WWWednesday: June 16, 2021

Jurassic Park. Image from The Mary Sue

Jurassic Park. Image from The Mary Sue

In Denmark, helmets have always been a good idea.

Many people I know deeply love the original Jurassic Park film. So does The Mary Sue, which celebrates the film’s birthday, calling it the perfect movie.

At Tor.com, L.T. Lukens reminds us of five books that sail the oceans to reap adventure.

Also from Tor.com, Jo Walton’s Reading List column does double-duty because she missed a month. Even before you get to the books, this column is wonderful!

Louise Erdrich’s novel The Night Watchman won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Daniel Marcus and Laura Blackwell started Story Hour early in lockdown, as a way to combat the isolation and boredom. Nearly every session has at least two writers reading their work.

Syfy Wire shares an excerpt from Daniel Jose Older’s Star Wars novel Race to Crashpoint Tower.

North American Long Tailed Weasel. Image by Marion Deeds

North American Long Tailed Weasel. Image by Marion Deeds

The children’s book website We Need Diverse Books announced it will no longer use the term Own Voices. The phrase, developed as a hashtag in 2015, does not accomplish what WNDB wants it to do for them. Instead, they will describe the book in the specific terms the author uses.

The Eisner nominations have been announced.

The A.V. Club ranks the recent crop of Jeopardy guest-hosts, from worst to best.

Nnedi Okorafor announced that she has a professorship in the Interplanetary Initiative at Arizona State University. (H/T to File 770.)

Syfy Wire shares some artwork from J. Michael Straczynski’s upcoming comic, Telepaths. (Thanks to File 770.)

Bad Astronomy shares images and thoughts about the NGC:4394 Galaxy.

Adobe wants to share its sun-sign logos with you. They’re pretty cute.


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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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