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Because I categorized this as a Giveaway, one commenter will get a hardcover Copy of Tripping Arcadia by Kit Mayquist.
UPDATE: It seems the feature has been reactivated. If you use it, I recommend checking back on Sundays anyway, at least for a week or two.
Catherine Lucille Moore, often using the pseudonym C.L. Moore, published science fiction since the 1930s. Much but not all of her work was a collaboration with her husband Henry Kuttner. She also wrote for television in the early 1960s.
File770 has a very long article on suggested nomination for the Drama: Long Form category of the Hugos.
File 770 also shares the Critics’ Choice Awards.
Some people have commented on Disney’s Turning Red that they don’t believe a 13 year old would write/draw fanfiction. I don’t know what planet these people grew up on, but the Mary Sue sets them straight in this honest and endearing essay.
SFWA has officially changed its name to “Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association.”
David Steinberger, former CEO of Comixology, is moving to Amazon to start an online comic initiative there.
This announcement was made a couple of weeks ago. Fireside Fiction is closing. The site was a good source for fiction and worked hard to improve equity in the speculative fiction field through the stories they selected and some non-fiction work. While they had a bad stumble early last year, it’s clear that overwork and economics are the main reasons they are closing.
Tuesday, March 14, was Pi Day. In its honor, Atlas Obscura offers up several heirloom pie recipes. (My mom made the Ritz cracker mock apple pie for us once.)
The stone used to carve the 30,000 year old figure called the Willendorf Venus has been identified as coming from Northern Italy, which answers one long-standing question and raises others about migration and trade.
We don’t talk about Pluto. (About 3:41 long.)