NEWS FROM FANDOM: 02/14/21

Illustration of the year, Best of the Year Toc & Cover reveal, Marvel legacy covers and more

Wishing “America’s Composer,” John Williams, a Happy 89th Birthday
By Steve Vertlieb: After nearly dying a little more than a decade ago during and just after major open heart surgery, I fulfilled one of the major dreams of my life…meeting the man who would become my last living lifelong

Rowena Morrill (1944-2021)
Renowned fantasy and sf artist Rowena Morrill, who just last year received the Lifetime Achievement World Fantasy Award, died February 11 at the age of 76. Popular with fans, she also won the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist in

Pixel Scroll 2/9/21 I’d Like A Pixel Scroll Reservation For Tuesday
HUGO NOMINATING PROGRESS REPORT. DisCon III told Facebook followers today: 285 people have submitted The Hugo Awards nominations. Are you one of them? You do not have to submit your nominations in one go, start submitting now and come

Marvel’s Voices Legacy #1 Covers
Marvel Comics will celebrate Black History Month with Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1, to be released February 24. In addition to the all-star list of creators contributing to the issue, Marvels Voice’s: Legacy #1 will also have variant covers by Natacha

Report on Day 1 of LTUE 2021
By David Doering: We opened today our first edition of a virtual Life, The Universe and Everything (LTUE) Symposium for Science Fiction & Fantasy Creators. We expected lower registrations being online, but we pleasantly surprised to have 697 memberships–almost 200

Pixel Scroll 2/12/21 A Series Of Unfortunate Event Horizons
EATING THE FANTASTIC. Scott Edelman offers listeners a chance to “Nibble hors d’oeuvres with Mary Robinette Kowal” in Episode 138 of his Eating the Fantastic podcast. Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of the Lady Astronaut series — which so

Pixel Scroll 2/11/21 The Englishfan Who Filed Up To-Be-Read Hill But Scrolled Down Mount Tsundoku
CHANGING OF THE GUARDIAN. Lisa Tuttle has taken the handoff from The Guardian’s SF/Fantasy reviewer Eric Brown who ended his fifteen-year run in January. Tuttle’s first genre round-up will appear in The Guardian’s books section on Saturday, February 13.

The Rathbones Folio Prize 2021 Shortlist
The shortlist for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021 announced February 10 includes one sff work and a memoir by a well-known sff writer. The Prize is given “to celebrate the best literature of our time, regardless of form.” The winner

BBC Audio Drama Awards 2021 Finalists
The finalists for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2021 have been revealed. They include several productions of genre interest. Body Horror, about someone in 2050 who receives a new body, is a nominee for Best Original Series or Serial Murmurs, 10-episode series

Pixel Scroll 2/10/21 You Spin Me Right ’Round, Breqi, Right ’Round Like Radchaai, Breqi
ROBOT IN MY I. Louder revisits the Seventies to find out “How Alan Parsons made I Robot, his science fiction masterpiece”. It was June 1977, and the US was being invaded by robots. Leading the charge were R2-D2, C-3PO

2020 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 2020 Novellas. What did you think? I’m a huge reader of novels, but

2021 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award Contest
Entries for the eighth annual Baen Fantasy Adventure Award contest will be accepted beginning February 14, 2021 at 12:01am EDT. Full guidelines at the link. What We Want to See Adventure fantasy with heroes you want to root for. Warriors either modern

Strahan’s The Year’s Best SF Volume 2 Cover and ToC
Tor.com has revealed the cover and table of contents for editor Jonathan Strahan’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction Vol. 2 (Gallery / Saga Press) with stories from 2020. The 608-page collection will be released September 14, 2021. You can find the pre-order information for

At the Height of His –
By John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1433) Tim Powers is at his best in Forced Perspectives. He managed to bring us this book last March, four years after Alternate Routes, a short time for him. He writes well – that’s one of my understatements, folks – but not,

Pixel Scroll 2/8/21 By This Pixel I Scroll
A short Scroll today because I was out getting my first COVID-19 vaccination shot. (1) NASA AND BLACK HISTORY MONTH. NASA will premiere its “The Power of African American Leadership in NASA” video on Facebook tomorrow at Noon Eastern. Spanning

Film Nominations Announced For The 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards
The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced today the film nominees for the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards. TENET racked up five nominations — Best Score, Ludwig Göransson, Best Cinematography, Hoyte Van Hoytema, Best Production Design, Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas, Best

SLF Picks BARD’s “A Far Off Desert” as 2021 Illustration of the Year
The Speculative Literature Foundation has chosen its 2021 Illustration of the Year, BARD’s “A Far Off Desert.” See the artwork in the header here. “A Far Off Desert” was inspired by BARD’s childhood in Nevada, and influenced by the anthology

Pixel Scroll 2/7/21 Scroll Nine From Filer Space
HWA YIELDS TO SAFETY CONCERNS. This year’s StokerCon will be virtual: “StokerCon™ 2021 Special Announcement”. The virtual event will keep the announced May 20 to 23 dates. Next-year’s in-person event will take place in Denver at the same hotel

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