Warren Buff dodges big rigs on the interstate; science fiction hands out and announces some awards.


Pixel Scroll 6/5/21 Scroll Up The Usual Pixels
NEBULA MUSIC. The 56th Annual Nebula Award winners post is at the link. Below, you can watch host Aydrea Walden’s fantastic song referencing all 40 finalists, then hear the great acceptance speeches: (2) DEBARKLE. Camestros Felapton’s history of the

Warren Buff Back Home After His Vehicle Is Totaled by Runaway Big-Rig
Conrunner Warren Buff was one of two people treated and released after being hurt in a big rig crash in Buena Vista, VA on June 3. The WDBJ7 story reports: Buena Vista Police say it appears the big rig lost

Pixel Scroll 6/4/21 Of All The Pixels In All The Scrolls In All The World, She Files Into Mine
JEMISIN ADAPTING BROKEN EARTH FOR FILM. Gizmodo collates the news about “N.K. Jemisin’s Hugo-Winning Broken Earth Trilogy Movie Deal”. N.K. Jemisin has already made history by winning three consecutive Hugo awards for each entry in her Broken Earth trilogy: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The

Worldcon 76 Settles with Jon Del Arroz: Issues Apology, Will Pay Compensation
San Francisco Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon 76) has reached settlement with Jon Del Arroz in the lawsuit he filed against them for having been banned from the 2018 convention and for statements made in the public announcement of that decision.

Pixel Scroll 6/3/21 An Iron Pixel In A Velvet Scroll
LAFFERTY FANS. LAFFCON, the annual celebration of science fiction author R. A. Lafferty, returns June 12, 2021. LAFFCON is a free event and open to the public. This year’s conference will be held online via Zoom. Register now. (2) STORYBUNDLE.

Iphinome Reviews Novik’s A Deadly Education
By Iphinome: A Deadly Education (The Scholomance, Book 1) by Naomi Novik. YA, contemporary fantasy. El (Galadriel) is pissed off. Her classmate Orion just rescued her for the second time –needlessly. She’s capable, more than capable, El’s powerful – El, power, get

Pixel Scroll 6/2/21 For The File Is Scrollow, And I Have Ticked The Box
CATEGORY CHALLENGED. “’Asian Fantasy’ Is A Popular Category — But Is It A Useful One?” – NPR’s Kalyani Saxena poses the question to Rebecca F. Kuang, Cindy Pon, Ken Liu, Fonda Lee, Roshani Chokshi, and Tasha Suri. …However, not

Pixel Scroll 6/1/21 Welcome To The Hotel Cthulhu: You Can Get Eaten Anytime You Like, But You Will Never Leave
OCTAVIA BUTLER BIRTHDAY MONTH. The Los Angeles Public Library and The Huntington are commemorating Octavia E. Butler’s birthday throughout June in a joint celebration of her work, her legacy, and her community. The virtual events listed below are all

FIYAH Creates Grants for Black Writers
Beginning in 2022, FIYAH Literary Magazine will begin awarding five grants to assist Black writers of speculative fiction in “defraying costs associated with honing their craft.” Three $1,000 grants will be distributed annually as part of Juneteenth every year. Two

Top 10 Posts for May 2021
Some red/blue politics leaked into the May 18 Scroll, firing up the commenters and making that the post with the most hits for the month; saying it was “most read” probably would put the spotlight in the wrong place. Outside

Cat Sleep on SFF: Zhukov
Fiona Moore relaunches our series with a celebration of a beloved cat: As a long-time reader of Cats Sleep on SFF, I’d like to offer a contribution if I may. This is Zhukov, my much-missed Havana Brown cat who passed

Pixel Scroll 5/31/21 I’m At The Godstalk, The Death Star, The Second Fifth Hotel, The Pixels Keep On Scrolling And Rolling Files As Well
HANSEN BOOK FREE FROM TAFF. Another ebook is available from the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund’s website, #60 in the free library, Rob Hansen’s Faan Fiction 1930-2020: an exploration. Cover artwork adapted from Rob Hansen’s cover for his fanzine Epsilon #7, July 1981.

Pixel Scroll 5/30/21 And Miglauble Of The Seven Seventy Eyes
CASTING KERFUFFLE. Man named Chuck having a busy day swatting flies on Twitter. (2) FIRST WORLDCON ATTENDEE TURNING 101. Bob Madle will turn 101 on June 2. Curt Phillips, who wrangled Bob’s centenary card shower last year, says that


SFWA to Livestream 2021 Nebula Awards Ceremony on June 5
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) will present the 56th Annual Nebula Awards® Ceremony on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Writer and comedian Aydrea Walden will host for the second year. The awards ceremony will

SFWA Announces the 56th Annual Nebula Award Winners
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) announced the 56th Annual Nebula Awards® winners in an online ceremony on June 5 hosted by Toastmaster Aydrea Walden. These awards are given to the writers of the best speculative

2021 Manly Wade Wellman Award Longlist
The 2021 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy longlist was revealed June 4 by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation. The 2021 award also covers novels published in 2020. The 24 titles were selected by a jury from the 64-title eligibility list.

2021 Prix Imaginales Winners
The 2021 Prix Imaginales winners were announced on May 28. The Prix Imaginales recognize the best works of fantasy of the year published in France in six categories, with a prize of 1,000 euros for the first five categories and 500

2021 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire Winners
The winners of the 2021 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire have been announced. The awards were presented online, rather than as they usually are at the Étonnants Voyageurs festival in Saint-Malo, France. The jurors for the award were Joëlle Wintrebert (president), Jean-Luc Rivera (vice-president), Bruno Para

2021 SFPA Poetry Contest Opens
The 2021 SFPA Speculative Poetry Contest is taking entries through August 31. The contest is open to all poets, including non-SFPA-members. Prizes will be awarded for best unpublished poem in three categories: Dwarf (poems 1–10 lines [prose poems 0–100 words])

2021 Phantastikpreis der Stadt Wetzlar Longlist
The longlist for another German fantasy award, the 2021 Phantastikpreis der Stadt Wetzlar (Fantasy Award of the City of Wetzlar) has been announced: has been announced. The prize has been awarded since 1984 and is worth € 4,000. As for why

SERAPH 2021 Winners
The recipients of the 2021 SERAPH, a German fantasy award, were announced May 27 in cooperation with the Leipzig Book Fair. The award is given by the Phantastische Akademie (Fantasy Academy) in three categories. The Best Debut is awarded 2,500

2021 International Booker Prize
The winner of the , announced today, is a work of genre interest — At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop, translated from French by Anna Mocschovakis (Pushkin Press) The £50,000 prize will be split between David

2021 Lambda Literary Awards
The winners of the 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced in an online ceremony on June 1. The winners in 24 categories were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals. Winners of genre interest are listed below.

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