Interviews & Profiles
- Amanda Palmer on Neil Gaiman: He desperately loves to be surprised
- Coming to Town: Richard Kadrey for Kill City Blues, interviewed by Bull Spec
- Digital Comics Advocate Mark Waid Discusses Becoming a Comic Book Retailer
- Holly Black Interview: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
- In honor of the memory of SciFi legend Frederik Pohl, LitStack is rerunning their interview with Pohl and his wife Elizabeth Anne Hull.
- Joss Whedon On Filmmaking: Starting Out & Story
- Listen to Neil Gaiman in conversation with Philip Pullman, then read Philip Pullman discuss the event over at the Financial Times.
- Margaret Atwood & Neil Gaiman in conversation at the Edinburgh Book Festival
- My Bookish Ways talks with Renee Collins about her debut novel, Relic.
- Neil Gaiman discusses Ocean at the End of the Lane
- The Qwillery interviews Geoffrey Gudgion, author of Saxon’s Bane.
- Waylines sits down with editor David Steffen
- Writing Secondary Characters: an interview with Scott Lynch, author of The Republic of Thieves
- Amazon announces Kindle MatchBook: Cheap or free ebooks for any physical book you’ve purchased from Amazon
- Akiba Anime Art Magazine is a brand new pop-culture magazine devoted to Akihabara, Tokyo’s electronics district and otaku paradise
- AMBROV X is a story-driven sci-fi RPG set in the award-winning universe of Sime~Gen.
- An Eloquence of Time and Space: An episode guide for Doctor Who– as poetry! Every episode of Series 1-7 will have its own poem to celebrate Who’s 50th anniversary.
- .Decimal is a sci-fi ARTS/MOBA that features near-future tech, “hero-centric” squad combat and real-time tactical deployments. although Orb Interactive are asking for a relatively large sum for their planned action strategy project, they’ve clearly done a lot of the hard work up front.
- 10 Movies That Completely Changed In One Scene
- 20 points that explain what Amazon announced Tuesday
- Are Videogame Movies The Next Comic-Book Movies?
- The Best Misfit Crews in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
- Christopher Pound has compiled this list of the most popular Warhammer and Star Wars novels.
- Don’t cliche yourself into becoming a hack writer
- From Zork to Halo and Back Again (Part Two)
- Harvard University English professor Louis Menand asks Is Science the Future of Literature?
- How Marvel’s superheroes found the magic to make us all true believers. Incredible advances in special effects have enabled characters to captivate cinema audiences
- How To Write Short: What’s the best way to write in the digital age? Short, according to Roy Peter Clark, vice president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. “The Internet has given us unlimited space to express ourselves and too often this leads to flabby writing,” he says.
- How We Talk About Geeks
- Jump-start Your Writing Routine with NaNoWriMo
- Library of Birmingham: Official opening of £189m building
- Lou Anders’ WorldCon Report.
- LoneStarCon 3: Lessons From My First Worldcon
- Nine scientific breakthroughs that killed Science Fiction Subgenres
- The Novella Economy: Making Novellas Profitable
- The Only Advice A Writer Needs
- Passings: Frederik Pohl, Bruce Murray and Iain Banks
- Random Thoughts on Religion in Fantasy by Teresa Frohock
- Remembering Frederick Pohl, and a walk in the mist.
- Six Easy Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction
- Star Trek is broken. Here are ideas on how to fix it
- Ten Questions You Need to Ask Your Characters Before They Can Stay In Your Story
- Writing Tips: 25 Rules For Keeping It Short And Snappy
Science and Technology
- Future Late Capitalism: A Science-Fictional Journey through the Future of Money
- How to Teach a Robot to Walk Video
- NASA Dangerously Adrift? The Post questions the wisdom of NASA’s asteroid-return mission.
- The Robot Revolution Will Not Be a Rerun of the Industrial Revolution
- Robots to begin testing as patrols in Moscow parks
- Science Fiction, Technoculture Studies Take Off: New program will examine literature, film and implications of a growing technological landscape
- Scientists Are Looking for Aliens from the Dark Side of the Moon
- What a tangled web we weave: Film-maker Beeban Kidron on why we must question how online life is affecting the young
- Fields of Pelennor by Allen Douglas
- Here’s a YouTube series on Creating Fantasy Maps for novels: Parts 2, 3, 4, 5
- LEGO Libraries and Bookstores
- The title of Allen Williams’ website, “I Just Draw,” undersells his works. These are no idle doodles, but rather, as Guillermo del Toro wrote: “Entire worlds flow from Allen Williams’ pencil and brush. Creatures and characters more twisted and full of humanity than our imagination dares to conjure. He is an incredible draftsman and a true original mind.” In a 2011 Comic Con panel, del Toro said he often walks the con floor and looks at artists’ work displayed, and Williams was one such artist. Because Williams handed del Toro his portfolio, he joined two other artists that del Toro came across at Comic Con to work on concept art for Pacific Rim.
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