Partial solar eclipse. The lower 20% of the sun is covered in shadow. Just left of center of the sun a black spot, a sunspot, can be seen. Image by Matthew Fleming.Oliver K. Langmead shares six books with Nerds of a Feather, including a collaboration between China Mieville and… Keanu Reeves, an adaptation of Reeves’s comic. Interesting.

Haruki Murakami has a new book coming out in November, The City and its Uncertain Walls.

Angry Robot has opened its submission window and is utilizing an AI sorting program. They have providing an FAQ page and are trying to get ahead of any concerns writers might have. (Thanks to File770.)

Reactor announced that Tor will be publishing a new “Gatsby” themed novella from Nghi Vo. I, for one, am thrilled!

Also in Reactor, Jo Walton discusses what she read during the month of March.

Ingram’s email to a group of indie presses left orphaned when their service provider, SPD, shuttered abruptly, has stirred up concern. Writers have been given a short timeframe to contact the book distributor about where to send titles, prompting more questions than action.

For those of you who aren’t done with “Dune, the movies,” Dune Messiah has been approved for the Denis Villanueve treatment.

Some eclipse watchers caught a glimpse of the reddish dots around the edge of the moon, which are called prominences. This Scientific American article explains them.

I stole the eclipse image from something my friend Matt Fleming posted on Facebook. Here in California, we only had about a 20% eclipse.


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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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