Interviews & Profiles
- Functional Nerds Podcast interviews Max Gladstone.
- Reddit AMA with Kameron Hurley.
- Speculate! Podcast interviews Myke Cole.
- The Qwillery interviews Myke Cole. (I’ve told you he’s everywhere).
- Tor.com interviews Brian Staveley.
- The Enchanted Inkpot interviews Ellen Oh.
- Medium interviews Ted Chiang.
- Amazing Stories interviews Michael Swanwick.
- Book Riot interviews Patrick Ness.
- BSFA Awards: the Shortlist.
- HarperVoyager signs up Sci-Fi debut The Vagrant by Peter Newman.
- Check Out the Winners of Quantum Shorts 2013.
- The AudioBookaneers’ Release Week (January 22-28, 2014).
Events & Event News
- Brandon Sanderson’s Words of Radiance Tour (in March).
- Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation Book Tour: Seattle, Portland, San Fran, New York (all in February).
- Jay Lake: Science Fiction Author on Trial (NIH trial, that is!).
- Geek A Week: Year Five Two by Len Peralta — Kickstarter.
- Jim C. Hines on Fiskception: Dissecting Correia’s Critique of MacFarlane. This has been a controversial issue. It doesn’t matter if you agree with one side or the other or both or neither. But it’s good to be aware of what is going on about discussions within the SFF community.
- John DeNardo lists the Best Bets for Speculative Fiction Books — February 2014.
- My Bookish Ways lists the Must Reads of February 2014 (Science Fiction and Fantasy).
- The Guardian says BSFA awards shortlists look beyond ‘usual roll call of male writers’.
- Highbrow Magazine on How Long Will Our Fascination With the Fantasy Genre Last?.
- Niall Alexander’s British Genre Fiction Focus: Considering The Kitschies.
- Bookworm Blues on Saying Goodbye to a Trilogy: Shadow Ops by Myke Cole. (Yes, him again).
- Kameron Hurley (she also is everywhere these days) Discusses The Mirror Empire, the first volume of the Worldbreaker Saga (briefly).
- Cat Winters’ Recap of the 2014 YALSA Morris Award Celebrations.
- Paul S. Kemp on A Parable of the D&D Table (and the internet and life).
- Michael R. Underwood on 2013 Eligibility and Recommendations.
- Delilah S. Dawson talks about her novel Wicked After Midnight at John Scalzi’s The Big Idea.
- Rebecca Lisle on The Story Behind Brightling.
- Brian Staveley tells How To Be Crative – Lesson One: Burn It.
- Janice Hardy asks What Do You Do When Writing is No Longer Fun?.
- Fantasy Faction on How To Create A Civilisation.
- Liz Michalski says Make Your Setting More than Pretty Scenery.
- Paul Adams tells How to Beta Without Breaking Hearts.
- Hugh Howey on Data in the Form of Applause.
- Tokyo Desu lists 8 Hilariously Nonthreatening Monsters from Japanese Folklore.
- Neatorama lists 13 Facts You Might Not Know about the Movie Dune.
- Annalee Newitz says The robotic future won’t look anything like what you imagine.
- io9 lists 10 Failed Utopian Cities That Influenced the Future.
- Wired Science on A Brief History of Mind-Bending Ideas About Black Holes.
- io9 says Merging galaxies can contain multiple active supermassive black holes.
- knight-female by Jay-c.
- Darth Maleficent by jamesface.
- khaleesi and kkhal drogo by Viktoria130290.
- TMNT by Ancorgil.
More Fun Stuff
- After The Fires Went Out: Coyote – Episode Thirteen, Part 3 – Wednesday, January 30th by Regan Wolfrom.
- Excerpt: Wolves by Simon Ings.
- Excerpt: Strange Bodies by Marcel Theroux.
- Excerpt: RedDevil 4 by Eric C. Leuthardt.
- Short Story: “China” by Stefan Bachmann.
- Novelette: “Reborn” by Ken Liu.
- Podcast: The Dead Robots’ Society Podcast – Episode 301: Publishing Quality.
- Vlog: Talkin’ Comics Weekly – New Serenity Comic: Leaves On The Wind.
- Trailer: Geek & Sundry’s Caper.
- Trailer: The Rover by David Michôd.
- Trailer: Prospect. An upcoming Sci-Fi short film directed by Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell.
- Video: The Truth. The Kia Super Bowl commercial featuring Morpheus (Lawrence Fishburne) from The Matrix.