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Elizabeth Anne Hull, A Game of Thrones, more

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The Iron Giant Premiere: 1999
Twenty two years ago this weekend, on August 6, The Iron Giant premiered. Directed by Brad Bird who would later be responsible for the Incredibles franchise and two Mission: Impossible films as well, it was produced by Allison Abbate and Des McAnuff. Bird wrote the

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STAR POWER. Nicholas Whyte puts “Contact, film and book” in perspective at From the Heart of Europe. Contact won the Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1997, beating four other films (the first time since 1992 that no TV episode

Pixel Scroll 8/6/21 Mrs. Scroll, We’re Pixeled
BRIANNA WU’S REVELATION. The Brianna Wu tweet below led the Washington Post to interview her about the significance of the apologies, and what forgiveness does and doesn’t entail. Read the Washington Post article here: “GamerGaters inundated Brianna Wu with

Anniversary: A Game of Thrones (Novel)
By Cat Eldridge: ?Twenty five years ago this week, George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones was published. It’s the first novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. It was published simultaneously by Bantam Spectra (US) and Voyager Books (UK). The

Pixel Scroll 8/5/21 You’ve Got To Know When To Hodor’em, Know When To Scroll’em, Know When To White Walker Away
BURTON OUT OF JEOPARDY, UNFORTUNATELY. LeVar Burton won’t succeed the late Alex Trebek as host of the game show Jeopardy! According to Deadline, the show’s executive producer Mike Richards will be taking the job. LeVar Burton tweeted today:

Pixel Scroll 8/4/21 I Think We’re A Scroll Now, There Doesn’t Seem To Be Any File Around
FUTURE TENSE. The July 2021 entry in the Future Tense Fiction series is Justina Ireland’s “Collateral Damage”, about how an Army platoon responds when an experimental military robot is embedded with it. …Unit 10003 interacted with assigned platoon during

Writing Against the Grain: T. Kingfisher’s Feminist Mythopoeic Fantasy
By Robin Anne Reid. Presented at MythCon 2021: WARNING: Spoilers for Clockwork Boys, Paladin, and White Rat series The purpose of this presentation is to place Tolkien’s theory of mythopoeic fiction in

Pixel Scroll 8/3/21 No One Will Be Watching Us, Why Don’t We Pixel In The Scroll?
EW CLIMATE IMAGINATION FELLOWSHIPS. ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination has announced a new Climate Imagination Fellowship, which brings together an international team of science fiction authors to craft positive visions of climate futures, grounded in real science

Elizabeth Anne Hull (1937-2021)
Academic, activist and author Elizabeth Anne Hull died August 3 from complications a few months after falling and fracturing her hip. She was 84. Hull served as President of the Science Fiction Research Association from 1989-90, after editing the SFRA

Wait, Wait, A Few Dern Moments: Notable Digital Freebies
By Daniel Dern: Got some eye/ear time available? Here’s a few that don’t require reaching for your wallet (assuming you still own and use a wallet). SCHMIGADOON (Apple Plus TV) If you like Broadway musicals with a strong dash of

Pixel Scroll 8/2/21 Don’t Talk About Scrolldays! You Kidding Me? Scrolldays? I Just Hope We Can Scroll!
SWEET AND SOUR NOTES. Kameron Hurley shares her answer to a professional challenge: “When Should You Compromise? How to Evaluate Editorial Feedback” at Locus Online. …There is also a huge variance in the quality of editorial and stakeholder feedback.

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the First
[Introduction: Today Melanie Stormm kicks off a wildly inventive series of posts about some 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

Celebrating The Wonderful Nehemiah Persoff At 102
By Steve Vertlieb: Here is, perhaps, the most exciting moment of my pilgrimage to Los Angeles and Hollywood, California two years ago. I’ve been a huge fan of character actor Nehemiah Persoff for some sixty years. We’d begun a degree

Pixel Scroll 8/1/21 Scroll Them From Orbit—It’s The Only Way To Be Sure!
CLARION WEST NEXT SUMMER. The lineup of instructors for Clarion West’s 2022 In-Person Summer Workshop has been announced. The Clarion West 2022 Six-Week Summer Workshop will take place from June 19 – July 30, 2022 in Seattle. Applications for

AWARDS

 

2021 Sir Julius Vogel Awards
The 2021 Sir Julius Vogel Award winners have been announced. The awards recognize excellence in science fiction, fantasy, or horror works created by New Zealanders and New Zealand residents. The Sir Julius Vogel Awards are administered by SFFANZ, the Science Fiction and Fantasy

Self-Published Science Fiction Contest Update
The submissions to the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition (SPSFC) have been screened for eligibility and the 300 books that have been accepted will soon be announced. The contest, created by Hugh Howey and Duncan Swan, is modeled after Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published

2021 Clarke Awards
The The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation has announced the 2021 Clarke winners. (Note: This is a different honor than the literary Arthur C. Clarke Award.) THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Dr. Michio Kaku For Exceptional Contributions as a

 

2021 Glass Bell Award Shortlist
The six titles shortlisted for the 2021 Glass Bell Award, announced August 5 include two works of genre interest: The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant and The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton. The complete list is at the link. The Glass

 

RWA Rescinds One of the Inaugural Vivian Awards
The Romance Writers of America’s announcement of the inaugural Vivian Awards on July 31 was met by an immediate backlash against one of the winners. The “Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements” category winner, At Love’s Command by Karen Witemeyer, is a

2021 Mythopoeic Awards Shortlists
The shortlists for the 2021 Mythopoeic Awards were revealed August 1 during the Virtual “Halfling” Mythcon. Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth & Fantasy Studies The Metamorphoses of Myth in Fiction since 1960 by Kathryn Hume. Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines,

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