smokecense of Pluvistan”, which the jury said was filled with “strangeness and wonder.” A brief

Constelación Magazine Launches Kickstarter Fundraiser
Constelación Magazine, a bilingual magazine of speculative fiction, has launched its first Kickstarter fundraising campaign. It will run until October 31. Beyond individual issues and subscriptions to the magazine, donor rewards include: fountain pens made in Puerto Rico of native

Top 10 Posts for September 2020
The 2020 Dragon Award winners – looked like actually popular books! How did Sad Puppies and others who thought they should be winning respond? The roundup of what they had to say was September’s most-read post. The Pixel Scroll for

Pixel Scroll 9/30/20 Fantastic Pixels And Where To Scroll Them
HEAD FILLED WITH IDEAS. “Interview: P. Djèlí Clark, author of Ring Shout”, an author Q&A conducted by Andrea Johnson at Nerds of a Feather. …Mr. Clark was kind enough to talk with me about the music behind his new

Pixel Scroll 9/29/20 The Three-Tribble Problem
TREK THE VOTE. Trek fans are called on to volunteer their time to help protect election integrity in this YouTube clip featuring many stars from all of the shows, including Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton, and Armin Shimmerman. (2) R.U.R.

Pixel Scroll 9/28/20 I Don’t Want To Scroll The World. I’m Not Looking For New Pixels
GRIND IT OUT. Cat Rambo’s latest Cat Chat is an interview with David Steffen of the Submission Grinder. If you’re not familiar with the Submission Grinder, it’s a web utility that many genre writers spend a lot of time

ChiZine Publications Resurfaces
When ChiZine Publications announced six new titles for Fall/Winter 2020 on September 21, the attention drawn to their website led to the discovery CZP is still promoting itself with testimonials by authors who repudiated them a year ago. Here’s a

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