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Pixel Scroll 10/1/22 Scroll Me Once, I Am The Pixel, Scroll Me Twice, I Am The File
RED WOMBAT SIGNS SUNDAY AT CAPCLAVE. The Ursula Vernon autograph session specifically for kids at Capclave will be on Sunday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. Capclave is at the Rockvillle Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. Children who are

World Fantasy Convention 2023 To Be Held in Kansas City
World Fantasy Convention℠ 2023 will be hosted from October 26-29 at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center in Kanasas City, Missouri. The organizing entity is World Fantasy Convention 2023, a Kansas not-for-profit incorporated earlier this year by

Top 10 Stories for September 2022
The announcement of the Hugos winners ran true to form as the month’s most widely read post. However, several other Worldcon-related news stories also made the Top 10, beginning with the worrying news that death threats had been lodged against

Pixel Scroll 9/30/22 To Every Thing, TRON, TRON, TRON
AUTHORS SIGN LETTER SUPPORTING INTERNET ARCHIVE LIBRARY IN LAWSUIT. Several genre authors, including Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow, Annalee Newitz, and Aimee Ogden signed an open letter opposing publishers’ lawsuit against the Internet Archive. “Neil Gaiman, Cory Doctorow And Other Authors

Cents of Wonder: Science Fiction’s First Award Winners Anthology Published by Experimenter Publishing Company
In 1926 in Amazing Stories, and again in Science Wonder Stories, publisher Hugo Gernsback conducted the science fiction field’s first two writing contests. Both contests centered on original Frank R. Paul cover illustrations and tasked the contestants with centering a

Utopias
By Sultana Raza. Seeking / Restoring Green Gardens of As environmental problems caused by industrialisation and post-industrialisation continue to increase, the public is looking for ecological solutions. As pandemics, economic crises, and wars plague our society in different ways,

Pixel Scroll 9/29/22 Suddenly, There Was A Knock On The Pixel
STORY ORIGINS. Nalo Hopkinson looks back on the genesis of her Sturgeon Award-winning short story “Broad, Dutty Water” in preparation for her talk at the ceremony tonight. Thread starts here. (2) CREATES FEELS OF UNUSUAL SIZE. In a series

The Furthest Station (Rivers of London #5.5), by Ben Aaronovitch
By Lis Carey: The London Underground has ghosts. Well, the London Underground always has ghosts, but usually they’re gentle, sad creatures. Lately there’s been an outbreak of more aggressive ghosts. Groping, shoving, insults that are racist and/or misogynistic–offensive and provocative.

Cats Sleep on SFF: Beyond Uhura
Anne Gray likes this book, and so do her cats: I’m actually between SF lit books right now, and am instead in the middle of Nichelle Nichols’ autobiography, Beyond Uhura – Star Trek and Other Memories. So far the main impression

Pixel Scroll 9/28/22 Pokéscroll – Gotta File’em All!
PLACE YOUR BETS. “Here are the bookies’ odds for the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature” at Literary Hub. Do you enjoy gambling—but, you know, in a cultured way? None of that racetrack nonsense or three card monte for you?

WFC 2022 Banquet Tickets Available
World Fantasy Convention 2022 – New Orleans is now selling tickets to The World Fantasy Award Banquet at the link. The Luncheon Banquet will be held on November 6, 2022 at 1:00 p.m., with the Award Ceremony to follow. This

Cats Sleep on SFF: Terminal Peace
Jayn makes the introductions: This is my new SJW credential Lady Micifuz, snuggling with Jim Hines’ last volume of his Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse trilogy, Terminal Peace – a fine conclusion to a fun series that got stealthily deeper without

Pixel Scroll 9/27/22 You’re Telling Me A Pixel Filed This Scroll?
UP ALL NIGHT. Sarah Gailey hosts an “Exclusive Interview with Victor Manibo” about his novel, The Sleepless. …One aspect of The Sleepless that fascinates me is the way society in the book reacts to what some call a superpower, and what

Pixel Scroll 9/26/22 They Sentenced Me To Twenty Years Of Scrolldom, For Trying To File The Pixel From Within
IT’S A HIT! NASA’s DART mission crashed into the targeted asteroid today. And CNN reports “After DART’s successful collision with an asteroid, the science is just getting started”. For the first time in history, NASA is trying to change

How the Chicago Worldcon Community Fund Helped People Attend Chicon 8
By Tammy Coxen: Chicon 8’s Chicago Worldcon Community Fund (CWCF) program offered both memberships and financial stipends. It was established with the goal of helping defray the expenses of attending Chicon 8 for the following groups of people: • Non-white

Pixel Scroll 9/25/22 It’s Raining Marshmallows! And The Unicorns Are Spearing Them!
STAR WARS AMID REAL WARS. “Darth Vader’s Voice Emanated From War-Torn Ukraine” – Vanity Fair details how and why it was done. Bogdan Belyaev was working from home when the air raid sirens went off. They

AWARDS

Steven Harper Wins 2022 WSFA Small Press Award
The Washington Science Fiction Association (WSFA) announced on October 1 that Steven Harper is the winner of the 2022 WSFA Small Press Award for best short fiction published by a small press in 2021. Harper’s honor was revealed during Capclave

2022 Utopia Awards
The inaugural Utopia Awards were presented during The Climate Fiction Conference (#CliFiCon22) on October 1, 2022. The links lead either to places where the works are available free, or to where they can be purchased. UTOPIAN NOVELLA A Psalm for the

2022 Ditmar Awards
The Australian SF (“Ditmar”) Awards for 2022 were presented on October 1 at Conflux 16 in Canberra. This list has been pieced together from Twitter, Cat Sparks’ photo of the winners on Facebook, assisted by others. BEST NOVEL The Bridge, J.S. Breukelaar,

2021 Kitschies Shortlists
The 2021 Kitschies Award shortlists have been revealed. The prize, sponsored by Blackwell’s, is given to “the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining fiction that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic.” This year’s shortlisted books were narrowed down from 198 submissions, coming

Premio Italia 2022 Shortlist
The finalists for the 2022 Premio Italia have been revealed The winners will be announced on December 10 during Aetnacon 2022 Italcon in Catania. 2022 FINALISTS ILLUSTRAZIONE O COPERTINA / ILLUSTRATION OR COVER ART Franco Brambilla, Copertina, Fondazione Sf magazine 29 Gabriele Operti, Hortus

2021 Shirley Jackson Award Nominees
The 2021 Shirley Jackson Award nominees have been released. The juried award is given for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. The nominees for the 2021 Shirley Jackson Awards are: NOVEL All the

Scotiabank Giller Prize 2022 Shortlist
The Scotiabank Giller Prize 2022 shortlist was released September 27. The Prize is a celebration of Canadian literary talent. One work of genre interest is still in the running: Kim Fu’s story collection Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century The other finalists

Nalo Hopkinson Wins 2022 Theodore Sturgeon Award
The J. Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction (CSSF) has announced the winner of the 2022 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best science fiction short story published in 2021. The winning piece, selected by

Teen Writers from Across Los Angeles Can Enter the Tomorrow Prize Science Fiction Writing Competition
Los Angeles County high school students are invited to submit their original short science fiction stories to The Tomorrow Prize and The Green Feather Award writing competitions through January 9, 2023. Selected finalists will be chosen to have their stories

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