AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 3-38-21

The Last unicorn is free!; Shatner celebrates 90 years; Hugo ballot numbers released; PKD Award judges; Huggins wins Baen award, more

Pixel Scroll 3/27/21 Listen, Do You Want To Know A Pixel, Do You Promise Not To Scroll?
VENTURING BEYOND. In “Let’s talk about wonderful Indian science-fiction and fantasy novels”, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Lavie Tidhar introduce Washington Post readers to an array of South Asian works. Amitav Ghosh made history in 1997 as the first Indian author to win

BBC Audio Drama Awards 2021
The winners of the 10th were announced in a virtual ceremony on March 26. The awards are presented by the BBC together with the Society of Authors and the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain to

2021 Crime Fiction Award Update
The 2021 finalists for Left Coast Crime’s Lefty Awards, the Barry Awards, the shortlisted authors for the Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction, and the finalists in the British Book Awards crime and thriller category have been announced. 2021 LEFTY AWARDS

Sanjna N. Singh Wins SLF’s 2021 A.C. Bose Grant
The Speculative Literature Foundation announced today that Sanjna N. Singh is the winner of the 2021 A.C. Bose Grant for South Asian Speculative Literature worth $1,000. Singh has worked in New York City for over fifteen years, at HBO, and as

Pixel Scroll 3/26/21 Good Pixels Make For Good Scrolls
SHOULD GEORGIA BILL HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR DRAGON CON? Georgia has passed a controversial voting bill reports CNN. Some think Dragon Con should take a stance, a few say they won’t attend while the law is in effect. The new

Pixel Scroll 3/25/21 After the Battle’s Over, One Tin Pixel Scrolls Away
SXSW. Here is a report about a conversation between N.K. Jemisin and Stacey Abrams at the South by Southwest festival. It’s more about Abrams than Jemisin, since Abrams was the keynote speaker and Jemisin the interviewer: “How Writing Romance Novels

2021 British Academy Games Awards
BAFTA announced the winners of the British Academy Games Awards 2021 on March 25. Hades led the way with five BAFTAs: Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Game Design, Narrative, and Performer in a Supporting Role for Logan Cunningham. The Last of Us Part

2021 Philip K. Dick Award Judges Announced
The five Philip K. Dick Award judges for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in the 2021 award year are: John P. Murphy30 Peaslee RdMerrimack NH 03054-4517ebooks in .mobi format to john@johnpmurphy.net Kelly Robson96 Saint

Inexplicable Phenomena and How To Approach Them
[Introduction: Wolf von Witting is the editor of the fanzine CounterClock, full of information about Europe’s science fiction fandom, its history and future.] By Wolf von Witting: A phenomenon reported to me on this day, prompted me to write this

Pixel Scroll 3/24/21 I Scrolled Pixel Rae’s Lawn
JEOPARDY! Tonight’s installment of Jeopardy! featured an entire category about the Nebula Awards. The first clue even mentioned the L.A. Science Fiction League of 1937. Andrew Porter provides screencaps. (Click for larger image.) (2) TURN BACK THE CLOCK. Internet Archive

The Rathbones Folio Prize 2021
Carmen Maria Machado’s nonfiction work about domestic abuse, In the Dream House: A Memoir, has won the Rathbones Folio Prize 2021, given “to celebrate the best literature of our time, regardless of form.” The winner receives a £30,000 prize. Machado is

Huggins Wins 2021 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest
G. Scott Huggins of Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin, has won the grand prize in the 2021 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award competition with his short story “Salvage Judgement.” The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest has been held annually since

Pixel Scroll 3/23/21 I Want To Scroll What The Pixel On The Table Number 5 Is Scrolling!
LIGHTS ON. Today, Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination published Cities of Light, a collection of science fiction, art, and essays about “how the transition to solar energy will transform our cities and catalyze revolutions in politics,

Peter S. Beagle and Ownership Group Regain Control of Rights to His Work Following Sale Approved by Bankruptcy Court
Peter S. Beagle’s representatives announced in a press release today that he, as part of a new ownership group, has prevailed after years of litigation in securing control of his literary works and other intellectual property following a sale recently

Piranesi Wins Audiobook of the Year at 2021 Audie Awards
Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi, read by Chiwetel Ejiofor, has been named the 2021 Audiobook of the Year. The winners of the 2021 Audie Awards in 25 competitive categories were announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) on March 22. The Audie Awards®

Pixel Scroll 3/22/21 I Am Not A Pixel, I Am A Free Scroll!
FACTS ON FILE. Mental Floss rolls out “90 Facts About William Shatner” today on the actor’s 90th birthday. Born March 22, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, William Shatner has been an indelible part of popular culture for a good portion of

2021 Recommended SF/F List
By JJ: This thread is for posts about 2021-published works, which people have read and recommend to other Filers. There will be no tallying of recommendations done in this thread; its purpose is to provide a source of recommendations for

Total Number of 2021 Hugo Nominating Ballots Revealed
The DisCon III committee told Facebook followers today that 1,246 people submitted nominations for the 2021 Hugo Awards. They plan to announce the finalists on Tuesday, April 13. The number of nominators this year is the smallest since 2012, when

Wishing William Shatner A Happy 90th Birthday
By Steve Vertlieb: I interviewed William Shatner for British magazine L’Incroyable Cinema in the Summer of 1969 at The Playhouse In The Park whilst Star Trek was still in the final days of its original network run on NBC.

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