Hamas’s attack on Israel on 10/7 followed by Israel’s on-going response has engendered a lot of discussion among Fans who are generally “liberal” in their political expressions; Fandom also has a long history of Jews being involved and welcomed, so multiple responses and positions are understandable. Here’s one take – young college students, marching in protest against Israel, completely unaware of Hamas’ original attacks.
For WHOvians – lost episodes found! Problem is, they were acquired under questionable circumstances (removing tapes from BBC trashbins) and the holders are reluctant to give them up.
Jeffrey Bays, writer and producer of the SiriusXM radio play Not From Space announces the 20th anniversary edition of this comedic take on human greed. Identified as “the first radio program of its kind where voice actors exchanged their recorded lines remotely via the Internet rather than on-site in a traditional studio.”, when originally released in 2003, you can find it here.
Elephants have names! Study reveals that elephants have distinctive calls for individuals within their families. (Makes me wonder what they call humans.)
WEBB has spotted a galaxy that is the closest analogue to our own Milky Way.
Drones for Peace: Unique aerial display of 1,000 drones emulating bird flock murmuration
Monday, Monday! MONDAY! Catch a glimpse of Uranus in the night sky
Regina Kanyu Wang announces the release of The Routledge Handbook of CoFuturisms – “A 716 page volume with 60 essays from all over the world. 500,000 words. It took the editorial team 4 years to put this work together.”
Even More: The Continuing Adventures of the Lost Tool Bag – video
AI is becoming ubiquitous: an AI operated lifeboat
Petrea Mitchell of the SMOF Newsletter covers “chaos” at Ohaycon, a long-running anime convention. You can subscribe to SMOF News Here
WAPO Announces its list of The Top Ten Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels of 2023