Carol Williams, town Crier. Image from Atlas Obscura

Carol Williams, town Crier. Image from Atlas Obscura

Ta-Nehisi Coates says farewell to Black Panther.

Another trove of previously-undiscovered writings of the Bronte siblings will go to auction in July. Now’s your chance.

LitHub has book recommendations based on your Zodiac sun sign.

Writers Digest University announces an online SFF conference.

Thanks to Zina for this link to a comprehensive look at SFF awards.

Thanks to File 770 for this link! The UK Guardian posted a compilation of images of the Milky Way.

For a mere $4.3 million, you can buy a house that looks a little bit like Darth Vader’s helmet.

The Mary Sue thinks that shipping June and Nick in The Handmaid’s Tale is problematic, and they outline why in this article.

Howard University has renamed its college of Fine Arts after actor Chadwick Boseman, who passed away last year.

On The Big Idea, A.C. Wise discusses Wendy, Darling.

Nerds of a Feather reviews Sarah Pinsker’s latest.

A Quiet Place did good box office over Memorial Day weekend, as people braved cinemas to see it.

Elephant Island, Image from Atlas Obscura

Elephant Island, Image from Atlas Obscura

Britain’s town criers will not be silenced! Or, they will, actually. This year’s Town Crier competition was silent, done in writing.

An island in Iceland features a rock that looks like an elephant’s head.


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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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