Nettle and Bone by T. KingfisherIt’s officially been summer for two weeks now. What do you want to read for summer? Molly Templeton shares her thoughts on summer reading for grown-ups at

In this Ask the Smithsonian column, a reader asks about a science fiction writer the magazine admires, and they recommend Octavia Butler. (You can also learn why only men’s bikes have the crossbars.)

I don’t think I’ve done a book design link in a while. This Book Riot article has taught me to look underneath the book jacket, something I’ve never done. I’m disappointed that, on my screen, several of images are overwritten with ads.

Variety shares information on Vesper, an upcoming movie in the subgenre of post-apocalyptic YA. It looks interesting. I liked the multi-national aspect of the cast and crew.

Overzealous employee, or incompetent thief? David Proudfoot was arrested for attempting to steal an R2D2 from Disney. His stated reason: he wanted a job in security and planned to show them a vulnerability in their current setup. I’m sure the Shire’s Proudfoot family has disowned him.

The U.K. Guardian gives us a list of films with bizarre moments happening in the background. Silly and fun.

Nerds of a Feather is rereading Seanan McGuire’s October Daye series, and here they review Chimes at Midnight.

I hadn’t heard of A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Fox Meadows, but Nerds of a Feather introduced me to it.

This is from 2015. Ayize Jama-Everett talks about leaving the safety of a secure career to write the first two novels of THE LIMINAL PEOPLE series.

Apparently the latest Minions movie unseated the Top Gun sequel at the box office this weekend.

Yes! Paper Girls, the series! Amazon Prime unveils it later this month.

Here is a nice article about old-fashioned department store restaurants. Buried within it: the mystery of the Frango Mint. Enjoy both articles.

Okay, RRR sounds kind of cool, actually. It’s a film.

Voces8 sing “Shenandoah.”


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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.

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