Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno GarciaNext week’s column will probably be single-topic, because I will be leaving for the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference earlier in the week.

The Ladies of Horror Fiction announced their annual award winners.

Mari Ness had a fun story in Daily SF this week.

The British Fantasy Awards short list is out, and included Alix Harrow, Premee Mohamed, N.K. Jemisin, T. Kingfisher and Silvia Moreno-Garcia (and many more!)

For people planning to attend WorldCon AKA DisCon Two, Martin Wooster shares his experience at Washington D.C’s Word Museum. (A cool idea!) Here’s a link to the place.

Greg Van Eekhout writes about his new children’s book Weird Kid over at Whatever.

Comeuppance Served Cold, by…me!… is now available for pre-order, both Kindle and paperback versions! If you’re interested, take a moment to read the great market copy (not by me). It’s an accurate description that, bonus, makes the book sound really cool.

“Any questions? No? See you soon.” A trailer for the next season of Doctor Who, coming later
this year.

More about The Doctor—setting aside the hyperbole, it looks like most of this shorter season will be a single story serialized… a choice made in partial response to the pandemic.

Nishaya Momiji Image from Getty Images

Nishaya Momiji Image from Getty Images

A film has finally been made about “Dread Pirate Roberts” the founder of the infamous Silk Road site, for those who are interested.

Was Nikola Tesla’s fluid conduit inspired by shark intestines? Nothing about Tesla would surprise me.

Jezebel introduces three young Olympians who made history, medaling in skateboarding the year it became on Olympic sport.



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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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