Interviews & Profiles
- Author Myke Cole joins Geek Planet Online for tea, cake and conversation.
- The BN Review interviews Pulitzer-nominated author Chang-rae Lee, who discusses his upcoming dystopian sci-fi novel, On Such a Full Sea.
- Catching up with Laura Lam, author of Pantomime and Shadowplay
- Doug Dorst: “It’s The Physical Fact Of The Book Itself” The author of Alive in the Necropolis and Surf Guru on collaborating with J.J. Abrams, casting the right handwriter, and helping create the most beautiful physical book published in recent memory, S. [via Alexandre Maki]
- Hild author Nicola Griffith has posted an audio recording of her Seattle Library event. [YouTube]
- Jake Morrison who sheds some light on the visual effects of Thor: The Dark World.
- Science fiction writer and MIT professor Joe Haldeman on his latest novel, Work Done For Hire.
- Suvudu has a Q&A with Terry Brooks
- Tangent Online has posted a 1976 interview with George R. R. Martin
- The Map of Zombies – A vintage medical illustration-style poster identifying over 350 different zombie types from movies, books, games & more.
- Xenofaction – a Sci-Fi/Horror tactical boardgame in which players Command a squad of alien commandos, fight the Infected, Security Drones, rescue prisoners, evade monsters, and combat other players.
- The 9 Best Books That Don’t Exist. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Author Paul S. Kemp, Fictioneer, explains Why I write masculine stories
- The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2013: An Eclectic List
- Forgotten Castles and Magical Creatures in Hiding: On Finding Hidden Things in Prince Caspian
- Freakin’ Excited – Book Announcement – And How You Can Help Make It Even More Exciting.
- A Good Year for Genre Fiction in Britain? [via Alexandre Maki]
- HELIX Creator Brings Isolation, Mistrust to Viral Horror Drama
- How I learned to stop worrying and love Amazon: The online retailer has reshaped bookselling since it entered the trade in 1995. What is the future of the book business?
- Interactive Fiction and How I Learned to Stop Grumbling and For God’s Sake Outline Once in a While, by Max Gladstone [via Alexandre Maki]
- A lot of Gaul: why Asterix is better than Tintin. We are living through a glorious age of rewrites, reversions, pastiches and homages, and the continuation of the Asterix series is a prime example.
- My despair is more than just an ornament
- Neatorama names its choices for The 10 Best Alternate Histories, beginning with Britannia’s Fist
- The release of ENDERS– the best SF gets in your head
- Science Fiction Movies In 2013: The Winners And The Losers
- Suburban Fantasy, Gender Politics, Plus a Goblin Prom: Why Labyrinth is a Classic
- This Top 10 Tuesday, SciFied counts down the best Science Fiction/ Fantasy Blades
- Tangent Online 2013 has posted its annual Recommended Reading List
- Tor.com considers The Problem With River Song [via Alexandre Maki]
More Fun Stuff
- Acappella phenomena Peter Hollens is at it again. This time it’s a World of Warcraft Medley.
- Behind the Magic: The Visual Effects of Pacific Rim
- Divergent author Veronica Roth talks about her book’s movie adaptation in a new featurette.
- Infographic: First and Last Lines of Each Doctor on Doctor Who
- Read an Excerpt from WILD CARDS XXIl, “Those About to Die…” by David Anthony Durham
- Read an Excerpt from Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson: Chapters One and Two
- This is the deepest into space anyone has ever seen
- Watch Freiheit, George Lucas’ 1965 student film