Sea Turtle, Image from World Wildlife Federation

Sea Turtle, Image from World Wildlife Federation

Sunday May 23 is National Turtle Day every year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) has put together a round-up of facts about this aquatic reptiles.

Oh, yes, the deep hole of research. For LitHub, Rafe Posey writes about the things we look up and where they lead us.


John Steinbeck was not above using the “the dog ate my homework” excuse.

Speaking of Steinbeck, he wrote a werewolf novel! Frankly, I don’t know about this. Some secrets are better left in the dark.

Keith Boydon laments how a show with an amazing premise imploded completely in its final season. Not, not Game of Thrones. He’s writing about Lost.

Dog Eating Homework Image from CBS News

Image from CBS News

Apparently it was a week for disappointments. At Nerds of a Feather, Adri Joy reviews The Blue-Spangled Blue, a book that made promises and then broke them.

On Quick Sips, Charles Payseur updates us on what he’s been reading in May.

Mary Robinette Kowal has some reading recommendations for May, too.

The Bram Stoker winners have been announced.

Andrea Goyan won the Roswell Award.

Entertainment Weekly dedicated a long article to Tom Hiddleston and Loki, with a long video (about 15 minutes) embedded. Enjoy.

In this article in Scientific American, two scientists share the results of their experiments in “embodiment.” Their initial theory is that the human brain (or part of it anyway) relates to a prosthetic device as a tool, not a body part.

Officially, Atlantic Ocean hurricane season starts June 1, but this year, like every year since 2015, a named storm has developed before that date.







  • 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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