Cover of Trouble the Saints, by Alaya Dawn JohnsonThe Word Fantasy awards were announced last weekend. Trouble the Saints, by Alaya Dawn Johnson, won for Best Novel. Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi took the award for Best Novella, and Celeste Rita Baker’s “The Glass Bottle Dancer” took home the best short story award.

In his newsletter, Max Gladstone announced that CRAFT Sequence merchandise is now available. Yes, you too can now have a Red King Consolidated T-shirt.

If you’re a Hugo voter this year, John Scalzi reminds you that the deadline is looming.

File 770 writes about a round table which included N.K. Jemisin, about the new Green Lantern comic Far Sector.

This link goes live on 11/13/21, as Black authors discuss the speculative genres and ways to transcend them.

looks at some early sketches for the lush costumes of last year’s equally lush The Green Knight. (Note: the article says Alicia Vikander played “the Lady,” but IMDB credits her as Essel.) There’s an interesting note—the vegan director required cruelty-free fabric, so various kinds of plant-based “leather” fabrics were used. Color me intrigued.

I got curious about Alyson Nagy when I started reading her short novel Scribe. Anyway, here’s her website, and some facts about her. She identifies as a general fiction writer. In other news, Hardware River is an actual river.

Poster for the Eternals film 2021

Eternals, 2021

Charlie M. Holmberg discusses her new book Star Mother over on Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog.

The Eternals is doing well at the box office but garnering lukewarm reviews. The Mary Sue has some opinions about that.

Can you fight in a corset? The answer is “yes,” and here’s some video to prove it.

Writer Hailey Piper tweeted a link to her very grim Christmas story, published by Daily SF two years ago. Did I mention it’s grim? Very grim? I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

The US DOJ has charged a Russian citizen and a Ukrainian citizen in huge ransonware attacks.

Ingenuity, the Mars helicopter, has now flown more than three kilometers over the surface of Mars. During the Martian summer, NASA had concerns about flight in the thinner seasonal atmosphere, but the craft flew again in October. Here’s the craft’s fact sheet in case you are interested.


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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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