Bust of Nisi Shawl, smiling, wearing an orange jacket. She has a hair ornament with three bells on it.Effective January 23, Tor.com the website will become Reactor. After Tor.com announced this, there was confusion (even confusion about whether it was tor.com or Tordotcom Publishing. I don’t see how that could have happened, she said sarcastically). Future Reactor addressed those questions.

StokerCon has added Justine Ireland and Nisi Shawl to the Guest of Honor slate in 2024. Thanks to File770.

Atlas Obscura follows the history of forgotten women astronomers at University of Chicago’s Lake Geneva- based observatory.

From last month, Entertainment Weekly discusses Part Two of Rebel Moon with Zack Snyder.

Speaking of Rebel Moon, here is Honest Trailers commenting on the first part.

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This Friday, January 19, is the day Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. If you want to start a debate with your Sherlockian friends, point out that Poe’s detective, Dupin, appeared in print before Holmes did.

It sounds like this funny scene would have enriched the Valkyrie cameo in The Marvels, and also have been a spoiler.

The Smithsonian shares an article about a petroglyph-covered rock in an Alaskan bay.

Nerds of a Feather reviews Virgin Land, by Chloe Smith, as part of their novella project.


  • 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.