Interviews & Profiles
- Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore discuss the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
- CBR interviews Ian Edginton, author of “Brass Sun.”
- Fantasy Faction interviews Alan Baxter, author of RealmShift.
- Flickering Myth interviews Michael Geszel, author of Tribes: The Dog Years.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Alex Kimmell, author of A Chorus of Wolves.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Sarah Lotz, author of The Three.
- Nicky Peacock interviews C. S. Kane, author of Shattered.
- As of 11pm Central last night, Amazon had removed purchase buttons from many forthcoming Hatchette titles, as Amazon escalates its battle against Hachette [via Andrew Porter]
- Call for submissions: World Encounters edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt.
- E.C. Myers announces his next novel, The Silence of Six.
- Fox & Duck – Support award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Eric Orchard as her creates a fantasy adventure webcomic through this campaign from Patreon.
- Musketeer Space – Support Tansy Rayner Roberts’ efforts to publish her weekly web-serial retelling of The Three Musketeers as a gender-swapped space opera through this campaign from Patreon.
- Book Review: Faren Miller reviews Deadroads by Robin Riopelle
- Book Review: Love in War and Realms Beyond Imagining: A Review of The Fish, the Fighters and the Song Girl by Janet Morris and Chris Morris.
- Alison Littlewood, author of The Unquiet House, on her favorite female horror writers.
- Amazon: it’s not being a detractor to point out a pattern of repeated behaviour.
- Caitlin Moran Says There Are No Sexy YA Books for Girls, Has No Idea What She’s Talking About.
- Ellen Oh is fielding a ridiculous amount of hate for her article at Thought Catalog, “Stop Telling Us To Shut Up About Needing Diverse Books.”
- Faith in Film: Tesseracts 18 considers Why Science Fiction Movies Abound With Religious Themes.
- Fantasy Faction takes a looks back at notable Demons in Fantasy.
- The Geek Twins reminds us of 10 Awesome Movies About Time Travel, to which I would like to add my two personal favorites, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel and Primer.
- How did Philip José Farmer pronounce the name “Hadon” from his Ancient Opar books?
- Interzone discusses Polls and Awards: Inclusivity and the Trap of Silence.
- Jeff VanderMeer talks about working with translators to nail down the nuances of his latest book.
- Lee and Low Books have a checklist for creating a diverse book collection, and Kelly Jensen put together 30 upcoming diverse titles to add to your reading list.
- Little Red Reviewer asks you to Tweet photos of yourself posing with Hachette Books!
- Monica Byrne explains why “Literature Still Urgently Needs More Non-White, Non-Male Heroes.”
- “My characters are not me,” says Maggie Stiefvater, “but they are the questions in my head.”
- The Qwillery welcomes guest blogger Mark T. Barnes, author of The Pillars of Sand, to discuss Blending Magic and Technology in Epic Fantasy.
- The Qwillery welcomes guest blogger Rjurik Davidson to discuss Creating Wonderful Worlds.
- A Return Visit with Jodi McIsaac: Three Tools for Plotting Success.
- The rise of the short story: Why the short story is the perfect literary form for the 21st century.
- Star Trek: The Next Generation Was the Last Sci-Fi Show Hopeful About the Future.
- Star Wars original cast looked ‘a little melted’ for Episode VII: Carrie Fisher describes to Hay festival her reunion with Harrison Ford and others to work on first of new Star Wars films.
- Steph Sinkhorn has a message for her fellow straight white writers, and co-#WeNeedDiverseBooks organizer Karen Sandler has a similar message in “Thanks for Adding to the Conversation–But Could You Sit Down and Listen Now?“
- Weird Tales celebrates the long history of pulp fiction in their tribute, “The Paperback Years.”
- What Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got right and wrong, a season wrap-up by The Mary Sue.
- The art of Francesco Lorenzetti
- Being a superhero isn’t always easy. Crave talks to artist Andreas Englund about his work, which features a superhero dealing with life’s everyday trials.
- Choosing the best lens for your… painting?
- “Departures – Lab Concept” by JC Barquet
- Forbidden Planet’s weekly Art for Art’s Sake features Zirks and instructions for making your own. Just don’t loose sleep wondering what a Zirk is, because there really isn’t a good answer.
- Titan Books has released another fabulous art book of a contemporary science fiction artist. The Art of John Harris, Beyond The Horizon is as beautiful as the images contained in it.
- Dark Roasted Blend: Toy Robots to Have and to Hold [via Paul Di Filippo]
More Fun Stuff
- Architects and scientists mull designs for ark in space: Keen to flee catastrophe? Icarus Interstellar may be able to help – but you’ll live in a mud pie in the sky and never return to Earth.
- D&D Stats Explained With Tomatoes will totally clarify character builds to newcomers.
- Listen to “Get Down and Boogieman” by Matthew Sanborn Smith at Beware the Hairy Mango.
- Minecraft in space: why NASA is embracing Kerbal Space Program: A new generation of authentic simulations is inspiring a generation of interstellar explorers.
- A rare 1958 recording of J.R.R. Tolkien discussing Lord of the Rings has been found.
- Read an excerpt from DEMONWARS SAGA by R.A. Salvatore at Suvudu.
- Read an excerpt from Lock In by John Scalzi at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt from Revise the World by Brenda Clough at Book View Cafe.
- Read the short story “When Korwa Fell” by James A. Moore at Angry Robot Books.
- Why the moon landings could have never EVER been faked.