Pixel Scroll 3/5/22 Who Had The Decaffinated Pixel With Extra Space Goo?
HUGO NOMINATING DEADLINE IS MARCH 15. There are ten days left to submit a Hugo nominating ballot. Those eligible to vote are the members of DisCon III and members of Chicon 8 who registered by January 31, 2022. More

The X-Men Embark on New Paths in The Destiny Of X
Rising out of the ashes of Inferno and emerging out of the vital time-travelling mission in X Lives Of Wolverine/X Deaths Of Wolverine comes The Second Krakoan Age of X-Men: Destiny Of X. Mutantkind is reshaped once more, as Krakoa’s

Pixel Scroll 3/4/22 24 Views Of Mt. Tsundoku By Hokufile
WHO IS NUMBER ONE. The “Surprise! Four Secret Novels by Brandon Sanderson” Kickstarter was almost at $22 million when I looked earlier today. It’s now the Most Funded Kickstarter in history. Yesterday the New York Times talked to Sanderson

2022 Nebula Conference Will Be Virtual
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America informed members yesterday that for the third year in a row the Nebula Conference will be held entirely online. They originally had planned a hybrid conference, with the in-person component in Los Angeles.

Pixel Scroll 3/3/22 In Just Seven Days, I Can Make You A Pixel
CALLING BLACK SFF WRITERS. The 2022 BSF Writer Survey conducted by FIYAH closes March 4 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. See complete guidelines at the link. The BSF Writer Survey is back! FIYAH will be inheriting Fireside Fiction’s #BlackSpecFic Reports, and

DirecTV Drops Russia’s RT America in Response to Invasion, Sends Shatner Show Into Limbo
DirecTV has dropped RT America, the sister network to Russia Today, in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reports Deadline. The satellite service was one of the largest U.S. distributors of RT, the Kremlin’s notorious state-funded network, along with

Trigger Snowflake and the Goings-Away
By Ingvar. A round-table conversation of the Elemental Smart-Alec Club, planetary day 7928 Rick ven Fleerbo: I guess you have all heard that them there Anti-Sulphurists are trying to Going-Away me. I am not sure what imagined grief they have

Pixel Scroll 3/2/22 This Scroll Obscures My View Of Pixels
PKD, RIP. Philip K. Dick died 40 years ago today and the media has taken note of the anniversary. BBC Culture’s Adam Scovill discusses “Philip K Dick: the writer who witnessed the future”. I am in passport control. I

Kowal Fundraiser for HIAS in Ukraine on March 3
Mary Robinette Kowal and the Lady Astronaut Club will commemorate the events of The Calculating Stars and raise money for HIAS in Ukraine in an online event on March 3. Registration for tickets through Eventbrite is free, with donations accepted

Interview with Carol Pinchefsky About Her New Book, Turn Your Fandom Into Cash
By Daniel P. Dern: If you’re a fan of something, whether it’s potato cosplay (I just made that up but the phrase gets search results), making Star Trek paraphernalia, volunteering at science fiction conventions, or writing for, and want

Priscilla Tolkien (1929-2022)
Priscilla Tolkien died February 28 after a short illness at the age of 92. She was the youngest of J.R.R. Tolkien’s children and his only daughter. Priscilla Tolkien interacted with fandom many times over the years. She attended The Friends of

Pixel Scroll 3/1/22 I Claim This Pixel In The Name Of Mike! Isn’t That Lovely, Hmm?
AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS RESPOND TO INVASION OF UKRAINE. Shelf Awareness did a roundup of industry statements of support, and announcements of stronger actions. PEN International released a letter signed by more than 1,000 writers worldwide, expressing solidarity with writers, journalists,

Numerous Russian SFF Writers Support Ukraine Invasion in Open Letter
Sergey Lukianenko1, a guest of honor of the 2023 Worldcon in Chengdu, heads the list of eighty organizers of the “Stars Over Donbass” literary festival who have signed an “Open Appeal” supporting Russia’s military action in the Ukraine. Russian sff

Top 10 Stories for February 2022
The BSFA Awards Shortlist announcement needed only the last few hours of February 28th to become the month’s most-read post. This was also a rare month where the majority of items in the Top 10 are news articles and opinion

Pixel Scroll 2/28/22 The Long and Winding Scroll
SCHOOL NAMED FOR BUTLER. They were thinking about renaming the school library – in the end, they decided to rename the whole school for her: “Pasadena Unified Renames Washington Middle School As Octavia E. Butler Magnet” — has

Remembering Veronica Carlson (1944-2022)
[Actress Veronica Carlson died February 27, 2022 at the age of 77.] By Steve Vertlieb:What follows is truly one of the most personally heartfelt, poignant, and heartbreaking remembrances that I’ve ever felt compelled to write. Veronica Carlson was a dear,


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

Pixel Scroll 2/27/22 Diskworld Engineers
WHERE THE FUTURE COMES FROM. Nnedi Okorafor was featured in Chicago Magazine in January: “Nnedi Okorafor’s Books Focus on Future Tense”. What are some of your favorite books? Wizard of the Crow [by Ngugi wa Thiong’o], The Talisman by Stephen King [and

Grantville Gazette Publishes 100th Issue
The Grantville Gazette has reached its milestone hundredth issue. The alternate history series created by a vast community of writers began over 20 years ago. Eric Flint can tell you about the beginnings of the 1632 story, and current Grantville


Prix Bob Morane 2022 Finalists
The 2022 Prix Bob Morane shortlist was announced on February 16. The Prix Bob Morane is a French literary prize named for a fictional adventurer created by Belgian writer Henri Vernes in the 1950s. ROMANS FRANCOPHONES / FRENCH NOVELS Serge Brussolo : Le cavalier du septième

2021 BSFA Awards Shortlist
The British Science Fiction Association today announced the shortlist of nominees for the BSFA Awards, for work published in 2021. The awards are voted on by members of the British Science Fiction Association and by the members of the year’s

Audie Awards 2022
The winners of the 2022 Audie Awards, including the Audiobook of the Year, were announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) on March 4. The Audie Awards® recognize excellence in audiobook and spoken word entertainment. Winners of genre interest include: AUDIOBOOK

42nd Razzie® Award Nominations
The 42nd Razzie® Nominations are out. “We simple Earthlings who did not ‘Look Up’ remained glued to the Razzie crap streaming, beaming and steaming from our various screens and devices,” begins the press release. The choices for this year’s Worst

2022 BAFTA Games Awards Nominees
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts today announced the nominations for the 2022 BAFTA Games Awards “celebrating the very best in games of 2021 and highlighting an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and

2021 Ursa Major Awards Nominees
The nominations for the 2021 Ursa Major Awards have been finalized. The Ursa Major Award is presented annually for “excellence in the furry arts.” Anyone may nominate and vote for candidates for the Awards. The 2021 Ursa Major Awards final ballot

Clarkesworld 2021 Reader’s Poll Winners
Editor Neil Clarke announced the winners of the 2021 Clarkesworld Magazine Reader’s Poll for best story and cover art in the March issue. BEST STORY OF 2021 2021 Winner “Yesterday’s Wolf” by Ray Nayler (Short Story, 9/2021) 2nd: Place (TIE) “You Are Born Exploding”

Sheree Renée Thomas Wins Coger Hall of Fame Award
The Darrell Awards Jury announced today that Sheree Renée Thomas is the 2022 inductee into the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame “for her truly extraordinary contributions to literacy in both the Midsouth and the world.” As with the Darrell

2022 SAG Awards
The winners of the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on February 27. Only a single genre show won awards, however, Squid Game was among the most honored productions of the night with Lee Jung-jae being named Best Actor in a

Crime Fiction Awards 2022 News
2022 ITW THRILLER AWARDS NOMINEES The International Thriller Writers have announced the finalists for the 2022 Thriller Awards. The winners will be revealed at ThrillerFest XVII on Saturday, June 4 in New York City. BEST


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