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Bella Forrest, Prolific YA Bestseller
By Carl Slaughter: Bella Forrest has sold 5 million books in the last four years. Most of those sales have been her Shade of Vampire series. Season #5 of Shade of Vampire launched with Dawn of Guardians, book #33, in … Continue reading →

Vox Day Launches Infogalactic, Rival to Wikipedia
Infogalactic, Vox Day’s new online encyclopedia, begins life today as a copy of the Wikipedia that, with the aid of volunteer editors, will be developed into multiple versions of the material which will let users select their preferred perspective and automatically … Continue reading →

Byronic Heroes in Contemporary F&SF
Barbara Barnett offers an articulate and insightful essay, illustrated with examples from classic literature and popular culture, about an enduring and enduring literary archetype. Barnett’s novel The Apothecary’s Curse was published by Pyr this month. By Barbara Barnett: Batman. Severus … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/15/16 Go Hang A Pixel, I’m A Lasagna Scroll.
(1) SPACE REMAINS THE FINAL FRONTIER. Howard Tayler is right – pass along the dream. If it was “coming soon” in 1988, it’s time to refresh the display and say “these are from a future we abandoned, kids. Do better … Continue reading →

Liana Brooks: Hiding the Bodies Since 2009
By Carl Slaughter: Liana Brooks brings her time travel murder mystery federal agent out of retirement in Decoherence. Like a good fictional detective, agent Samantha Rose wants to get back into the game to investigate that one unsolved case of … Continue reading →

Kevin Hearne: A Druid and His Dog
By Carl Slaughter: After eight books in his Del Rey-published, New York Times/USA Today-listed humor fantasy series, The Iron Druid, Kevin Hearne is offering a spinoff. Purloined Poodle is the first in the Oberon Meaty Mysteries series. Oberon being the … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/14/16 The Pixels, My Friend, Are Scrollin’ In The Wind
(1) BEYOND ELDRITCH. Jason Sanford revisits a controversial writer, distinguishing between Lovecraft’s his ideas and personal beliefs: “Disturbed by Lovecraft, whose racism and hate weren’t merely a product of his times”. Some Lovecraft fans complain about such re-examinations of Lovecraft’s … Continue reading →

2016 Imadjinn Awards
Imaginarium Convention, held October 7-9 in Louisville, presented the inaugural set of Imadjinn Awards recognizing Small Press and Independently published authors. 2016 Imadjinn Winners Best Anthology The Apex Book of World SF edited by Mahvesh Murad Best Fantasy Novel King … Continue reading →

Benjamin Wallace: In It For Laughs and Adventure
By Carl Slaughter: Benjamin Wallace has the most enjoyable job in the world. He gets to write speculative humor series after series. And 2016 has been a good year. In June, he launched a new series, Junkers, and is working … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/13/16 A Simple Pixeltory Scrollipic
(1) FREE CLIMATE CHANGE SF ANTHOLOGY. Twelve stories from the Climate Fiction Short Story Contest are collected in Everything Change, a new fiction anthology from Arizona State University’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative (ICF). Kim Stanley Robinson wrote the foreword, … Continue reading →

Baen Short Story Contest Opens
Entries in the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award writing contest are being accepted through March 8, 2017. See rules and specifications at the site. Judging will be by Baen Books editors Hank Davis, Jim Minz, Tony Daniel, David Afsharirad, and … Continue reading →

The Handle of a Scythe
By John Hertz: A sneyd (also snead, sned, snathe) is the handle of a scythe. The Science Fiction Poetry Association named Steve Sneyd a 2015 Grand Master of Fantastic Poetry. Marge Simon too, but Sneyd is a fanziner. He was … Continue reading →

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer #2
In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jyn Erso leads a group of unlikely heroes to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. The movie arrives in theaters December 16, 2016.… Continue reading →

2016 Nåbel Prize Winner
By Hampus Eckerman: And the Swedish Nåbel Prize this year goes to Anne Rice. The Nåbel Prize is awarded each year to a writer who “in the literature has produced the most outstanding work in the fantastic direction”. The prize … Continue reading →

E.G. Foley: Gryphon Chronicles
By Carl Slaughter: In 2012 Eric and Gael Foley, writing together under the pen name E.G., launched their children’s fantasy series The Gryphon Chronicles. Over 90% of Amazon reviews of the first story, The Lost Heir, were 4 and 5 … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 10/12/16 The Baloney Weighed The Maguffin Down
(1) HAPPY TENTH BIRTHDAY. Neil Clarke has a great article about the birth of Clarkesworld — Clarkesworld Turns Ten – Part Four – The Beginning. A lot of people were willing to provide advice. The most common thoughts were “don’t do … Continue reading →

Doctor Strange International Trailer
Doctor Strange is due in theaters November 4.… Continue reading →

Long List Anthology Year 2 Kickstarter Stretching for Audiobook
David Steffen’s The Long List Anthology year 2 Kickstarter has fully funded all its print fiction goals. The book is up to 204,000 words of fiction. Now, with five days remaining in the campaign, Steffen is appealing for donations to … Continue reading →

M. C. A. Hogarth: Peltedverse Creator, Artist, and SFWA VP
By Carl Slaughter: M.C.A. Hogarth is a prolific author. Most of her stories are in the Pelted universe. She is also a fiction illustrator and illustrates her own stories. She also does coloring books and children’s books. She is a Kickstarter … Continue reading →

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