2. Here's an interesting list of "Old(er) Women in SF/F." I'm delighted that they noticed Alice Wood in my novel Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon -- one of the things I wanted to do with that book was write from the point of view of someone who isn't shown much in fiction.
3. I really liked this story in a recent New Yorker (something I don't say as often as I'd like to), "The Prospectors" by Karen Russell. It reminded me a bit of Kelly Link, funny and shivery-spooky at the same time.