WWWednesday: July 13, 2022

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

Image from PUblisher’s Weekly.

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.

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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. You can read her blog at deedsandwords.com, and follow her on Twitter: @mariond_d.

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  1. Noneofyourbusiness /

    Still not quite on the level of the giant telepathic pitcher plant from Star Trek: Voyager.

    Thanks for the opportunity, I’d love to win that book!

  2. Lady Morar /

    Nice of JMS to publish Ellison’s remaining stories!

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  3. The Distinguished Professor /

    Heh, a dialectical British crossword, neat. My family and I made our own Spelling Bee a few weeks ago when the New York Times Magazine wasn’t delivered on time.

  4. Jillian /

    The telescope pictures are so beautiful! I love that modern technology allows us to see that. Who knew it looked like that

    • Jillian, I am wowed by the photos. And I’m waiting to see what scientific information the telescope sends back.

  5. Jillian, if you live in the USA, you win an ARC of THE SIREN QUEEN!
    Please contact me (Marion) with your US address and I’ll have the book sent right away. Happy reading!

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