Extreme close up of white rhododendrons with sunlight backlighting the petals.The Tolkien Awards were announced on Saturday, April 13.

The Writers Guild announced their awards as well, and there are some genre-related winners here.

Here’s a fun article on an amateur, non-profit Doctor Who film being filmed in Wales (because where else?) (Thanks to File770.)

Molly Templeton asks the question; “Can a Book Really Be for Everyone?” and proceeds to answer it. I’m not sure I completely agree, but it’s a great essay.

I’m not disappointed in this article, but I was startled to read it and see that each depiction of history-shaping librarians is a snapshot. Still, it provides enough info for searching up any one of these champions of knowledge.

Switzerland joined 36 other countries and signed the Artemis Accord, pledging to join other nations in the peaceful exploration of the unknown (primarily the moon at this point.)

I think this is old, but I liked it. IO9 posts an essay on a thoughtful episode of Star Trek: DS9.

This article on fannish playing card decks beguiled me.

Nerds of a Feather review A Flame in the North, by Lilith Saintcrow.

Today’s image was taken at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, 18220 Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA.


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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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