Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders

The Speculative Literature Foundation is launching a Convention Support Grant, to help conventions get back on their feet as pandemic measures ease. (Thanks to File 770.)

Hugh Howey is initiating a self-publishing contest similar in structure to Mark Lawrence’s Self-Publishing Blog-Off. Ten book bloggers will review up to 300 self-published SF novels. At the end of a year, a winner will be chosen from among the finalists.

Alexandra Petri knocks it out of the park for her Washington Post column, a post pandemic horror-satire (or is it?).

For Polygon, Charlie Jane Anders shares her opinion of creating non-human races, and world-building.

Polygon shares summer releases. The Mary Sue focuses on audiobooks. (Kat will be pleased!)

Meet, or meet again, five queens of the Gothic. (They’re not literal queens.)

A Scene from the Black Widow film, Courtesy of IMDB

A Scene from the Black Widow Film, Courtesy of IMDB

More from Publishers Weekly on the US Book Show.

Will there ever be a John Stewart Green Lantern movie? This article doesn’t know either, but it’s still interesting.

Screenrant also shares a clip and some thoughts about the upcoming Black Widow movie.

Who knew that 17th century spycraft involved intricate knowledge of how to “refold” a letter after it had been read? A fascinating article on “letterlocking.”

Ars Technica labels Demeo the best virtual reality D&D clone game every created.


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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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