First image from the James Webb Space TelescopePresident Biden introduced the first image from the James Webb Space telescope, the deepest we’ve seen into the universe.

The Imadjinn Award winners were announced last weekend. (Thanks to File 770.)

The Last Dangerous Visions anthology has a release date of September 2024.

Alex Horman, one judge of this year’s Self Published Science Fiction Competition (it’s the first year of SPSFC) shares his thoughts on what worked and what didn’t. The SPSFC was inspired by an existing competition, the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off.

There’s a free webinar on July 23 about Charles M Schulz, creator of Peanuts.

Cover of Magic For Beginners by Kelly Link

You’ll see many familiar names on Publishers Weekly’s list of essential fabulist novels.

Jennifer Estep joins Mary Robinette Kowal on her blog to discuss Tear Down the Throne, the second book in Esteps GARGOYLE QUEEN series.

Crossword fans, I believe this one employs Britain’s “Thieves’ Cant.” Have fun.

Dark academia and racism is the topic in this critique of the work of Donna Tartt.

People, when will you learn? Don’t put it in an email if you don’t want it spread around! Exhibit A, old emails and messages from Uber where they gleefully discuss and celebrate some of their illegal tactics (years ago it should be noted). Honestly, this is what clandestine meetings under the bridge on moonless nights are for.

Attention, horror writers; a new species of carnivorous pitcher plant has been identified in Borneo. It hides its pit trap underground.

A fossilized infant wooly mammoth has brought indigenous peoples and goldminers together in the Yukon.

Giveaway: one commenter chosen at random will win an ARC of Nghi Vo’s Siren Queen.


  • 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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