Bright orange octopus in aquarium. Getty Images

Close-up of a common octopus (Octopus vulgaris)

Adri and Joe of Nerds of a Feather talk about the Nebula finalist list.

Writer Rachel Pollack passed away on April 7, 2023. Here is the Guardian’s obituary.

The Extractionist, by Kimberly Unger, won this year’s Philip K. Dick award. Tade Thompson’s book The Legacy of Molly Southbourne received a special citation.

Charles Payseur reviews for Locus now. In this month’s issue he looks at several magazine issues from December, 2022.

Ahsoka will add Thrawn to the cast, played by Lars Mikkelsen.

Mark Ruffalo politely crashed an outdoor wedding in New York City—as himself, not the Hulk.

Three new Star Wars films are coming. I don’t know what to say.

This, from Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog, is a few months old, but you may find a gem or two you haven’t read yet.

In honor of Easter, John Scalzi shared a funny story-within-a-story.

Last month’s discovery of a fossil of a dinosaur with a very long neck is covered by the U.K. Guardian.

On Barcart bookshelf, Elias is going to devote April to novellas. Here, he creates a cocktail inspired by Malka Older’s The Mimicking of Known Successes.

The more studies they do on the intelligence of the octopus, the more it seems like the species may be smarter than humans.


  • 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.