AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 6/19/22

Reviews, Chicon updates, JordonCon updates & more

NEWS

Review: Duckett and Dyer: Dicks for Hire
By Mike Glyer: G.M. Nair begins Duckett and Dyer: Dicks for Hire by making a surprising choice. His introductory scene explicitly reveals to readers the true nature of the mysterious events that the protagonists themselves uncover only very slowly throughout

JordanCon Issues Statement Regarding Faith Hunter and Richard Fife
The official “JordanCon Statement Regarding Faith Hunter and Richard Fife” was posted to the convention’s website on June 17 giving a limited report about the committee’s response to Richard Fife’s allegation of unwanted touching by author Faith Hunter at this

Review: Duckett and Dyer: Dicks for Hire
By Mike Glyer: G.M. Nair begins Duckett and Dyer: Dicks for Hire by making a surprising choice. His introductory scene explicitly reveals to readers the true nature of the mysterious events that the protagonists themselves uncover only very slowly throughout

JordanCon Issues Statement Regarding Faith Hunter and Richard Fife
The official “JordanCon Statement Regarding Faith Hunter and Richard Fife” was posted to the convention’s website on June 17 giving a limited report about the committee’s response to Richard Fife’s allegation of unwanted touching by author Faith Hunter at this

Pixel Scroll 6/18/22 It Takes A Scroll To Laugh, It Takes A Pixel To Cry
IT’S STILL HOME. Samit Basu is a best-selling author in India who’s been published in the US/UK since 2013. His book The City Inside is a recent release from Tordotcom. In a guest post at Stone Soup he questions

Pixel Scroll 6/17/22 Three Scrolls And Three Pixels
MAKING THE COPYRIGHT CLAIMS BOARD WORK FOR YOU. Victoria Strauss instructs authors how to access “The Copyright Claims Board: A New Option For Copyright Disputes” at Writer Beware. Taking legal action if your copyright is infringed can be complicated

Jurassic World Dominion Ultra-Mini-Review
By Jonathan Cowie: Jurassic World Dominion is another breathless, relentless Hollywood offering: the action and/or special effects never let up. This one is a hybrid of nostalgia and James Bond. The nostalgia comes with the return from the 1993 (yes,

Pixel Scroll 6/16/22 Scrolls Against Pixelry
HALFWAY THRU THE YEAR. Emily St. John Mandel’s Sea of Tranquility tops Amazon.com’s list of the twenty “Best science fiction and fantasy of 2022 so far”. And joining Sea of Tranquility on Amazon.com’s overall “Best Books of the Year

Get Ready for the Second Round of the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition
Judges are being recruited for the second round of the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition through July 15. The application form is here. On July 15 authors will be able to submit their books to the contest. File 770 will not

Chicon 8 Publishes Progress Report #4
Chicon 8, the 2022 Worldcon, announced today that Progress Report #4 is available for the public to download from their website. PROGRAM. Chair Helen Montgomery’s message touches on programming: Our program is looking amazing — we’re going to have close

Review: Monster of the Dark
By Mike Glyer: On the morning of Carmen Grey’s sixth birthday an armed team arrives to take her from her parents and remove her to the underground facility where Clairvoyants — like her — are held captive and trained for

Pixel Scroll 6/15/22 No! It Was Professor Scroll, In The Fifthorium, With An Appertained Beverage
SOME LIKE IT HOT. Gwenda Bond, to promote her novel The Date from Hell, got herself appointed the Mayor of Hell for one day. As Bond told told Facebook readers: When I found out you can be Mayor of

Assault Allegation Leads Faith Hunter to Apologize and Pull Out of Conventions For 2022
Following Richard Fife’s publication today that “Faith Hunter Assaulted Me” at JordanCon 2022 in April, fantasy author Faith Hunter issued an apology on Facebook, and announced that she has removed herself from JordanCon permanently and cancelled all her con appearances

Pixel Scroll 6/14/22 Colonel Pixel, With The Godstalk, In The Scrollatory
A very abbreviated Scroll due to the rest of the day having been spent accompanying my mother to a routine medical appointment and related errands. (1) UNDERSTANDING HORROR FICTION. Anne Marble’s “What Knife?! 6 Things You May Not Know About

Review of “Under The Sea With Dredgie McGee”
By Martin Morse Wooster: As Anton Ego told us in Ratatouille, the goal of a critic today is to be the first person to offer praise to a rising artist. It’s not the tenth novel that deserves our attention but

Frank Olynyk (1942-2022)
By Mike Glyer: Longtime Ohio fan Frank Olynyk died February 24 at the age of 79. Frank, who attended Worldcons for over 50 years, was an inveterate con photographer who contributed scores of pictures to Fanac.org. He also

AWARDS

2022 Scribe Award Nominees
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers announced the 2022 Scribe Award nominees on June 18. The IAMTW’s Scribe Awards honor licensed works that tie in with other media such as television, movies, gaming, or comic books. The winners will be announced

2022 Munsey Award Nominees
The PulpFest Organizing Committee has announced the twelve nominees for the 2022 Munsey Award Named for Frank A. Munsey, publisher of the first pulp magazine, the award recognizes someone who has contributed to the betterment of the pulp community through disseminating knowledge,

2022 Manly Wade Wellman Award Longlist
The 2022 Manly Wade Wellman Award for North Carolina Science Fiction and Fantasy longlist was revealed June 17 by the North Carolina Speculative Fiction Foundation. The 18 titles were selected by a jury from a 77-title eligibility list. The Actual Star by Monica Byrne The

Crime Fiction Awards News for June
2022 ELEANOR TAYLOR BLAND EMERGING CRIME FICTION WRITER OF COLOR AWARD The winner of the 2022 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award was announced by Sisters in Crime on June 9. Shizuka Otake Her submission, Murder in Tokyo,

MWA Launches Lilian Jackson Braun Award
Mystery Writers of America has announced a new Lilian Jackson Braun Award for the best full-length, contemporary cozy mystery published by an MWA-approved publisher. The annual award comes with a $2,000 prize as the result of a generous endowment to

CSFFA Names 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees
The 2022 inductees into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association Hall of Fame are: Julie E. Czerneda: Fantasy and Science Fiction author and editor, and winner of seven Aurora Awards. Since 1997, Julie E. Czerneda has turned her love

Prix Jacques-Brossard 2022
Fanie Demeule has won the , an award for French sff worth C$3,000. The jury selected her for the award based on her production of the previous year, which included her novels Highlands, published by Québec Amérique, and Mukbang, published by Tête

2022 Robert E. Howard Awards
The Robert E. Howard Foundation Award winners for 2022 were announced at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, TX on June 11. The awards honor the top contributions in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works.

2022 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Shortlst
The shortlist for the 2022 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year has been announced. The prize was created to celebrate “excellence, originality, and the very best in crime fiction from UK and Irish authors” whose novels were published in paperback

2022 Women’s Prize Winner: Ruth Ozeki
Ruth Ozeki is the winner of the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel The Book of Form and Emptiness. After the tragic death of his father, fourteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the

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