AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: 02-28-21

British Fantasy Award, Uncanny magazine, Ursa Major awards, Worldcon 76 moves for summary judgment, more

Corzilius Wins Inaugural Krefelder Preis für Fantastische Literatur
A new German SFF award has been given for the first time, the Krefelder Preis für Fantastische Literatur (Krefeld Prize for Fantastic Literature). The inaugural winner is Diebe der Nacht (Thieves of the Night) by Thilo Corzilius. The winner will receive a trophy

Crime Fiction Awards 2021 News
The shortlist for a Norwegian award and the winner of a British career achievement award have been announced. SILVER KNIFE The nominees for the 2021 Norwegian Sølv Kniven [Silver Knife] were announced on February 16. [English title translations via Shotsmag

Pixel Scroll 2/22/21 Sacred Locomotive Files
VARLEY MEDICAL UPDATE. R. Graeme Cameron relayed a report that John Varley’s heart bypass surgery today was successful. Spider Robinson just dropped quickly in and out of my Monday fannish zoom meet to inform me that “Herb” John Varley’s

Pixel Scroll 2/27/21 If Sharon Carter Became A Zombie, Would She Be Agent Rot-13?
SIDEBAR. Cat Rambo has some of the most insightful comments yet offered about the harassment spawned by Jason Sanford’s report on Baen’s Bar, as well as Mercedes Lackey’s response to others’ claims made about her history with the Bar,

Titan Comics Adds “Legends of Today” to The Bilal Library
Bilal: Legends of Today, released by Titan Comics on February 16, brings together The Cruise of Forgotten (1975), The Stone Vessel (1976) and The City That Did Not Exist (1977) in a 128-page hardcover. Antagonised by an enigmatic character with supernatural powers, which serves as

Sisters in Crime Announces Pride Award
Sisters in Crime is accepting applications for its inaugural Pride Award for Emerging LGBTQIA+ Crime Writers, a $2,000 grant awarded to an up-and-coming writer who identifies as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Candidates must apply by March 15, 2021. The

Pixel Scroll 2/26/21 Got My Mjolnir Working
IF YOU LOVED THEM IN GOOD OMENS… A finalist for RadioTimes.com Awards 2021– TV Moment of the Year is Judi Dench slamming David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Staged, a British comedy series set during the COVID-19 pandemic and primarily made

Pixel Scroll 2/25/21 Good Science Fiction Predicts The Pixel. Great Science Fiction Extrapolates To The Scroll
COGITO ECO SUM. In “Jeff VanderMeer Talks Noir, Suspense, and His New Eco-Thriller With Meg Gardiner” at CrimeReads Gardiner interviews VanderMeer about his new novel Hummingbird Salamander, which he says is a thriller set “ten minutes into the future.”

BSFS Taking Entries in Jack L. Chalker Young Writers’ Contest
The Baltimore Science Fiction Society invites young writers between the ages of 14 and 18 who live in or attend school in Maryland to enter the Jack L. Chalker Young Writers’ Contest. The contest is looking for original, highly imaginative

SFWA Names the 2021 Guest Editors for The Bulletin
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) announced today Sascha Stronach and Yilin Wang will be The Bulletin guest editors in 2021. Stronach will guest edit Issue #218, slated for September 2021, and Wang will guest edit Issue #219, slated for December 2021. L.D.

Jazmin Collins Wins 2021 Dell Magazines Award
The winner of the 2021 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Winner: Jazmin Collins, Arcadia University, for, “My Gardening Journal: Tales from a Psychic Gardener.” First Runner-up: Samuel Owens, the University of Chicago,

Pixel Scroll 2/24/21 Old Rossum’s Scroll Of Practical Credentials
YOU TAKE THE HIGH ROAD. George R.R. Martin is involved in developing a series based on Roger Zelazny’s Roadmarks for HBO, as he explained at Not A Blog: “On the Road with Roger Z”: … We had not intended

41st Japan SF Grand Prize
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan have announced the winners of the for the best science fiction works released between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020. The grand prize winners receive a

Learn About SAFF, the Space Agency Fan Fund
By Patty Wells: While searching out some photo permissions from a group of Thermians (long story, but know that Thermians are very helpful), Mike saw info about the Space Agency Fan Fund (SAFF) fly by on FB and asked about

Pixel Scroll 2/23/21 Trillogoogies
DON’T MISS OUT. DisCon III reminds eligible voters they have until March 19 to nominate for the 2021 Hugo Awards. Members of DisCon III, who registered before 11:59 p.m. PST December 31 2020, and CoNZealand have nominating rights for

Worldcon 76 Moves for Summary Judgment in Del Arroz’ Defamation Suit
The attorney for San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc., defendant in Jon Del Arroz’ defamation suit, filed a motion on February 17 requesting summary judgment in hope of getting the case dismissed without trial. San Francisco Science Fiction Convention Inc. is

Finalists Announced for the 26th Audie Awards
Finalists in 25 competitive categories for the 2021 Audie Awards, including the Audiobook of the Year, were announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) on February 23. The Audie Awards® recognize excellence in audiobook and spoken word entertainment,. The finalists were

2021 Rhysling Award Nominees
The Science Fiction Poetry Association has finalized its 2021 Rhysling Award candidates. One hundred six members nominated. The Rhysling Award is given in two categories. “Best Long Poem” is for poems of 50+ lines, or for prose poems, of 500+ words.

Fallis Wins SLF 2021 Working Class Grant
The Speculative Literature Foundation has awarded Jackie Fallis the 2021 Working-Class Writers Grant for their submission “A is for Amiable.” Jackie Fallis is from Ontario, California. They write speculative literature as well as essays on disability and sci-fi. Recently they’ve had

British Fantasy Awards 2020
The 2020 British Fantasy Awards winners were announced February 22, as selected by the listed jurors. Best Fantasy Novel (the Robert Holdstock Award) Jury: Martha Bradley, Stewart Hotston, Hazel Impey, Edward Partridge, Abbi Shaw The Bone Ships – RJ Barker (Orbit) Best Horror

2020 Ursa Major Awards
The nominations for the have been finalized. The Ursa Major Award is presented annually for “excellence in the furry arts.” Anyone may nominate and vote for candidates for the Awards. The 2020 Ursa Major Awards final ballot

The 2020 Bram Stoker Awards Final Ballot
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) posted the finalists for the 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® on February 22. The Bram Stoker Award winners will be announced in May during the Virtual StokerCon 2021 event. The 2020 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

Uncanny Magazine Issue 39 Launches March 2
The 39th issue of Uncanny Magazine, winner of five Hugos and a British Fantasy Award, will be available on March 2. Hugo Award-winning Publishers Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas are proud to present the 39th issue of their five-time Hugo Award-winning

Pixel Scroll 2/21/21 He Was Born With A Gift For Pixels, And A Sense That The World Was Scrolled
SANFORD BACK ON TWITTER. Jason Sanford has unlocked his Twitter account and written a 14-tweet update in a thread that starts here. Sanford also updated an endnote to his Patreon article “Baen Books Forum Being Used to Advocate for

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