Interviews & Profiles
- Amazing Stories interview with SFWA Grand Master Michael Moorcock
- The Dead Robots Society welcomes back their Dark Overlord Justin Macumber
- Mindee Arnett talks “Doctor Who” and Worldbuilding for the YA/Sci-Fi Novel Avalon
- My Bookish Ways interviews Sonja Condit, author of Starter House
- Nightmare magazine interviews Christopher Golden of Of Saints and Shadows
- Questions From Steve Zacharius, CEO and President of Kensington
- Reddit is hosting an AMA for Brian Staveley, whose first book is The Emperor’s Blades.
- Reddit is hosting an AMA for Andrew Suzanne; self-published author of The Towers of Adrala.
- Skiffy and Fanty interview Shimon Adaf (a.k.a. Revelationator), author of Sunburnt Faces.
- Speculate! interviews Gregory Wilson, author of the graphic novel “Icarus.”
- Suvudu interviews Hydra Editor Sarah Peed
- This Is Horror interviews Dean M Drinkel, editor of Phobophobia and Demonologica Biblica.
- Clarke Awards release list of 33 female authors submitted for prize
- Disney to Launch Multi-Platform Mermaid Saga by Jennifer Donnelly [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Lightspeed Sci-Fi Magazine to Do Entirely Woman-Created Issue
Events & Event News
- TimeWatch: GUMSHOE Investigative Time Travel RPG – the new GUMSHOE game of investigative time travel from game designer Kevin W. Kulp. You’ve got a time machine, high-powered weapons and a whole lot of history to save. Welcome to TimeWatch!
- Trio Of Scientists Create Miami’s First-Ever Sci-Fi Film Fest
- Humanity’s Silence – Survive the aftermath of a crash on an unknown planet and discover the terrifying truth behind the incident! Humanity’s Silence is a minimalistic, one screen, point and click adventure about hard decisions and moral dilemmas in order to survive. [Via]
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance – A realistic single-player RPG set in the medieval Europe. Open-world sandbox with period accurate melee combat. Dungeons & no Dragons.
- Icarus: A Graphic Novel.
- A scientific adventure novel into the depths of human engineering, by Chris Carucci.
- Review: Barnes and Noble interviews Orfeo by Richard Powers [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Review: Bookworm Blues reviews Red Rising by Pierce Brown
- Review: Locus Online reviews Chang-rae Lee’s new book, On Such a Full Sea
- Review: The Speculator reviews The Crane Wife By Patrick Ness [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Adweek asks Can Syfy Bring Back the Sci-Fi?
- Are We Living In The Comics Future That Mark Millar Predicted?
- Creating Better Fantasy Economies: Who Does All the Work?
- Doctor Who: Den of Geek considers the Doctor’s morality
- The future of transportation — as seen by a sci-fi author
- George R.R. Martin on The Amazing Maisie
- Hover bikes and laser lights: The sci-fi future of cycling
- In this week’s British Genre Fiction Focus, The Clarkes Bite Back
- Just how much science should science fiction have?
- Knights Who Say “F*ck”: Swearing in Genre Fiction
- LGBT Characters in Science Fiction
- Looking for Cyberpunk movies? Here’s a list from Carrie Vaughn.
- Nameless: The Darkness Comes author Mercedes M. Yardley on Writing Through Adversity
- On Persistence, And The Long Con Of Being A Successful Writer
- Piracy is yesterday’s worry for today’s ‘artisan authors’ File sharing and self-publishing are becoming the norm for a generation of writers looking beyond a moribund publishing eco-system
- Something-Something Blah-Blah Author Income Survey
- Song and Sci-Fi: Cushing Library accepting filk material for collection
- Sundance Film Festival: 10 Park City picks for sci-fi and horror fans
- TED-Ed’s new animated lectures include How to build a fictional world and What makes a Hero?
- Tom Baker turns 80: Doctor Who legend’s best screen moments
- The Top 10 Female Characters in Sci-Fi TV and Movies
- What Happens When Artificial Intelligence Turns On Us? In a new book, James Barrat warns that artificial intelligence will one day outsmart humans, with no guarantee that it will be benevolent
- Why is it so hard to write a decent ending?
- Why robot sex could be the future of life on earth: If self-replicating machines are the next stage of human evolution, should we start worrying?
- The Worse They Are, The Better It Is: Ridley Pearson, author of the Kingdom Keepers series, including the upcoming installment The Insider, examines his favorite crooked characters.
- Japanese Game of Thrones: your favorite fandom in the Ukiyo-e style woodblock prints.
- New Buffy Pop Art posters by Tom Trager
- Simulated Spaceship Helps Launch NYC Art Museum Exhibit
More Fun Stuff
- “Attack on Titan” figure skating cosplay has somehow become a reality [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Drone wars: US army looks to replace soldiers with robots
- Finally, a game that combines our love of Doctor Who and sexual double entendres! Cards Against Gallifrey is a fan-made version of Cards against Humanity that’s freely downloadable.
- Gravity got you rethinking that next trip to outer space? Explore the Universe from the safety and comfort of your own home with Space Engine, a beautiful freeware astronomical simulator.
- Hilarious comics prove O’Brien had the crappiest job on the Enterprise
- Read an excerpt from Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon
- The Endling – a webcomic.
- Taylor Davis plays Gerudo Valley on Violin. Also check out her performance of Elizabeth’s Theme from Bioshock Infinite.
- Watch the book trailer for The Key and the Flame: Trapped in a world where magic is outlawed, three ordinary kids must battle evil knights, ally with fantastical creatures, and harness their own magic to find their way home.
- Watch the new teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain”