Cora Buhlert: Notes on Self-Published Science Fiction Competition Semi-finalists
[In the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition, created by Hugh Howey and Duncan Swan, ten teams of book bloggers – including Team File 770 – just finished the books they were assigned to judge in the second stage. Their scores were compiled and the

2021 Aurealis Awards
The were announced May 28 by the Continuum Foundation (ConFound). The award recognizes the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy and horror writers. BEST CHILDREN’S FICTION Dragon Skin by Karen Foxlee (Allen & Unwin) BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL / ILLUSTRATED

Patricia McKillip Remembered
“To have power over a thing, name it. To name a thing, know it. To know a thing: become it.” — “Camouflage”, Patricia McKillip By Paul Weimer: If the world of fantasy is a series of baronies, duchies, emirates, city

Pixel Scroll 5/28/22 Though I Scroll Through The Pixels Of The Of Media Birthdays, I Will Fear No Spoilers
WELLS AMA. Martha Wells did an “Ask Me Anything” for Reddit’s r/books today: “I’m Martha Wells, and I’m an author of science fiction and fantasy, including The Murderbot Diaries. AMA!” What authors do you like to read? N.K. Jemisin,

Iron Truth Review
Joy was supposed to wake from cryosleep and take her place as a biologist among 30,000 settlers coming to make a new world beautiful. Instead, she’s rousted half-alive on a different, inhospitable planet – Cato – where

Crime Fiction News May 2022
Here’s another round of crime fiction award winners and finalists. 2022 CRIMEFEST AWARDS The 2022 CrimeFest Award winners were revealed at CrimeFest in Bristol, UK. SPECSAVERS DEBUT CRIME NOVEL AWARD In association with headline sponsor, the Specsavers Debut Crime Novel Award is

Pixel Scroll 5/27/22 I’ll File You, My Pretty, And Your Pixel Scroll Too
NEED TO RELOAD. There will be no TitanCon in Belfast this year announced co-chair Samuel Poots. We’re very sorry to have to announce that Titan Con is cancelled this year. I don’t need to tell you that the past

Chicon 8 Hugo Voter Packet Available; Online Hugo Voting Opens
Chicon 8 notified members today that the Hugo Voter Packet is available to download at the members’ area. Online voting for the 2022 Hugo Awards, the Lodestar Award for best Young Adult Book, and the Astounding Award for Best New Writer is

The Tomorrow Prize & The Green Feather Award 2022 Honorees
The Tomorrow Prize and The Green Feather Award winners were revealed at the Celebrity Readings & Honors ceremony at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena on May 22 THE TOMORROW PRIZE 1st Place Award Winner “House on Sand” by Angel Bran, Hollywood High

Pixel Scroll 5/26/22 Do Not Meddle In The Affairs Of Pixels, For They Are Subtle And Quick To Scroll
TICKET TO RIDE. NASA invites you to add your name and have it included on a flash drive that will fly aboard Artemis I. “Send Your Name to Space”. Artemis I will be the first uncrewed flight test of

Third Annual Space Cowboy Award
Space Cowboy Books today announced that the 2022 Space Cowboy Award goes to Rachel Cordasco. Rachel Cordasco is the author of Out of This World: Speculative Fiction in Translation from the Cold War to the New Millennium, translator, and host of

Pixel Scroll 5/25/22 Never Gonna File You Up, Never Gonna Scroll You Down
THIS PRESENT CENTURY. The “TIME100: The Most Influential People of 2022” doesn’t include sff text writers, however, it features an array of performers and filmmakers with genre resumes like (Artists) Simu Liu, Andrew Garfield, Channing Tatum, (Innovators) Taika Waititi,

The Year’s Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 6, Table of Contents
Alan Kaster, who self-publishes several annual thematic reprint anthologies, announced The Year’s Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 6 is available for pre-order. The release date is June 17. “Light up the Clouds” by Greg Egan — Inhabitants in the floating forests of

Pixel Scroll 5/24/22 Gonna Scroll Them Pixels
FAHRENHEIT – NEVER MIND. The Associated Press reports: “Burn-proof edition of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ up for auction”. Margaret Atwood has imagined apocalyptic disaster, Dystopian government and an author faking her own death. But until recently she had spared herself

Mercedes Lackey Publishes Apology
Mercedes Lackey today posted “I wish to Apologize” on her Tumblr account. Her statement came in the aftermath of being removed from the Nebula Conference on May 22. Lackey wrote: I wish to Apologize On a panel at the 2022

Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2022 Winners
The Kurd Laßwitz Preis 2022 winners have been announced. The award, named after German author Kurd Laßwitz, is given to works written in or translated into the German language and published during the previous year. The awards ceremony will be on

Get Ready for the 2022 Westercon in Tonopah
“What’s On?” gives a preview of Westercon 74, to be held July 1-4 in Tonopah, NV. Chair Kevin Standlee reports the con currently has 320 members. The guests of honor are Kevin Andrew Murphy and Myrna Donato. Kevin says: For

2022 Anthony Award Nominees
Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, has announced the 2022 Anthony Award nominees. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Minneapolis on September 10. BEST NOVEL Runner, by Tracy Clark (Kensington) Razorblade Tears, by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron)

Pixel Scroll 5/23/22 Cosplaying And Straying In Pixel Scroll Land, To The Sounds Of The Pixel Scroll Band
DELANY’S STATEMENT. David Lubkin’s Facebook page has become one of the centers for discussing the Mercedes Lackey controversy because Samuel Delany – whose work Lackey reportedly was praising when she used the slur – reacted to the issue in

Emails From Lake Woe-Is-Me — Fit the Thirty-Second
[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 is available through Candlemark &

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