Religious Aspects of DisCon III’s Opening Ceremonies
Opinion by Joel Zakem: I recently read an account of an assembly at a PUBLIC high school in Huntington, West Virginia. According to the Associated Press report: “[w]hen students arrived at the event in the school’s auditorium, they were instructed

Pixel Scroll 2/19/22 I Am NOT Pixel Number Six
COLUMBIA COLLEGE REACTS TO ALLEGATIONS AGAINST WELLER. Columbia College Chicago has announced that faculty member and Bradbury biographer Sam Weller, accused by a former colleague of sexual assault, will ‘step away’ from teaching during Columbia investigation. A Columbia faculty

Redeeming Justice… Like Lightning! The All-New Thunderbolts!
Super-powered crooks have taken hostages in Staten Island? A dimensional rift tears open in Chinatown? Monsters running amok at the Met? Call in the THUNDER! New York City will have its own authorized team of super heroes when Thunderbolts #1

Pixel Scroll 2/18/22 My Name Is Scroll, Pixel Scroll, Agent 770, With A License To File
#METOO. On February 12, attorney and former Weller colleague Cara Dehnert published an essay detailing her previous relationship with Bradbury biographer Sam Weller. The piece alleges mental, emotional, and sexual abuse from Weller, including rape. “What Happened To Me. By:

Pixel Scroll 2/17/22 I Have No Internet And I Must Stream
BREATHTAKING. Here’s a chance to admire Nalo Hopkinson’s magnificent SFWA Grand Master award. (2) SILVER Q&A. Sea Lion Press’ Gary Oswald has a conversation with a co-founder of the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History: “Interviewing the AH Community: Steven

Journey Planet 62: Crafting during Covid
By James Bacon: It’s been a challenging time, but fans have risen to the challenge in ingenious, interesting and beautiful ways, creating, making, painting and arting. It’s been a productive time, and with issue 62 of Journey Planet we look

Pixel Scroll 2/16/22 This Page Intentionally Left Indescribable
WHEN ‘THINGS TO COME’ WAS NEW. The videos featuring the musical score of Things to Come linked in the Pixel Scroll for February 13 prompted John L. Coker III to pass along this transcript of a conversation that he

HWA’s Fourth Annual Summer Scares Reading List
The Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, and Booklist, has announced the fourth annual Summer Scares Reading List, with titles selected by a panel of authors and librarians and designed to promote horror as

Pixel Scroll 2/15/22 The Silver Mithril Playbook
OSCAR FAN VOTING OPENS. “Oscars to recognize fan favorite film at 2022 ceremony” reports Entertainment Weekly. …AMPAS announced Monday that beginning now through March 3, audiences can vote on Twitter for their favorite movie of 2021 using the #OscarsFanFavorite

Pixel Scroll 2/14/22 Our Files Are Protected By Mutual Assured Pixellation
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE ASKS INTERNET ARCHIVE TO REMOVE MAUS. Chris Freeland, a librarian and Director of the Internet Archive’s Open Libraries program, advocates for his work at ZDNet: “Librarian’s lament: Digital books are not fireproof”. The disturbing trend of school

Emails from Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Twenty-First
[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 &


Mary Robinette Kowal Wins Skylark Award
The New England Science Fiction Association honored Mary Robinette Kowal with its annual Skylark Award at Boskone 59 on February 19. The Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (the Skylark) is presented annually by NESFA® to some person, who, in

Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022 Nominees
The judging panel’s nominees for the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards 2022 have been announced. The finalists will be revealed in July, and the winners announced in September. FANTASY Lucy Holland, Sistersong Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, The House of Rust Tasha Suri, The Jasmine Throne C.L.

Asimov’s 36th Annual Readers’ Awards Finalists
The top choices for Asimov’s 36th Annual Readers’ Awards Poll are online. There are links that will allow you to read all the finalists. The winners chosen by readers will be revealed at a later date. BEST NOVELLAS A Blessing

2021 Analog AnLab Readers’ Award Finalists
Analog Magazine has posted the 2021 AnLab Readers’ Award Finalists, the works from last year that finished in the top slots in each category of the Analog Analytical Laboratory. The winners will be revealed in Analog’s July/August issue. There are links

International Film Music Critics Association Awards 2021
The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) today announced the winners of the 2021 IFMCA Awards for excellence in musical scoring. The award for Score of the Year goes to composer Maurizio Malagnini, for his score for the unique fantasy-science

2021 Future Worlds Prize Announced
Future Worlds Prize for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers of Colour has announced M H Ayinde is the winner of the 2021 prize, for her novel A Shadow in Chains. The runner up is Salma Ibrahim, with her novel Frankincense.

Yoto Carnegie And Kate Greenaway Medals 2022 Longlists Announced
The longlists for the Yoto Carnegie Medal and the Yoto Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people, were announced on February 16. The Yoto Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in

2022 Zsoldos Péter Award Finalists
The finalists for the Zsoldos Péter Award for 2022 were announced February 16. The award was established in 1997 to preserve the memory of Zsoldos Péter, the most prominent Hungarian science fiction writer of the last century. It was reformed

2022 Robert E. Howard Awards Shortlist
The nominees for the 2022 Robert E. Howard Awards were announced today by the Robert E. Howard Foundation. THE ATLANTEAN—OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, BOOK Requirements: Nonfiction work (print or digital), minimum 50,000 words, substantively devoted to the life and/or work of Robert E.

Otherwise Fellowships Awarded to Cat Aquino, Naseem Jamnia, and Dante Luiz
The Otherwise Award (originally called the Tiptree Award) has selected three new Fellows, children’s fiction writer Cat Aquino, speculative fiction writer Naseem Jamnia, and speculative fiction writer and illustrator Dante Luiz. Cat Aquino is a Filipino children’s fiction writer, currently

Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards 2022
The 29th Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards ceremony was held February 14 at the Royal College of Physicians in London. It honored two years of the best of British writing following the cancellation of last year’s awards due to

2021 Cybils Winners
The 2021 Cybils Awards winners (Children’s and Young Adults Bloggers’ Literary Awards) were announced on February 14. The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit and popular appeal. If

Uncanny Magazine 2021 Favorite Fiction Reader Poll Results
The Uncanny Magazine 2021 Favorite Fiction Reader Poll results were announced February 14. Tied for the top story are: “Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather” by Sarah Pinsker “The Sin of America” by Catherynne M. Valente The rest of the Top Five are: 2.

Baltimore Science Fiction Society Announces 2022 Compton Crook Finalists
The Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) released the names of the six finalists for its 2022 Compton Crook Award for best first novel in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. The finalists are: A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí

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