Pixel Scroll 11/12/22 I See A Pixel Pulling A Scroll Out Of A Magician’s Hat. Why Is The Rabbit Unhappy?
DREAMSCRAPES. [Item by Mike Kennedy.] DeviantArt has launched a new AI-based text-to-art tool. The training set? Everything on DeviantArt. Of course, artists are allowed to opt out, but the default is opt in. More than a few artists are unhappy about that choice. “DeviantArt
“12 O’clock High” Legendary Soundtrack Release By Composer Dominic Frontiere
By Steve Vertlieb: Very exciting news. The long awaited CD soundtrack release of 12 O’Clock High is now available for purchase through La-La Land Records and is a major restoration of precious original tracks from Quinn Martin’s beloved television series.
Pixel Scroll 11/11/22 There Was A Filer Who Had A Blog, And Pixel Was Its Name-O
LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY NEARBY AS WINDYCON BEGINS. [Item by Steven H Silver.] This year’s Windycon [in the Chicago area] started out in an interesting way. A police presence in the inside of the ring access road due to a
Untreed Reads Courts Ring of Fire Press Authors
Walt Boyes and Joy Ward have joined Untreed Reads as editors of a new line of Science Fiction/Fantasy/Alternate History books, and are recommending the publisher as a place for Ring of Fire Press authors to land following the company’s shutdown.
Pixel Scroll 11/10/22 What the Pixels Need Now Is Scroll, Sweet Scroll
HARPERCOLLINS UNION EMPLOYEES STRIKE. “HarperCollins Workers Strike for Better Pay and Benefits” – the New York Times has the story. Unionized employees at HarperCollins went on strike Thursday, saying they planned to stop working until they reached an agreement
TAFF 2023 Race Off To A Slow Start
A month after announcing that the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund is taking nominations for the 2023 race North American TAFF Administrator Michael J. “Orange Mike” Lowrey says “We’ve got no nominees so far and only one whisper of a possible.” The
Pixel Scroll 11/9/22 The Night They Scrolled Old Pixels Down
DRACULA DAILY. AudioFile’s Audiobook Break podcast has been sharing Dracula with audiobook listeners over the last weeks. Embrace spine-tingling chills and vampiric horrors with AudioFile’s Audiobook Break podcast! In October, narrator Gildart Jackson and Dracula Daily’s Matt Kirkland joined
Chicon 8 Business Meeting Minutes Available
Jared Dashoff, Presiding Officer of the WSFS Business Meeting at Chicon 8, has announced that following the conclusion of the convention, the Chicon 8 Business Meeting Staff has certified the minutes, updated WSFS Constitution, Standing Rules, and Resolutions and Rulings
Review: Alif the Unseen
Alif the Unseen takes us on a wild ride through life in a Middle Eastern city-state, cyber-duels between State Security and gray hat hackers, jinn, a magic book, Arabic mythology, political chaos, and the difference between infatuation and love. Alif
Crime Fiction News for November 2022
Here are several updates about crime fiction awards. THE PETRONA AWARD The Petrona Award 2022 Longlist has been announced. Twelve outstanding crime novels from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden will vie for recognition as the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel
Pixel Scroll 11/8/22 We Only Scroll Respectable Pixels
MAJOR STATHOPOULOS SHOW. “The Semblance of Things: Portraits by Nick Stathopoulos” will be a comprehensive 30-year survey show coming next February to the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Australia. Nick announced it on Facebook. There’s already an article about
Review: The Spare Man
Mary Robinette Kowal’s The Spare Man provides the most seductive of settings for a space opera novel, an interplanetary cruise liner with all the trimmings, and deploys that setting to tell the story of a crackerjack murder mystery. By Paul
Vertlieb: I Am A Jew!
By Steve Vertlieb: I recently watched a somber new three-part documentary by film maker Ken Burns that is among the most sobering, heartbreaking, and horrifying indictments of humanity that I have ever encountered. It was extremely difficult to watch but,
Pixel Scroll 11/7/22 Make Me A Poster From An Old Pixel Scroll
SFPA ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association has voted Colleen Anderson to be their next SFPA President. Anderson previously served SFPA as Vice-President. The vote breakdown by percentages was: Colleen Anderson – 38%Christina Sng –
Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Fifty-Third
[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 &
SFPA’s 2022 Grand Master Nominees
Voting continues as Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) members decide who will be honored as Grand Master this year. Five candidates are under consideration: Akua Lezli Hope, Deborah P Kolodji, Mary Soon Lee, Peter Payack, and Terry A.
2022 Rhysling Award Long Poem Winners
Beth Cato, Marsheila Rockwell, Marge Simon and Mary Turzillo are the winners of 2022 Rhysling Award in the Long Poem Category. Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association members voted their work at the top of the polls. There were 78
National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees for 2022
The ancient top, cultural phenomenon Masters of the Universe, and the Lite-Brite are the 2022 inductees to the National Toy Hall of Fame. They were chosen from a field of 12 finalists that also included bingo, Breyer Horses, Catan, Nerf, piñata, Phase 10, Pound
The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2022 Shortlist
The Royal Society has revealed the shortlist for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2022, sponsored by Insight Investment. This year’s shortlisted books, chosen from a record number of 267 submissions, represent the best in popular science writing from around the
Curt Siodmak Preis 2022
The Science Fiction Club Deutschland has announced the winners of the 2022 Curt Siodmak Preis. The award is given for the best film and the best television series in the genre of science fiction. The rankings are copied from the award announcement.
Léourier Wins Prix Joël-Champetier
The seventh annual Prix Joel-Champetier has been awarded to Christian Léourier for his short story “L’Auberge au bord du monde”. It is Léourier’s second time winning the award. The award recognizes non-Canadian short story authors who write in French, in the fields