Fiyah’s Ignyte awards were announced on Saturday. P.Djeli Clark took home Best Adult Novel for A Master of Djinn; Best Young Adult Novel went to Darcie Littlebadger for A Snake Falls to Earth; Best Novella was awarded to Shingai Ngeri Kagunda for This is How to Stay Alive. View all the award winners here.

(You can hear Shingai Ngeri Kagunda read another story here.)

Charlie Jane Anders is now reviewing for the Washington Post and here is her inaugural column.

Amazon turned off the review feature for Rings of Power after a flood of one-star reviews. Some appear to be real reviews—many seem to be complaining that the show cast ethnically diverse actors for the roles. Amazon Prime states they have a new policy of moderation for all their shows. I guess we’ll see.

Speaking of one-star reviews, Keanu Reeves will be back playing Constantine, reprising his 2005 role in that great L.A.-fantasy-noir-but-not-really-Constantine film with Peter Stormare as the Devil. there is no indication that Peter Stormare will be in this one.

Gizmodo has a slide show of all new and returning speculative fiction shows. (Thanks to File770.)

The other day I was wondering why a book like Octavia Butler’s Kindred hadn’t been adapted… and sure enough, it has.

Andor, the prequel to Rogue One, premieres on Disney+ tomorrow night.

The Mary Sue provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse and interview about the new whodunit, See How They Run.

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam shares what she likes best about her new book Glorious Fiends on Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog.

Atlas Obscura has a nice roundup of geographical sites connected to famous children’s books.

Orange autumn leaf, backlit. Photo by Dan Isitene; from Getty images

Apologies if I posted the link to a podcast before: Here’s the New Books Network interview with me.

Autumnal equinox happens this week, and I went looking for some nice Mabon rituals. It was hard to find some that didn’t involve bonfires… really not indicated where I live right now, even after some rain. This is a nice article and talks about decorating your house for fall. That sounds good.

And then I discovered a list of autumn cocktails! Now there’s a seasonal ritual!


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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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