California PoppiesSilver Shamrock, an indie publisher specializing in “hard-hitting horror,” courted some controversy on the internet with its “edgy” marketing copy for an upcoming novel. When social media reacted predictably, Silver Shamrock shut down its website, released the rights to all upcoming works to its authors, and shuttered. And all that took three days. It’s item 4.

This 21-minute-long video post-mortem of Shamrock’s demise is entertaining.

Joe Abercrombie sold a new trilogy, THE DEVILS, to Tor. (Scroll down to find it.)

Syfy Wire has suggestions for Neil Gaiman books that haven’t been adapted yet.

Last week, suddenly scores of LGBTQ books disappeared from, even ones previously available for pre-order. Target states that this several books were inadvertently left off during a website update. You may decide for yourself.

John Scalzi shares a short story about Grizzly Bear Conflict Management over on Whatever.

A Doctor Who special featuring a real historical pirate and sea dragons will air on April 17.

A British woman who flouted Victorian convention offered the solution to a 150-year-old botanical mystery.

Variety liked Moon Knight (most reviews are positive.)

Disney took home a GLAAD award for The Eternals and the positive portrayal of an openly gay superhero character.

Did I mention that there is a remake of The Crow? There is a remake of The Crow.

Charles deLint was going to be Guest of Honor for ChiCon 8, but personal circumstances (heartbreaking ones) keep him from attending. I wish him and his family all the possible best.

Khan Wong shares his favorite bit of his new novel The Circus Infinite on Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog.

Some self-promotion. Elias Eels of Bar Cart Bookshelf featured Comeuppance Served Cold this week. Here is the book’s signature cocktail.


  • 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.