Emmy awards, Elgin awards, Shirley Maiewski, Haiyan Xu, Adam West, Horror and Star Trek.

Pillar of the Community: Warming up to 451ºF
By Mark L. Blackman: Many of us first encountered the term “Pillar of Fire” in the Book of Exodus, where it was a manifestation of God accompanying the Hebrew wanderers. In Ray Bradbury’s 1948 sf/horror novella of that name, it

Adam West Day in Walla Walla
By Laura “Tegan” Gjovaag: A much needed but ill-timed rainstorm didn’t dampen spirits at the opening ceremonies of Adam West Day in Walla Walla on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. This first Adam West Day started at 11 a.m. at a

Trimbles Walk the Red Carpet at Star Trek: Discovery Screening
The first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery were feted in a Hollywood premiere at ArcLight Cinemas on September 19. CBS has posted a gallery of photos of the cast and celebrities in attendance — “Red Alert! All The Red

Pixel Scroll 9/23/17 Appertained Horror
APPROACHES TO MILSF. Greg Hullender’s review of “Infinity Wars, edited by Jonathan Strahan” for Rocket Stack Rank includes this analysis: Make Love not War The stories take the following attitudes toward the military: Hate it. Soldiers are doing evil:

Isle of Dogs Official Trailer
Wes Anderson’s next movie Isle of Dogs is coming to theaters March 23, 2018. ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City

When The Received Wisdom Is Wrong
This month fanhistorians were turned on their ears when a previously unknown shortlist of 1956 Hugo nominees came to light — unknown, despite the fact that it had been hiding in plain sight for over sixty years. As the official

Pixel Scroll 9/22/17 How Can You Tell If An Elephant Has Been On Your Scroll? By The Footprints On The Pixels
EBOOKS FOR HURRICANE RELIEF. Fireside Fiction has teamed up with other small presses, authors, and editors to offer e-books to raise money for hurricane relief through the Hurricane Relief Bookstore. Fireside Fiction Company has put together the Hurricane Relief Bookstore

Pixel Scroll 9/21/17 A Pixel Walks Into A Bar And Orders A Fifth
CELEBRATE THE RADCH. Ann Leckie’s new book Provenance comes out on September 26, and the Imperial Radch fandom on Tumblr is asking people to create thematic fanworks as part of the celebration. Each day, fans are encouraged to post

2017 Elgin Award Winners
The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) has announced the winners of the 2017 Elgin Awards for best collections of speculative poetry published in the previous two years. Named after SFPA founder Suzette Haden Elgin, awards are given in

Pixel Scroll 9/20/17 Won’t You Jaunt Home, Lije Bailey?
IT’S ABOUT TIME. The Sun tells about the actor’s latest project — “Tom Baker is back playing Doctor Who nearly 40 years after originally playing the Time Lord”. He recorded final scenes for Shada, written by Hitchhiker’s Guide To

Remembering Shirley Maiewski
By Carl Slaughter: Shirley Maiewski (1920-2004) was known as “Grandma Trek.” She served as chairman of the Star Trek Welcome Committee, acting as a liaison between the corporate world and the fan community. She kept the franchise flame alive between

2017 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize
The Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2017 winner is — Testosterone Rex: Unmaking the Myths of Our Gendered Minds by Cordelia Fine (Icon Books) The award, celebrating its 30th anniversary, recognizes the best of science writing for a

Pixel Scroll 9/19/17 These Are A Few Of My Favorite Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
DARMOK AND JALAD AT THE TIKI BAR. ThinkGeek invites you to get your “Star Trek The Next Generation Geeki Tikis”. Allow us to raise a toast to your taste in housewares with these Star Trek The Next Generation Geeki

Translator Haiyan Xu Drowns
Widely-respected Chinese science fiction translator Haiyan Xu (pen name: denovo), has died in a diving accident reports Ruhan Zhao on Facebook: She and her diver partner disappeared on September 6 in a deep water exploration in Hebei province in China,

Pixel Scroll 9/18/17 The Lethal Weapon Shops Of Isher
GOOD OMENS. Shooting began yesterday… After they got Neil Gaiman and Rob Wilkins (Terry’s manager) to return a necessary bit of equipment: And Terry Pratchett’s account tweeted a photo of David Tennant and Michael Sheen in costume as Crowley

2017 Primetime Emmy Winners
The 2017 Emmy Awards were presented September 17 in downtown Los Angeles. Here are the winners of genre interest: Outstanding drama series “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) Congrats to Margaret Atwood and the cast and crew of The Handmaid’s Tale for

Pixel Scroll 9/17/17 You Cannot Move This Pixel. It Is Still Used By A Scroll On Your Computer
JUST DESERTS. Will Collins describes a little-known influence on Frank Herbert’s Dune, in “The Secret History of Dune” at LA Review of Books. Melange, the hallucinogenic drug at the heart of Herbert’s book, acts as a

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