Live From 770, It’s Bradbury Saturday Night!
AUTOGRAPHING GENESIS. John King Tarpinian sent along these scans of artifacts and photos from Ray’s first ever signing in March 1953. And here is a photo from another signing of Golden Apples of the Sun later in 1953, in

Pixel Scroll 10/8/22 To Say Nothing Of The Balrog
HAPPY 96TH BIRTHDAY. To my mother today – amazing. (1) F&SF COVER REVEAL. Publisher Gordon Van Gelder revealed the cover of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’s Nov/Dec 2022 issue. The cover art is by Mondolithic Studios. (2) RICKY

Gofundme for the Thomas Family
After spending over a month in the hospital, doctors have confirmed there’s nothing more they can do for Caitlin, 19-year-old daughter of Lynne and Michael Thomas. Jim C. Hines has started a Gofundme to help the Thomases: “Lynne and Michael

Pixel Scroll 10/7/22 Hey Hey We’re The Kzinti!
COMICS: THE INSIDE STORY. Scott Edelman invites listeners to come to Chicago for lunch with Carol Tilley in episode 182 of the Eating the Fantastic podcast. This episode’s guest is Carol Tilley, a professor in the School of Information Sciences

My Journey to She-Hulk, Attorney at Law
By Michaele Jordan: A friend of mine –who has much more elevated tastes than I do – recently twitted me about She-Hulk, Attorney at Law, which she assumed I was watching. But the funny thing was, I wasn’t. I had

Crime Fiction Update October 2022
CAPITAL CRIME FINGERPRINT AWARDS The winners of The Fingerprint Awards 2022, given out at the London based con Capital Crime, include Razorblade Tears, continuing S.A. Cosby’s amazing winning streak. CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021 The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse THRILLER

Pixel Scroll 10/6/22 I’m Called Little Barlennan, Strong-Pincered Barlennan
BRIDGING WORLDS EDITOR Q&A. Insightful questions, great answers in “Hugo Book Club Blog: Interview with Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, editor of Bridging Worlds”. It strikes me that your previous anthology Dominion was extremely successful. It seems to me like it would be

Three Weeks in October
By Rich Lynch: NO STUPID SNIPER IS GOING TO RUIN MY CONVENTION That’s what was printed on a button which was handed out to attendees of the 2002 Capclave convention. It was the second Capclave; the previous year the convention

Marvel Comics’ New Era of Fantastic Four
The next adventures of Marvel’s first family arrive November 9. Writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello launch an all-new run of Fantastic Four where they’ll take this beloved team of super hero icons to exciting new places throughout the

Pixel Scroll 10/5/22 Thoughts Gather, But Fail To Coalesce Into Pixels
CHARLES YU Q&A. “’In Any Version of Reality’: Talking SF with Charles Yu” at Public Books. Christopher T. Fan (CF): In a later chapter of How to Live Safely, there’s another father-son scene, where the father is trying to impart

Cats Sleep on SFF: Grand Master of SF H. W. Franke
Nina Horvath’s beloved cat May returns to File 770 for the third time. Her first appearance was here in 2018, and she returned a few months later presenting some fantasy beer. Now, years later, she is sleeping next to books of H.W.

Pixel Scroll 10/4/22 TANSTAFE! (There Ain’t No Such Thing As Free Elevenses)
MEASURED BY ANOTHER YARDSTICK. “Too Dystopian for Whom? A Continental Nigerian Writer’s Perspective” by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki at Uncanny Magazine. It is a common conception that people come to fiction, especially the speculative, to escape reality. And that is

Pixel Scroll 10/3/22 My Positronic Brain It Teems With Endless Subroutines
FANTASTIC FICTION AT KGB FUNDRAISER. Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly speculative-fiction reading series held on the second Wednesday of every month at the KGB Bar in Manhattan, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel. Admission is always free. To cover the

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Forty-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 &

Pixel Scroll 10/2/22 Call Me Ishpixel
KGB. Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present Meg Elison and Clay McLeod Chapman on Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Meg Elison Meg Elison is a Philip K. Dick and Locus award winning author,

Cats Sleep on SFF: Impact
Mark Owen’s cat Gandalf stands sentry beside the author’s entry in the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition. Impact is currently in the SPSFC2 competition. A near future debut SF more noble bright than grim dark. Tamarind Chase trained to solve one

2023 Baen Short Story Contest Deadline Is 2/1
Entries in the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award writing contest are being accepted through February 1, 2023. The submission window opened October 1. See rules and specifications at the site. Judging will be by Baen Books


Ignotus Awards 2022
The winners of the Premio Ignotus 2022 (2022 Ignotus Awards) have been announced by Spain’s Asociación Española de Fantasía, Ciencia Ficción y Terror. Winners for works translated into Spanish are Tamsyn Muir, Sarah Gailey, and Alix E. Harrow. Novela / Best Novel

2022 Harvey Awards
The winners of the Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman,(1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, were revealed in a livestreamed ceremony during New York

Goldsmiths Prize 2022 Shortlist
The Goldsmiths Prize 2022 shortlist has been announced. The shortlisted novels include two of genre interest, by Maddie Mortimer and Helen Oyeyemi. The complete list is: Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi (And Other Stories) Seven Steeples by Sara Baume (Tramp Press)

2023 Roswell Award & New Suns Climate Fiction Award Competitons Open
Entries for The Roswell Award and the New Suns Climate Fiction Award international short science fiction story competitions are being accepted from writers age 17 and older through December 19. For the Roswell Award, they are seeking stories “on diverse

Imagine 2200: Second Year Winners
The winners of the second year of Imagine 2200, Fix’s climate fiction contest, were announced October 4. Read or listen to the story collection here. The three winners and nine finalists of Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors offer looks

Wonderland Book Awards 2022 Finalists
The Wonderland Book Awards 2022 finalists were announced October 3, celebrating the best bizarro fiction titles released in 2021. NOVEL Jurassichrist by Michael Allen Rose (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing) Girl In The Walls by Katy Michelle Quinn (Clash Books) Full Metal

2022 Salam Award
The winner of the for Imaginative Fiction, which recognizes emerging speculative fiction writers of Pakistani origin or residence, is “Children Always Come Home” by Saher Hasnain. The story follows a woman who is (not quite) at the end

2022 Australian Fairy Tale Society Award Winner
Jo Henwood is the 2022 winner of the Australian Fairy Tale Society Annual Award for Inspiration and Contribution to Australian Fairy Tale Culture. JO HENWOOD AFTS co-founder Jo Henwood has remained a guiding hand and wand bearer since 2013.

2022 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
The New Mexico Book Co-Op has announced the winners of the . The complete list is here. The winners of genre interest are: FICTION – SCI FI/FANTASY PsyMind: Flashpoints by Val Chanda (Wasteland Press) EBOOK The Cyborg Raid by

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