At a restaurant table, a blond woman in 1960s attire holds a small alligator on a lease. A male companion looks on. Atlas ObscuraI picked this site because they included Comeuppance Served Cold on one of their “favorite” lists, but the whole place looks pretty fun.

Uncanny Magazine, Issue 57, is available on March 5.

The Crime Writers Association announces its 2024 winners.

Victoria Strauss discusses productive ways to change your mindset when thinking about agent/writing scams. (Thanks to File 770.)

The U.K. Guardian has an obituary for Canadian actor Kenneth Mitchell, who played on Star Trek; Discovery and in Captain Marvel. He died of ALS last week at the age of 49.

Nerds of a Feather reviews Premee Mohamad’s The Butcher of the Forest, a book that I am eager to read.

At Reactor, Kara Kennedy compares and contrasts the three existing film versions of Frank Herbert’s Dune. (I was thrilled to see the 2000 Syfy miniseries, which is so rarely included!)

And here, Judith Tarr discusses an “abominable snowman” film from 1977. Fun review!

Odysseus made a semi-successful lunar landing (it fell on its side). Data will be collected from it, though.

Humans have a complicated relationship with alligators,” says Nathan Drake, an historian of the American southeast. My relationship with them isn’t complicated. I see one in the wild and I run or climb as fast as I can. It’s simple. Still, this New Orleans Alligator Museum looks interesting.


  • 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.