1. Have you all noticed the changes to our website? Not only have we updated our theme, which allows for the display of many more posts right on the front page, but we’ve also dramatically extended our coveage of the “genre” world. We’re attempting to give wide-coverage to everything genre – science fiction, fantasy, horror and their many children – across all formats from print to film to art – and to be as representative of the many different expressions of humanity behind all of that creative wonderment. We’d love to hear what you think. We’d also love suggestions as to other sources we can include.
2. This is a bi-weekly round-up of news items, so keep that in mind.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT THE THIRD
The Black Museum Hosts FEATURED READINGS FROM AMAZING STORIES
Meriam-Webster’s Dictionary Adds the Pronoun “THEY” to their tome
PW Asks if Industry Tradeshows are Disability Friendly: Based on Con Reports, the answer is “Sometimes”
No. Just – NO: We do not need a Cliff Notes Book App; the point of readiing is to READ, not to summarize, concatenate, outline…
Whereas, this electronic free story dispenser may be a good thing
A Hannes Bok Kickstarter Ends Soon!
Julie Phillips, Sheldon Biographer, weighs in on the Tiptree Award (““Murder” is a heavy charge to put on someone without proof. I can’t accept it.”)
Don’t Let THIS Happen to You: Streaming & Binge-Watching are Not Homework
Pastafarian offers invocation at Alaskan Government Meeting
DHS Issues Warning About Growing White Supremacy
SPECIAL SJW CREDENTIAL SECTION
It always warms our heart to see people acting the way we imagine they ought to: Grandpa Mason Passes
All About AppleTV+ and the rollout of the Amazing Stories TV Show (note: this is updated regularly by CNET; there may or may not be new news)
Robot Lego Star Wars Band
Author Procrastination is neatly summed up in this cartoon
Cast for Pratchett’s The Watch Announced
Go with a galaxy-themed pumpkin this Halloween
Why Read Dated SF? Because you might find something cool, dammit!
The Latest SF Concatenation
This Joker is not being taken seriously
If You Happen to be in Melbourne This Thursday, Jack Dann Wants You! At the Atheneum Theater for The War of the Worlds !
Is the Twilight Zone’s Return as Good as its hyped to be?
Sience Fiction League Stuff: They have STICKERS!
NESFA says you should attend – More Than ‘Just Uhura’: Understanding Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, Civil Rights, and Space History
They Say That Indie Bookstores are Making a Come-Back: Is nakedidity the answer?
Ellery Queen’s Stolen Book Collection Recovered
Too Many Genre Labels Are BAD for SF
JJ Abrams Turns Down Apple Deal
More Apple News: Apple’s rectitude is not helping it any in the critique department
Why Did Philip K Dick Rat Stanislaw Lem Out to the FBI? Communist Poland’s monetary policy may be the answer
New Updates to the WSFS Worldcon Runner’s Guide
Haffner Press Has Some New Goodies For You
Science Fiction and Social Science
This is (maybe) starting to become a bore: yet another interstellar object trespasses into the solar system