Interviews & Profiles
- Civilian Reader interviews Jen Williams, author of The Copper Promise.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Christopher Irvin, author of Federales.
- Kindle-aholic’s Book Pile interviews Christian Schoon, author of Under Nameless Stars.
- Literary Escapism interviews Kevin Hearne, author of (The Iron Druid Chronicles).
- My Bookish Ways interviews Devon Monk, author of Stone Cold.
- The Qwillery interviews Sharon Lynn Fisher, author of The Ophelia Prophecy.
- The Skiffy and Fanty Show interviews Fran Wilde, author of Bone Arrow.
- Slashdot talks to J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, about the state of sci-fi, his body of work, and collaborating with Netflix. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- This is Horror interviews David Owain Hughes, author of Walled In.
- Detcon1 Award has announced it’s nominees for YA and Middle Grade Speculative Fiction
- Empire State free with this month’s SFX magazine
- Frontier & Gollancz Announce Authors for the Kickstarter-funded ELITE: DANGEROUS Books
- Karen Joy Fowler Wins PEN/Faulkner Fiction Prize
Events & Event News
- Pravic Magazine is sponsoring a night of Science Fiction revelry in San Francisco on April 12th
- A Robert Sheckley Tribute will be held April 7th at The Soho Gallery for Digital Art on Sullivan Street in NYC at 7pm. The event will include a reading of a Sheckley story and a panel on his life and work.
- The The Wil Wheaton Project will premiere on the network formerly known as Sci-Fi on May 27th.
- Ai Weiwei is starring in a sci-fi short that needs your funding
- Crossed Genres Magazine – 12 more issues of new, unique short fiction from progressive press Crossed Genres, with higher pay rates for authors! [Via]
- Reviews: Bibliotropic reviews Stolen Songbird by Danielle L Jensen
- Reviews: Sci-Fi Fan Letter reviews Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards
- 5 Superhero Movies That Still Deserve A Sequel
- The Artful Collector: Moving into a New Era of SF/F Art
- Cory Doctorow has a thought-provoking column on Why it is not possible to regulate robots.
- Fantasy Cafe continues its Women in SF&F Month with Cinda Williams Chima.
- Fictional Loved and Loathed Characters That Are Based on Real People
- For Fiction and Faction Fans: Summer Camp, Divergent-Style. ““Divergent” means “tending to be different.” So it’s only fitting that a new summer camp based on the first novel in Veronica Roth’s dystopian YA trilogy would be untraditional.” [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Geek Twins recalls The First Star Trek Interracial Kiss You Never Saw
- The Hardest Part: Alexandra Duncan on Salvage
- How many of these 54 genre shows will live to see another season?
- Kirkus Book Reviews runs down your Best Bets for Speculative Fiction Reads this April.
- The Little Red Reviewer shares a few thoughts on The Tropic of Serpents and role models.
- Marvel becomes political: Captain America: The Winter Soldier sees Marvel switch on politically.
- The Movie Scrutineer’s list of 70 Sci-Fi Must-Sees to Become a Sci-Fi Connoisseur includes Star Wars prequels, but it’s we’ll forgive it for otherwise containing many of our all-time favorite movies.
- Nancy Kress discusses the Editing in Process on the More Red Ink blog.
- Omnivoracious picks the The Best Books of April, starting with Dreams of Gods & Monsters
- Science Fiction as Scripture: Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land
- Some of Us Really Do Just Want to Read
- Stainless Steel Droppings Cover Story feature showcases genre cover art for upcoming releases.
- This Deleted Scene from ‘Gravity’ Changes Everything
- Total Film remembers Thirty Whedonverse WTF moments.
- We Got this Covered remembers 11 Great Films Ruined By Terrible Plot Twists.
- Why Frankenstein Is the Greatest Horror Novel Ever [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Why The CW Is an Unrivaled Geek Paradise, according to Geek Tyrant.
- The World’s First Cyborg Olympics Will Take Place In 2016
- Amazing Concept Art by Oleg Shekhovtsov
- Buried Badasses: The Forgotten Heroines of pre-Code Comics
- Dark Roasted has a gallery of British science fiction and science pulps from the golden age.
- Russell Walks has posted this excellent collection of Star Wars Propaganda Posters.
- The Starfleet Machine is an intricately crafted clock created in the shape of Deep Space Nine.
More Fun Stuff
- Crowdfunding a science fiction short film adapted from Poe’s “Tell-Tale Heart”
- Developers at Webpgr.com have taken Lewis Carol‘s classic novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and turned it into a single interactive web page that can be read chapter by chapter. They are calling it The Millennium Fulcrum Edition 3.0. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- On this week’s episode of the Sword and Laser Podcast, Tom and Veronica debate whether to read early chapters from George R.R. Martin’s Winds of Winter.
- Play a Text adventure based on Jeff VanderMeer’s novel Annihilation on YouTube.
- Read an excerpt of I Loved You More by Tom Spanbauer at The Nervous Breakdown.
- Read an Excerpt of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1926 Translation of Beowulf Before It’s Finally Published
- StarShipSofa presents the nominees in the “Best Short Fiction” category of the British Science Fiction Association! You can vote for the BSFA awards here by Monday, April 14.
- The Weeping Angels are scary again in this beautifully rendered Doctor Who fan vid
- Which Batman Villain Are You? As soon as you finish this quiz, you’re going straight to Arkham.