Pixel Scroll 12/3/20 Scrolls Are Seldom What They Seemeth, Mithril Masquerades As Scrith

(1) DISCON III ASKS QUESTIONS. Should DisCon III, the 2021 Worldcon, move its date, should it emphasize virtual or in-person participation? The committee has launched a survey to find what fans think:   We’re working hard to figure out the … Continue reading →
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VIRTUAL Con Update: December 3

Virtual Conventions this year and next.Original linkOriginal author: Mindy Hunt
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Virtual Cons This Wknd + Schedule Changes — December 3

Current list of conventions affected by COVID-19.Original linkOriginal author: Mindy Hunt
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Addison Named SFPA Grand Master

Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA) members have honored Linda Addison as their 2020 Grand Master. Addison accepted the award saying: I’m speechless and overwhelmed with joy to be selected as the 2020 SFPA Grandmaster! I didn’t dare dream about … Continue reading →
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SFWA Market Report For December

Welcome to the December edition of the SFWA Market Report. Please note: Inclusion of any market in the report below does not indicate an official endorsement by SFWA. New Markets 1986 Anthology Currently Open Analog Science Fiction & FactAsimov’s Science FictionBeneath Ceaseless SkiesCast of Wonders(Recently Opened)Clarkesworld MagazineCloud Lake LiteraryCossmass Infinities(Recently Opened)Daily Science FictionDeep MagicDerelictEscape PodFantasy Magazine(Recently Opened)FIYAHFlame Tree Fiction NewsletterFlash Fiction Online(Recently Opened)Jim Baen Memorial Short Story AwardKit Sora Flash Fiction / Flash Photography ContestLittle Blue MarbleNature: FuturesPodCastle(Recently Opened)ReckoningRetconSamovarTerraformThe Modern Deity’s Guide to Surviving HumanityWhen Worlds Collide Recently Closed Apex MagazineBeyond the Veil(Permanent)Disturbia(Permanent)Firesidekhoréo magazine (khoreo)PseudoPod Upcoming Market Changes Apex Magazine‘s Closed For Submissions ends soon.Cast of Wonders‘s Submission Window ends soon.Cossmass Infinities‘s Limited Demographic Submission Window: Black, Asian, Latin, LGBTQ+ and other under-represented authors begins soon.Cossmass Infinities‘s Submission Window ends soon.Departure Mirror opens soon.Derelict permanently closes soon.Fantasy Magazine‘s Submission Window ends soon.Fantasy Magazine‘s Submission Window begins soon.FIYAH‘s Submission Window ends soon.Flash Fiction Online‘s Closed For Submissions ends soon.khoréo magazine (khoreo)‘s Submission Window begins soon.Mysterion‘s Submission Window begins soon.PodCastle‘s Submission Window ends soon.Rune Bear Quarterly‘s “Dead of Winter” Theme ends soon.Strange Horizons‘s Submission Window begins soon.The Modern Deity’s Guide to Surviving Humanity permanently closes soon.When Worlds Collide permanently closes soon. ••• The SFWA Market Report is...
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Sci-Fi Short Film: "ALONE" | DUST Exclusive

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2020 Prix Goncourt

The winner of the 2020 Prix Goncourt, the French equivalent to the Booker Prize or National Book Award, has been announced and it’s a genre novel. The novel in question is L’Anomalie (The Anomaly) by Hervé Le Tellier. France 24’s article “Futuristic … Continue reading →
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To Space From the Netherlands

By John Hertz:  Cat Eldridge wrote a birthday notice for C.S. Lewis recently.  Some of us talked about Lewis’ trilogy of Earth-Mars-Venus travel books, Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strength. You may have seen last year that Perelandra was one of two books … Continue reading →
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SFWA Names Nalo Hopkinson as 37th Damon Knight Grand Master

SFWA Announces New Grand MasterOriginal linkOriginal author: Gabriel Coello
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Pixel Scroll 12/2/20 The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized

(1) FLIGHT WORN ART. Artist Gregory Manchess tells how he designed the Dragon Crew One patch – and how he got the gig in the first place: “Mission Patch: Crew One” at Muddy Colors. …Through a convoluted process of attending … Continue reading →
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Taking Inventory of Future Worldcon Bids

Next year fans will choose the site of the 2023 Worldcon: Chengdu, China and Memphis, TN (USA) are currently in contention. Beyond that? An abundance of new Worldcon bids have responded to SMOFCon 37-1/4’s call for questionnaires — Israel, Los … Continue reading →
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Hammer and Tongs and a Rusty Nail

For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has been entertaining readers with stories of superpowered people in an alternate history. When a mysterious stranger approaches Wally Gunderson, a.k.a Rustbelt, about running for Jokertown City Council, he doesn’t think twice about it. His first move? Hiring an unlikely campaign manager – Mordecai Albert Jones, the Harlem Hammer. Together they’ll discover the ins and outs of local politics, and whether conspiracy theorist Sparkjob is actually crazy… or just on to something?     “Call Darcy.” The voice was faint but crystal clear, in exactly the way Mordecai Albert Jones sometimes imagined would presage the creeping onset of dementia. He paused in dismantling an Imperial LeBaron land yacht, straining to listen past the fading shriek of torn metal. But the scrap yard was quiet; he heard only the thrum of a chill spring wind and clinking of chains somewhere nearby. With a shrug, he tore the junker’s hood down the middle like a piece of tissue paper, extracting the mercury switch from the trunk light. It was getting difficult to find spare mercury just lying around these days. Many of the heavy metals, really. Either they were valuable, and people stole them—like the...
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Trailer Sci-Fi Short Film: "ALONE" | DUST Exclusive

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2021 GRAMMY Nominees

The 2021 GRAMMYs: Complete Nominees List was released November 24. Go to the link to see the finalists in each of the 83 categories. The 63rd GRAMMY Awards ceremony will air January 31, on CBS. These are the nominees I … Continue reading →
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Del Arroz Says Trial Date Set in Suit Against 2018 Worldcon

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Socrates P. Manoukian held a trial setting conference today in Jon Del Arroz’ suit against the 2018 Worldcon committee (Jonathan Del Arroz vs San Francisco Conventions, Inc. et al). According Del Arroz, the suit … Continue reading →
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Pixel Scroll 12/1/20 This Is Not A Pixel To Be Put Aside Lightly…It Should Be Scrolled With Great Force

(1) TAKING THE LEAD. One of my favorite reviewers has been stepping up in her community, and has a book out encouraging others to do the same: “Why You Should Run For (Local) Office, by Adrienne Martini” at Whatever. Author Adrienne … Continue reading →
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Nalo Hopkinson Named the 37th SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master

Nalo Hopkinson has been named the 37th Damon Knight Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) for her contributions to the literature of science fiction and fantasy. The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award recognizes … Continue reading →
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Nalo Hopkinson Named the 37th SFWA Damon Knight Grand Master

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) is pleased to announce that Nalo Hopkinson has been named the 37th Damon Knight Grand Master for her contributions to the literature of science fiction and fantasy. The Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award recognizes “lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.” Hopkinson joins the Grand Master ranks alongside such legends as C. J. Cherryh, Peter S. Beagle, Ursula K. Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, Ray Bradbury, and Joe Haldeman. The award will be presented at the 56th Annual Nebula Conference and Awards Ceremony, held online the weekend of June 4–6, 2021. Hopkinson’s first novel, Brown Girl in the Ring, was published as the winner of the Warner Aspect First Novel Contest in 1998 and won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She has published five additional novels, including the Andre Norton Award–winning Sister Mine, and three collections of her short fiction. Hopkinson has also proven herself an adept editor, guest-editing an issue of Lightspeed Magazine and editing five anthologies, including Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction and So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy. Hopkinson...
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Sci-Fi Short Film: "The Last" | DUST

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Top 10 Posts for November 2020

How writers don’t get paid were the stories of the month – Alan Dean Foster for vintage Star Wars tie-ins, and writers vending their audiobooks through Amazon’s company Audible. Suited to the way 2020 has gone the rest of the … Continue reading →
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