- Gareth L. Powell: An Introduction to Iain M. Banks
[Editor’s Note: Gareth Powell is a British SF writer who has written three series, to wit the Ack-Ack Macaque series with airships and cigar-smoking-monkey fighter pilots, and the Embers of War with ships akin to those in Iain M. Banks’ Culture series. Powell’s latest series … Continue reading
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- Toy Review: LO-LA 59
Hello There – Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan Kenobi Review by Ian Delaney: The Obi-Wan Kenobi mini-series premiered in 2022 on Disney+ to mixed reviews. The return of Ewan McGregor was definitely the high point, with the muddled plot being the problem for many viewers. Senator Organa … Continue reading
- Pixel Scroll 7/22/23 A Scroll’s As Good As A File To A Blind Pixel
(1) A GREEN THUMB – AND SO IS EVERYTHING ELSE. G. W. Thomas brings us clippings from “Plant Monsters of the 1950s” at Dark Worlds Quarterly. If you missed the 1940s… With the Plant Monsters of the 1950s we see the … Continue reading
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- Photo from Filer Meetup at Pemmi-Con on 7/22
By Cath Jackel: Filers from Saskatoon, Chicago, Florida, and more met for coffee this morning. Left to right in the back: Danny, Larry R, Cath Jackel, Tommy Kucera, Chris GerribFront: Juan Sanmiguel, Heather Rose Jones, Kathryn Sullivan (Everyone in the … Continue reading
- Buffalo NASFiC 2024 Announces Guests of Honor
The bid for Buffalo, NY – the only bid filed for the 2024 NASFiC – today was officially announced the winner of the site selection vote at a business meeting held during Pemmi-Con in Winnipeg. The WSFS Constitution provides for … Continue reading
- Buffalo Wins 2024 NASFiC Site Selection
The 2024 NASFiC Site Selection results were announced during the NASfiC Business Meeting held today in Winnipeg. Buffalo, NY, the only filed bid, was voted the winner. Martin Pyne, NASFiC Business Meeting Secretary, created the following table of voting statistics. … Continue reading
- 2023 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year
The 2023 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year is The Botanist by M.W. Craven (Little, Brown Book Group; Constable). The prize was created to celebrate “excellence, originality, and the very best in crime fiction from UK and Irish authors” whose novels were published in … Continue reading
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- Denise Kitashima Dutton Reviews Yuengling’s Hershey’s Chocolate Porter
Review by Denise Kitashima Dutton: What do you get when two great Pennsylvania tastes decide to mix it up? You get a fantastic porter that’s well worth searching out. Yuengling knew what they were doing when they collaborated with Hershey’s. … Continue reading
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- 2023 Eisner Awards
Comic-Con International announced the winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2023 at a ceremony on July 21. EISNER AWARDS 2023 BEST SHORT STORY BEST SINGLE ISSUE/ONE-SHOT BEST CONTINUING SERIES BEST LIMITED SERIES BEST NEW SERIES BEST PUBLICATION FOR EARLY READERS … Continue reading
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