AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM 2/16/20

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Pixel Scroll 2/14/20 Requires Much More Work Before It Can Be Submitted
VOTE ON BOOK SUPER LIST. A bit of genre seasons the stew: “British Book Awards 2020: Nibbies unveils #30from30 super list” at The Bookseller. [Via Locus Online.] Books by J K Rowling, E L James, Peter Kay, Stephenie Meyer,

Sandeen Wins SLF 2019 Diverse Writers and Diverse Worlds Grants
Del Sandeen is the winner of the Speculative Literature Foundation’s 2019 Diverse Writers and Diverse Worlds Grants. The two $500 grants were awarded for Sandeen’s novel-in-progress. Her fiction has previously appeared in FIYAH Literary Magazine and Magnolia, and she is

Álvarez Wins SLF’s 2019 Gulliver Travel Grant
María Isabel Álvarez is the winner of the 2019 Gulliver Travel Grant, awarded by the Speculative Literature Foundation. Álvarez is a Guatemalan-American writer whose work has appeared in a number of publications and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and

2019 Cybils Award Winners
The 2019 winners of the Cybils Awards (Children’s and Young Adults Bloggers’ Literary Awards) were announced on February 14. The Cybils Awards aims to recognize the children’s and young adult authors and illustrators whose books combine the highest literary merit

Society of Illustrators 2020 Hall of Fame Recipients
The Society of Illustrators annually inducts to its Hall of Fame artists recognized for their “distinguished achievement in the art of illustration.” This year’s honorees include contemporary illustrators Thomas Blackshear, Barbara Nessim, and Drew Struzan, as well as posthumous honorees Edmund Dulac, Jean Henri Gaston

2020 D.I.C.E. Awards
Untitled Goose Game now has a name — Game of the Year – bestowed by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS). The Goose also won the Outstanding Achievement in Character category when the 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards winners

Pixel Scroll 2/13/20 Doctor Pixelstein’s Scrollster – or The Filing Prometheus
PSYCHICHISTORY. I can’t read minds, but I can read blogs. Camestros Felapton took up the literary question of “How to be psychic”. Are psychic powers a trojan horse from the world of magic that have snuck into science fiction?

Premio Vegetti 2020 Shortlist
The finalists for the Premio Vegetti for 2020 were announced February 11, chosen by the members of World SF Italia chaired by Donato Altomare. Sixty members voted, reporting over eighty works. World SF Italia, Italy’s professional association for sff writers,

Pixel Scroll 2/12/20 The Tickbox Shops Of Isher
BLACK HISTORY MONTH. At the PowellsBooks.Blog: “Black History Month: What’s New in Sci-Fi and Fantasy”. One of the more exciting publishing developments of recent years has been the increased support for science fiction and fantasy books written by authors

Romance Writers of America Board Resigns, Calls Special Election
[This is the seventh update in a series which includes “Courtney Milan Suspended by RWA, Banned from Leadership”, “Courtney Milan Controversy Decimates RWA Leadership”, “As Criticism Snowballs, RWA Keeps Trying to Justify Treatment of Courtney Milan”, “Kathryn Davis Says RWA

Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup
The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival has unveiled the full lineup for its eighth annual season. Held at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY, the festival runs from March 4-8, 2020. Events include film screenings

And I’d Do It Again
By John Hertz: – is the title of a 1936 memoir by Aimée Crocker (1864-1941), among much else eventually Princess Galitzine (sometimes spelled “Golitsyn”; geležìs is “glove” in Old Lithuanian, a prince wore an iron glove at the 1514 Battle of Orsha; “The prince

Pixel Scroll 2/11/20 I Saw A File Drinking A Pixel Colada At Trader Vic’s. Its Scroll Was Perfect
SIGNS OF THE TIMES. A GoFundMe asks donors to “Help fund ASL Interpreters for Boskone”. Boskone has a deaf attendee who would like to attend and providing ASL Interpreters is not in our budget. They have contracted to get

2019 Analog AnLab Readers’ Award Finalists
Analog magazine has posted the works from 2019 that finished in the top five slots in each category of the Analog Analytical Laboratory. The winners will be revealed in Analog’s July/August issue. There are links to PDF files (where provided)

2020 Asimov’s Readers’ Awards Finalists
The top five choices for Asimov’s 34th Annual Readers’ Awards Poll are online. There are links that will allow you to read all the finalists. The winners chosen by readers will be revealed at a later date. BEST NOVELLAS Gremlin—Carrie

Pixel Scroll 2/10/20 Universe Error: Not Enough SF Resources Found. Reboot Universe? Y/N
BUSIEK TALKS ABOUT NEW SERIES, THE MARVELS. “Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.” That’s how acclaimed writer Kurt Busiek describes his new ongoing series, The Marvels. Busiek said in an interview with Marvel.com — The whole idea of The Marvels is to

2019 BSFA Awards Shortlist
The British Science Fiction Association has announced the shortlist for the BSFA Awards for works published in 2019. The awards will be presented at the 2020 Eastercon, Concentric, taking place in Birmingham, UK from April 10-13. The shortlisted works are:

Rona Wang Wins 2020 Dell Magazines Award
The winner of the 2020 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing was announced on February 10. Winner: Rona Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for “Imitation Game” First Runner-up: Cyrus Lloyd, Vanderbilt University, for “The

2020 Splatterpunk Awards Shortlist
Best-selling authors and Splatterpunk Award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene have announced the nominees for the 2020 Splatterpunk Awards, honoring superior achievement for works published in 2019 in the sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror. The nominees are

Baltimore Science Fiction Society Announces Compton Crook Finalists
The Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) released the names of the five finalists for its 2019 Compton Crook Award for best first novel in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. The finalists are: Mike Chen – Here and Now

2020 Rondo Awards Nominees
Online voting has begun for the 18th Annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. You’re invited to vote for your favorites in any or all 30 categories. Click the link for instructions and the complete ballot. The deadline to participate is …

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