Interviews & Profiles
- Amazing Stories offers this interview with SFWA Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin
- Blue To Red – Nancy Collins Talks About Going From Her Sonja To The One With The Sword
- Book View Cafe interviews Nancy Jane Moore, best know for such short stories as Ardent Forest
- Harper Voyager Online has a Q&A with KJ Taylor, author of The Shadow’s Heart.
- Lightspeed Magazine offers this interview with Margaret Atwood, author of MaddAddam
- Nightmare Magazine offers this interview with Joe R. Lansdale, author of The Thicket
- Game Of Thrones Fandom Has Reached A New Level, Sea Slug Named After Daenerys
- Get ready for the first ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ novel
- 3 Un-Amazing Things That Make Me Want to Read
- 10 Badass Video Game Elves That Would Take Over the North Pole
- 10 Books I Should Have Read in 2013 but Didn’t
- 20 + Free Resources to Create a Simple Ebook
- “Apparently, for both children and children’s authors, silence is golden. Or maybe it’s not authors. Maybe it’s women. Maybe women saying things online makes us itchy. Or maybe women saying things at all.” Kelly Barnhill on the impossibility of separating your world view from your work.
- The Atlantic rounds up the year’s best writing advice.
- Ann Bauer takes on “The Conversation We Never Have” about writers, money, and privilege.
- Anticipating The Time of the Doctor
- A Brief History of Heroines: Recursive Traits in Popular Female Leads
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The legacy of the teen heroine
- Doctor Who: Aberdeen researchers reveal ‘average’ face of Time Lord
- Doctor Who: The Snowmen in Perspective. Michael Coats takes a look back at last year’s special.
- End of world sci-fi to bring in the end of 2013
- How the New Sci-Fi Movie Edge of Tomorrow Went from Comic to Movie and Back
- How ‘Welcome to Night Vale’ is setting the standard for diversity in fandom
- JoBlo counts down the Top 10 Comic Book Events of 2013
- Keeping it Real – Female Protagonists in YA Lit
- A little holiday greeting from Seanan McGuire.
- The Magnificence of Middle Grade – why I read these books, why I write these books.
- Not everyone is going to like the thing you made, and that’s okay, assures Wil Wheaton.
- Philip Pullman disagrees with Kent’s dichotomy between “real” literature and children’s.
- Scott Marlowe shares his Favorite Reads of 2013
- Stop being embarrassed about fanfiction
- Top 10 Novels of All Genres Read in 2013, as chosen by Bibliotropic.
- Tumblr’s most reblogged authors of 2013 is completely devoid of shocks. See if you can guess who made the list before you click through.
- What Bioshock, GTA and The Last of Us say about the future of video game violence
- When books are touchstones. When they are armor and shield. When they are lantern and map. When they are loved to bits, and read to smithereens.
- Why Every Writer Should Work for a Literary Magazine
- Why Think Geek Whitewashed Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura (and Why It Matters)
- Your writing career is a small business, not a marriage, explains Melissa Marr.
- Zetta Elliott and Ibi Aanu Zoboi discuss race in YA, pointing out “black girls hunger for heroes too.”
Science and Technology
- Her Is the Smartest Movie About Artificial Intelligence In Years
- James Kuffner, Google Robotics Researcher discusses the future of robotics.
- Neuroskeptic warns Quantum Theory Won’t Save The Soul
- Scientists Petition U.S. Congress for Return to the Moon
- Star Trek-esque Universal Translator Has Been Developed
- Super-material could create robot muscles with 1000x human strength
- Wired examines the science behind Melting Gold in The Hobbit.
- Discworld‘s Death as the Hogfather as a Cake
- Smithsonian Adds Video Games to Permanent Collection
More Fun Stuff
- Gregory Benford’s “Leaving Night” at Lightspeedmagazine.com is an impressive thought experiment that weaves together cosmology and theology.
- Merry Christmas, happy holidays! Here’s a new Sherlock minisode
- The Trailer for TRANSCENDENCE Tackles Big Sci-Fi Concept
- Watch LeVar Burton read ‘The Night Before Christmas‘