Ellen Caswell (1953-2022)
By Martin Morse Wooster: Ellen Caswell, a long-time member of the Potomac River Science Fiction Society (PRSFS) and Knossos, the Washington chapter of the Mythopoeic Society, died on October 16 of cancer. Ellen grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and

2022 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Titles Announced
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2022 Teen’s Top Ten winners. The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books

ASFF President and Vice President Step Down
Australian Science Fiction Foundation President Juliette Cavendish and Vice-President Geoff Allshorn resigned as officers on October 14, a little more than two months following a controversy over their proposal to create a youth fiction award and name it after the

Pixel Scroll 10/22/22 In Dyson’s Sphere, Did Noonian Khan, A Scrolly Fuller Dome Decree
WHAT’S UP AT THE LOST AZTEC TEMPLE OF MARS? Heritage Auctions’ recent article “Harlan Ellison Collection Continues With Showcase Auction November 12th” features an interview with J. Michael Straczynski, giving a substantial update on plans for Harlan and Susan

A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny: An Audiobook Review
By Lis Carey: Snuff is our narrator, here, and he’s a smart, interesting, likable dog. He’s the friend and partner of a man called Jack, and they are preparing for a major event. Jack has a very sharp knife, which

Bajaber Wins First Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction
The Ursula K. Le Guin Trust today announced the winner of the inaugural Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction, Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, author of The House of Rust. The jury also named two finalists: How High We Go in

Pixel Scroll 10/21/22
AS THE DAYS DWINDLE DOWN. Is it the end of the year so soon? Publishers Weekly has announced its selection of 150 “Best Books 2022”. Here’s what they picked in the “SF/Fantasy/Horror” category. The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik (Del

Cats Sleep on SFF: Tolkien Catalogue
Dale Nelson of North Dakota shared this photograph of his cats beside the J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript catalogue from an exhibit continuing at Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art through December 22. Photos of your felines (or whatever

Pixel Scroll 10/20/22 Pixel Was A Scrollin’ Stone
GO ANTI-WOKE, GO BROKE. “Anti-Woke Superhero Movie ‘Rebel’s Run’ Blown Up in $1 Million Con” reports The Daily Beast. An attempt to make a right-wing superhero movie has ended in disaster, with $1 million missing in China and a

Classics of SF at Loscon 48
By John Hertz: We’ll discuss three Classics of Science Fiction at Loscon XLVIII, to be held November 25-27, one discussion each. Come to as many as you like. You’ll be welcome to join in. Our operating definition is “A classic is a work

Fifth Annual Psychedelic Film and Music Festival Screenings Announced
The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival has announced the program for its fifth annual event, with a lineup of music videos, documentaries and science fiction and fantasy films. Virtual screenings will be held from November 20, with in-person events at the Producers Club

Remembering Frank Sinatra
By Steve Vertlieb: On the evening of May 14, 1998, following the airing over NBC Television of the series finale of Seinfeld, the world and I received the terrible news of the passing of the most beloved entertainer of the

Pixel Scroll 10/19/22 The Music Slan
UNCLE HUGO’S NEWS. Don Blyly’s latest email says a sign for Uncle Hugo’s has finally been installed on the west side of the building. He hopes the new awnings will be installed on the front of the building within

The Most Memorable Comic Book Covers in Marvel Comics History Reimagined
This January, start the year off with a lookback at iconic moments in Marvel Comics history with classic homage variant covers. These 25 stunning new covers see today’s most popular artists revisit some of the most beloved Marvel Comics covers,

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CLARION WEST AUCTION AND GALA. The Clarion West After Dark 2022 Auction is open until October 21 at 9:00 PM Pacific Time. You must register for the event to begin bidding on auction items. Clarion West After Dark is a

Booker Prize 2022
The announced on October 17 went to a work of genre interest. Shehan Karunatilaka, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida (Sort Of Books) The Sri Lankan writer’s novel is a supernatural satire set amid a murderous Sri Lankan civil war. Maali Almeida, war

Reviving “The Music Man” On Broadway
By Steve Vertlieb: Actor Robert Preston had been playing charming villains and cads in movies since 1938, and was known for his larcenous grace, having appeared in Paramount’s prestigious 1939 remake of Beau Geste, co-starring Gary Cooper and Ray Milland,

Pixel Scroll 10/17/22 And Now, The File Is Clear, And So I Scroll The Final Pixel
GGBOOKS. The Governor General’s Literary Awards presented by the Canada Council for the Arts celebrate literature and inspire the general public to read books by creators from Canada. The five finalists in the fiction category include one work of

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


2022 DeepSouthCon Awards
Winners of three traditional DeepSouthCon awards were announced October 22 at DeepSouthCon 60 in Huntsville, Alabama. The Phoenix Award is given to the professional (writer, editor or artist) who has done the most for Southern Fandom. This year’s honorees are: David B.

Asimov’s 36th Annual Readers’ Awards Winners
The winners of the Asimov’s 36th Annual Readers’ Awards Poll were named earlier this month by editor Sheila Williams. BEST NOVELLA A blessing of Unicorns; Elizabeth Bear A Rocket for Dimitrios; Ray Nayler Glitch; Alex Irvine Light Up the Clouds; Greg Egan The Realms

Golden Joystick Awards 2022 Nominees
The Golden Joystick Awards 2022 nominations are in and gamers can now vote for their favorite games of 2021. Click here to cast your ballot. Voting will be open until November 4, and the winners will be revealed in the onlinealian Science Fiction Foundation President Juliette Cavendish and Vice-President Geoff Allshorn resigned as officers on October 14, a little more than two months following a controversy over their proposal to create

2023 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Candidates
The nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2023 were announced today. A total of 251 candidates from 64 countries are in the running for the world’s largest children’s literature award (SEK 5M, $513,000). The list of nominees includes authors, illustrators, and storytellers.

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