By JJ: Today it’s a Do-It-Yourself Scroll. Please post in comments links to items which you feel would be of interest to Filers.
The Merc with a Mouth is turning 30, but Marvel doesn’t celebrate with candles, they celebrate with comics and variant covers – more money in that, you know! Three decades ago, Deadpool first appeared in New Mutants #98 by Rob … Continue reading →
Doctor Who returns in Issue #2 with the comic debut of iconic Seventies TV villain. After narrowly escaping the Weeping Angels and the Autons in 1960s London, the Tenth and Thirteenth Doctor must team-up once again to save present-day Earth … Continue reading →
Nebula and Hugo nominated author Phyllis Eisenstein died December 7 at the age of 74 after a year-long struggle with serious neurological problems. The family obituary, which will appear in the Chicago Tribune, is here. Eisenstein was born in Chicago … Continue reading →
Sara Felix joins Chris Garcia and James Bacon this issue as the focus of journey planet turns to the artistic and communicative uses of ink. Available here to download: Journey Planet issue 52. James Bacon comments: With a strongly visual theme, … Continue reading →
Justin Clement is the winner of the 2020 Gulliver Travel Grant awarded by the Speculative Literature Foundation. The Gulliver Travel Grant, worth $1,000, is intended to assist writers of speculative fiction in research, and can be used to cover airfare, … Continue reading →
(1) HUGO VOTING REQUIREMENT. You can nominate and vote in the 2021 Hugo Awards if you hold a supporting or attending membership in DisCon III by December 31st, 2020. Membership information is here. (2) AVALANCHE AT THE MOUSE HOUSE. During … Continue reading →
After DisCon III, the 2021 Worldcon, shared their membership update last month it seemed reasonable to guess that the coronavirus pandemic is creating a lot of suspense and having a dampening effect on fans joining DC. Just how true is … Continue reading →
The Last of Us Part II was named Game of the Year tonight at The Game Awards 2020. Produced by Canadian games journalist Geoff Keighley, the awards were presented December 10 in a ceremony livestreamed from studios in Los Angeles, … Continue reading →
(1) TAG TEAM. YouTuber Morganeua, a fourth year PhD student in Theatre and Performance Studies, uses Stephen King and Toni Morrison to beat Isaac Asimov into the ground in “Asimov’s Adverbs.” (Think of it as a homage to “Fenimore Cooper’s … Continue reading →
Michelle Sagara lives in Toronto with her long-suffering husband and her two children, and to her regret has no dogs. Reading is one of her life-long passions, and she is sometimes paid for her opinions about what she’s read by the … Continue reading →
The editors at have selected The Best Audiobooks of 2020. The complete list of winners in all categories is here. One genre work made the overall Top 10, the top pick in the Fantasy category — FANTASY WINNER: The Sandman … Continue reading →
NOTE: The latest WordPress “improvement” has eliminated the default quote format I have been using for years. I have to decide on a workaround, but for today quotes will be LARGE. (1) F&SF COVER REVEALED. The Magazine of Fantasy & … Continue reading →
Ann and Jeff VanderMeer launched the VanderMeer Creative Spotlight Award today, selecting Martha Grover and Kai Ashante Wilson as the first winners. The award was created by the VanderMeers because they “consider it vital, as part of the literary community, … Continue reading →
The Australian Science Fiction Foundation has given the A. Bertram Chandler Award for 2020 to Dr. Gillian Polack. The A. Bertram Chandler Award, established in 1991, is Australia’s premier award for lifetime achievement in science fiction. Polack discovered fandom in … Continue reading →