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By John Hertz: Those words always remind me of Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone. Now in Electronicland it may be easier to find than when originally broadcast. Rod Serling was an Antioch boy, as am I. So was Rusty

SFF Exhibit Opens at Pasadena History Museum
By John King Tarpinian: “Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction and Southern California” explores the history of science fiction in Southern California from the 1930s to the 1980s, and how it interacted with the advances of science, the

Pixel Scroll 3/3/18 Scrolling Occupants Of Interpixellary Craft
STRANGE TOY. Robin Sloan offers “Voyages in sentence space”. Imagine a sentence. “I went looking for adventure.” Imagine another one. “I never returned.” Now imagine a sentence gradient between them—not a story, but a smooth interpolation of meaning. This

2017 Bram Stoker Awards
Grady and I just won the Stoker! OMG — Will Errickson (@toomuchhorror) March 4, 2018 The Horror Writers Association (HWA) presented the 2017 Bram Stoker Awards® at StokerCon 2018 in Providence, RI on March 3. 2017 Bram Stoker Awards®

Lars-Olov Strandberg (1929-2018)
By Karl-Johan Norén: Lars-Olov Strandberg passed away early morning on March 3, never having recovered from a stroke he suffered in January. He was a Guest of Honour at Interaction, the 2005 Worldcon in Glasgow. Lars-Olov was born July 26,

Emerald City Comic Con Cosplay
Compiled By JJ: Best Hellcat and She-Hulk I ever saw #eccc — Kevin Wada ECCC V10 (@kevinwada) March 3, 2018 LOOK AT MY AMAZING MOM WHO IS COSPLAYING FOR THE FIRST TIME #ECCC — (((Jay Edidin))) ECCC T-11

Star Trek Roundup for 3/3/18
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Star Trek: New Federation and Klingon Ships Revealed CinemaBlend: “One Crazy Spock Reference Star Trek: Discovery Fans Should Be Thinking Hard About” Warning! This article contains spoilers for the latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery. Read

Cats Sleep on SFF: Catstronauts
Matt Y’s submission comes with special effects — lens flare, just like in the movies. Here’s my fuzz Bella sleeping in my lap with the book Catstronauts, which is about cat astronauts who are trying to fix an energy crisis

Pixel Scroll 3/2/18 Green Eggs And Lembas
ADDING AN OSCAR. Animation World Network asks, “Do Digital Characters Deserve Academy Awards?” Producing photorealistic digital humans, animals and other types of creatures has been a one of the holy grails for computer scientists and digital artists since the

2017 AnLab Readers’ Award Finalists
Analog magazine has posted the works from 2017 that finished in the top five slots in each category of the Analog Analytical Laboratory. The winners will be revealed during Nebula Weekend, and in Analog’s July/August issue. There are links to

Pixel Scroll 3/1/18 I Fell Into A Pixeled Link Of Fire
MANAGEMENT CHANGES AT TOR. Today announced “Fritz Foy Named President and Publisher of Tor and Forge Books”. Tom Doherty, who will become Chairman, wrote: Fritz Foy, Senior Vice President of Strategic Technology at Macmillan and Publisher of,

2017 Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll Results
Voters have chosen the 2017 Clarkesworld Reader’s Poll winners from the five finalists in each category. Editor Neil Clarke made the announcement on the magazine’s website. Best Cover Art – Sea Change by Matt Dixon Matt says: “It’s delightful to

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Traitor Baru Cormorant
Joanna Rivers has help keeping an eye on a favorite series: Here’s TK (Thunder Kitty) sleeping on an unusually clear bed. Getting my re-read started in anticipation of Seth Dickinson’s sequel. Photos of your felines resting on genre works are

2017 Ursa Major Awards Nominees
The 2017 Ursa Major Awards final ballot is open for voting from March 1 to March 31 on the UMA website. The winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony at FurDU 2018 at Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia on

Top 10 Posts for February 2018
The short month of February was barely long enough to hold all the news. Jon Del Arroz’ campaign to fund a lawsuit against the Worldcon has been continually discussed, with 198 comments in 10 days. Filers also have had a

2018 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Award Winners
The 2018 Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has announced its award winners. The sixth annual event took place from February 23-25 and featured exclusive premieres, panel discussions and virtual reality experiences, as well as appearances by Armand Assante, Charles

Pixel Scroll 2/28/18 Crying “Pixels And Scrolls Alive, Alive, Oh!”
AIRTIME TRAVEL. Got to love this. Galactic Journey, the blog that walks day-by-day through sff history from 55 years ago, has founded its own online radio station — KGJ, Radio Galactic Journey, “playing all the current hits: pop, rock,

Shimmer Program Taking Applications for a “Science Fiction Adventure in China”
Fans have until April 1 to apply to the Shimmer Program for a travel grant to visit the sff community in China: “To Come on A Science Fiction Adventure in China ——Application guidelines for The Shimmer Program’s First Two-way Exchange

Irate Jedi Rant About the Oscar Best Picture Nominees
Ahead of this weekend’s Oscar ceremony, How It Should Have Ended gives us Star Wars – Best Picture Summary – Oscars 2018. Luke Skywalker and crew realize they are not among the upcoming Best Picture Oscar Nominees. Who do you

New Fred Patten Anthology What the Fox?!
What the Fox?!, edited by Fred Patten, will be published by Thurston Howl Publications on March 3, and is available for pre-order. It will be for sale on the THP online catalogue afterwards. From a llama barbershop quartet to a

Uncanny Issue 21 Launches March 6
The twenty-first issue of the 2016 and 2017 Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine will be available on March 6. Hugo Award-winning Publishers/Editors-in-Chief Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the twenty-first issue of their 2016 and 2017 Hugo Award-winning online science

2017 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards
The winners of the 2017 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer’s Choice Awards were announced February 21. GHOSTS/HORROR/DARK FANTASY/PARANORMAL & URBAN/EPIC FANTASY 1ST Place Gallowglass (Gallowglass #1) By Jennifer Allis Provost 2nd Place The Awakening (The Elders Trilogy Book 1) By TL

Pixel Scroll 2/27/18 But A Scroll Files What It Wants To File And Pixelates The Rest
SCROLLO. Four genuine Solo posters appeared in this space recently. I learned from Nerdist there have been a lot of Solo parodies, like these — Lmfao ? The only poster any true Sta Wars Fan needs. I’m getting this

Pixel Scroll 2/26/18 Go To File. Go Directly To File. Do Not Pass Scroll, Do Not Collect 200 Pixels
EDITOR’S NOTE: This will be a very short scroll, as I am on a slow motel wi-fi and have already spent a chunk of the evening waiting for screen reloads. Filers, please add some good things in the comments to

Dublin 2019 Membership Rates Go Up April 3
Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon has announced the following changes in attending membership prices to take effect from Tuesday, April 3, 2018: Adult Attending Membership Rate (26+ years of age on August 15, 2019) will increase from €160 to €180

Fahrenheit 451 (2018) Official Teaser
Today HBO dropped the teaser trailer for its production of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 415. Fahrenheit 451 is based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel. In a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and “firemen” burn books, Jordan

Barkley — So Glad You (Didn’t) Ask: A Column of Unsolicited Opinions — #25
File 770’s Black History Month Part Two, Star Trek: Discovery, Season One By Chris M. Barkley: Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, ***1/2) with Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz with guest

Cats Sleep on SFF: Rivers of London
Hampus Eckerman shares a wide-awake cat in front of a wide variety of paperbacks: Here’s Vlad, not sleeping and about 10 seconds from wrecking havoc among the SF-books I’m trying to pack for my Australia trip. Among 5-6 ended up

HWA Awards 2018 Scholarship From Hell
The Horror Writers Association has announced that Kenesha Williams has been picked to receive the 2018 Scholarship From Hell. The scholarship provides a for travel, accommodation, and membership in HWA’s StokerCon™ — held this year

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