Last Dangerous Visions Submission Window Will Open for One Day
When J. Michael Straczynski, Executor of the Ellison Estate, announced last November his plan to complete Last Dangerous Visions for publication, one thing he promised was — Plus, one last slot will be opened up for submissions from unknown and

Pixel Scroll 4/24/21 The Fantastic Voyage Of Space Force Beagle One To The Non-Fungi Bottom Of The Fabulous Mushroom Planet Of The Apes Of Wrath, And Back Again
ERRING EYE. Catherine Lacey’s short story “Congratulations on Your Loss” is the latest from Future Tense Fiction, a monthly series of short stories from Future Tense and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination. …Inside was a large

Pixel Scroll 4/23/21 Look Out Pixel, ’Cause I’m Scrolling Technology, Ain’t Got Time To File No Apology
MORE MURDERBOT IN OUR FUTURE. Martha Wells has a new six-book deal with Tordotcom reports Publishers Weekly – three of them in the Murderbot series. Tordotcom’s Lee Harris took world English rights to six books by Martha Wells. The six-figure acquisition, which

Pixel Scroll 4/22/21 Do Jedi Name Their Lightsabers?
FREE ON EARTH DAY. Yes, it’s F.O.E. Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, in honor of Earth Day, has published Everything Change, Volume III, a free digital anthology of climate fiction featuring the winner and finalists of

Pixel Scroll 4/21/21 The Date With Two Names Twice
This is going to be a bit short because I have to leave early to attend a movie premiere across town. At a drive-in – which is good, I don’t own a tux. (1) IMAGINARIUM BOOK FESTIVAL. The Imaginarium Book

Pixel Scroll 4/20/21 Because A Pixel Softly Filing, Left More Books As I Was Whiling
A LITTLE SMACK, BUT WHERE? Andrew Hoe advises about “Spec-Fic-Fu: How to Make Aliens and Robots Fight Better” at the SFWA Blog. …The prevalence of human-to-humanlike alien combat in sci-fi has even been lampooned in Star Trek: Lower Decks, where First

Pixel Scroll 4/19/21 The Calamari Of Dr. Cabinet
UP, UP, AND AWAY. “NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight” the space agency reported today. (For a summary of the mission see the Wikipedia: “Ingenuity (helicopter)”.) Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in

Devi Pillai Moves Up To Become President and Publisher, Tom Doherty Associates
President of Macmillan Trade Publishing Jon Yaged today announced that Devi Pillai will become President and Publisher, Tom Doherty Associates. Pillai steps into the position vacated by Fritz Foy, whose retirement was also announced today by Macmillan Publishers CEO Don

The Hunt For Han Solo Begins May 2021 has revealed a series of teasers spotlighting the major players of the anticipated Marvel Comics crossover, Star Wars: War Of The Bounty Hunters! Drawn by artist Giuseppe Camuncoli, these headshot images will also serve as variant covers for upcoming tie-in


2021 International Costumers’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award
Philip and Kathleen Gust are the recipients of the . ICG President Kevin Roche shared the announcement on April 24. The award is the highest honor that the International Costumers’ Guild’s presents to costumers, recognizing a

This Is Horror Awards 2020 Voting Opens
This Is Horror, the UK website, is taking votes for its annual awards through 12:01 a.m. BST on May 22. Anyone can vote — click through for instructions. Here is the shortlist. Here are the nominees. NOVEL OF THE YEAR Mexican Gothic

2021 Ignyte Awards Shortlist
The 2021 Ignyte Awards shortlist was announced by the FIYAHCON 2021 committee on April 22. The awards “seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscapes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror by recognizing incredible feats

2021 D.I.C.E. Awards
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the winners of the 24th Annual D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards. Hades, named Game of the Year, led the field with five awards, Ghost of Tsushima had four wins, and The Last of

The 2021 International Booker Prize Shortlist
The six-title 2021 International Booker Prize shortlist includes four works of genre interest — At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop, translated from French by Anna Mocschovakis (Pushkin Press) The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez, translated from Spanish

Tähtivaeltaja Award 2021
The Tähtivaeltaja (“Star Rover”) Award winner was posted on April 14. Sponsored by the Helsinki Science Fiction Society, the award goes to the best science fiction book published in Finland in the previous year, which the judges have determined to be

Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off #6 Reaches the Finals
By Dann: The sixth Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO #6) began with the submission of self-published fantasy works on June 1, 2020. The first 300 author-submitted works were accepted into the competition. The major qualifiers were that the book must be self-published, must

2021 Zsoldos Péter Award
By Bence Pintér: The 2020 and 2021 winners of the Zsoldos Péter Award, Hungary’s oldest sci-fi award, were announced April 20. The award was established in 1997 to preserve the memory of Zsoldos Péter, the most prominent Hungarian science fiction

The Huntington Awards Octavia E. Butler Fellowship to Alyssa Collins
Alyssa Collins, assistant professor of English Language and Literature and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina, has been awarded The Huntington’s year-long Octavia E. Butler Fellowship worth $50,000 for the study of the renowned science fiction writer.

Chicon 8 Publishes First Progress Report; Launches Community Fund; Won’t Run Retro-Hugos
Chicon 8, the 2022 Worldcon in Chicago, has posted Progress Report #1 (also available to nonmembers). Chair Helen Montgomery says in the PR they “have fully signed the contract with the Hyatt Regency Chicago and have completed our initial space

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