From Emerald Downs starting gate, six people in T Rex costumes run.The annual T-Rex race in Washington State ended in a photo finish, but the winner was sorted out eventually.

The venerable and respected print Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction has spent the last few weeks in very choppy waters. First came reports of excessive delays—like, months/years—in sending contracts. Last week, a new controversy popped up when David A. Riley, a British writer, announced he’d sold a sword and sorcery story to the magazine. Riley was previously associated with Britain’s National Front organization, well known for its racist rhetoric and central role in various incidents of community violence. While editor Sheree Renee Thomas has made one statement (and then closed her social media), publisher Gordon Van Gelder has been completely silent on the matter. I don’t know how this one will turn out.

Oh, wait, here’s how it turned out.

The 2023 Gamescom awards were announced on Saturday, August 25 in Cologne, Germany.

This article about North Korean SF left me thinking!

Nerds of a Feather recaps the first two episode of Ahsoka, and they like it.


Arleen Sorkin, who played Calliope Jones on Days of Our Lives a long time ago, was better known for voicing the animated version of Batman antagonist Harley Quinn. She passed away this week at the age of 67.

Heather Wolf has written a really nice article—really an excerpt from her book—about how to find more birds where you live.

Publishers Weekly looks at the way bookstores area addressing the changes in author events, from online to in-person.

The writers strike has halted production on the final season of Stranger Things, but the actors are ready to talk about their feelings as they anticipate the final episodes of the show.

The clouded leopard kitten born last month is doing well, according to this Smithsonian article.







  • 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.

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