Interviews & Profiles
- Diabolical Plots interviews Analog regular Brad Torgersen.
- I, Frankenstein Director Stuart Beattie Talks Proper Approach to Marvel Movie Storytelling
- My Bookish Ways interviews ML Brennan, author of Iron Night.
- Suvudu has a new release interview with Ex-Purgatory author Peter Clines.
- Reddit is currently holding an AMA for Quicksilver author R.J. Anderson.
- Reddit recently held a Confusion AMA for Handbook for Dragon Slayers author Merrie Haskell.
- Reddit recently held a Confusion AMA for Esther Diamond urban fantasy series author Laura Resnick.
- Reddit recently held a Confusion AMA for Fiddlehead author Cherie Priest.
- Reddit recently held a Confusion AMA Geekomancy author Michael R. Underwood.
- Reddit recently held a Confusion AMA for The Lives of Tao author Wesley Chu.
- Reddit recently held a Confusion AMA for Shadow Ops author Myke Cole.
- Stellar Four has an interview with Bitter Spirit author Jenn Bennett
- Unwritten: Apocalypse Mike Carey, Peter Gross begin Tom’s finale
- J.J. Abrams Confirms STAR WARS VII Script Is Done
- Hardcore Readers Prefer to Buy Books from Kobo and Amazon
Events & Event News
- The ALA Youth Media Awards and the YALSA’s Morris & Nonfiction Award will be presented at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The ceremonies will be webcast for those unable to attend in person.
- Young Adult Keller Book Fest will be held in Ft. Worth, TX on January 25th
- The Repopulation: A Sandbox MMORPG – a Sci-Fi based MMORPG which provides many of the same sandbox oriented features seen in Star Wars Galaxies and Ultima.
- Story – A new type of RPG. Work together with thousands of other people to build a world, then play in it.
- Review: Raygun Chronicles – Space Opera for a New Age edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
- Review: The Sundance festival is well underway in Utah this week and the big science fiction talking point appears to be Young Ones, a dusty dystopian tale with Western overtones starring Nicholas Hoult. Total Film has already seen it.
- 10 Greatest Laser Scenes in Movie History
- Angel by the Numbers: A look at five seasons of the Buffy spi-off.
- Bookworm Blues considers The Value of “Comfort Books”
- Chuck Wendig offers Writing Advice from his Dream Brain.
- GeekExchange explains Why Tauriel and Legolas are a Sinking Ship
- Girls on Film: How Frozen killed Prince Charming
- A Great Castle Made of Sea: Why Hasn’t Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Been More Influential?
- How To Tell If You’ve Been Abducted By Aliens
- How Vampires Sparked the eBook Revolution
- Is the ‘thrill of ebooks’ gone? A NYT letter writer weighs in.
- Kameron Hurley on “A Complexity of Desires: Expectations of Sex & Sexuality in Science Fiction”
- Microsoft is planning AI elevators. Doesn’t this just remind you of something Douglas Adams wrote?
- New species of Antarctic sea anemone could hint at alien life
- The Origins of ‘Star Trek’s’ Theme Song Dates Farther Back Than You Think
- “Person of Interest”: The TV Show That Predicted Edward Snowden
- Things They Do Not Teach You in Writer School
- Where Have All the Good Guys Gone?
- Which Dresden Files Book Would Make the Best Movie?
- These amazing Game of Thrones-themed Card Designs include House Tyrell as the Clubs, House Baratheon as the Diamonds, House Lannister as the Hearts, House Stark as the Spades, and Daenerys as the Wildcard.
- Amazing watercolor-style illustrations promoting Game of Thrones
- Night’s Watch Oath Typographical Posters
- “Pulgatory Chimera” by Crutz
- “River’s Dream” is a Portrait of River Tam used for the cover to ‘Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3′
More Fun Stuff
- 35 Amazing Behind-The-Scenes Ghostbusters Photos from UpRoxx
- Behind The Scenes Of Game Of Thrones’ New Season
- Check out the New UK Promo For The Robocop Reboot
- Fire Walk With Me: Your Guide to ‘Twin Peaks’ Real-Life Locations
- Here’s a better look at Alfonso Cuaron’s Believe
- How it Should Have Ended: The Desolation of Smaug raise some very solid points.
- The Qwillery has the cover reveal for The Keys to the Realms by Roberta Trahan
- Read an excerpt of Reflected by Rhiannon Held over at Tor.com.
- “The Sciences Sing a Lullaby” is a lovely trio of scientific stanzas by American poet Albert Goldbarth. (Text)
- The Sword and Laser podcast #160 is posted. Plus there’s a trailer for Season 2.
- You never realize how ridiculous trailers are until you actually see a LITERAL trailer for a series like Game of Thrones.