Raven Story Postage Stamp

Raven Story Postage Stamp

DisCon, slated for August of 2021, updated its membership counts.

Books and Writing:

A little inspiration for participants in NaNoWriMo: Seven published works that started off as WriMo projects.

George R.R. Martin provides his irregular, semi-annual update on The Winds of Winter, and no, he hasn’t finished it. (Thanks to File770.)

Publishers Weekly reports that the Big Five publishers saw profits rebound last quarter… so, good for them.

Nerds of a Feather interviews a translator who works largely in the speculative fiction field.

I provide a cover reveal of my forthcoming novel, Copper Road, in addition to the photo of it in the column.

Copper Road Cover from Falstaff Books

Copper Road Cover. Image courtesy of Falstaff Books.

Streaming, TV and Movies:

In development: Yara Flor, a Latina superhero in the mold of Wonder Woman is being developed for the CW.

Warning, Spoilers! (Seriously.) Don’t click if you haven’t seen the series finale of Supernatural, because AV Club’s review gives away a really big deal. Further spoilers: EW offers a slide show of the resolutions of many of the characters.


Kotaku says, “Let’s rank the Spiderman games from best to worst.” Well? How did they do?


The US Post Office has accepted a Tlingit artist’s raven for a Forever stamp, due out next year.


I thought Doc Savage was the Man of Bronze, but in Burbank, CA, it’s Batman.

Here’s a strange and heart-warming tale about libraries, and overdue items (in a state that abolished fines!)

Marlborough Pie. Image courtesy of hoosiermamapie

Marlborough Pie. Image courtesy of hoosiermamapie

Atlas Obscura offers up Marlborough pie, a rich apple custard in a crust, just in time for the winter holidays.

Check out these photos from parts of the USA before they became National Parks.


  • 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.