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AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 03/11/2018

A Proposal to Re-Name the Young Adult Book Award at Worldcon 76
By Chris M. Barkley “When the mind is free, magic happens.” — Young Adult author C.G. Rousing “Harry Potter” blew the roof off of children’s literature. But that doesn’t mean the work is done — for YA authors, it just means more

Kate Wilhelm (1928-2018)
Kate Wilhelm died March 8 following a brief illness Her son, Richard, made the announcement on Facebook: Her warmth, humor, and immense talent will be deeply missed. Her life as a loving mother, prolific author, friend, and generous mentor will

Pixel Scroll 3/10/18 Great Scroll Title
WIKIPEDIA. What an amazing coincidence (or not)! Amazing Stories is Wikipedia’s Featured Article today. I hope it gives Steve Davidson’s Kickstarter a boost. (2) WISCON. The WisCon Member Assistance Fund is rising money through sales of t-shirts etc. with
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2018 Darrell Awards
The winners of the Darrell Awards for 2018 were announced at Midsouthcon in Memphis on March 10. The annual Darrell Awards support Midsouth Literacy by recognizing the best published Science Fiction, Fantasy and/or Horror in Short Story, Novella, Novel, Young

Filers Wedge SFF Under Cats
JJ proves there’s no part of this meme that can’t be subverted, even the title. Penwiper doing his usual Sphinx impression in Jabba II, on top of K.B. Wagers’ Beyond the Empire. Photos of your felines resting on genre

Pixel Scroll 3/9/18 Now Scroll It! Into Shape! Pixel Up! File Straight!
SUBTITLE THIS. Not very sff, but the replies to John Hornor’s tweet are absolute gold. Authors, it’s 2018. Do not title your books with a forceful wordplay on your main character’s name. Angel Stevens only wanted to retire from

Do Books Expand to Exceed the Time Available?
By Daniel P. Dern: I don’t remember how long ago it was — 20+ wouldn’t surprise me — that I read a comment that we (the sf field) had passed the point where one person could read and keep up

Dozois Shares ToC for His “Very Best of the Best” Collection
Gardner Dozois has revealed his choices for The Very Best of the Best: 30 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction due out in December 2018 or January 2019. Table of Contents Preface The Potter of Bones, by Eleanor Arnason

Pixel Scroll 3/8/18 Stay Tuned For Pixels As They Break
ELVES FOREVER. Olga Polomoshnova explores Elves’ immortality in “Who wants to live forever?” at Middle-Earth Reflections. By their nature the Elves are bound to Arda, with their bodies being made of “the stuff of Earth”. They live as long

It’s A Wonder Filled Life: An Inspirational, Eighth Year Anniversary
By Steve Vertlieb: It was eight years ago, on March 8, 2010, that I entered The University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia to undergo major open heart surgery. I had no expectation whatsoever of surviving the required surgery. I was

Philip K. Dick Award Judges Announced
The five Philip K. Dick Award judges for distinguished science fiction published in paperback original format in the United States in the 2018 award year are: Madeline Ashby Brian Attebery Christopher Brown Rosemary Edghill Jason Hough They will consider issue

Cats Sleep on SFF: The Goblin Emperor
Does Lenore Jones’ cat have an aversion to ebooks? Here is Magpie (Maggie) refusing to look at my Nook copy of The Goblin Emperor, which I happen to be rereading. Photos of your felines resting on genre works are

Pixel Scroll 3/7/18 I Lurk Therefore I Scroll
PITCH IN. John Picacio calls for donations to help Mexicanx Initiative attendees afford travel to Worldcon 76. While the initial Membership Fund is essentially “mission accomplished” because we fully funded 50 Attending Memberships, the Assistance Fund has been accepting

Tremendous Pushback Against Barkley YA Award Name Proposal
Since Chris Barkley released his “Proposal to Re-Name the Young Adult Book Award” yesterday it has been heavily criticized, and five of the nine signers have removed their names — Juliette Wade, Melinda Snodgrass, Pablo Miguel Alberto Vasquez, and Shawna

Cadaver & Angel: NYSF Readings Feature Kwitney & Kaufmann
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Tuesday, March 6, at its venue, the Brooklyn Commons Café in borderline Downtown Brooklyn, the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series featured offerings from authors Alisa Kwitney and Nicholas Kaufmann

2018 Lambda Literary Award Nominees
The 30th Annual Lambda Literary Award finalists (“Lammys”) have been announced. The awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 4. The categories with nominees of genre interest

Pixel Scroll 3/6/18 Ready Pixel One
DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. Disney has dropped the Christopher Robin official teaser trailer. The Hundred Acre Wood is opening up to our world. Watch the brand-new teaser trailer for Disney’s Christopher Robin. Coming soon to theatres Disney’s “Christopher Robin” is

2018 Deutscher Phantastik Preis Longlist
The Deutscher Phantastik Preis 2018 longlist has been posted. Voting is open through April 15 to determine the five finalists in each category. The award honors speculative fiction published for the first time in German language during the previous year.

Bud Sparhawk Wins Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) will present the Kevin O’Donnell, Jr. Service to SFWA Award to John C. “Bud” Sparhawk during the annual Nebula Conference, to be held May 17-20 in Pittsburgh. Bud Sparhawk served as the Eastern

Luke Cage – Season 2
Netflix announces Luke Cage will be back with new episodes on June 22. After clearing his name, Luke Cage has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so visible

Spectrum 25 Award Nominations
The jury for Spectrum 25: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art has nominated the top five artworks in eight categories for consideration for either a silver and gold award. Judges Terry Dodson, Tyler Jacobson, Tran Nguyen, Karla Ortiz and Chuck Pyle

2018 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award Finalists
Baen Books has announced the top ten finalists for the 2018 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award. The Grand Prize will be presented at the 2018 International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles, CA the weekend of May 24-27. “The

Lost in Space Official Trailer
Netflix shows more about its forthcoming Lost in Space series. The Robinson family, part of a highly trained mission to establish a new colony in space, is unexpectedly pulled off course forcing them to crash land on a lost planet.

Cats Sleep on SFF: Castle Hangnail
Elisa’s cat promotes literacy — This is Pixel on Ursula Vernon’s Castle Hangnail, being helpful with my daughter’s reading. Photos of your felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot) com

Pixel Scroll 3/5/18 Don’t Scroll That Shoggoth, Hand Me The Pixel
FIGHT TO THE FINISH. Unbound Worlds, the Penguin Random House website for sff fans, is running Cage Match 2018: Creature Feature, a March Madness-style original fiction bracket tournament. For the first time, Cage Match will feature an all non-human

Readercon Issues Apology
Readercon’s Board of Directors posted an apology to Facebook for the letter sent to some of its past program participants informing them they would not be invited back this year. The full text of the apology is below. A number

Emerald City Comic Con Cosplay Part 2
Compiled by JJ: (note that if an image seems to be cut off, or several images appear in one tweet, clicking on the image will reveal the full image and/or enable you to scroll through the gallery) Sally | Nightmare

Pixel Scroll 3/4/18 The Repeated Sentence And Trio Of Asterisks Were Both Actual Results.
Tonight, a ridiculously short Scroll while I’m away helping with my mother’s care. Please add your brilliance in the comments! (1) ZION’S FICTION MAKES BOOK. Sheldon Teitelbaum announced, “It’s been a tough slog but we finally sold Zion’s Fiction, to

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