Too many awards to shake a Rampant Manticore, or even Crottled Greeps, at!

Pixel Scroll 3/18/17 Your Mother Was A Scroller And Your Father Smelt Of Pixelberries
CLARIFICATION. In my report about Sunil Patel the other day I conflated two separate social media comments that were each about two different newly-published Patel stories that came out very recently. Just before Twitter started circulating angry anti-Diabolical Plots … Continue reading →

Exploring Robert Jackson Bennett’s Divine Cities
By JJ: It’s been more than a year and a half since I first read Robert Jackson Bennett’s City of Stairs. Like a lot of other Filers, I was absolutely blown away by that book when it came out – … Continue reading →

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #8
By Chris M. Barkley: Stuff I’m Nominating for the 2017 Hugo Awards, Part Three Best Series (Special Category) The Expanse by James S.A. Corey featuring Leviathan Wakes (2011), Caliban’s War (2012), Abbadon’s Gate (2012), Cibola Burn (2014), Nemesis Games (2015), … Continue reading →

Hugo Participation Remains High
Worldcon 75 says the number of Hugo nominating votes this year will be the second-highest total ever. The record of 4,032 was set last year by MidAmeriCon. Looks like we have the second highest participation ever in Hugo nominations! ? … Continue reading →

Anonymous Group Challenges Statistical Validity of Fireside Report
In a report dropped just after the close of the Hugo nomination deadline last night, the timing chosen purposefully (I’m told by a source) though the reasons are not obvious, “a group of writers and editors” has challenged the statistical … Continue reading →

What Did You Nominate for the 2017 Hugos?
photo by holly andres Fans are welcome to share their Hugo nominating ballots in the comments. … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/17/17 Nomination Street
PATEL SURFACES, THEN SUBMERGES. A new Sunil Patel story that went online two days ago has been taken down. In its place, David Steffen, editor of Diabolical Plots (and the Long List Anthology) has posted “An Apology, Regarding Sunil … Continue reading →

Horror Writers Association 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards
Dennis Etchison and Thomas F. Monteleone are the Horror Writers Association’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winners. Etchison, a former President of HWA, said “It’s a great honor to be recognized by my peers.” Monteleone responded, “I am humbled and honored to … Continue reading →

Care to Run a Westercon?
By John Hertz: Westercon is the annual West Coast Science Fantasy Conference. It’s almost as old as the Worldcon – July 1-4, 2017, in Tempe, Arizona, will be Westercon LXX. In our happy world we have local cons, regional cons, … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/16/17 Let’s Go Scrollin’ In Pixel Land
YOUNG PEOPLE READ OLD SFF. The panel is getting younger. “This week actual high schooler (for about two more months) Raya joins the crew, says James Davis Nicoll. “Like most of the others, she’s familiar with recent genre but … Continue reading →

Early Man: Teaser Trailer
Hmm, where have we heard before about a rabbit with sharp, pointy teeth? Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug (voiced by … Continue reading →

Paul Weimer Wins DUFF
Congratulations to Paul Weimer on being officially named the 2017 Down Under Fan Fund Delegate. Co-administrator Lucy Huntzinger announced that he received virtually all the first place votes. Weimer was running unopposed. Full voting statistics will be released later. He will … Continue reading →

2017 Lambda Award Nominees
The nominees for the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (“Lammys”) have been announced. The awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 12. The categories with nominees of … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/15/17 I’m Scrolling On My Knees Looking For The Answer
NO FLY ZONE. John Brunner in The Shockwave Rider said that ‘The future arrives too soon and in the wrong order.’ And here’s proof of that — “French hoverboard inventor banned from flying in France”. The man who invented … Continue reading →

Stalking the Rampant Manticore
Two awards were started in reaction to the Puppy controversy about the Hugos, the Dragon Awards and the Rampant Manticore Awards. They were given for the first time last year. They had one winner in common. Can you guess? It was … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/14/17 Leather Goddesses Of Phobos And The Scratch And Sniff Card
ROBOWATCH. Of course, I’ll understand if you don’t have any money left for this item after running out to buy yesterday’s featured rocket pen with the tiny astronaut. Which is okay! Because this post is from 2015 and the … Continue reading →

FIYAH Magazine Black SFF Writer Survey: Statistics and Experiences
The FIYAH 2016 Black SFF Writer Survey Report, published today, compiles the responses of 55 black writers to questions about their efforts to get published in the sf and fantasy field. No mere counting exercise, the report includes the testimony … Continue reading →

2016 Tiptree Award Winner Is McLemore
The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council has announced that the winner of the 2016 Tiptree Award is Anna-Marie McLemore for her novel When the Moon Was Ours. The James Tiptree Jr. Award is presented annually to works of science … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/13/17 Do Androids Dream Of Crottled Greeps?
UNENDING DANGER. Jared takes a look back at Ellison’s never-published “The Last Dangerous Visions” at Pornokitsch. The Last Dangerous Visions might be the most famous science fiction book to never exist. ‘TLDV’ was the long-mooted and nearly-almost-published sequel to Dangerous Visions … Continue reading →

The Future of the Kitschies
The Kitschies, a juried award for “the year’s most progressive, intelligent, and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic,” are on hiatus this year “due to job and sponsorship changes.” The Kitschies are a spinoff from the … Continue reading →

2017 Baen Memorial Award Finalists
Baen Books has announced the ten finalists for the 2017 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award, a contest held each year for of all levels of experience: Stewart C Baker S.B. Divya Susan Forest C Stuart Hardwick Bart Kemper Philip … Continue reading →

2016 Ursa Major Awards Ballot
Voting has opened in the 2016 Ursa Major Awards for the Best Anthropomorphic Literature and Art of the and will continue until April 30. The winners will be announced at Anthrocon 2017 (June 29-July 2) in Pittsburgh, PA. Anyone may … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/12/17 The Band Played Scrolling Matilda
ALL WISDOM, Last October, The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar interviewed Talmon Marco, CEO of Juno, a ride-hailing app that is trying to take business from Uber and Lyft by offering its drivers more pay and stock options. … Continue reading →

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