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Take Online Survey of Shortlisted YA Award Titles
The Worldcon’s YA Award Committee asked fans last year to suggest a name for the prospective award, which received its first passage at MidAmeriCon II and is up for ratification at Worldcon 75 in Helsinki. The committee received 1,138 responses, … Continue reading →

2017 Philip K. Dick Award Shortlist
The six finalists for the 2017 Philip K. Dick Award have been announced. CONSIDER by Kristy Acevedo (Jolly Fish Press) HWARHATH STORIES: TRANSGRESSIVE TALES BY ALIENS by Eleanor Arnason (Aqueduct Press) THE MERCY JOURNALS by Claudia Casper (Arsenal Pulp Press) … Continue reading →

Axanar Lawsuit Settled
A lawsuit that ended years of benign neglect of Star Trek fan films by the studios has concluded with the announcement of a settlement between Alec Peters of Axanar and CBS and Paramount. The parties issued the following joint statement: … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 1/21/17 Scrolling, Scrolling, Scrolling, Keep Those Pixels Scrolling, File-wide….
(1) ON THE MARCH. #womensmarch — Sarah Pinsker (@SarahPinsker) January 21, 2017 (2) GRAPHIC NOVEL WINS DIVERSE BOOKS AWARD. The Washington Post’s Ron Charles says that Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin have won the Walter Dean Myers Award … Continue reading →

Annemarie van Ewyck (1943-2017)
Annemarie van Ewyck, an internationally-known Dutch fan, died January 15 at the age of 73. (She spelled her name van Ewyck when she wrote for File 770, and ConFiction chair Kees van Toorn spelled it that way when he announced … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 1/20/17 Try A Little Pixelness
(1) ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST. GoodEReader reports “Audio Realms is out of business”. Audio Realms has gone out of business and they have taken their main website and Facebook Page offline. They have provided no indication on what prompted … Continue reading →

2017 Edgar Awards Nominees
The Mystery Writers of America have revealed the nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners on … Continue reading →

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) has released the Preliminary Ballot for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards®. This is not the list of finalists, but the list which HWA members will choose among when they vote to determine the finalists. The final … Continue reading →

On Another Tentacle
by John Hertz: (reprinted from Vanamonde 1230; italics, parentheses after this, in original) My exhorting my companions on the Left (Mike Glyer once said I have the gift of exhortation; I warned him I was taking that as a compliment) … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 1/19/17 She’s Got Electric Trolls, A Pixel Scroll
(1) READING ROPEMAKER IRONMONGER. At Young People Read Old SFF, James Davis Nicoll has turned the panel loose on Cordwainer Smith’s “The Ballad of Lost C’Mell” Smith’s best known work is set several thousand years in the future, when humans … Continue reading →

Logan Trailer #2
Logan, starring Hugh Jackman, Boyd Holbrook, and Doris Morgado, will be in theaters March 3.… Continue reading →

It Was a Black and Wilde Night at the KGB Bar
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Wednesday, January 18, the monthly Fantastic Fiction Readings Series welcomed in 2017 by presenting fantasy authors Holly Black and Fran Wilde at its longtime venue, the second-floor KGB Bar in Manhattan’s East … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 1/18/17 There’s A Pixel Scrolled Every Minute
(1) STILL AT THE DOCK. Unless you subscribed to CBS All Access especially to see this show, it won’t be a crisis for you: “Star Trek Discovery delayed, no longer has a release date”. Those looking forward to Star Trek … Continue reading →

Lapine Closing Fantastic Stories of the Imagination
Warren Lapine, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, has announced he will stop publishing Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. The January issue will be the magazine’s final regular issue, and the “People of Color Take Over” issue will be its last issue. Lapine … Continue reading → to Close, a longtime internet community that was historically important to the genre, will close on March 31. Jeffry Dwight and Steve Ratzlaff informed their users: We are sad to announce that, after 20 years, SFF Net is going offline. Although … Continue reading →

The Greatest Show On Earth
By Steve Vertlieb: While I love animals, and certainly have no desire to see them treated cruelly, I can’t help but mourn the loss of the Ringling Bros-Barnum & Bailey Circus. Perhaps we didn’t know any better these past one … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 1/17/17 ‘Twas Pixel That Killed The Scroll
(1) ASK ME ANYTHING. SFWA President Cat Rambo visited with her fans at Reddit today — “Yup, It’s My Real Name: AMA with Cat Rambo”. I think that, more than ever, it’s important for writers to be working together and … Continue reading →

Museum of Pop Culture 20th Anniversary SFF Hall of Fame Inductees
Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has announced 24 new inductees to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame for 2016 year. Creators: Douglas Adams Margaret Atwood Keith David Guillermo del Toro Terry Gilliam Jim Henson Jack Kirby Madeleine … Continue reading →

Call For 2017 Rhysling Award Nominations
The Science Fiction Poetry Association members have until February 15 to nominate eligible poems for addition to the Rhysling Award longlist. Poems already recommended are listed here. As of this writing, Strange Horizons, Eternal Haunted Summer, and Dreams and Nightmares … Continue reading →

2017 Special Edgar Awards
Mystery Writers of America has announced the recipients of the 2017 Special Edgar Awards. GRAND MASTERS. Max Allan Collins and Ellen Hart have been chosen as the 2017 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). They will receive their … Continue reading →

Help Zig Zag Claybourne
Author Clarence Young’s house was robbed on Friday the 13th. Young, who writes as Zig Zag Claybourne, is known for The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan, Neon Lights, Historical Inaccuracies, By All Our Violent Guides, and In the Quiet … Continue reading →

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