AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 7/11/21

Le Guin stamp; Clarion online again; Aurealias Awards, Heinlein scholars, more…

NEWS

Pixel Scroll 7/9/21 Someday We’ll Find It, The Scrolling Convention
CLARION ONLINE EVENTS. Each year Clarion West brings the Write-a-thon to the global community. This is the second year it’s been presented virtually. Check out the free virtual panels and readings coming your way. Register at the link for

Pixel Scroll 7/8/21 Dear Pixels, Please Don’t Scroll In The Attic, Thank You
SPECULATIVE LITERATURE FOUNDATION. In the Mohanraj and Rosenbaum Are Humans podcast, episode 15, “An Interview with Farah Mendelsohn”, Mary Anne Mohanraj’s icebreaker question opens the way for an exchange with Farah Mendlesohn about the challenges of coming to a

2000AD Sci-Fi Special: Global Justice
Review by James Bacon: The traditional summer special edition of 2000AD has always been a fun read, usually a selection of stories, showcasing the best characters of the British anthology weekly comic. This year, there has been a subtle change, and it’s quite

Pixel Scroll 7/7/21 Just The Scroll For A Pixel! The Bellman Cried, As He Ticked His Box With Care
VISUAL EFFECTS HISTORY. SF Concatenation’s Jonathan Cowie recommends BBC Radio 4’s progam Unreal: “The VFX Revolution, A Long, Long Time Ago…” – the first of a three-episode series about SF cinematic special effects from 2001 to Star Wars and Close Encounters. The story of

Ursula K. Le Guin Stamp Will Be Issued July 27
The Ursula K. Le Guin commemorative Forever stamp announced at the start of the year will become available on July 27. Its appearance will be celebrated by a First-Day-of-Issue Dedication Ceremony on that date in Portland, Oregon. The outdoor ceremony

Pixel Scroll 7/6/21 And Why Are There So Many Files About Pixels?
SUPERVULNERABLE. If you want every moviegoer to have a shot at breaking your password, use one of these: “DC and Marvel superheroes top breached password lists” at TechRepublic. Specops Software, a password management and authentication company, released a roundup of

Pixel Scroll 7/5/21 If You Pixel Something Hard Enough, It Will Scroll Over
THAT NEVER HAPPENS. James Davis Nicoll introduces the Young People Read Old SFF panelists to “‘Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” by Harlan Ellison. “A surprising YP: they liked this one,” said James. …“Ticktockman” represents a sea-change in the nature of

AWARDS

Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame 2021 Inductees
The Colorado Authors Hall of Fame’s 2021 Inductees include a dozen living and four legacy authors — three of whom have written sff: Kevin J. Anderson, W. Michael Gear, and the late Robert A. Heinlein. The induction ceremony will be

2021 Prometheus Best Novel and Hall of Fame Winners
The Libertarian Futurist Society has announced the Best Novel and Hall of Fame for Best Classic Fiction Prometheus Award winners for 2021. PROMETHEUS AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL. The War Whisperer, Book 5: The Hook, by Barry B. Longyear has won the

2020 Aurealis Awards
The were announced July 8 by the Continuum Foundation (ConFound). The award recognizes the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers. 2020 WINNERS BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION The Lost Soul Atlas, Zana Fraillon (Hachette Australia) BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL

The Heinlein Society 2021 Scholarship Winners
The Heinlein Society celebrated Robert A. Heinlein’s 114th birthday today by announcing the three winners of its 2021 Scholarship competition. The three $3,000 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities. Dr. Yoji Kondo Scholarship Awarded to

2021 Eugie Award Finalists
The shortlist for the 2021 Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction was revealed on July 7. The Eugie Award “honors stories that are irreplaceable, that inspire, enlighten, and entertain.” We will be looking for stories that are beautiful, thoughtful, and passionate,

2021 Dwarf Stars Finalists
The 2021 Dwarf Stars Anthology contents have been finalized, which constitutes the shortlist for the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association‘s Dwarf Stars award. The poems were selected by editor Charles Christian. The award recognizes the best speculative poem of 1–10 lines published in

Crime Fiction Awards Shortlists and Winners
BLOODY SCOTLAND. The shortlist for the Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2021 has been announced, which is the other award handed out by the Bloody Scotland festival in addition to the McIlvanney Prize: The Silent Daughter by Emma Christie (Wellbeck)

SFF Rosetta Awards 2021 Finalists
The finalists for the inaugural SFF Rosetta Awards were announced today. The award, started by the Future Affairs Administration in China, spotlights “the great but underrated efforts of translators and those who endeavor to make the translation works come true.”

Theodore Sturgeon Award 2021 Finalists
This year’s finalists for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction story have been announced by Christopher McKitterick, Director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction. The winner of the award will be

2021 Dagger Awards
The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) of the United Kingdom has announced the winners. The Daggers were first given in 1955, but for the first five years CWA called its top honor the Crossed Red Herring Award. GOLD DAGGER This award

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