Hurricane Relief Bookstore: DRM-free science fiction ebooks to benefit Houston, the Caribbean, and Florida

Pablo Defendini writes, "Fireside Fiction Company has set up the Hurricane Relief Bookstore as a mechanism for all of us to funnel money over to people who need it. 100% of the profits from sales of ebooks on the store will go to three organizations: one for the Caribbean, one for Houston, and one for Florida. The store features DRM-free ebooks from Fireside Magazine, as well as Uncanny Magazine, Lightspeed Magazine, Mothership Zeta, Angry Robot Books, Apex Books, and many more individual authors who have contributed independently. Read the rest

Fearing deportation, Houston's undocumented immigrants improvise storm survival strategies

Pablo writes, "In Houston, half-a-million undocumented immigrants, many of them victims of Hurricane Harvey, fear seeking help from state and federal relief efforts." Read the rest

Harvey hits hard, TX governor issues mandatory evacuations as 'catastrophic flood' risks loom

Governor Greg Abbott of Texas just gave an update on the impact of Harvey, formerly a category 4 hurricane, and now a tropical storm that made landfall near Corpus Christi late Friday night. There are no confirmed storm fatalities yet. At this time, 338,000 power outages are reported across the state. The governor is issuing a mandatory evacuation order for central parts of Texas. Read the rest

Hurricane Harvey could be strongest storm to hit U.S. in over a decade, and a first for Trump's FEMA

#HurricaneHarvey could hit landfall late Friday night along the Texas coast as a Category 3 hurricane. Read the rest