- Celebrating David Amram and “The Manchurian Candidate”
By Steve Vertlieb: It had been a dream of mine for fifty-five years to finally meet iconic film composer David Amram. This ninety-one-year-old powerhouse classical, jazz, and motion picture composer is among the last of a remarkable breed. Still composing … Continue reading
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- Pixel Scroll 7/29/23 Glass Pixels Are Good For Seeing Into The Hearts Of Scrolls
(1) CLASSIC CAR WITH AN SFF PEDIGREE. J. Michael Straczysnki told Facebook readers he needs a taker for the late Harlan Ellison’s 1947 Packard. For the last six months, we’ve talked to just about every vintage car company in existence … Continue reading
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- Prix Utopiales 2023 Shortlist
Five finalists have been announced for the Prix Utopiales 2023. The award will be presented at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes planned for November 1-5.) PRIX UTOPIALES 2023 The Prix Utopiales recognizes a novel, or a collection, published … Continue reading
- Chris Tuthill Review: Trader Joe’s Sipping Chocolate and Ghirardelli’s Peppermint Bark
Review by Chris Tuthill: I’d never had sipping chocolate before trying this tin from Trader Joe’s. To my ears, even the name — ‘sipping chocolate’– sounded amusing and a bit decadent. It’s nothing like the chocolate drinks most Americans like … Continue reading
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- Pixel Scroll 7/28/23 I’m Sure Painting Pixels The Color Of Stars Was Considered A Good Idea
(1) KUANG CONSIDERS ONLINE BOOK COMMUNITIES. “I don’t choose books based on the aggregate rating as if they are skincare products, nor do I think any critical verdict is the final one,” Rebecca F. Kuang tells Guardian readers in “Goodreads … Continue reading
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- Glasgow 2024 Worldcon Releases AI Art Policy
The Glasgow 2024 Worldcon committee has been studying the AI art issue and today published a statement saying all art presented at their planned Art Show “must have been created by the artist, and not generated.” How that policy will … Continue reading
- Seattle’s Speculative Fiction Writing Workshops Join Forces
Writing the Other and Clarion West, two Seattle-based writing organizations, are beginning a new partnership. Clarion West will serve as the fiscal sponsor for Writing the Other, as the organizations explore partnership opportunities and shared resource development. Fiscal sponsorship will … Continue reading
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- Let Rob Hansen Be Your Guide to the 1965 Worldcon in London
You can learn all about the con and the kerfuffles in Rob Hansen’s 1965: The Second UK Worldcon, the latest addition to TAFF’s library of free downloads. The 61,500-word book, compiled from contemporaneous participants’ own words, is available in multiple electronic formats … Continue reading
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- Society of Illustrators 2023 Hall of Fame Recipients
The Society of Illustrators annually inducts to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their “distinguished achievement in the art of illustration.” This year’s honorees include contemporary illustrators Seymour Chwast, Wendell Minor and Barron Storey as well as posthumous honorees … Continue reading
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