Yellow, red and green balloons float in blue sky. Image Padi PredanaGiveaway: One commenter chosen as random will get a hardcopy of C.L. Polk’s Even Though I Knew the End.

Here’s an inspiring if not very medical update on the condition of Jeremy Renner, who sustained many broken bones and other injuries in a snow plow accident earlier this winter.

Those objects in the sky we keep shooting down; could they be… ETs? Ars Technica thinks not and explains why. (Actually, this article discusses the history of the US government’s exploration of these and other airborne objects.) From a few days earlier, a slightly different take.

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, a day when across the world, we celebrate chocolate. Oh, I’m being informed that is not the purpose of the holiday. Anyway, Atlas Obscura agrees with me and provides ten unusual chocolate treats.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, MacMillan’s Tor Publishing Group took the opportunity to announce their new romance imprint, Bramble, yesterday on (Apparently they didn’t get the memo that February 14 is for chocolate, not romance.) Seriously, though, some of their first titles look pretty fun.

Nerds of a Feather reviews The First Binding, Book One in R.R. Virdi’s new epic fantasy series.

Gizmodo breaks down the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

From two years ago, and still thought-provoking; Charlie Jane Anders writes about alien cultures, and what they say about us.

A thought for Ukraine. At this weekend’s Boskone, participants will gather at 12:00 for a moment of reflection for the country.

As you know, here at FanLit we love our covers. This article by W.H. Chong deconstructs covers of classic SFF works, from the New Wave to the last ten years. (Thanks to File770.)

Considering that Amazon’s The Peripheral shamelessly ended Season One of a cliffhanger, it’s good thing they decided to do a Season Two! This show grew on me.

Paul Revere Williams was the first Black architect to join the American Institute of Architects; he designed many iconic Southern California buildings—most of which he would not have been allowed to live in due to redlining.


  • Marion Deeds

    Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town.

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