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NASA Plans to Land First Person of Color & First Woman on the Moon by 2024

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NASA will land the first person of color in addition to the first woman on the moon with the Artemis program, NASA’s Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk revealed today (April 9). Today, President Joe Biden’s administration submitted a budget proposal outlining its priorities for discretionary spending for the fiscal year 2022 to Congress. The proposed budget includes a funding increase that will support Mars sample return, research, climate science and more at NASA. Jurczyk responded to the news in a NASA statement and additionally revealed that the agency will be landing the first person of color on the moon with the … Read more


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FOR READERS & WRITERS Today’s writer topic comes from QSFer Amy Leibowitz: I’m looking for #OwnVoices BIPOC (black, Indigenous and people of color) horror and want to prioritize authors in this group. Tell me about yours or a friend’s! Writers: This is a writer chat – you are welcome to share your own book/link, as long as it fits the chat, but please do so as part of a discussion about the topic. Join the chat: FB:


Amble Press

Just got this from queer Latino author and now editor Michael Nava: A few months ago, I became managing editor of Amble Press, anew imprint of Bywater Books, an established and respected lesbian small press. The owners of Bywater started Amble because they wanted to publish writers across the whole LGBTQ+ spectrum and were particularly interested in publishing queer writers of color. I’m now currently and actively seeking submissions for fall 2021. We are interested in a broad range of genres, including sci-fi and speculative fiction. See our submissions page for more information:

ANNOUNCEMENT: Blaze, by Christa Tomlinson

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QSFer Christa Tomlinson has a new MM superhero book out, book one in the Heartthrob Heroes series: “Blaze.” Fighting villains is easy. Falling in love is hard. Blaze. St. Louis’s elusive superhero. In the dark of night, he wages war against the city’s criminal masterminds. Once the sun rises, he’s Jordan Wells, quiet custom body shop owner. Jordan has accepted that it’s his destiny to walk alone in the shadows… until the night he meets Daniel. The sweet, untrained submissive seeks a Dom, and Jordan would love to take on the role. Jordan dreams of dominating the young man, of … Read more