Against a golden sky, Stonehenge cradles a rising sun. Image from GlasgoWorldDid you know about the Hanlin Academy library? I did not. Located in Beijing, it burned in 1900 during the hostilities between China and Britain known as the Boxer Rebellion.

The nation celebrated its latest federal holiday on Monday, June 19, called Juneteenth. The article calls it the USA’s second independence day.

Jo Walton is a great writer, a voracious reader and an enthusiastic, honest fan. In the month of May, Walton read a lot of books, and she discusses them here.

Nerds of a Feather review M.R. Carey’s Infinity Gate.

They also reviewed a new Transformers film, Rise of the Beasts. (I didn’t know there was yet another Transformers film.) The reviewer clearly states mixed feelings about the story, the plot, and the themes.

On Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog, Kritika H Rao introduces us to her novel The Surviving Sky.

Happy Summer! This article lists a few ways the world celebrates the June solstice. This article from a couple years back provides some recipes to help your celebration along. A lot of them are smoothies but not all of them.

Monty Python did not make up the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog out of whole cloth; they were a staple of medieval literature. (Displaced anger over an animal that ate your crop plants, maybe?) The Heege manuscript reveals a genuine traveling minstrel show with a story of one of those dreaded killer bunnies.

The Stonehenge image is by GlasgoWorld.


  • 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.

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