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Self-Published SF Competition 2021 — All 30 Semifinalists
Ten teams of judges have picked these titles to advance to the semifinals of the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition. Congratulations to the authors! Team Tar Val on Dusk Mountain Blues Deston J. Munden Gates of Mars Kathleen McFall and Mark Hays

SF Canada Board Statement on Vote to Expel Peter Halasz
The SF Canada Board of Directors has responded to File 770’s request for comment on the vote to terminate the membership of Peter Halasz reported here yesterday. SF Canada recently held our Annual General Meeting for the fiscal year ending

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KGB. Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present N.K. Jemisin and Brooke Bolander in a virtual event on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 7:00 p.m. Eastern. The readings will be held live on YouTube —

SFWA Awards the 2022 Givers Fund Grants
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grants Committee has awarded 25 organizations, activities, and public interest programs with 2022 Givers Fund Grants ranging from $350 to $4,800. Since 2014, when SFWA transitioned to an active 501(c)3 charitable

New Women Of Marvel Covers Spotlight Some Of Marvel’s Greatest Heroes
Next month, Women Of Marvel #1 will continue the tradition of highlighting Marvel heroes in an all-new collection of tales crafted by a lineup of incredible women creators. Artists Ernanda Souza, Audrey Mok, Lauren A. Brown, and Ashley Witter have

Preview Titan Comics’ Doctor Who: Empire of the Wolf #4
Doctor Who: Empire of the Wolf #4, starring the Eighth and Eleventh Doctors, plus the return of Rose Tyler, will be released by Titan Comics on February 9. Trapped in a parallel universe, Rose Tyler believed her adventures with the

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“POINTLESS” QUIZ SHOW. [Item by Christian Brunschen.] I was just watching a repeat of the quiz show “Pointless” on BBC – where questions have been previously asked of 100 people who are given 1 minute to give answers; and

Fix’s Second Annual Imagine 2200 Climate Fiction Contest Taking Submissions
Fix, Grist’s solutions lab, is accepting submissions through May 5 for the second annual climate fiction short-story contest, Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors. There is no cost to enter. Imagine 2200 wants original short stories of 3,000 to 5,000 words that

Review of Moonfall
WARNING: THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS BUT YOU REALLY SHOULDN’T SEE THIS FILM. By Martin Morse Wooster: My friend Adam Spector tells me that when Ernest Lehman was asked to write the script for North by Northwest, he tried to turn

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AFRICAN STORY FORMS. Clarion West is offering an online workshop “African Story Forms: Ngano & Black Fabulism” with Yvette Lisa Ndlovu on February 26 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific. Register here. Cost: $75. This craft talk & generative workshop will

SF Canada Votes To Require Peter Halasz to Resign
SF Canada, Canada’s national association of SF professionals, has voted to remove Peter Halasz from membership. Under the SF Canada bylaws the motion required a supermajority of 75% of the members voting to pass. The outcome of the vote

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GAMES HUGO RESOURCES. If hard work makes a difference – and the example of Jared Dashoff’s efforts leading to the Best Series Hugo is already before us – Ira Alexandre is going to change some minds with the content

Watch the Chesley Awards Ceremony on February 6
The Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (ASFA) will announce the winners of the 2021 Chesley Awards on February 6 in an online ceremony. This round of awards will recognize the best in fantastic art of 2020 (see the

SFWA’s Scoundrels in Space StoryBundle Available Til 2/24
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has released their newest science fiction StoryBundle, Scoundrels in Space, which will be available until February 24. This collection of novels curated by the SFWA Independent Authors Committee can be purchased

2022 Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction Taking Nominations
All are welcome to nominate eligible work for the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction, an annual $25,000 cash prize given to a writer for a single work of imaginative fiction. Nominations for the prize are open from February 1,

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MAKING MAUS AVAILABLE. Shelf Awareness says one Tennessee bookseller is crowdfunding the means for local students to read Maus in the wake of a school board decision: “Tenn. Comic Shop’s Maus Fundraiser Garners $90K”. After the McMinn County Board

Top 10 Stories for January 2022
Have File 770’s top three stories of the month ever all been good news before? It happened in January. David Gerrold’s good news about winning the 2022 Robert A. Heinlein Award was widely celebrated – by thousands of fans who

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THE BROKEN MIRROR OF NOSTALGIA REFLECTS A FRACTURED PAST. [Item by Olav Rokne.] At the Escapist, possibly my favorite film critic Darren Mooney offers trenchant analysis on the recent phenomena of movies paying homage to previous works that were

Emails from Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Nineteenth
[Introduction: Melanie Stormm continues her humorous series of posts about the misdirected emails she’s been getting. Stormm is a multiracial writer who writes fiction, poetry, and audio theatre. Her novella, Last Poet of Wyrld’s End


2022 World Fantasy Awards Judges Announced
Peter Dennis Pautz, President of the World Fantasy Awards Association, today released the list of judges for the 2022 World Fantasy Awards, for work published in 2021. The judges read and consider eligible materials received by June 1, 2022, the

Sturgeon Award Nominations Open Thru March 15
The J Wayne and Elsie M Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction has begun soliciting nominations for the 2022 Sturgeon Award. Jason Baltazar, the Award Administrator, says: “We only accept nominations from the editors and reviewers that we

Crime Fiction Awards News To Begin 2022
Crime fiction award season is gearing up and the finalists for the 2022 Barry Awards and 2021 Agatha Awards have been announced. 2022 BARRY AWARDS BEST MYSTERY/CRIME NOVEL The Dark Hours, Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) Razorblade Tears, S. A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)

2022 BAFTA Awards Nominees
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled the 2022 BAFTA Awards nominations today. Denis Villeneuve’s Dune received the most nominations, 11, including Best Film. Genre movies dominate the Special Visual Effects category. Joining Dune are Free Guy, Ghostbusters:

International Film Music Critics Association Awards Nominations 2021
The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announced the IFMCA Award 2021 nominees on February 3. The musical scores from genre films appear up and down the ballot, with composers James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer leading the field with the greatest

2022 Romantic Novel Awards Shortlists
The Romantic Novelists Association has released the shortlists for the 2022 Romantic Novel Awards. The awards celebrate excellence in romantic fiction in all its forms, and this year includes a new category, the Christmas / Festive Holiday Romantic Novel Award. The

Clarkesworld 2021 Reader’s Poll Finalists
Editor Neil Clarke has announced the finalists for the 2021 Clarkesworld Magazine Reader’s Poll for best story and cover art. Clarke commented, “This year, it was never apparent which works were destined to become finalists. Everything was in flux right down to the

2022 Darrell Awards Finalists Announced
The 2022 Darrell Awards finalists were announced today. The awards support Midsouth Literacy by recognizing the best published Science Fiction, Fantasy and/or Horror in Short Story, Novella, Novel, Young Adult & Other Media formats. They are named in honor of the memory

2021 Stabby Awards Voting Opens
Reddit’s r/Fantasy group has chosen the nominees for the Best of /r/Fantasy 2021 — the Stabby Awards. The group has over 1.6 million members, although last year just 1,632 valid votes were cast. Voting continues until February 7. The winners will

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