Greg Bear (1951-2022)
Five-time Nebula winner Greg Bear died November 19, a week after heart surgery from which he never awoke. A CT scan showed stroke damage was caused to many parts of the brain by clots that had been hiding in a

Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Announces 2022 Lineup
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for its tenth annual season. The festival will be held from Thursday, December 15 through Sunday, December 18, across Manhattan and Queens. Passes are available here. Events include film and documentary screenings,

Martin Morse Wooster (1957-2022)
Martin Morse Wooster died Saturday night, November 12. He had been attending an ale conference in Williamsburg, Virginia and was walking along the highway from the convention venue back to the hotel where he was staying when he was struck

Pixel Scroll 11/19/22 Scroll And Deliver, Your Pixels Or Your Life!
GREG BEAR MEDICAL UPDATE. File 770 has been receiving copies of Astrid Bear’s FB friends-locked updates about Greg Bear’s decline during the past week, the kind of thing I ordinarily run only with permission of the author. However, today

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Permanently Recuses From Best Semiprozine Hugo Award
Beneath Ceaseless Skies has recused itself from all future consideration for the Best Semiprozine Hugo Award. However, publisher and editor Scott H. Andrews invites readers to consider him for Best Editor Short Form. The November 18 announcement said the decision

Review: Isle of the Dead / Eye of Cat, by Roger Zelazny
Isle of the Dead / Eye of Cat, by Roger Zelazny. IBooks, May 2014 (Eye of Cat, original publication 1982) (Isle of the Dead, original publication 1969) Isle of the Dead/Eye of Cat is an omnibus of two short novels by Roger

Pixel Scroll 11/18/22 The Idiot’s Guide To Writing Scroll Titles
TAKING TO THE LIFEBOATS. Jason Sanford’s Patreon has an informative open post about the current social media upheaval triggered by Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter: “Genre Grapevine Guide to Twitter’s Last Days (Including Steps to Take and Options to

Bertil Falk: From “A Space Hobo” to “Finnegans Wake”
By Ahrvid Engholm: Journalist, author, genre historian (and fan, certainly, from the 1940s and on!) Bertil Falk is acclaimed for performing the “impossible” task of translating Finnegans Wake to Swedish, the modernist classic by James Joyce, under the title Finnegans

Pixel Scroll 11/17/22 Some Scroll Titles Make Me Laugh Out Loud, Some Make Me Wish I Thought Them Up, Others I Never Figure Out
AUDIOBOOKS OF THE YEAR. has named its picks for “Best of the Year: The 12 Best Sci-Fi Listens of 2022”. This year’s sci-fi didn’t shy away from heavy, timely topics like climate change, pandemics, and social justice, but

Review: Tales from the Folly: A Rivers of London Short Story Collection by Ben Aaronovitch
Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London world includes more characters than Peter Grant and his coworkers, and more places than just the neighborhoods and suburbs of London. In this collection, we meet a very odd book with a mind of its

Pixel Scroll 11/16/22 Good Night, Sweet Fen, And Files Of Pixels Scroll Thee To Thy Rest
ILLEGAL AND UNDERGROUND CZECHOSLOVAK SCIENCE FICTION DISPLAYED AT WENDE MUSEUM IN LA. [Item by Jaroslav Olsa Jr.] A set of various illegal (samizdat), underground and semi-legal science fiction fanzines and books which were produced in the socialist Czechoslovakia in

2022 Prix ActuSF de l’Uchronie Lauréats
The winners of the Prix Actusf de l’Uchronie 2022 were unveiled on November 15. It is a juried award for work in a specialized segment of sff field, described in the Wikipedia: Uchronia refers to a hypothetical or fictional time period of our world,

Dragon Award Reveals Category Changes for 2023
The Dragon Award administrators have announced they will reduce the number of award categories from last year’s 15 to 11 in 2023. Two categories will be eliminated, and six other categories will be doubled together, leaving three, however, they are

Locus Launches Fundraiser
Here is the press release for Locus Magazine’s Indiegogo appeal. Locus‘s first annual fundraiser is live! Help raise $75,000+ to ensure the future of Locus. Locus is an enthusiastic community of readers, writers, fans, and industry professionals, and it’s part of the

The Game Awards 2022 Finalists
The nominees for The Game Awards 2022 have been announced, and God of War Ragnarök tops the ballot with ten nominations, including Game of the Year and Best Game Direction. Sony Interactive Entertainment is the most nominated publisher with 20, followed by Annapurna Interactive and

2023 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop Instructors Named
The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop has announced its 2023 slate of instructors. The six faculty members will be Andy Duncan, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Tochi Onyebuchi, Anjali Sachdeva, and Rae Carson. The workshop will be held at UC San

2022 Dream Foundry Contest Finalists
Dream Foundry announced the 2022 finalists of its latest contest for speculative fiction writers and artists on November 11. The contest was open to relatively new writers and artists. The finalists for each category are: WRITING CONTEST ART CONTEST The finalists were chosen by Julia

Pixel Scroll 11/15/22 One Scroll, Furnished In Early Pixelry
LOCUS OPENS CROWDFUNDING APPEAL. At LP Kindred declares “Locus Magazine Is Essential to the SFF Community” which is why you should support its Indiegogo appeal. Donors have responded by giving $17,064 of the $75,000 flexible goal on the

Amazon Best Books of 2022
Amazon has released their complete list of the Best Books of 2022. The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy include two works that also are in the overall top 20, Stephen King’s Fairy Tale and Emily St. John Mandel’s Sea of

Goodreads Choice Awards 2022 Opening Round Nominees
Voting has begun in the first round of the Goodreads Choice Awards: The Best Books 2022 and will continue through November 27. The 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards have two rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced

HWA Announces Summer Scares Reading Program 2023 Timeline
The Horror Writers Association’s fifth annual Summer Scares Reading Program will provide libraries and schools with an annual list of recommended horror titles for adult, young adult (teen), and middle grade readers. The 2023 reading list will be released on

Pixel Scroll 11/14/22 One Scroll Makes You Pixel, The Other Makes You Smaug
DESTINATION FOR THE STARS? The New York Times’ Blake Gopnik reports that last week Christie’s auction house broke records by selling more than $1.5 billion in art from the estate of Paul G. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft who died

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

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask #70
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, A (Spoiler Free) Review By Chris M. Barkley: (Author’s Note: I wish to state for the record that I, like many others, would have preferred that the role of T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, had been recast

Pixel Scroll 11/13/22 Pixels Are, Scrolls Aren’t
KEENE BUILDING HIS OWN TOWN SQUARE. Twitter developments have inspired leading horror author Brian Keene to reopen his Blog and revive his forums (“The Keenedom”). …I’m done with social media. I loathed Facebook from day one. Instagram was okay assified Material

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