NEWS FROM FANDOM: 01/10/2021

Man-Thing, Endeavour Awards, Uncle Hugo’s Update, Pixel Scroll, more

2020 Stabby Award Winners
Reddit’s r/Fantasy moderators announced the winners of the Best of /r/Fantasy 2020 — the Stabby Awards on January 6. They report there were 1739 votes cast, 1632 of were valid (eliminating duplicates and votes cast by persons whose account was too

Pixel Scroll 1/9/21 Magnetic Monopology: Do Not Exceed C, Do Not Collect 200 Zorkmids
NOT MY FAULT. The designer of the coin that shows H.G. Wells’ Martian tripods with four legs, Chris Costello, is passing the buck to the unknown artist of an old paperback cover which he displays as part of the

Review: Ghosting by Debbie Jenkinson
By James Bacon: One of those incredible comics that brilliantly captures everyday things, while beautiful winding in a mystery, suspense and a lot of humanity into a fantastically drawn story, making me smile, laugh, hope and hold my breath. Steve, a pleasant

Cats Sleep on SFF: Datalore
JJ sends photos of a nameswapped cat: During the weekly extended-family Zoom call, we got to see the orange tabby cat stretched out on the bed of my sibling’s adult progeny (who, sadly, did not inherit the Star Trek gene from their

Save Uncle Hugo’s – January Update
The future location of Don Blyly’s Uncle Hugo’s and Uncle Edgar’s bookstores is still being decided he told subscribers in his January update. The two stores were burned by vandals on May 30 while protests were happening elsewhere in Minneapolis. Blyly has since cleared

The Wonderland Book Awards 2020
The winners of the 2020 Wonderland Book Awards for “excellence in bizarro fiction” were announced December 23. The results were decided by a vote of people who have attended Bizarrocon. NOVEL Unamerica by Cody Goodfellow Other finalists Impossible James by

The Heinlein Society Scholarship Application Deadline 4/1/21
The Heinlein Society has opened its tenth annual scholarship essay contest for the 2021-2022 academic year. Three $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate students of accredited 4-year colleges and universities — Virginia Heinlein Memorial Scholarship — Dedicated to a female candidate majoring in engineering,

Pixel Scroll 1/8/21 Riverworld Deep, Mount To-Be-Read High
WHATES NEW INTERZONE EDITOR. The PS Publishing newsletter (which I haven’t seen) announces Ian Whates is taking over the editorial reins of Interzone, Jonathan Strahan confirms. Whates follows Andy Cox, who has run the UK zine for years. (2)

Brandon Sanderson WFC 2020 Interview Highlights
Here are selections from the Brandon Sanderson Interview conducted by Dave Doering at World Fantasy Con 2020 on Saturday, October 31. Brandon Sanderson’s first published novel, Elantris, came out from Tor in 2005. Tor also published six books in his

Fear The Horror Of The Man-Thing In Spider-Man
Marvel is honoring the 50th anniversary of Man-Thing with a new series. Starting in March with Avengers: Curse Of The Man-Thing #1, the three-part Marvel Universe-spanning event continues in April with Spider-Man: Curse Of The Man-Thing #1. In this installment,

Pixel Scroll 1/7/21 There Is No Pixel – Only Scruul
HOW TO KEEP GOING THE DAY AFTER. Sarah Gailey’s “Coup Self-Care” at Here’s the Thing has a long list of ideas for taking care of yourself (that begins after the following excerpt.) …This kind of stress — the stress

Pixel Scroll 1/6/21 First There is A Mount-To-Be-Read, Then There Is No MTBR, Then There Is
INSIDE THE HATCH. ‘”If the aliens lay eggs, how does that affect architecture?’: sci-fi writers on how they build their worlds”. Nest-designing tips from Alastair Reynolds, Nnedi Okorafor, Ann Leckie, Becky Chambers, Kim Stanley Robinson and M. John Harrison. Nnedi Okorafor Binti (2015),

NYRSF Reading Series Opens 2021 with Sam J. Miller
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Tuesday, January 5, 2021, the New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series opened 2021 and the second half of its 30th season with a virtual reading by writer Sam J. Miller

Kurt Busiek Explores Every Corner of the Marvel Universe in ‘The Marvels’
Acclaimed writer Kurt Busiek’s new ongoing series, The Marvels, will debut this April. The previously announced series will be one of the most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe, telling stories that span the decades and range from

Pixel Scroll 1/5/21 Guilty Pixels Got No Rhythm
GO BACK AND TRI AGAIN. “HG Wells fans spot numerous errors on Royal Mint’s new £2 coin” — Adam Roberts and Stephen Baxter explained the gaffes to Guardian readers. Observant fans of HG Wells have questioned how a new coin from

2021 Endeavour Award Suspended
The Endeavour Committee says “with great reluctance” they have suspended the Award for books published during 2020. The suspension means that the Award will not be given at this year’s OryCon. Several reasons have led to the suspension. The Covid 19 situation

2020 Costa Book Awards
The winners of the , a UK literary prize sponsored by a coffee company, have been announced. The Best Novel category has been won by a book of genre interest, The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey. There are

BSFS Reports Results of a Code of Conduct Investigation
The Baltimore Science Fiction Society (BSFS) Board of Directors has issued a statement about their investigation into “allegations that Mr. Eric Gasior acted inappropriately and/or violated BSFS’s Code of Conduct.” Gasior was Vice Chair of the Virtual Balticon 54 (2020)

Pixel Scroll 1/4/21 She’s Got A Pixel To Scroll, And She Don’t Care
KGB. Fantastic Fiction at KGB virtual reading series hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present Lauren Beukes and Usman T. Malik on Wednesday, January 20 at 7 p.m. Eastern. Check back at their website or social media to get the

2021 WSFA Small Press Award Taking Submissions
The Washington (DC) Science Fiction Association (WSFA) has announced that the submission period for the 2021 WSFA Small Press Award is open. Entries will be taken through March 31, 2021. The WSFA Small Press Award honors the efforts of small

Czech SFF Magazine XB-1 Dedicates Its Latest Issue to California
Czech monthly sci-fi magazine XB-1, founded in 1985 by newly appointed Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles Jaroslav Olša, Jr. XB-1 celebrates California’s contribution to science fiction with a special issue dedicated to the Sunshine State. XB-1

 

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