Sequencing the Neanderthal genome was a winner (A Nobel prize for medicine winner) for Svante Paabo, the son of a previous Nobel prize winner.

Baen Books’ annual adventure story contest is open for submissions, closing February 1, 2023. See the article and the site for details.

File 770 shares the first Utopia Awards. Becky Chambers took one for A Psalm for the Wild-Built.

Entertainment Weekly has a long and rather touching article about the second Black Panther film, about Ryan Coogler finding his way back to the film after the loss of his star and friend, Chadwick Boseman.

Speaking of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, here is the second trailer.

The National Book Awards short list was announced.

Nerds of a Feather reviews some short fiction.

I didn’t know Turkmene horses existed until I stumbled across a photo of an Akhal-Teke on social media. I chose the first article, which is skimpy, mostly for the excellent photos. This article has more data.


  • 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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