On an orange raft, five women in red wetsuits post against blue ocean. Image from Atlas ObscuraNancy Jane Moore doesn’t want to sign up for your newsletter because she’s tired of setting up a million accounts. Read her blog post here.

A bomb threat disrupted a Detroit furry convention.

Genre books took prizes in the Waterstone’s Children’s Book contest.

This was over my head, I’ll tell you right now, but it still looked fascinating. A 13-side tile can cover a plane without ever repeating. I’m just repeating there, but still.

On Tor.dom, Malka Older shares some of her comfort reads with us.

Judith Tarr reviews The Raven Heir by Stephanie Burgis. In the middle she drifts away from the story a bit to discuss her view of shapeshifters, but it’s delightful. And the review is thoughtful.

Internet Archive lost its lawsuit, with the judge ruling that their practice “merely creates derivative e-books that, when lent to the public, complete with those [e-books] authorized by the publishers.” IA plans to appeal.

In 1970, five women took part in a “saturation diving” experiment, to help NASA decide if women could go into space.  They spent more time submerged than any of the male groups. And then everyone forgot about it.

California’s weather has been weird this year, but I guess things are tough all over—even on an exoplanet.

Here’s a comedy-horror story by Carlie St. George. The language is NSFW, and it’s gory because it’s based on teen slasher films. And the narrative voice is a teen because, well, you know. I laughed out loud, and I snickered a lot.

From Twitter, a heartwarming video that shows us that Peter Capaldi is closer to being The Doctor in real life than we realized.


  • 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.