Interviews & Profiles
- Adventure in SciFi Publishing has an interview with Adam Christopher, author of Hang Wire.
- Andy Weir, author of The Egg and the forthcoming novel The Martian, is holding a Reddit AMA
- Billy Dee Williams on sci-fi, Star Wars, and whether Lando’s coming back
- Female First has an Exclusive interview with Tanya Huff, author of The Enchantment Emporium.
- Fine Books Magazine explains How a Photo Collecting Hobby Turned Into a Bestselling Novel for Ransom Riggs, the author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
- Five women related to fantasy talk about the state of the genre in Spanish at Sense of Wonder.
- Highlights from the Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and Margaret Atwood Reddit AMAs
- Lawrence M. Schoen chats with James L. Cambias about the release of A Darkling Sea
- Neil Gaiman on where he gets his ideas from
- Noted Canadian horror and dark fiction writer Simon Strantzas has given an interview to C. Derick Varn at Former People on the current climate in horror, weird fiction, dark tales, and the other genre definitions that cluster around the heart of darkness.
- Paul Gravett profiles Paul Pope of Battling Boy. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Suvudu is holding its Ask Terry Brooks, November Edition.
- The True Literature of California Is Science Fiction, according to Kim Stanley Robinson.
- The final issue of Drink Tank will be released on January 31st, 2015.
- Writer Naomi Novik explains copyright to Congress.
- The Ending: A Novel by Suzanne Purkis – a novel set in a dystopian future, where an unknown enemy has wiped out most of humanity in a biological warfare attack that was supposed to kill us all. The story centers on Coralie, an orphaned survivor whose mutation allows her to communicate with canines. As she navigates the world she now lives in, she gathers her pack and sets off in search of other survivors.
- Oddball Aeronauts: Pirates vs the Pendragon – A light strategy, no-surface-required card game of hi-jinks and dirigible dogfights. Pick a Skill. Decide how many cards to play. Compare with your opponent to determine the result. Use special abilities to swing things your way where you can. You win the game when your opponent has discarded all their cards.
- 3 Things Writers Can Learn From J.K. Rowling’s Second-Thoughts About Harry and Hermione
- 9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From These Beloved Classic Children’s Books
- Amanda Guest of Live Write Thrive offers “Tried and True Tips for First-Time Authors”
- Are Ebook Subscription Services Worth It?
- British Genre Fiction Hitlist: Early February New Releases
- Craving a new military science fiction thrillride? Pick up these books
- Doctor Who: 5 Reasons the First Cybermen Were The Scariest
- The future of bookstores is key to understanding the future of publishing.
- Groundhog Day Succeeds by Breaking the Rules of Every Genre
- How Reading Big Books Helped Me Conquer Living Abroad
- The Hybrid Reader–and What That Means for Books
- The New York Times contemplates Our Young-Adult Dystopia
- On Building a Pillar to the Sky
- On Persistence, And The Long Con Of Being A Successful Writer
- One group is crowdsourcing its efforts to create A PG-13 Edited Version of A Song of Fire and Ice
- Piracy, Saviour of the Book Industry: Piracy’s here. It’s staying. We can’t stop it. So we need to find inventive and attractive ways to work around it.
- “Sacred Violence and The Cabin in the Woods” by Rick McDonald
- Sherlock’s text messages reveal our transhumanism
- There is a Big Problem with Free eBook Samples
- The Three Times I Saw God in Science Fiction Movies
- To boldly read what no service chief has recommended before: Thoughts on sci-fi
- Tom Rachmanjan at The New York Times discusses “Language by the Book, but the Book Is Evolving” as the O.E.D.’s new chief editor speaks of the dictionary’s future.
- UK horror and dark fiction magazine Supernatural Tales is holding a very limited-time offer for free PDF downloads of back issues, some nine in all, via its usual publication platform, Lulu.com.
- “Whedon’s Great Glass Elevator: Space, Liminality and Intertext in The Cabin in the Woods”
- And Now, a Crazy Detailed 3D Model of a Sci-Fi Book Cover
- Artist Scott Wayne Indiana, interactive artist (and Dungeon Master) Eric Hagan, and “movement instructor” Sarah Danke have somehow transformed a D&D campaign into a yoga class.
- A long time ago, on a prairie far, far away… Custom-made Star Wars action figures, re-cast as Wild West heroes and villains by Sillof.
- San Francisco-based design professor Miguel Cardona is selling his custom-drawn paper cups at Café Sophie for US$20 a piece to benefit Project Night Night, a charity that donates baby blankets, books, and toys to children in homeless shelters.
- “Steampunk TARDIS Interior Console Room” by Wonderwig
- These adorable Game of Thrones Mini Vinyl toys will hit shelves next week.
- This Stunning Doctor Who Catchphrase Art Pays Tribute To Each Incarnation
More Fun Stuff
- 5 Cons – You Always Remember Your FIrst Documentary. 50+ minutes of asking folks about their first convention, and a little bit of silliness along with it all!
- The 9th Annual Giant Sized Annual issue of The Drink Tank is out! It’s about Twin Peaks.
- Downward Dragon: See What Happens When Yoga and D&D Collide
- Sputniko!’s “The Moonwalk Machine – Selena’s Step” uses high heels on the lunar surface to explore how feminism and technology collide in the physical and digital worlds. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Watch the New Trailer for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey