Interviews & Profiles
- Black Gate interviews Bruce McAllister.
- The Qwillery interviews Snorri Kristjansson, author of Swords of Good Men.
- Reddit AMA with Jon Peterson, author of Playing at the World and writer for Gygax Magazine, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the first publication of Dungeons & Dragons.
- Kotaku interviews Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang about their upcoming graphic novel, IRL.
- Hero Complex interviews Kelly Sue DeConnick.
- Reddit AMA with director/screenwriter Spike Jonze.
- Entertainment Weekly interviews Simon Kinberg, executive producer of the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels.
- CNET News interviews Eric Stromberg, CEO of Oyster, the so-called “Netflix of books.”
- Michael Keaton recalls how claustrophobia, tight rubber suit defined his Batman.
- 2013 Apex Magazine Story of the Year Winner.
- Geoffrey A. Landis to Receive 2014 Robert A. Heinlein Award.
- Titan Acquires “Doctor Who” License, Will Feature Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors.
- Carol Carr: The Collected Writings is available.
Events & Event News
- Women Destroy Science Fiction! by Lightspeed Magazine.
- The Superlative Light by Robert Shults.
- Streets of Shadows – A Noir Urban Fantasy Fiction Anthology by Steven Saus.
- Jo Walton asks So, What Sort of Series Do You Like?.
- Kameron Hurley on And the World Turned Gray: Gritty vs. Classic Heroes.
- Kameron Hurley tells When to Persist… and When to Quit.
- On Starships and Dragonwings asks What is “Hardcore” Sci-fi?.
- Observation Deck talks Of Skeptical Fantasy.
- The Little Red Reviewer says War of the Worlds is Still Relatable Today.
- John Scalzi on Every Award-Winning Book Sucks (For Someone).
- Beth Revis on The Value of a Book, Sunk Costs, and Being Ready to Publish or Trunk.
- Neil Gaiman gives us many updates on Secrets and Books.
- Charles Stross asks Why Make A Movie Within A Computer Game?.
- Suvudu gives tips on Anime Conventions for Parents and Civilians: Planning Ahead.
- Bookworm Blues reviews Lost Covenant by Ari Marmell.
- UPI says Marvel’s Muslim teenage girl superhero spurs mixed Pakistani reactions.
- Omnivoracious lists some Must-Read Graphic Novels in 2014.
- Smithsonian Magazine on Blackbeard: The history of the pirate’s last days.
- Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai lists 10 Famous Japanese Ghost Stories.
- Sabotage Times on The Worst Film Ever Made: The Island of Dr. Moreau.
- What Could Have Been: The Bioshock Movie Concept Art by Jim Martin.
- Mother of Dragons by Alex Negrea.
- aphrodite9 dragons dinosaurs and cyborgs by nebezial (Stjepan Sejic).
- Kevin Hearne revels the cover for the ebook version of his short story The Chapel Perilous, art by Galen Dara.
More Fun Stuff
- J.K. Rowling muses on Gilderoy Lockhart for Pottermore.
- After The Fires Went Out: Coyote – Episode Twelve, Part 6 – Friday, January 25th by Regan Wolfrom.
- Geek Alphabet Blocks by Jonathan M. Guberman.
- Virtual Middle-Earth.
- Infographic (of sorts): “Teenage Brain Breakdown Comic” by Eric Erbes.
- Audiobook: Nocturnal – Episode 14 by Scott Sigler.
- Excerpt: Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson.
- Excerpt: Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon.
- Short Story: “Ship’s Brother” by Aliette de Bodard.
- Short Story: “Harvest Day” by Claire Legrand.
- Podcast: The Coode Street Podcast – Episode 175: “We return and talk about new books in 2014”.
- Trailer: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead.
- Trailer: Son of Batman.
- Short Film: The First Wave by David Freyne. It’s the prequel for a different kind of zombie movie that is still being developed. It works well as a standalone short film, too.
- Short (very short) Animation: Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers by Wayne Unten.