The ISS is Now Stable After Docked Russian Module Unexpectedly Fired Thrusters 

Russia’s “Nauka” Multipurpose Laboratory Module (MLM) successfully connected with the International Space Station on Thursday, July 29. Not long after, however, the flight control team noticed the module’s thrusters were unexpectedly firing, temporarily pushing the station out of orientation. Source: The ISS is Now Stable After Docked Russian Module Unexpectedly Fired Thrusters – Review Geek

Mary Robinette Kowal to Chair DisCon III 

Mary Robinette Kowal is the new chair of the 79th World Science Fiction Convention. The decision was made by BWAWA, the Baltimore-Washington Area Worldcon Association, which is the host organization for this year’s Worldcon. Mary Robinette Kowal is a former President of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and a four-time Hugo […]

Conan The Barbarian TV Series In Works At Netflix – Deadline

Please Pardon our Temporary Adjustments

Steve is doing well at the hospital, will probably be discharged into a local extended-stay inn until he’s cleared for travel home. In the meantime, if you write for the website here, please feel free to tell me ( if I need to publish your stories. Again, this is purely a temporary adjustment. No need […]

Andy Weir: Project Hail Mary = Even Better than the Martian!  

Andy Weir, author of The Martian, brings you a thrilling science fiction novel, Project Hail Mary. A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Artemis. Weir is a lifelong space nerd, devoted hobbyist, and connoisseur of astronomy, physics, orbital […]

The Fantastic “Voyage” – 12 Years Later | Paul

Update on Steve Davidson, Dateline: Chicago, IL

Just got off of the phone with Steve and he sounds good! He had the drainage tubes removed from his chest Saturday and that went well. Today he’s going to get to go for a walk and possibly they’ll remove the foley catheter. (ouch ouch ouch) Tomorrow he expects to be downgraded from Intensive Care. […]


Artist Reimagines Famous Paintings as Scenes from ‘The Simpsons’

Ever wonder what a fine art-themed episode of The Simpsons would be like? One Ontario, Canada-based artist has, and they’ve shared their vision through funny mash-ups between famous paintings and Simpsons characters. Known simply as @fine_art_simpsons on Instagram, the artist replaces historic figures in fine art paintings with beloved characters like Homer Simpson, Ned Flanders, Edna Krabappel, and Milhouse […]

The Analog Award for Emerging Black Voices

Analog Science Fiction and Fact today announced the Analog Award for Emerging Black Voices, a short story competition that will be judged by a diverse committee of sf professionals with the winner appearing in the magazine.  Finalists and the winning author will be announced at and in partnership with the Annual City Tech Symposium on Science Fiction. Here are […]


2021 Premios Kelvin Finalists – Locus Online

Finalists have been announced for the 2021 Premios Kelvin 505 Awards, presented by the Celsius 232 festival and honoring the best science fiction, fantasy, or horror novels published in Spain. Mejo… Source: 2021 Premios Kelvin Finalists – Locus Online


See THE DARK CRYSTAL as a ballet next year in London 

London’s Royal Opera House has announced its upcoming post-COVID performance season, which will apparently include a new adaptation of Jim Henson’s classic fantasy film The Dark Crystal… Source: See THE DARK CRYSTAL as a ballet next year in London | Boing Boing

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Steve Undergoes His Own Fantastic Voyage

Trapped in Chicago, our intrepid publisher and writer, Steve Davidson, is undergoing heart surgery in a few days! I’ve chatted with him daily and he’s doing well and as grumpy as usual. Love and best wishes!  

An image of a large cartoon character about to clomp down on a writer. Text: Dear Mickey, a contract is a contract.

#DisneyMustPay Task Force Updates from File 770

The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force has reported its progress towards its goal that all Alan Dean Foster, James Kahn, and Donald F. Glut, the novelization authors… Source: #DisneyMustPay Task Force Updates | File 770

No Time Machine or other Round Ups

Our Leerless Feeder, Steve Davidson, has come down ill and won’t be making his usual Sunday posts. Everyone wish him well instead, and call your mothers!