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Pixel Scroll 11/3/22 And When The File Breaks The Pixel Will Scroll
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2022 Arthur C. Clarke Awards
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The winner of the Prix Utopiales BD (BD = Bande Dessinée = Comic Strip) for 2022 was announced at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes, on October 31. The winner is Elene Usdin for “René e aux bois dormants” (Éditions

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