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Fergster's Blog · 6d ago

The Witcher to Be Developed by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich for Netflix

Lauren Schmidt Hissrich is set to develop The Witcher stories as a series for Netflix, according to Variety. The Witcher stories first appeared in the Polish science-fiction magazine Fantast...
Fergster's Blog · 6d ago

Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read

Lifelong learning will help you be happier, earn more, and even stay healthier, experts say. Plus, plenty of some of the smartest names in business, from Bill Gates to Elon Musk, insist that...
Fergster's Blog · 6d ago

ODIN'S GIRL by Kim Wilkins

At three months of age, Sara had crushed her grandmother’s index finger. Turned the bone to sawdust. By ten months she had broken six cots and her mother gave up and let her share the double...
Fergster's Blog · 6d ago

AlphaZero Annihilates World’s Best Chess Bot After Just Four Hours of Practicing

A few months after demonstrating its dominance over the game of Go, DeepMind’s AlphaZero AI has trounced the world’s top-ranked chess engine—and it did so without any prior knowledge of the ...
Fergster's Blog · 1W ago

The Oldest Items in 13 Wonderfully Specific Libraries

Some of the world’s best, most interesting libraries are not grand buildings with the extensive collections, but small spaces dedicated to one wonderfully specific type of work. There are li...
Fergster's Blog · 1W ago

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water Is a Beautiful Love Story Where the Story Doesn't Matter

In Guillermo del Toro’s latest film The Shape of Water, a mute cleaning lady falls in love with a mysterious fishman. It’s a weird premise, to be sure, but nothing about how it’s handled fee...
Fergster's Blog · 1W ago

Apex Book of World SF 5 Out Next Year!

Apex Publications recently announced a new Apex Book of World SF, expected out next year. This fifth volume will be edited by Cristina Jurado, editor of SuperSonic and Apex Magazine’s intern...
Fergster's Blog · 1W ago

Aurora Australis: Superheroes, Merfolk, and Corporate Insects

Welcome to Aurora Australis, a monthly round-up of publishing news and highlights from Australia and New Zealand! In Australia, there’s been controversy over which national politicians are a...
Fergster's Blog · 1W ago

Rare Manuscript Exhibit Explores How Climate Disasters Create Monsters

In April 1815, a volcano in the East Indies erupted with cataclysmic force, releasing a plume of ash that circled the entire globe. In the weeks and months that followed, the skies grew dim ...
Fergster's Blog · 1W ago

Robins of the Hood: Robin Hood Retellings and Histories

Robin Hood is another one of those legends (along with Arthurian legend) that grabbed my attention from a young age. I’ve always been an Anglophile, so I was bound to be intrigued by it, but...