Interviews & Profiles
- BullSpec interviews Alena Graedon, author of The Word Exchange.
- The FanBrosShow interviews Junot Diaz, author of This Is How You Lose Her.
- Hero Complex interviews Zack Whedon, Christos Gage, authors of the “Serenity” and “Buffy”
- I Blame the Dice! interviews James L. Sutter, author of Death’s Heretic.
- Hollywood Reporter interviews Peter Outerbridge, who portrays Hank Johannson on Orphan Black.
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Joanne Anderton, author of The Bone Chime Song.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Jeff VanderMeer, author of Anniihilation.
- The Qwillery interviews Dru Pagliassotti, author of Clockwork Lies: Iron Wind.
- The Qwillery interviews Will Storr, author of The Hunter and the Howling of Killian Lone.
- The Raw Story interviews Jeff VanderMeer, author of Annihilation.
- Rolling Stone interviews George R.R. Martin, author of … what did he write again?
- Scifichick interviews Emmy Laybourne, author of Savage Drift.
- SFFWorld interviews Freya Robertson, author of Sunstone (The Elemental Wars).
- Suvudu interviews Mark Lawrence, author of Prince of Fools.
- The Zeno Agency interviews Ian McDonald, author of the YA Sci-Fi series Everness.
- Author and Hugo nominee Hilbert Schenck died on December 2, 2013.
- If you are done sobbing over Firefly and Serenity, there’s a new sheriff in town. Actually, there’s a new sheriff on the planet. That’s right, the CW are making a space western with a tough lady sheriff, and it’s set in the first colony on Mars.
Events & Event News
- Alena Graedon of The Word Exchange at The Regulator, Flyleaf Books, and McIntyre’s Books
- Samuel R. Delany & Daryl Gregory will hold a book signing in San Francisco Thursday, May 15th.
- Elder Gods – a boardgame set in the roaring twenties in the heart of the mythos of H P Lovecraft. Players compete for characters, initiative and locations across the New England landscape.
- Go Extinct! Go Fish… evolved – A fresh take on an old classic — now use SCIENCE to topple your opponents! Featuring fast-paced strategic gameplay and original art.
- Review: Bibliotropic reviews Nexus by Ramez Naam “Nexus is the kind of book that, once you get into it, you’ll never really be able to pull yourself out of.”
- Review: Joshua Palmatier reviews Lost Covenant by Ari Marmell and Polterheist by Laura Resnick.
- Review: Reading Divergent — the good, the bad and the ugly of YA success
- 20 Things You Might Not Know About E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- The Atlantic lauds The Underrated, Universal Appeal of Science Fiction
- Bloc Voting The Hugo Awards – Death Of A Thousand Cuts
- Can You Make a Movie So Bad It’s Good On Purpose? Also an introduction to the term nanar.
- Clones Are People Too: The Science and Science Fiction of BBC America’s Orphan Black. BBC America’s sci-fi series Orphan Black has returned for a second season, with Tatiana Maslany reprising her extraordinary performance playing half a dozen different clone characters. The show has garnered praise and buzz for lead actress and relative unknown Tatiana Maslany: “There’s no better special effect on television right now than Tatiana Maslany playing a variety of clones.” Meanwhile, scientists have created embryonic stem cells from the DNA of two adult humans.
- The Daily Dot offers this illustrated guide to the biggest dragons in fantasy.
- Did Marvel Beat The “Third Movie” Syndrome? Last week’s Cracked podcast was all about pop culture disappointments, and one of the issues they raised was the dreaded “third movie” syndrome that seems to afflict genre movies, particularly superhero films.
- Dreams of the Shining Horizon considers a lesson in character-building from Lord of the Rings.
- E.C. Myers shares his thoughts on Diversity in YA
- Fantasy Cafe welcomes Katherine Addison as the latest guest blogger in its Women in SF&F Month. Also, check out their Week in Review, as they wrap up the month.
- HiConsumption attempts to pick The 50 Best Sci-Fi And Fantasy Movies Of All Time.
- Honey, I Want to Move to Mars: This article was written by the husband of someone who got picked for the Mars One mission.
- Politics don’t belong in science fiction, contends USA Today. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Sharon Lynn Fisher discusses Science Fiction Romance on Magical Musings.
- Space.com’s Snyder-Beattie believes that Habitable Exoplanets are Bad News for Humanity.
- Spiral Galaxy Reads points out the similarities between Annihilation and Lem’s Solaris.
- 25 Movie Posters in Minecraft
- Archer and Dragon by harliskudo
- The Defender by elreviae
- Guy Turns Ford Explorer Into Jurassic Park Ford Explorer
- Selfie in Space by Rivorareano
More Fun Stuff
- Cover Reveal: The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison
- Here’s the heartwarming story of a dying woman who is given the chance to travel one more time, thanks to the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset intended for playing video games: “…since she had trouble getting around and being mobile, one of her dying wishes was to go outside in her own yard — but her granddaughter, Priscilla, went even further and got an Oculus Rift headset so that her grandmother could virtually travel to places like Italy.”
- Read the comic adaptation of Freeforall by Margaret Atwood at The Guardian.
- Watch the trailer for the new Michael Bay-produced TV series The Last Ship has a new extended trailer. The series follows the Navy destroyer USS Nathan James, which avoids falling victim to the disease that is devastating Earth. Now Captain Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of a new existence in a world with few remaining survivors.
- Watch the trailer for the Japanese film Jellyfish Eyes, a sci-fi fantasy adventure.
- You can now own your very own pair of Star Trek Spock Ears Socks.
- Watch the trailer for the new Damon Lindelof-produced HBO show The Leftovers. It’s an adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s book, which follows people living in the aftermath of a Rapture-like phenomenon.