Sawyer’s WWW Trilogy Wins Artificial Intelligence Award
Robert J. Sawyer’s WWW trilogy of Wake, Watch, and Wonder has won this year’s Media Award from the Machine Intelligence Foundation for Rights and Ethics (MIFRE), a Washington-state-based non-profit. The award is given annually for the best fictional representation “of

Pixel Scroll 4/23/22 Our Exorcist Was Able To Dispossess Our Possessed Tesla Before It Got Repossessed
VERTLIEB MEDICAL UPDATE. Please keep File 770 contributor Steve Vertlieb in mind on Monday, April 25 when he will be having major heart surgery. He explained to Facebook friends: …With the impending replacement of not one, but both heart

Cats Sleep on SFF: Monstrous Regiment
MSB’s cat Susie B takes cover behind a Monstrous Regiment – what could be safer? The attached photo shows my cat Susie B hiding from the hoover behind my Terry Pratchett collection, as she does every week. I use Ikea’s

Pixel Scroll 4/22/22 All My Life’s A Pixel, Scrollrise And Scrolldown, The Roads Roll Thru The Daytime; The Moon’s Sold By Heinlein
FLIEGER Q&A. Renowned Tolkien scholar Verlyn Flieger responds to questions by Cristina Casagrande and Eduardo Boheme for On Fairy-Stories: “Between darkness and the splintered lights of Tolkienian Faery: an interview with Verlyn Flieger”. You have edited many of Tolkien’s

Special Characters Fixed at Last
For years the “special characters” that are common to some European languages have been rendered as question marks by my WordPress. And many times commenters have suggested what seemed like obvious solutions. Like, enter the HTML code for the character

Pixel Scroll 4/21/22 And When The File Breaks The Pixel Will Scroll
SDCC REPORTS LOSS; ALSO WARNED BY STATE ABOUT UNFILED RETURNS. Petréa Mitchell at SMOF News broke the story to her readers that San Diego Comic-Con’s nonprofit corporation suffered an $8 million loss in 2020, and has been warned by

Preview Art from Ben Aaronovitch Rivers of London “Deadly Ever After #1”
“Deadly Ever After” is the next chapter in the Rivers of London series from Titan Comics. Written by Rivers of London author Ben Aaronovitch, Doctor Who Script Editor Andrew Cartmel and Celeste Bronfman (Star Trek), the issue will be released May 18.

Pixel Scroll 4/20/22 “Sorry We’re Late, Kate,” The Sweet Birds Sang
FROM THE LIFE OF JMS. J. Michael Straczynski has released an unlocked Patreon post of a chapter he cut from his autobiography: “Chapter Cut from Bio: The Great Bible Battle”. Here’s his introduction: As noted elsewhere, I cut a

Fia Karlsson Wins 2022 TAFF Race
By Geri Sullivan and Johan Anglemark: What an exciting TAFF race! We’re pleased to announce Fia Karlsson as the winner. TAFF will bring her to Chicon 8, the 80th Worldcon at the beginning of September. Fia will serve as the TAFF

Pixel Scroll 4/19/22 Better Call Scroll
SCUM VS. VILLAINY. At Unusual Things in �Being a Better Writer: Delivering a Villain and Making Them Truly Scary�, Max Florschutz hosts a deeply thoughtful and fascinatingly detailed seven-course meal about writing �bad guys.� This is just an appetizer

Editor Rich Horton has released the list of stories in Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2021 edition (stories fr…
Editor Rich Horton has released the list of stories in Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2021 edition (stories from 2020). The 2021 anthology has been delayed by such pandemic-related issues as the difficulty in getting a slot at the

Pixel Scroll 4/18/22 You Get A File, I’ll Get A Troll, We’ll Head Down To The Pixel Scroll, Honey, Enemy Mine
NEXT YEAR’S EASTERCON COMMITTEE PICKED. Conversation is the 2023 Eastercon – it will be held April 7-10. Where? “We don’t have a confirmed site yet,” they say. But somewhere in England. The convention website is here: Conversation 2023. And

2022 Recommended SF/F List
By JJ: This thread is for posts about 2022-published works, which people have read and recommend to other Filers. There will be no tallying of recommendations done in this thread; its purpose is to provide a source of recommendations for

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


The 2021 Agatha Awards
were presented April 23 during Malice Domestic in Bethesda, MD. The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery,” books typified by the works of Agatha Christie and others. The genre is loosely defined as mysteries that contain

2022 Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire Finalists
The finalists for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire 2022 have been announced. The jurors for the award are Joëlle Wintrebert (president), Jean-Luc Rivera (vice-president), Nicolas Winter (deputy), Jean-Claude Dunyach (treasurer), Sylvie Allouche, François Angelier, Audrey Burki, Olivier Legendre, Sylvie Le Jemtel. The

2022 LA Times Book Prizes
The were announced April 22. The Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction was awarded to Zen Cho’s story collection Spirits Abroad. Judges commended the stories for their imagination, tenderness, joy and play. “During

Premio Urania and Premio Urania Short Finalists
The editorial staff of the Italian prozine Urania has announced the finalists for their two awards. PREMIO URANIA 2021 The novels up for the Premio Urania 2021 were revealed on March 29. Here are the finalists in alphabetical order by author: Catabase di

Crime Fiction Awards 2022 News
THE CRIME WRITERS OF CANADA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE The Crime Writers of Canada have announced the 2022 shortlists for their annual Awards of Excellence. Best Crime Novelsponsored by Rakuten Kobo, with a $1000 prize Linwood Barclay, Find You First, William Morrow, an imprint

2022 Prix Imaginales Finalists
The 2022 Prix Imaginales finalists were announced on April 13. The Prix Imaginales recognize the best works of fantasy of the year published in France in seven categories. The winners will be announced May 21 at the Imaginales festival in Epinal,

2022 Imadjinn Awards Finalists
The Imaginarium Convention released the 2022 Imadjinn Awards finalists on March 29. The winners selected by the jury will be announced during an awards ceremony on July 9 at the Imaginarium 2022 Convention in Louisville, KY. BEST ANTHOLOGY It Came from the

Announcing the Emeka Walter Dinjos Memorial Award For Disability In Speculative Fiction
By Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki: The Emeka Walter Dinjos Memorial Award For Disability In Speculative Fiction aims to award disability in speculative fiction in two ways. One, by awarding a writer of speculative fiction for their representation or portrayal of disability

2022 Zsoldos Péter Award
The winners of the Zsoldos Péter Award for 2022 were announced April 20. The juried award was established in 1997 to preserve the memory of Zsoldos Péter, the most prominent Hungarian science fiction writer of the last century. BEST NOVEL Baráth Katalin: Afázia (Agave)

2022 Tähtifantasia Award Shortlist
The Helsinki Science Fiction Society has chosen the nominees for the 2022 Tähtifantasia Award, given for the best fantasy book published in Finnish during the previous year. The award jury is composed of critics Jukka Halme, Aleksi Kuutio of, and Niina

2021 IAFA Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award
The winner is Gina McGuire for “Over and Away Again.” The award recognizes emerging authors who use science fiction to address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination.

Prix Jeunesse des Univers Parallèles 2022 Winner
Author Magali Laurent has won the Prix Jeunesse Des Univers Parallèles 2021 (Youth Prize for Parallel Universes) for her novel Demi-vie, Vol. 1 of Rupture (Éditions de Mortagne). The award is given to the best children’s sff novel by vote of high school

2022 Ignyte Awards Shortlist
The Ignyte Awards Committee today announced the 2022 Ignyte Awards shortlist. The Awards �seek to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the current and future landscape of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror by recognizing incredible feats in storytelling and outstanding

James Shields Wins Doc Weir Award
The Doc Weir Award for service to fandom was presented to James Shields during Reclamation, the Eastercon, this past weekend. eFanzine’s complete history of the Doc Weir Award begins: The Doc Weir Award was set up in 1963 in memory of fan Arthur

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