• Toy Review: Staff of Ra Headpiece
    A bronze piece, about this size, with a hole in it, off-center,with a crystal. – Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark Review by Iain Delaney: The Headpiece of the Staff of Ra is the secondary Maguffin in Raiders of the Lost Ark. It’s the … Continue reading
  • Sci-FI London 2023 Report
    By SF Concatenation’s Jonathan Cowie: Well, that was the Sci-Fi-London film fest done and dusted for another year. So now’s the time for the reckoning…. Many film fests assemble a small panel of experts to ascertain their fest’s “best film”.  … Continue reading
  • 2023 Glass Bell Award Longlist
    The twelve titles longlisted for the 2023 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award announced June 8 include seven works of genre interest:  The award, judged by a team at Goldsboro Books in London, is called “the only prize that rewards storytelling in … Continue reading
  • Hugo Voting Expected to Open at End of June
    Chengdu Worldcon co-Hugo Administrator Dave McCarty told Facebook readers on June 9 that “Voting should open at the end of June, ballot announcement will definitely happen before that.”
  • 2023 Colorado Book Awards
    The 2023 Colorado Book Awards winners have been announced. Awards are presented in 15 categories by Colorado Humanities to celebrate the accomplishments of Colorado’s outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers. Winners of genre interest include — SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE GENERAL … Continue reading
  • Pixel Scroll 6/10/23 Scrolls Are Here, Life Is Pixels And Life Is Bheer
    (1) BALTICON 57 COVID REPORT. The Balticon 57 committee has learned two attendees came down with Covid. They sent this report to their mailing list: While we did our best to mitigate the risks, we did not come through unscathed. Yesterday … Continue reading
  • 2023 Lambda Literary Awards
    The winners of the 2023 Lambda Literary Awards were announced on June 9. The winner in the sff category is listed below, as are two other winners of genre interest. The complete list of Lammy winners is here. LGBTQ SPECULATIVE FICTION BISEXUAL FICTION … Continue reading
  • Skye Kingsbury Reviews: Ritter White Chocolate with Whole Hazelnuts
    By Skye Kingsbury: This is my first time eating this variety of Ritter. There’s very little scent. Most chocolate has a perfume. Milk chocolate has more of a scent than white and less than dark. This chocolate smells like almost … Continue reading
  • Pixel Scroll 6/9/23 Pixel Was A Scrollin’ Stone
    (1) ON THE FRONT OF F&SF. Here is The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’s July-Aug 2023 issue cover.  The cover art is by Mondolithic Studios. (2) 2023 NATIONAL BOOK FESTIVAL. The 2023 National Book Festival will be held at the Walter … Continue reading
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