Large baobab tree. image by Beth Moon, from Atlas ObscuraThis Guardian UK story follows the process of restoring an ancient book of psalms.

Articles about the Dragon Awards always draw me in, because the Dragon Award is fairly new and it’s a chance to watch an award evolve in the wild. That said, the title of this one baffled me for several paragraphs, but rest assured, Goodreads does make an appearance!

The Huntington Museum is offering an exhibition of graphics demonstrating how authors have “mapped” their fictional works.  (Thanks to File 770.)

Bowl of cranberry sauce with orange zest.

Image by bhofack 2

Marjorie Kellogg shares “six books” with Nerds of a Feather.

Emory researchers named a promising Covid-19 treatment drug after Thor’s hammer!

Spoiler Alert or Maybe Not: On the CW’s Batwoman, Mary Hamilton, Kate Kane’s stepsister, will morph into Poison Ivy. Here are some details.

Honest Trailers took on the new Dune. The video runs just over six minutes. Enjoy!

Photographer Beth Moon, all set to eulogize a centuries-old baobab tree that died during the drought years in Madagascar, instead found new trees, and hope.

For no reason whatsoever  except maybe the USA holiday, here’s a simple recipe for cranberry-and-orange sauce.


  • 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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