Toni Morrison receives Medal of Freedom from President Obama. Image courtesy of Reuters

In honor of International Women’s Day, the image is of writer, teacher and activist Toni Morrison receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

Nerds of a Feather announces editorial changes as Arturo Serrano, Roseanne Pendlebury and Paul Weimer join their editorial crew. Adri Joy and Joe Sherry move to Senior Editor staff.

On Whatever, John Scalzi discusses a positive use for AI—photography.

Publishers Weekly puts comic book sales under its business-themed microscope.

SWFA announced the 2023 Nebula Award finalists.

Thanks to Paul Connelly for this link to a discussion of book blurbs. “A flamboyant advertisement; an inspired testimony,” indeed.

There are plenty of new science fiction releases in March, and wants to share them.

Leah Schnelbach shares 11 lessons she learned from watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Some are profound.

Um–I may be reading this wrong, or Google translate may be missing nuance, but this is from the Chengdu WorldCon site, describing the venue, the Chengdu Science Museum (that name is tentative.) It sounds like completion on the construction of the venue is incomplete but expected to be completed before WorldCon, rescheduled to October.

The town of Moffat in Scotland instituted “dark sky weeks” for astronomical purposes, but the results have spread far beyond seeing the night sky.

Oh, boy! They found a formerly hidden corridor in the Great Pyramid at Giza! Except “jumping off point” brings to mind many cheesy Indiana-Jones-lite action movies.


  • 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.