Pink Begonias, Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

Pink Begonias, Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden


Next week’s column will be single-item, probably a review of a series, and there might be a giveaway attached.


I was able to spend a couple of days at the seaside village of Mendocino, California, and the images used in the column are from that trip.


Books and Writing:

This is two years old but still interesting, as Crime Reads interviews Joe R. Lansale about Hap and Leonard.

Publishers Weekly has an article about bookseller unions. I didn’t know booksellers had unions.

Check out Tor Books’s September new releases in science fiction. There’s a link to fantasy and horror in the article.

Here are some September releases from Tordotcom Publishing.

Finally, new releases from Orbit.

This is a long, interesting article about a real case, and the book sounds intriguing.

TV, Streaming and Movies:

Hummingbird, Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

Hummingbird, Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden

Comic Book adaptations continue. This Syfy Wire column has some juicy stuff.

The AV Club takes a look at video concerts and other events, and how a “temporary solution” because of the pandemic may become a fixture, as it makes events more accessible for people living with disabilities. Thanks to File 770.

Gizmodo celebrates the return of FX’s “real” Archer, not fantasy-world Archer.


Kotaku shares a roundup of last week’s webcomics.

Tech, Science and Stuff:

Trump’s ban on TikTok did not go into effect last Sunday, and neither did his ban on WeChat.

Bad Astronomy has some cool Jupiter stuff!


A cute baby otter.


  • 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.