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AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 6-24-18

Anders Wins 2018 Sturgeon Award
Charlie Jane Anders’ short story “Don’t Press Charges and I Won’t Sue” is the winner of the 2018 Theodore A. Sturgeon Memorial Award. The award was presented during the Campbell Conference Awards reception on Friday, June 22. Anders’ story was

2018 Locus Awards
The 2018 Locus Awards winners were announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle on June 23. The Locus Awards are chosen by a survey of readers in an open poll. SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi (Tor

Make It So: Adding A New Hugo Award Category
By Jo Van Ekeren: I have written this post in response to the recent voicing of support on Twitter and elsewhere for the establishment of a Best Translated Work category for the Hugo Awards, but much of what follows is

Pixel Scroll 6/23/18 And Now It’s Scrolling All Over the Land; I Still Can’t Seem to Understand
COC ENFORCEMENT AT ORIGINS. Organizers of the Origins Game Fair have issued a statement telling how they will handle reported violations of their Code of Conduct at the 2018 convention, which ended June 17. Tabletop Gaming overviewed the accusations:

2018 John W. Campbell Memorial Award
David Walton’s The Genius Plague has won this year’s John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel. The honor was presented during the Campbell Conference Award Banquet on June 22. In the words of the awards administrators —

Ctein Plunges Ahead
By John Hertz: He has just the one name, pronounced “k’TINE”. Not even “Mr. Ctein”. The United States grant no titles of nobility, nor knighthoods, so we need not speculate as to whether he might ever become Sir Ctein or

Solo Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Solo ending explained More items follow the jump. Solo Easter eggs Unanswered Solo questions Solo trivia Solo box office failure Solo box office crumble “5 Reasons Why ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Crumbled at the Box

Pixel Scroll 6/22/18 Couldn’t Understand A Thing He Said But The Crazy Pixels Just Knocked Me Dead!
OUT OF TIME. Unlike some others that have been scooped up by Amazon and Netflix, no rescue is in sight for this series. “NBC cancels Timeless, but a wrap-up movie may happen” reports Sci-Fi Storm. Sorry Timeless fans, but

2018 Macavity Awards Nominees
Mystery Readers International has announced the finalists for the 2018 Macavity Awards. The Macavity Award is named for the “mystery cat” of T.S. Eliot (Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats). Each year the members of Mystery Readers International nominate and

Where To Find The 1943 Retro Hugo Finalists For Free Online
By JJ, with content provided by Nicholas Whyte, Kat Jones, Carla H., Joe Siclari, Edie Stern, FANAC.org, Bill Burns, eFanzines.com, and The Internet Archive Since the 1943 Retro Hugo Voter’s packet has not yet arrived, if you’d like to get

Pixel Scroll 6/21/18 It’s A World Of Fiction, A World Of Smiles, It’s A World Of Pixels In Daily Files
THE FRUITS OF VICTORY. Mark Lawrence posted a photo of the award being sent to the winner of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off: “Where Loyalties Lie wins the PRESTIGIOUS SPFBO Selfie Stick!” Yes, that time has come again. Following Where

Oh, The Courtrooms You’ll See, The Judges You’ll Meet
ComicMix’s Glenn Hauman has launched a GoFundMe appeal to help defray the legal expenses incurred defending against Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ suit to stop his project Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go! The book features the writing of David Gerrold and

What’s In The 2018 Hugo Voter Packet?
By JJ: On May 30, the 2018 Hugo Awards voter packet became available for download by Supporting, Attending, Youth, Child, and Active Duty members of Worldcon 76. The packet is an electronic collection which helps voters become better informed about

Comic Book Roundup
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Best selling comics The rest of the videos follow the jump. Best comic book covers Worst comic book covers Comic book relationships Comic book superhero triangles Upcoming comic book superhero movies outside Marvel and DC MCU

Pixel Scroll 6/20/18 Poltergoose
SPFBO LONGLIST. Mark Lawrence rounded up 300 entries for the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off in a very short time, and now has assigned 30 titles to each of his 10 participating review bloggers. See the longlist at “SPFBO 2018, Phase

2018 Origins Awards
The Origins Game Fair, which made news by dropping Larry Correia as a guest, was held in Columbus, OH last weekend. In any other year, the announcement of the 2018 Origins Award winners would have drawn the con’s biggest headlines.

Science: Improbable, Mythical, Unexpected
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: 10 things that happen in movies that are scientifically improbable Space myths: Astronaut Chris Hadfield Sex on Mars From Business Insider: “Having sex and reproducing in space comes with serious scientific and ethical problems.” Being on

Pixel Scroll 6/19/18 I Get No Glyphs From Sham Flames
MEXICANX. The final four of 50 Mexicanx Initiative recipients have been announced by John Piciacio. Proudly announcing the final four #MexicanxInitiative Sponsored Membership Recipients: Cody Jimenez @opattyg @FarrTehani & @RACRUFI! This completes our All-Star lineup of 50 Mexicanx talents,

To Us As Much As Anyone
By John Hertz: In the United States, where I live, today is Juneteenth. I saw this Langston Hughes poem on a bus placard. It’s addressed to us as much as anyone. You can find it in A. Rampersand ed., Collected

Speculative Literature Foundation Awards 2018 Older Writers Grants
The Speculative Literature Foundation has named J Tullos Hennig and Ann Dávila Cardinal winners of the 2018 Older Writers Grant. The $500 awards support any purpose the recipients choose to benefit their work. J Tullos Hennig, who has always possessed

Cats Sleep on SFF: Mindjammer
BravoLimaPoppa3 here — — with my SJW credential, Lola the cockapoo. She’s 8 lbs of love that only seems to meet friends, and a lot different than my usual 60+ lbs of Bouvier Des Flandres. Seems to lack a Bouvier’s

Humor Roundup, Part II
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: Hero gladiator games The rest of the videos follow the jump. Villain gladiator games Villain Pub – 12 Days of Christmas Toon Sandwich – Infinity War SNL: Casual Friday in Star Wars Star Wars memes Lost

2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Fans voted many of tonight’s 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards to works of genre interest. (Reported below are all the winners of categories that had genre nominees, to explain the non-genre items in the list.) Best Movie Black Panther

Pixel Scroll 6/18/18 Nancy Pixel And The Scroll Of The Trademarked Cocky
JEMISIN ON CNN. N.K. Jemisin is on episode 6 of W. Kamau Bell’s CNN program United Shades of America. In this episode he goes back to Mobile, Alabama, and brings her along for one of the segments. Finally proof that

Humor Roundup, Part I
Compiled by Carl Slaughter: From Honest Trailers, Pitch Meeting, and How It Should Have Ended. HONEST TRAILERS Honest Trailers – Incredibles The rest of the videos follow the jump. Honest Trailers – Fantastic Four reboot Honest Trailers – Christopher Nolan

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