Image of the Monopoly board with the car game piece in foreground.To my personal dismay, the Peregrine One lunar lander did not make moonfall because of fuel problems. has more technical information. (Personal because among the many things meant for the moon is a digitized library that includes a short story I wrote.)

Nerds of a Feather reviews That We Maye with Free Heartes Accomplishe Those Thynges, by Thomas M. Waldroon, as part of their Novella Project. previews Paolo Bacigalupi’s new fantasy novel (that’s right, fantasy), Navola due out in July, 2024.

Wait, is this a new Charles deLint novel? File770 reviews Juniper Wiles, which came out in 2021. I missed it!

File770 is offering you a chance to share 2024 recommendations on this post.

According to Publishers Weekly, women dominated the Best Seller lists in 2023. (Prince Harry came in third after two Colleen Hoover books.) Has anyone read a Colleen Hoover book? Are they good?

Monopoly, a template for world dominion, or just a capitalist board game? Atlas Obscura shares a fun article about the game that has rooted itself deeply in popular culture.

Lily Gladstone, who played Lily in Killers of the Flower Moon, spoke a few sentences in the Blackfeet language in the beginning of her Golden Globe acceptance speech.

Scientific American has this article on redwood trees.

Conversation, and cute animals. Atlas Obscura also gives us this article about highland cattle and rewilding in Great Britain.


  • 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.