Pixel Scroll 12/28/19 Pixel Gadol Hayah Scroll

(1) TINGLE. It was brought to Chuck Tingle’s attention yesterday that the incoming president of RWA, Damon Suede, made a claim about him in a 2018 interview. Chuck lit him up. (2) OPINIONS. [Item by Chip Hitchcock.] The staff of … Continue reading

Pixel Scroll 7/13/20 Pixel Number 8 Will Make You Cry. Pixel Number 2 Has Surprised Us All

(1) COLSON WHITEHEAD FETED BY LOC. He’s the youngest person to get this recognition: “Library of Congress to honor author Colson Whitehead. Already this year’s recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Orwell Prize for political fiction, Whitehead is now … Continue reading

Pixel Scroll 6/23/20 Nobody Would Have Come If I’d Yelled Chocolate

(1) ON THE DOUBLE. Connie Willis took a much-needed break from the news and devised this recommendation list: “Books And Movies: Doubling Your Pleasure”. Okay, the world continues to go mad, with Covid-19, racism, and social injustice rampant. (Tonight, for … Continue reading

Pixel Scroll 5/3/20 NCIS: Ringworld

(1) B.C.V. / A.C.V. Kim Stanley Robinson argues “The Coronavirus Is Rewriting Our Imaginations” in an article for The New Yorker. …On a personal level, most of us have accepted that we live in a scientific age. If you feel … Continue reading

Pixel Scoll 10/17/18 They Scrolled Paradise And Pixeled A Parking Lot

(1) BEST OF TED. Ideas.Ted.com. features Nnedi Okorafor: “’Write your story, and don’t be afraid to write it’ — a sci-fi writer talks about finding her voice and being a superhero”. During family visits to Nigeria in the 1990s and … Continue reading

Loncon 3 Science Headliners

The Astronomer Royal and other leading scientists are confirmed to appear at Loncon 3, the 2014 Worldcon. Loncon 3’s extensive science program will feature topics about subatomic particles, the theory and practice of geoengineering, ancient Greek technology, and the engineering practicalities … Continue reading