Author and Hugo-winning editor Ben Bova died November 29 at the age of 88. Family member Kathryn Brusco announced the cause of death was COVID-19 related pneumonia and a stroke. Tor.com’s Andrew Liptak also confirmed the death with a second … Continue reading →
Tolkien scholar Richard C West died of COVID-19 on November 29 in Madison, Wisconsin.  He was the editor of the book Tolkien Criticism: An Annotated Checklist (Kent State, 1970), co-winner of the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inkling Studies (1976). He contributed essays … Continue reading →
This year File 770 is partnering with AudioFile to announce the winners of the 2020 Best Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Audiobooks. They are listed below with links to the AudioFile review. AudioFile will be featuring exclusive interviews with narrators from Best Audiobooks 2020 across all … Continue reading →
(1) FREE READ FROM FUTURE TENSE. “The Suicide of Our Troubles” by Karl Schroeder, is part of Future Tense Fiction, a monthly series of short stories from Future Tense and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination about how technology and science … Continue reading →
BBC has dropped the Doctor Who “Revolution of the Daleks” teaser trailer for the special airing New Year’s Day 2021. [Via Krypton Radio.]
Brian J. White announced today that Pablo Defendini is resigning from all editorial functions at Fireside Fiction Company (Fireside Magazine and Fireside Books). White, Fireside Fiction’s founding editor and publisher from 2012-2017, is returning as interim editorial director. The change is … Continue reading →
SMOFCon 37¼ reports they are approaching 200 members. Fans are welcome to join up for this one-day virtual event about conrunning, and also encouraged to ask questions of the participating future Worldcon and SMOFcon bids.  SMOFCon 37¼ will be on … Continue reading →
By John Hertz: The Rotsler Award for 2020 has been given to Alan White of Las Vegas. The annual Award, begun in 1998 after the death of Bill Rotsler and in his memory, is for long-time wonder-working with graphic art … Continue reading →
A Bradbury roundup to wind up this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. (1) TEN CENTS A DANCE. Input expresses its gratitude: “We have dime-operated rental typewriters to thank for ‘Fahrenheit 451’”. …DRIVEN BY COST AND CHILDREN — Open Culture has seen fit to remind … Continue reading →
(1) GIBSON TOPS THIS LIST. The Times of London’s Simon Ings picked the five “Best sci-fi books of the year 2020” (behind a paywall). He rates William Gibson’s Agency the best of the year. The other four you’ll have to pay … Continue reading →
Fanzine Activity Achievement (FAAn) Awards Administrator Nic Farey has released the “2021 FAAn Awards Voting and Announcement Ceremony Schedule (Plague Version)” with next year’s plans for fanzine fandom’s own honors. Nic says: Typically the awards have been announced after the … Continue reading →
The shortlist for the 2020 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year was announced November 24. The Courier by Kjell Ola Dahl, Translated by Don Bartlett (Orenda Books; Norway)  Inborn by Thomas Enger, Translated by Kari … Continue reading →
(1) BABY TALK. If you’re not watching The Mandalorian but still want all the latest spoileriffic information about Baby Yoda, read this episode recap at Variety — “’The Mandalorian’: Ahsoka Tano And Baby Yoda Reveal Their Secrets“. BEWARE SPOILERS. (Was … Continue reading →
File 770 today is celebrating one of the Twelve Days of Spider-Man on Titan Comics’ blog tour, featuring art highlights from The Philosophy of Spider-Man, including a page exclusively unveiled here. Swing into the marvelous mayhem of Spider-Man’s thoughts, wise-cracks, and … Continue reading →
The winner of the Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book Of The Year 2020 has been announced. After the Silence by Louise O’Neill Irish Independent’s Nicola Anderson spoke to the winner: … And though we may have been reading alone – with libraries … Continue reading →