AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 11/22/15

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Orphaned Rover Still Available After Auction
Editor’s Note: Buddy’s Antique Auction in Arab, Alabama might not be the first place you’d look to buy a genuine Lunar Rover — but it should be! The salvaged LRV recently in the news was scheduled for auction on November … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/21 The Incredible Linking Fan
(1) For lovers and others of giant movie monsters, “Doc Kaiju” — well known at the Classic Horror Film Board — has put together a rather remarkable compendium of such creatures: Kaijumatic: House of 1,000 Giant Monsters Or, as he … Continue reading →

First Look at Heinlein Bust
Robert A. Heinlein was one of four additions to the Hall of Famous Missourians in 2013. Artist E. Spencer Schubert has just finished sculpting the “artist’s proof” of the commemorative bust that will be installed in the state capitol. Missouri’s … Continue reading →

Kunkel Awards Created
Nominations are being taken for the inaugural Kunkel Awards for Video Game Journalism through February 14, 2016. The new award, authorized by the Society for Professional Journalism, recognizes excellence in video game journalism. There will be five Kunkel Award categories: … Continue reading →

The Jocular Joshi
Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi, still enraged by the decision to stop using a bust of H. P. Lovecraft bust as the World Fantasy Award, ferments a mix of false equivalence and bitter mockery in his November 19 blog post “More … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/20 Some people call me the Pixel Cowboy, some call me the Pompatus of Scrolls
(1) Richard Powers has been inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame reports Irene Gallo on Tor.com. Science fiction artist Richard Powers is among the Society of Illustrators’ newest Hall of Fame inductees, along with Beatrix Potter, Peter … Continue reading →

Weather Power! Five Films Where the Planet Fights Back
By Brandon Engel: Earth’s average temperature has risen by 1.5°F over the past century and is expected to continue rising, which is frightening for those of us who live here on planet Earth. With the threat of climate change due … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/19 The Endochronic Pixils of Resublimated Scrollotimoline
(1) Randall Munroe has a piece on The New Yorker blog called “The Space Doctor’s Big Idea”. He’s explaining Einstein and relativity, but doing it with his cartoons and quirky humor. The first idea is called the special idea, because … Continue reading →

Colbert on Obama on Game of Thrones
By Tom Galloway: Stephen Colbert’s opening on Wednesday night’s Late Show was devoted to mocking President Obama’s self-admitted inability to keep track of the names of all but one character in Game of Thrones, including Obama referring to Tyrion Lannister … Continue reading →

The Bradbury Extra
(1) Through an Etsy store you can get Fahreheit 451 Shoes (Classics Collection) in matte or glossy finish. And that’s just one of the titles available. -See Basic Shoe Guide or Upgrade to Brand of your choice* -Book Covers -Fahrenheit … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/18 Count Hero
(1) John Picacio’s thoughts about “The New World Fantasy Award: What’s Next”. THE FIRST QUESTION NEEDS TO BE THE RIGHT ONE. In this case, I would offer that the first question should not be, “Hey, World: what do you think … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/17 How to win friends and influence pixels
(1) Star Wars is causing a great disturbance in the toy aisles: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and other retailers have loaded up on plastic lightsabers, robotic Yodas and other toys tied to the coming movie, crowding out shelf space … Continue reading →

Norma K. Hemming Award Nomination Deadline Approaching
Nominations for the 2016 Norma K. Hemming Award close December 11 The award recognizes excellence in the exploration of themes of race, gender, sexuality, class and disability in speculative fiction first published in Australia or by an Australian citizen in … Continue reading →

Goodreads Choice 2015 Finalists
Use these links to check out the Final Round Nominees in the Goodreads Choice 2015 Science Fiction, Fantasy, YA SF and Fantasy, Graphic Novels and Comic, and Horror categories.… Continue reading →

Second Volume of Free Stories Eligible for 1941 Retro Hugos
Short Fiction Eligible for the 1941 Retro-Hugos Vol. 2, a collection of 25 public domain stories, has been issued by File 770 commenter von Dimpleheimer. (A link to the first volume is here.) The stories included in Short Fiction Eligible for … Continue reading →

Apex Magazine Subscription Drive Hits Goal
Apex Magazine reached the $5,000 level by the deadline, therefore the January 2016 issue will include the promised novelette by Ursula Vernon set in the same universe as her Nebula award-winning story “Jackalope Wives”. Look! We did it! $5000! We have unlocked … Continue reading →

SFWA Releases Nebula Suggested Reading List
For the first time, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is making its Nebula Suggested Reading List publicly available. The list is compiled from SFWA member suggestions made throughout the year, providing a list of notable speculative novels, novellas, … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/16 Time Enough For Hedgehogs
(1) The UCLA Library’s Special Collections include the Gene Roddenberry Star Trek collection and the Robert Justman Papers. A year ago the Special Collections’ blog posted Justman’s memo to Roddenberry about some wigs and hairpieces that had gone missing. The Captain of … Continue reading →

Cwirko-Godycki Shows Bradbury-Inspired Art
By John King Tarpinian: On Saturday, Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, CA, established in 1894, hosted their first ever artist exhibition inspired by an author. For the first exhibition they selected George Cwirko-Godycki, an artist whose work was inspired by Ray Bradbury. Why … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 11/15 Scrolled Acquaintance
(1) John Green of the Vlog Brothers waves Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber at the camera and heartily endorses it to 2.6 million subscribers at the 2:00 mark in his “Pizzamas Day 4” video posted November 12. Today Hopkinson’s book – originally … Continue reading →

2015 Ion Hobana Awards
The 2015 Ion Hobana Awards, recognizing the Best Romanian SF works of the year, were presented November 14 in Bucharest. Europa SF reported the winners (and translated the titles to English). First Prize The Age of the Machine. About Posthumanism and Technological … Continue reading →

SFWA Opens Nebula Nominations
Nominations are open for the 2015 Nebula Awards. Active and Associate members of SFWA are eligible to nominate. Nominations will be accepted until February 15, 2016.… Continue reading →

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