SFF Award Celebrating Inclusivity Seeks Project Manager

“Would you like to run the Rivers of London/Unpublished Writers of Colour award?” asks Ben Aaronovitch. The Rivers of London author is the award’s sponsor. Once a project manager has been picked, the Gollancz Rivers of London BAME SFF Award, … Continue reading →
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Pixel Scroll 11/17/20 When You Get Caught Between The Moon And New Scroll City, The Best That You Can Do Is File In Love

(1) VIRTUAL PHILCON. Philcon 2020 will be taking place online the weekend of Friday November 20 through Sunday, November 22, 2020. It’s free. Information about how people can participate and navigate in Philcon using Zoom and Discord can be found … Continue reading →
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#DisneyMustPay Alan Dean Foster

SFWA and Alan Dean Foster will hold a joint press conference on November 18 about unpaid royalties Disney owes the author. Famed science fiction and fantasy writer Alan Dean Foster, writer of multiple book series, numerous novelizations of film scripts … Continue reading →
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Sci-Fi Short Film: "Moonchild" | DUST

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Goodreads Choice Awards 2020 Finalists

Open voting has started in the final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2020 and will continue until November 30. There are 20 categories overall. In the semifinal round, the five write-ins that got the most votes in the opening round were … Continue reading →
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Pixel Scroll 11/16/20 The Sith Who Sang

(1) UNPREDICTABLE QUESTIONS. On the 50th anniversary of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy, the Toronto Public Library blog quizzes a trio of workers about their favorite memories: “Merril Collection at 50: Stories from the Spaced Out … Continue reading →
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Ignotus 2020 Awards for the best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror in Spain

Pórtico, Spain’s Association of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror (AEFCFT), announced the Ignotus 2020 winners on November 16 in an online award ceremony during the virtual HispaCón. The association’s board also honored author and researcher Lola Robles with the Special … Continue reading →
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Pixel Scroll 11/15/20 There Was An Old Black Hole Who Swallowed A Jovian Gas Giant, I Don’t Know Why It Swallowed A Jovian Gas Giant, Perhaps It Will Implode

(1) TANTALIZING TITLES. Eric Flint says he and Griff Barber are closing in on finishing 1637: The Peacock Throne, the sequel to 1636: Mission To The Mughals. What next? …1637: THE PEACOCK THRONE is a hell of a good novel, … Continue reading →
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Save Uncle Hugo’s – November Update

The future of Don Blyly’s Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s bookstores might be in south Minneapolis, or even Richfield, he told subscribers in his November update. The two stores were burned by vandals on May 30 while protests were happening elsewhere in Minneapolis. … Continue reading →
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Pixel Scroll 11/14/20 Dangerous Pixels

(1) MORE ABOUT LAST DANGEROUS VISIONS. Ellison estate executor J. Michael Straczynski announced yesterday that Last Dangerous Visions will be submitted to publishers in 2021. Some of the comments here prompted me to ask him will there be author/story introductions … Continue reading →
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2020 Endeavour Award Winners

What The Wind Brings by Matthew Hughes (Pulp Literature Press), from Victoria, BC, and The Witch’s Kind by Louisa Morgan (Redhook), from Port Townsend, WA, have won the 22nd annual Endeavour Award. The award comes with an honorarium of $1,000.00 that will be divided between the winners.   … Continue reading →
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Pixel Scroll 11/13/20 If You Like Pixel Scrolladas, And Getting Caught In The File

(1) FOR CONRUNNERS. On Sunday, November 15, Virtual Convention Convention will be held — an event devoted to (guess who) convention runners of virtual conventions. Register at the link. Steve Davidson sent the link and says, “I’ll be presenting on … Continue reading →
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Last Dangerous Visions Will Be Submitted to Publishers in 2021

J. Michael Straczynski dropped the fifth of his attention-grabbing “data packets” this afternoon with the biggest payload of all: The Last Dangerous Visions, was announced in 1973 and scheduled to appear in 1974, but of course it didn’t. Even now … Continue reading →
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Introducing the SFWA Legacy Kit!

We know what you’re thinking. As soon as you saw that scary word—legacy—your brain turned left at Albuquerque and kept going: “I’m too young to die!”[1] “I’ll think about that tomorrow, because tomorrow is another day.”[2] “Not now, Elaine. Not now! Can’t you see I’m talking to the Man?”[3] The Legacy Kit was created in honor of Bud Webster, a driving force behind the SFWA Estates Program. It was written, researched, compiled, and produced by the members of the Legacy Committee: Jean Marie Ward, Jeanne Adams, and Erin Wilcox. It’s conceived as a way of helping SFWA members and writers from many fields prepare their estates before becoming eligible to have their names added to the SFWA Estate Project. But it should also prove useful well before any writer reaches their final happy ending. Turns out we often need the same documents and directives for the good things in life as well as the bad. For instance, if your New York Times bestseller is optioned into a blockbuster film or TV series, they’ll want to see your contracts and establish the status of your rights to the work and all its characters. This kit will help. Say you snag that visiting...
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SFWA Releases the Bud Webster Legacy Kit to Aid Authors in Protecting Their Literary Estates

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) has released the Bud Webster Legacy Kit to aid professional writers in compiling the resources they need to protect their legacies. The Legacy Kit is available online at the SFWA website and as … Continue reading →
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How Audible’s Returns Policy Exploits Writers

Audible, the audiobook publisher/distributor, stands accused of attracting readers to pay its monthly membership premium by encouraging customers to exchange a book they’re done with for another they want to listen to – becoming in effect a rental library. By … Continue reading →
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Outworlds 71 Is A Labor of Love and One of the Largest Fanzines Ever

Issue 71 of Outworlds was assembled and ready for layout (articles, editorial, plus 140 pages of LoCs) when Bill Bowers died on April 17, 2005. It finally appeared today. First published in 1970, Outworlds was nominated five times for the … Continue reading →Original link
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Pixel Scroll 11/12/20 When The Scrolling Gets Weird, The Pixels Turn Pro

(1) THE NEXT GENERATION. James Davis Nicoll’s Young People Read Old SFF panel took a look at “’No Trading Voyage’ by Doris Pitkin Buck”. What did they think of this 1963 poem? This month’s entry is from Doris Pitkin Buck, … Continue reading →Original link
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Fourth Packet of JMS’ Dangerous Message

J. Michael Straczynski started posting these messages on Facebook on November 9 with the introduction: “Five discrete data packets to be broadcast, one every 24 hours.” They’re also repeated on Twitter. The fourth “packet” posted today is the word “Visions.” In … Continue reading →Original link
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Apex Magazine: A Taste of Things To Come

Jason Sizemore, Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine has anticipated the official relaunch on January 5th with a promotional mini-issue that was part of their Kickstarter stretch goals. It contains original fiction by Maurice Broaddus and Beth Dawkins. The stories and content … Continue reading →Original link
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