Interviews & Profiles
- The BBC has an interview with Matt Stagmer: The swordsmith of Baltimore
- Chowchilla native Ronald Moore among elite of sci-fi, fantasy
- Ginger Nuts of Horror has an interview with Matt Shaw, author of The Cabin.
- Lawrence M. Schoen has a brief Q&A with Jaine Fenn, author of Downside Girls
- My Bookish Ways has an interview with Amalie Howard, author of The Almost Girl
- Omnivoracious asks authors What Makes a Woman Dangerous?
- The Qwillry has an interview with Lisa Shearin, author of The Grendel Affair.
Events & Event News
- The SFWA announces the Pacific Northwest Reading Series
- Megan Shepherd has announced the dates of her Lovestruck Tour
- 2014 Jim Baen Memorial Writing Contest open to short fiction
- The Libertarian Futurist Society announced its finalists for the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award.
- Legends of the Dragonrealm: The Turning War: At long last the truth about the Turning War is revealed in this new Dragonrealm trilogy available in its entirety to backers!
- Möebius: A short film about the perils of time travel, it’s the story of Joanna’s desperate jumps through time to prevent her grandfather’s fatal accident.
- Review: Crossroads And Coins: Naomi Mitchison’s Travel Light, reviewed by Amal El-Mohtar
- 3 Reasons Why It’s Time for a Rebirth of 1950s Sci-Fi
- 5 Whoniverse Writers Who Should Work on Capaldi’s Era
- 65 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch out for in 2014
- 2014 YA Fiction Preview: 60 Titles for Your January – June Radar
- Attracting Readers with an Edge: Self-published author Tijan has found a growing audience by exploring the darker side of her characters.
- Bibliofiend names its choices for The Top 7 Series-Starters of 2014.
- Bibliofiend names its choices for The Top 12 Series-Enders of 2014.
- Brian McClellan, author of Promise of Blood, offers a list of his Favorite Fantasy Novels of All Time
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer and “Strong” Women
- Conan Doyle, Wild Dogs And Scrumpy—Researching A Study In Ashes By Emma Jane Holloway.
- Cosplaying While Trans represents cosplayers across the gender spectrum
- Digital publishing: How it will evolve in 2014 and beyond
- Five things you didn’t know about Terry Brooks’ Shannara
- How to Make Horror and Sci-Fi Theater Work
- How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood
- In his latest column in the Irish Times, Eoin Purcell addresses the myth of the “e-book slump” that has been promulgated in the last few months. The apparent “slump” can be explained by the absence of new smash hits like The Hunger Games and Fifty Shades of Grey that gave the previous year’s e-book figures an uncharacteristic amount of inflation.
- John Scalzi On Letting People Know About Your Award-Eligible Work [via Alexandre Maki]
- The Lord of the Rings Versus Game of Thrones: The Ultimate Showdown
- Saga: Sex, Robots & Rockets — The Birth of a Sci-Fi Epic
- Science Fiction’s Dark Star: Alfred Bester at 100
- Sterner Stuff: Why Sansa Stark Is A Political Powerhouse
- Suvudu looks ahead to coming attractions in its list of the Top 10 2014 Movies I Want Now
- An Unreliable World: History and Timekeeping in Westeros
- The year ahead in movies: Comic books, musicals, sci-fi and the Bible
- Digital artist Tahar Abroudjameur created this haunting image of a skull-like nebula by re-imagining a Hubble photo of two colliding spiral galaxies.
- This Smaug Souffle is the perfect Hobbit tribute
More Fun Stuff
- Can Physicists Find Time Travelers on Facebook? Two researchers just completed what was perhaps the most comprehensive search for people from the future so far.
- Check It Out: The First-Ever 3D-Printed Book Cover
- Harry Potter Book Covers from Around the World
- LEGO Libraries and Bookstores: photos from BookRiot
- This Just In: Time Travelers Don’t Use the Internet
- Watch 2+ hours of Ridley Scott’s Alien in vintage making-of documentary