Pixel Scroll 12/6/20 Tell Me About The Rest Of The Robots, Geordi

(1) MACHINE AGAINST THE RAGE. Get your Murderbot fix from Twitter’s MurderBotBot. (2) KEEP THE ARMOR ON THE SHELF. The Society for Creative Anachronism has extended its suspension to the end of May 2021: “Resolution to Suspend In-Person SCA Activity … Continue reading →
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2020 Petrona Award

The winner of the 2020 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year was announced in a virtual ceremony on December 3. Little Siberia by Antti Tuomainen, Translated by David Hackston (Orenda Books; Finland) The author and the translator of … Continue reading →
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2020 Dream Foundry Contest Finalists

Dream Foundry has announced the finalists in its contests for speculative fiction writers and artists.  The Writing Contest finalists are: Jennifer Bushroe Tehnuka Ilanko Allison King Monique Laban Julia Leef P.H. Low Finn McLellan Rodrigo Assis Mesquita Lisabelle Tay Nick Thomas … Continue reading →
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Pixel Scroll 12/5/20 It’s A Flamin’ Platypus!

(1) WORLDWIDE SFF. The editor makes his pitch: “Celebrating International Speculative Fiction: Lavie Tidhar on The Best of World SF Anthology”. …I spent the past decade trying to pitch a simple idea to publishers: a mass market anthology of international speculative fiction … Continue reading →
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Audiblegate Update: Policy Change Does Not Satisfy Authors Guild

Audible has deflected criticism of their returns policy by curtailing the time when a return would be charged against a writer’s royalties from a year to seven days. However, the authors who initially raised the issue question what difference that … Continue reading →
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Pixel Scroll 12/4/20 The Rest Of The File, To Scroll Man, It’s… It’s A Filkbook!

(1) SFPA OFFICER ELECTIONS. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association announced the outcome of its recent elections. Incumbent President, Bryan Thao Worra, was voted in to continue.The new Vice President is Colleen Anderson, and the new Secretary is Brian … Continue reading →
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SLF Announces Winners of 2020 Diverse Writers Grant and Diverse Worlds Grant

The Speculative Literature Foundation has announced that Kanyinsola Olorunnisola is the winner of the 2020 Diverse Writers Grant and Tatiana Schlote-Bonne is the winner of the 2020 Diverse Worlds Grant. Olorunnisola was awarded the Diverse Writers Grant for his work … Continue reading →
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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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