AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 11/14/21

Writer’s win grants, Disney Must Pay, more

NEWS

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Eighth Doctor’s Debut
Doctor Who: Empire of the Wolf from Titan Comics comes out November 17. Trapped in a parallel universe, Rose Tyler believed her adventures with the Doctor were over. Now, pulled by a mysterious energy into this reality, she must work

Pixel Scroll 11/13/21 Mean Ol’ Pixels, Taught Me To Weep And Scroll
RECORDED AT THE DAWN OF THE INTERNET. In January 2000, Robin Williams signed a 3-year contract with Audible to release a new online audio interview every 2 weeks. The Robin Williams Fansite has a list of them that are

Far Sector Round Table with N.K. Jemisin
By James Bacon: The collected edition of Far Sector is now available with a slew of wonderful extras including concept art and designs from Jamal and an introduction from Gerard Way. The Eisner Award nominated. These 12 comics were absolutely

World Fantasy Convention 2021 Alerts Attendees to Potential Covid Exposure
An unidentified attendee of last weekend’s World Fantasy Convention 2021 in Montréal has subsequently reported “a positive Covid result,” and the WFC 2021 committee is notifying others who may have been exposed. This announcement was posted yesterday on their website

Pixel Scroll 11/12/21 She Scrolls In Pixels Like The Flight, Of Rocketships In Starry Skies
PLANE CRASH CLAIMS BLUE ORIGIN TRAVELER. Just last month he was part of the foursome with William Shatner who rode Blue Origin to the edge of space: “Blue Origin astronaut Glen de Vries dies in plane crash” reports CNN.

Kingpin’s War Against Super Heroes Puts the Entire Marvel Universe in Danger
Beginning next month, Mayor Wilson Fisk will have all of Marvel’s heroes in his deadly grip in Devil’s Reign, an upcoming Marvel Comics crossover event spinning out of writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Marco Checchetto’s Eisner-nominated run on Daredevil. The

Pixel Scroll 11/11/21 It’s Just A Noisy Scroll, With A Nightly Gnole, And All Those Pixels
BEGIN AT THE FRONT. Alex Shvartsman is including File 770 in today’s cover reveal of The Middling Affliction, his humorous urban fantasy novel forthcoming form Caezik SF&F on April 12, 2022. Art is by Tulio Brito. What would you do

Superman: “The World of Tomorrow” Reborn
By Steve Vertlieb: I nearly fell off my chair when I listened to the music played (or “under scored”) during this promotional clip comparing High Society with The Philadelphia Story produced by Turner Classic Movies for a Fandango theatrical release of the 1956 MGM musical.

SFWA Alert: Authors Must Opt-Out of Book Digitization by December 1
SFWA’s Legal Affairs Committee has issued an alert informing members that the government of New Zealand has decided to ship more than 400,000 books they are de-listing from their Overseas Published Collections catalogs to the Internet Archive for digitization and

Pixel Scroll 11/10/21 Pixel-Heroes Battle Pixel-Gorillas
THE SIX-BODY PROBLEM. There’s a new trailer out for China company Tencent’s production of The Three-Body Problem, which is fueling comparisons with another adaptation forthcoming from Netflix. Will Netflix’ Benioff and Weiss, veterans of Game of Thrones, overlook Chinese

#DisneyMustPay Update and Reprints Alert
SFWA has distributed a new update from the #DisneyMustPay Task Force: In April 2021, we let you know about a contract issue with Disney that affected multiple authors across different writer organizations. We’ve made some progress and a few authors

Pixel Scroll 11/9/21 She Walks These Files In A Long, Black Scroll
THE INSIDE STORY. Slashfilm boasts an exclusive preview: “The History Of Science Fiction Traces The Genre In Comic Book Form”. “The History of Science Fiction,” a forthcoming illustrated book written by author/historian Xavier Dollo (“Under the Shadow of the Stars”) with illustrations

Pixel Scroll 11/8/21 The Martian Chronocules
A LONG AND WINDING ROAD TO RECOVERY. John Varley had a heart attack followed by a quadruple bypass in February, and later was hospitalized with a post-vaccination breakthrough Covid infection, all of which he’s written about in “What a

Narrative Worlds Series Returns for Season 2
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s second season of Narrative Worlds will debut Sunday, November 21, at 1:00 p.m. Pacific. Part of the ongoing 2021 Nebula Conference Online, the worldbuilding webinar series is hosted by best-selling author and SFWA member Kate Elliott.

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Thirteenth
[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 &

James Fiscus (1944-2021)
Author and photographer James W. Fiscus, administrator of the Endeavour Awards, died unexpectedly at home on November 7. He was 76. Fiscus spent decades as a SFWA volunteer. He hosted SFWA’s hospitality events at Westercons in the early 1990s. Later

Pixel Scroll 11/7/21 Sufficiently Advanced Robot Sheep Might Not Obey You
THE UNANTICIPATED METAVERSE. “Neal Stephenson talks about his climate thriller — and why the metaverse didn’t match his vision” – GeekWire has a Q&A. … Who’ll lead the effort to address climate change? “In my book,

AWARDS

Isabel Waidner Wins 2021 Goldsmiths Prize
Sterling Karat Gold by Isabel Waidner has won the Goldsmiths Prize 2020 worth £10,000. Is this book of genre interest? Survey says: Yes! A Goodreads review is rich in reassuring details: …The above, and more, all takes place in the first

SLF Announces Winners of 2021 Diverse Writers Grant and Diverse Worlds Grant
The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced that S. Qiouyi Lu is the winner of the 2021 Diverse Writers Grant and Elena Pavlova is the winner of the 2021 Diverse Worlds Grant. S. Qiouyi Lu has been awarded the 2021 Diverse Writers Grant

Angela Yuriko Smith Wins SLF’s 2021 Older Writers Grant
The Speculative Literature Foundation is pleased to announce that Angela Yuriko Smith is the winner of the 2021 Older Writers Grant. Angela Yuriko Smith is the winner of the 2021 Older Writers Grant for her submission “Perfect Girlfriend.” Angela Yuriko

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