Interviews & Profiles
- Funtional Nerds Podcast interviews Freya Robertson.
- Reddit AMA with Patrick Rothfuss.
- The Qwillery interviews Brian Staveley.
- Reddit AMA with Scott Sigler.
- Speculate! Podcast interviews Brad Beaulieu.
- BBC Radio 4 interviews Grant Morrison.
- Goodreads author chat with Helene Wecker.
- Reddit AMA with Abel G. Peña, author of some Star Wars reference books and articles among other things.
- Shelf Awareness interviews Chang-Rae Lee.
- Nine Day Wonder interviews Edward Willett (aka E. C. Blake).
- Quercus Books interviews Alison Littlewood at World Fantasy Con.
- Norbert Uzseka interviews Ted Nasmith, illustrator of some works by J. R. R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin
- Benjamin Percy is adapting his novel Red Moon along with Akiva Goldsman for Fox TV.
- New book deal: Tor acquires Science Fiction from established Fantasy author Adrian Tchaikovsky.
- Simon & Schuster Launches New Science-Fiction Imprint, Simon451.
- ‘The X-Files’ star Gillian Anderson to pen sci-fi book series (with Jeff Rovin).
- Fox to Bring ‘Magic: The Gathering’ to the Big Screen.
- Fox’s ‘Gotham’ To Feature Classic Batman Characters. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Maze (by J. M. McDermott) has been released.
- Analog and Asimov’s raise pay rates.
Events & Event News
- Thursday, May 15 to Sunday May 18, 2013 – SFWA’s 49th Annual Nebula Awards.
- Megan Shepherd’s Her Dark Curiosity book lauch party in Brevard NC, January 28th.
- Marissa Meyer’s Cress book launch party (and livestream) in Tacoma WA, February 4th.
- Wesley Chu’s schedule for Capricon 34 in Wheeling IL, February 7th-8th.
- February Book Tour Dates for Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation include Seattle, Portland, San Fran, NYC.
- Rick Klaw says Goodbye to a Texas legend: Neal Barrett Jr.
- Adam Christopher on The 2014 experiment – review and update!
- Eleri Stone talks about Sex in the Apocalypse.
- Tor.com’s Hugo and Nebula-Eligible Fiction from 2013.
- Carl V. Anderson says I, Hugo.
- Scott Sigler and Chuck Wendig tell us The sad truth about most brick-and-mortar bookstores.
- Chuck Wendig lists 25 Things A Great Character Needs.
- Jaye Wells talks about Revisionist History.
- Gail Carriger Visits a Shooting Range in the Interest of Research.
- Natasha Ngan shares A Few Thoughts About Her Debut Year.
- Elizabeth May on Writing the Month of January.
- Writer Unboxed lists Ten Myths about Writing.
- Jim C. Hines on Chasing the Market.
- Wired.com on The Hacker Who Cracked the Code in Iron Man and The Social Network.
- Tim Wu (for The New Yorker) wonders what would happen If a Time Traveller Saw a Smartphone and what that tells us about our intelligence and our relationship with technology. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The art of Ted Nasmith.
- Cover for Long Hidden Anthology by Julie Dillon.
- Christian Ward’s character designs for the upcoming ODY-C, a comic book series written by Matt Fraction that retells the story of Homer’s The Odyssey in space with gender-swapped characters.
- Thorin Oakenshild wood carving by James Hance.
- Amazing Gundam Artworks.
- Cover Reveal: The Providence of Fire, the sequel to Brian Staveley’s The Emperor’s Blades (art by Richard Anderson).
- Cover Reveal: Brian McClellan’s upcoming Powder Mage novella, Forsworn (art by Rene Aigner).
More Fun Stuff
- After The Fires Went Out: Coyote – Episode Eleven, Part 2 – Friday, January 18th (by Regan Wolfrom).
- Audiobook: Flowers From Al – part 2 (by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross).
- Short Story: When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth (by Cory Doctorow), in .mobi and .epub.
- Short Story: A Puck in Central Park (by Sarah Prineas).
- Podcast: Stuff You Should Know – Was there a real King Arthur?
- Excerpt: Words of Radiance (by Brandon Sanderson).
- Excerpt: Shovel Ready (by Adam Sternbergh).
- Excerpt: Pillar to the Sky (by William R. Forstchen).
- Twitter: Very Short Story. Fiction in 140 characters.
- Twitter: Hard Sci-Fi Movies. Presents the premise of Science Fiction movies with a more realistic twist, oftenly comparing them to current events for hilarious results.
- Video: Sherlock – The Musical (Season 3).
- Video: Iron Man 1 and 2 in 8 minutes.
- Video: The Final Frontier – The Surprising Musical Origins of Star Trek.