Interviews & Profiles
- Alibi.com interviews Joel Hodgson, creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- Comicsverse interviews Pat Mills, author of 2000AD.
- Filmoria interviews Bong Joon-ho, Director of Snowpiercer.
- The Little Red Reviewer interviews Francesca Forrest, author of Pen Pal.
- MoviePilot interviews Veronica Roth, author of Four: A Divergent Collection.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Greg van Eekhout, author of California Bones.
- Reddit recently hosted an AMA for Mark Ruffalo of Avengers. Tor.com has the highlights.
- Redditors also interview Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names and John Golden, Freelance Debugger.
- Unlikely Story interviews Sarah Pinsker, author of “How a Map Works.”
- Discworld author Terry Pratchett forced to cancel appearance by Alzheimer’s
- The EMP Museum and the Seattle International Film Festival has announced the launch of the call for entries for the tenth annual 2015 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF) from now through September 15, 2014. SFFSFF has sold out the renowned 800-seat Cinerama for the last six years in a row, packing the house with enthusiastic fans from the region’s sci-fi, fantasy, and film communities. Selected films are presented on Cinerama’s massive 70-foot screen, and the theater features a new state-of-the-art sound system and digital projection.
- Guy Gavriel Kay has been named a Member of the Order of Canada for his outstanding contributions to the field of speculative fiction as an internationally celebrated author.
- Starz Developing American Gods Series With Hannibal Creator Bryan Fuller. This could go soo right.
Events & Event News
- John Scalzi has announced the dates and locations for The 2014 Lock In Tour
- Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, will be held August 14-18 at ExCeL London
- Tor.com has posted a schedule of Steampunk Events for July 2014
- The Arrival – A science fiction, comedic thriller about an extraterrestrial on the run.
- Mosaics – A short science-fiction film about an underground network of human-animal hybrids & their struggle with oppression & marginalization.
- Book Review: The AudioBookaneers reviews Rags & Bones Edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt
- Signs You’re Addicted to Reading is a LOL-worthy list that had me blushing at several points. 38 is particularly relevant to my life.
- Amazing Stories on Jurassic Park in Space.
- The Artful Collector: How Times Have Changed …
- eBooks vs paper: Choosing books to take on holiday has got more difficult in recent years. Now it is a question not just of what to read but how – on paper, tablet, e-reader, or perhaps even a phone – and people have strong opinions on which is best. But is there any more to the decision than cost and convenience? On this question, the answer suggested by numerous studies into the neuroscience and psychology of reading in different formats is an emphatic yes.
- Have you been watching … Orphan Black, season two? If not, it’s time to start paying attention, because intelligent science fiction series need our support.
- Here’s an intriguing theory that Godzilla is about the USA and Japan uniting to fight China.
- Kirkus has posted its monthly list of Your Best Bets for Speculative Fiction Reads in July.
- Meet the 5 inductees into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame at GeekWire.
- Neuromancer and I Are the Same Age: “For 30 years, ‘Neuromancer’ and I have lived in the same world, under the same sky—the color of television, if you will, tuned to a dead channel.”
- My Bookish Ways offers their monthly run-down of New Releases in Science Fiction, Fantasy.
- Paul Di Filippo reflects upon Quiet Revolutions at The Barnes & Noble Review.
- Screaming Toward a Sci-Fi Strange Future: Who will write the next ground-breaking sci-fi novel?
- ScreenRant asks Will Comic Book Movies Ever Get Female Heroes Right? My guess is that it won’t happen until they put a female director at the helm.
- Sink your teeth into the Zombie Renaissance — why are there so many zombie movies?
- A Trip To The Moon – Amazing Stories looks back at The First Science Fiction Epic
- The Toast has a list of Futurama episodes you should watch in lieu of serious films.
- Utopia or Dystopia takes a closer look at Malthusian Fiction and Fact.
- Why Marvel can’t find someone to direct Ant-Man: It just all seems like such a bad idea— it sounded like a career ender with Edgar Wright who I like quite a bit. A Paul Rudd ant-sized semi-comedy superhero movie?
- Books about Town is doing its part to beautify London with a series of 50 book-inspired benches designed by local artists on display now through mid-September.
More Fun Stuff
- An Open Letter to the Guy Reading A Game of Thrones While Driving
- Download your own OZ-13MSX2 Mercurius mobile suit Papercraft Model
- Forbes admonishes us to Make science, not war.
- Game of Thrones Fan Creates Playable Cyvasse Board you can purchase.
- Issue Number 2 of Fantasy Scroll Magazine, featuring 14 stories is now available for free online.
- Mind uploading won’t lead to immortality
- Nadia Drake Reflects On The Impact of Her Father’s Famed Equation
- The new technologies that will change human civilization as we know it
- Read an excerpt from The House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.
- Read an excerpt from Unwept by Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman at Tor.com.
- Shall we wish for the singularity to happen and could it happen without human intervention ?
- Watch 3 Thoroughly Depressing Planet of the Apes Shorts that Document the Apocalypse
- Watch a trailer for Halle Berry’s Extant at Den of Geek.
- Watch a trailer for Studio Ghibli’s New Film, When Marnie Was There
- Watch a trailer for the To Be Takei Documentary Is Wonderful