AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 3-26/2017

2017 Deutsche Science Fiction Preis Shortlist
The nominees for the 2017 Deutsche Science Fiction Preis were announced February 27. The juried award for the best short story and best novel written in the German language is sponsored by the SFCD, Germany´s largest science-fiction club. Each winner … Continue reading →

Amazon Yanks Castalia House’s “The Corroding Empire”
The Corroding Empire, Castalia House’s parody of John Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire with a look-alike cover, has been taken off sale by Amazon. Day told Vox Popoli readers in “Amazon Pulls Corroding Empire” — Fascinating. We just received an email … Continue reading →

This Is Horror Awards 2016
The winners of the 2016 This Is Horror Awards were announced on March 20. They were chosen by vote of the UK website’s readers. Novel of the Year Winner: The Fisherman by John Langan Runner-up: Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones Novella of … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/25/17 Not Really Very Specific
CASHING IN. Naked Security has discovered “Spock will unlock Kirk ransomware – after you beam up a bunch of Monero”. Star Trek fans might remember an episode from the original series where our heroes were transported to a mirror … Continue reading →

Justice League, Official Trailer #1
Justice League will be in theaters in November 2017. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, … Continue reading →

New Stage Play Focuses on Murderer Gerhartreiter
Christian Gerhartsreiter, who used many assumed names – the most notorious being “Clark Rockefeller” — is the subject of the new play “True Crimes” that will be performed in Toronto at Crow’s Theatre from April. 4-15. Rockefeller was a self-aggrandizing … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/24/17 No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You To Scroll
ALIEN HECK. Yahoo! Movies has the latest Alien: Covenant poster: “’Alien: Covenant’: Third Poster Welcomes Moviegoers to Extraterrestrial Hell”. After decades away from the franchise that he began back in 1979, director Ridley Scott has become unbelievably gung-ho about … Continue reading →

Guides to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Carl Slaughter suggests these three videos as an introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its array of superhero movies. MCU TIMELINE. From The Geekritique Show. So you want to watch the entirety of the MCU, but aren’t sure where … Continue reading →

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Extended TV Spot
This 1-minute TV ad for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 was released by Marvel Entertainment today. The movie will be in theaters May 5. … Continue reading →

2017 Audiobook of the Year Audie Award Finalists
The Audio Publishers Association announced the finalists for 2017 Audiobook of the Year, as well as for Excellence in Design, Excellence in Marketing, and Excellence in Production on March 22. These are in addition to the individual nominees posted in February. Genre works are … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/23/17 I Fifth The Pixel Electric
SACRIFICIAL FIRST. Camestros Felapton, who has been “Reading ‘Corrosion’so you don’t have to”, files this after-action report: So with the tune of ‘Don’t You Want Me Baby’, running in my head I descend into ‘Corrosion: The Corroding Empire Part … Continue reading →

In Case You Didn’t Watch The Flash Musical Episode…
By Daniel Dern: Which, as cable-cutters, I know you didn’t… …it’s worth watching all of, IMHO. Note, like last season’s the “4-part crossover” of Supergirl, Flash, Green Arrow and Legends, there was only about 1 minute of relevant x-over in … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/22/17 I Scroll The Pixel Electric
BATTERIES INCLUDED. The BBC reports plans for a short-distance electric passenger plane: A new start-up says that it intends to offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years. Its plane, yet to go into development, … Continue reading →

Happy Birthday, William Shatner
By Steven J. Vertlieb: William Shatner, the iconic actor who first sailed the Star Ship Enterprise through three intergalactic seasons on NBC Television beginning September 8, 1966, and starred in six Star Trek feature-length motion pictures, turns eighty-six years young … Continue reading →

Amazon Keeps Freeze on Sales of Castalia’s “Corrosion”
Castalia House’s goon book The Corroding Empire keeps trying to come back from the dead, like a Universal Pictures monster. Amazon took the book down on its release day, March 20, because its title, author and cover were deemed misleading … Continue reading →

2016 Australian Shadows Awards Shortlist
The Australian Horror Writers Association announced the finalists for the 2016 Australian Shadows Awards on March 19. The Shadows celebrate the finest in horror and dark fiction published by an Australian or New Zealander. Best Short Fiction (Up to 7,500 … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/21/17 Pixels Are Not Looking Good For Mr. Scroll
PICK YOUR OWN TALKING CATASTROPHE. After the SFWA Blog posted about Twine, the interactive game program, Camestros Felapton decided, “Because I had an important project at work to complete, I naturally ended up downloading Twine and playing with that … Continue reading →

Jim Fiscus to Receive Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award
Congratulations to Jim Fiscus, winner of the 2017 Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award for his outstanding work on behalf of the organization. Jim Fiscus’ long service to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America began when he volunteered … Continue reading →

2017 Recommended SF/F List
By JJ: This thread is for posts about 2017-published works, which people have read and recommend to other Filers. There will be no tallying of recommendations done in this thread; its purpose is to provide a source of recommendations for … Continue reading →

Pixel Scroll 3/20/17 The Pixelated Empire. Filed, Scrolled And Godstalked Since The Fifth Era
WHAT DID YOU NOMINATE? Arifel compiled the votes reported in “What Did You Nominate for the 2017 Hugos?” and posted the top-level results in comments: Best Novel, Best Related Work, Best Graphic Story, Best Dramatic Presentation – Long, Best … Continue reading →

2017 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest Winner
Philip A. Kramer of Seattle, WA has won the grand prize in the 2017 Jim Baen Memorial Award competition for his short story “Feldspar.” The Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Contest has been held annually since 2007 and is focused … Continue reading →

2017 LA Vintage Paperback Show
Over 400 people came out to the 38th Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Show on March 19 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. John King Tarpinian and the rest of the event staff did a really fine job, always aware of what … Continue reading →

2017 CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Shortlists
The 2017 shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal were announced March 16. There is one finalist on each list of genre interest – which I have flagged with the book’s cover art. The CILIP … Continue reading →

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