Ukrainian Protest Art Poster, image by Viktoria SteblykThe British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) awards were announced last weekend. Best YA novel went to The Iron Widow, by Xiran Jay Zhou; Best novel, Shards of Earth by Adrian Tchaikovsky, best shorter fiction Fireheart Tiger by Aliette de Bodard. Congratulations to all the winners. 

File 770 has an article about Ukrainian art of resistance. (This column will have a couple of Ukrainian topics included.)

File 770 gave us a link to the most recent WisCon update.

Nerds of a Feather reviews the third book in K.D. Edwards’s TAROT SEQUENCE series, The Hourglass Throne. In other news, there’s a third book in the TAROT SEQUENCE series!

Publishers Weekly provides a list of the most “challenged” books (“banned” is such an unpleasant word) in 2021.

The Mary Sue reviews Amazon’s new series The Outer Range, a, hmm, western-SF-thriller-mystery series starring Josh Brolin and a big hole in the ground.

On her blog, Mary Robinette Kowal talks about her first picture book, Molly on the Moon.

The story of the work of  fiction that “predicted” the sinking of the Titanic is evergreen, but I didn’t know just how sketchy the author of that work was! Smithsonian Magazine spills the tea on Mayn Clew Garnett.

Item 4 in this File 770 Pixel Scroll contains information and some images of what is politely being called the “Ukrainian bird stamp.” (It’s not avian. It refers to a hand gesture.)

Here is the first trailer for Thor, Love and Thunder.


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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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