Cover of Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise BrownThis week in 1947, a children’s book called Goodnight, Moon was published. You may have heard of it.

100% of the profits from To Ukraine, With Love will be donated to Ukrainian charities to help people recovering from the Russian invasion. Thanks to File770 for this link.

This newly discovered comet may become visible to the unaided human eye in mid-September.

Nerds of a Feather reviews the fourth of the TALES FROM THE RIVERLANDS novellas by Nghi Vo, Mammoths at the Gates.

The Dragon Awards were announced on September 3. Timothy Zahn took the Best Science fiction Novel award for The Icarus Project. Martha Wells won Best Fantasy Novel for Witch King. The Best Horror Novel award went to T. Kingfisher for A House With Good Bones.

Larger publishers are reporting good sales but lower profits as over-ordering and inflation increase their costs.

Which would you prefer, a lawn or a meadow? Cambridge botanist Cicely Marshall know which one she would choose.

Cartoon Image of a covered beverage cup with a pumpkin and a cinnamon stick. Steam emerges from the cup's cover

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this article when I started it, but Peter Derk is hilarious—and a lot of times, he’s not wrong. What are your selections for Worst Required Reading?

It’s… nowhere near Halloween, really, or even that close to autumn, but two seasonal harbingers have

made their appearance already; pumpkin-spice stuff, and Scary Movie lists. Here’s one of the second, from Syfy.

This derelict island fort is gaining new life as a… derelict island fort. While it is categorized as a UK monument, the current owners have no plans to restore it and make it a museum. They want to leave it to nature, a living ruin. I’m captivated by these photos.

One commenter selected at random will get a copy of the Neon Hemlock novelette Uncommon Charm.


  • 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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