AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 8-29-21

Asimov Reader Awards, Ned Kellys, top self-published covers, Erle Korshak, more

NEWS

Pixel Scroll 8/27/21 A Very Merry And Pippin Unbirthday To You
WHERE THE BOOKS ARE. Claire North has written an open love letter to libraries in “Dear Library”. …Hey Barbican Library, I know it’s a bit unusual, but I really love how you can stand on the edge of Crime …

Erle Korshak (1923-2021)
Erle Korshak, one of the last two surviving attendees of the first Worldcon in 1939, died August 25. With Korshak’s death, Bob Madle is the sole surviving attendee of the first Worldcon. Korshak’s first encounter with science fiction was in …

Pixel Scroll 8/26/21 Put Another Dime In The Replicator, Baby!
GET READY. It’s happening September 8: “’Star Trek’ Reveals 55th Anniversary Plans With ‘Star Trek’ Day Celebration”, and Uproxx tells fans what to expect. Not only is the iconic science-fiction series Star Trek living long and prospering — it’s having a …

NESFA 2021-2022 Short Story Competition Taking Entries
The 2021-2022 NESFA Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story Contest is accepting entries through September 30. The contest “encourages amateur and semi-professional writers to reach the next level of proficiency.” The complete guidelines are here. Ineligible are writers who have been …

Pixel Scroll 8/25/21 Helen O’Loy And The Scrollcrank Redemption
BLACK STARS. SYFY.com offers a preview of a Black Stars story plus comments by series editor Nisi Shawl: “Amazon Original Stories Black Stars: Read an excerpt by Chimamanda Ngzoi Adichie”. …Titled Black Stars, the collection showcases some of the biggest names …

Celebrating Sean Connery On His Birthday
By Steve Vertlieb: Remembering Sir Sean Connery, born August 25th, 1930, whose larger than life cinematic exploits, and joyous masculinity brought exhilaration, vibrant sexuality, and swashbuckling romance to the motion picture screen and who left us, sadly, on October 31st …

Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Announces 2021 Lineup
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its ninth annual season. It will be a hybrid event. With theaters safely opened for screenings, the live portion of the festival will run exclusively at the Producers …

Pixel Scroll 8/24/21 We Can Scroll Where We Want To, We Can Leave Your Files Behind
NOW PLAYING IN THE THEATER OF YOUR MIND. Pat Cadigan pointed Facebook readers to the 23rd Legion’s review of her forthcoming book: “Alien – Alien 3: The Lost Screenplay by William Gibson by Pat Cadigan”. … This story is …

Pixel Scroll 8/23/21 Your Scroll, The La Pixela, Is On File
INTERNATIONAL SERIES AWARD TAKING ENTRIES. The Sara Douglass Book Series Award judging panel welcomes entries for the 2021 award. The deadline to enter is September 30. See full guidelines at the link. The third iteration of the Sara is …

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Fourth
[Introduction: Melanie Stormm continues her humorous series of posts about the misdirected emails she’s been getting. Stormm is a multiracial writer who writes fiction, poetry, and audio theatre. Her novella, Last Poet of Wyrld’s End is available through Candlemark & …

SPSFC Cover Contest: Help Rate the Top 100
While the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition teams are judging the books, you can help judge the covers. Vote in the SPSFC Cover Contest Top 100 – People’s Choice Poll. The teams scored the covers of the 30 books

 

AWARDS

Two More Crime Fiction Writers Honored
ELEANOR TAYLOR BLAND CRIME FICTION WRITERS OF COLOR AWARD D. Ann Williams has won the 2021 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award given by Sisters in Crime (SinC). Queer Black American writer D. Ann Williams of Eugene …

Juried Winners for 73rd Emmys Include Many Genre Works
The Television Academy has announced the Emmy winners for the juried categories of animation, costume, interactive programming and motion design. Juried category entrants are screened by a panel of professionals in peer groups — Animation, Costume Design, Interactive Programming and …

2021 Macavity Awards
Mystery Readers International announced the winners of the on August 25. The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and …

2021 Ned Kelly Awards
The Australian Crime Writing Association announced the shortlists for the on August 25. The Ned Kelly Awards are Australia’s oldest and most prestigious prizes for crime fiction and true crime writing, established in 1995. BEST CRIME FICTION Consolation by …

2021 Ringo Awards Final Ballot
The 2021 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards final ballot has been released. The nominees were selected by the combined efforts of jury and public voting. Final ballot voting is restricted to comic book industry creative community — anyone involved in …

Best Series Hugo: Eligible Series from 2021
By JJ: It’s that time of year again! Even though the number of books published this year – and thus the number of eligible series – is down due to the pandemic, there are still plenty of great series for …

2021 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards
The winners of the Asimov’s 35th Annual Readers’ Awards Poll have been announced. Emily Hockaday says a future awards event to celebrate the 2020 and 2019 winners will be held when it’s safe to do so. BEST NOVELLA Take a …

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