Jodie Whitaker as Doctor Who, standing in front of the TARDIS, sunset sky background.File 770 shared the Asimov’s Annual Readers Awards.

All of Us Villains by Amanda Foody and Christine Herman, and Leigh Bardugo’s Rule of Wolves, top the list of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s winners of best YA reads for 2022.

Back to the Future, the Musical, is coming to the US. (This article may be behind a paywall.)

Kadija Abdalla Bajaber won the first Ursula K. LeGuin Award for fiction, for The House of Rust.


Spoiler: Over on Doctor Who, Sunday’s episode was Jodie Whitaker’s final, and a new regeneration was introduced. The article contains spoilers!

Two weeks ago Amazon Prime premiered its adaptation of William Gibson’s The Peripheral. It is produced by the same folks who did Westworld. Reviews are mixed. (Two links there.)

Don’t call it a comeback… Theodore Beale, AKA Vox Day, had drifted from people’s consciousnesses the past few years, after that Puppy thing in 2015. He’s back in the news. This time he is allegedly the victim of a scammer who took the money Beale’s followers raised to turn Beale’s alt-right superhero comic into a film. Just enjoy the details of this one.

Hydrogen-powered cars showed up at the Paris Auto Show.

Rick Riordan has announced that Percy Jackson will be back in September, 2023, with another adventure. (Percy and his friends have had cameos in other works but not been the MCs of their own book since 2014.)

Not related to the October holiday in any way, here, Voces 8 sing “Northern Lights,” composed by Ola Gjiello.



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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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