WWWednesday: April 7, 2021

Mars Art by Lisa Mozzini McDill

Mars Art by Lisa Mozzini McDill

Writers, Writing, Reading, Books:

Some people don’t know how to daydream? Nancy Jane Moore shares an essay on this valuable gift.

Serial Box has a new name and an expanded mission; it’s now Realm, and it includes podcasts.

The Booknest Fantasy Award winners were announced last week.

Vulture profiles Helen Oyeyemi.

Larry Correia announces some new projects on his blog.

Five works that put bards at the center of the action.

Neve Maslakovick shares her favorite bit of All the Whys of Delilah’s Demise.

The California Art Club shares artists’ concepts of Mars. (h/t to File 770.)

Mars Art by Elizabeth PollnowInternet:

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society posted about the results of an independent investigation of harassment and mistreatment of volunteers.

An ongoing mini-scandal; from last month, the San Francisco Science Fiction Conventions, Inc, the parent organization of 2018’s WorldCon, have filed for a summary judgment in the dragging-on case of a right-wing writer who was excluded from the convention based on his publicly stated intention to violate the con’s Code of Conduct. Their filing is available as a PDF at the bottom of the article. It makes for good reading.

As Maryland moves forward with a bill expanding the ability of libraries to offer ebooks, the Association of American Publishers opposes the bill, saying it might violate the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.

Streaming, TV, Movies:

Entertainment Weekly discusses a few surprises on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Warner Brothers/DC are cutting back on DC Universe movies.

The remake, reboot or whatever it is of Suicide Squad, called The Suicide Squad (see what they did there?) has released its second trailer.


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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. You can read her blog at deedsandwords.com, and follow her on Twitter: @mariond_d.

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