2018 Sidewise Awards Finalists

The finalists for this year’s Sidewise Awards have been revealed. The winners will be announced on-line on October 15. Short Form Rick Wilber: “The Secret City,” Asimov’s, 9/10, 2018 Oscar (Xiu) Ramirez and Emmanuel Valtierra, Codex Valtierra, 2018 Long Form  … Continue reading

Pixel Scroll 7/19/19 Ain’t No Pixel Like The One I Got

(1) NOVEL IDEA: READ THE WORDS. Audible’s new program to run text along side its audiobooks is now in beta testing — “Audible’s Captions Program Stirs Fears, Frustration Among Publishers”. Publishers Weekly posts quotes from those questioning whether Audible has … Continue reading

Pixel Scroll 6/16/19 You Always File The Pixels You Love, The Ones You Shouldn’t File At All

(1) FOR MY FATHER…AND FOR ALL OUR FATHERS. It’s a good day to reread Steve Vertlieb’s Father’s Day tribute to his dad — “My Father/Myself” (from 2017). Here is a very special Father’s Day tribute that I wrote for my … Continue reading

Pixel Scroll 12/26/18 And The Fur Suit Of Happiness

(1) NEW BUJOLD NOVELLA ON THE WAY. Bujold announced it on Goodreads — a “new Lakerwalker novella impending”. …I am pleased to report that I have finished the first draft of a new novella in the world of The Sharing … Continue reading