Interviews & Profiles
- Adventures in SciFi Publishing interviews Craig Cormick, author of The Shadow Master.
- CraveOnline interviews Director Dave Green and screenwriter Henry Gayden of Earth to Echo.
- Examiner.com interviews Isaiah Mayweather, author of The Supreme Human Being.
- First Showing interviews Bong Joon-ho, Director of Snowpiercer.
- The Hollywood Reporter interviews Veronica Roth, author of Four: A Divergent Collection.
- IEEE Spectrum interviews Nancy Kress, author of Someone to Watch Over Me.
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Adam-Troy Castro, author of “The New Provisions.”
- Lightspeed Magazine interviews Carmen Maria Machado, author of “Help Me Follow My Sister.”
- My Bookish Ways interviews AX Ahmad, author of The Last Taxi Ride.
- USA Today interviews Susan Kaye Quinn, Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris all on the same page.
- Knightley reveals sci-fi ambitions at the Belfast Telegraph
- Titan Books has acquired a new trilogy by Adam Christopher. “Set in an alternative 1960s Los Angeles and starring a robot detective,” The LA Trilogy is, according to the author, a hybrid of SF and crime “inspired by Raymond Chandler’s parody of science fiction in a letter to his agent.”
- NESFA Announces A Bicycle Built for Brew: Volume 6 of the Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson. [via Andrew Porter]
Events & Event News
- Jeff VanberMeer’s Southern Reach Summer Tour: US (The Carolinas, San Diego Comic-Con, Mystery Galaxy) and UK (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, Bristol, Bath).
- Lou Anders has posted the dates of his Frostborn book tour.
- GRISLY: The Movie – a sci-fi/horror short film that pays homage to both comic books and the science fiction movies of the 1950’s.
- Mission Critical – a cooperative science fiction board game for 2-6 players.
- 5 young adult novels adults should read, chosen by The Orange County Register
- 6 Beloved Sci-Fi Movies We Hope Earth To Echo Takes After
- 10 Worst-Case Scenarios of Computers Controlling Your Emotions, not counting the
uncontrollable sobbingrage while I was without an internet connection last month.
- 11 American Gods From The Book That Deserve Starring Roles On Starz TV Show
- Amazing Stories continues its list of The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
- Angry Robot 5: Caroline’s Top 5 Characters
- Armed and Dangerous explains Why the deep norms of the SF genre matter.
- Clarion West marks its 30th summer reading series and workshop. But what is it?
- Cosplay: It’s effort, not bare skin, that matters most.
- Five Things I Learned from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
- Flying Cars and Tricorders: How Sci-Fi Invented the Present
- Geek Twins pick the 10 Best Changes George Lucas Made to Star Wars.
- George Takei: From Star Trek to cultural icon
- Isaac Asimov on Optimism vs. Cynicism about the Human Spirit
- Jeff VanderMeer reviews Josh Weil’s Great Glass Sea and Edan Lepucki’s California..
- Kirkus Reviews (Andrew Liptak) on Octavia E. Butler: Expanding Science Fiction’s Horizons.
- Lawrence Watt-Evans writes about Growing Up Mutant in an essay from The Unauthorized X-Men.
- Lois Lowry’s Take on ‘The Giver’ Movie Is Surprisingly Positive
- Mark Charan Newton on The Fantasy Of Ancient History
- Matthew Sanborn Smith on The One-Thousand: The Story Behind Three Kingdoms.
- Should SFWA Allow Self-Published Authors To Join?
- Should Science Fiction and Fantasy be Included in the “New Wave of African Writers”?
- Welcome to Night Vale: where even “not” isn’t what it seems: All Things Linguistic considers how Welcome to Night Vale, the most popular podcast in the US, achieves its humor through violating certain deeply-held beliefs. If you have a few minutes, the PBS Idea Channel will try to explain the unknown; if not, try this Buzzfeed primer.
- Why humanity is going to Spock: As more people grow up under constant surveillance, the suppression of emotions will no longer be left to Star Trek’s favorite Vulcan.
- Why the singularity may not happen and should not be allowed to happen
- Zoe Saldana Says It’s Better for Women in Space than on Earth.
More Fun Stuff
- After the robot apocalypse, what else could go wrong? asks PRI, screwing us all with the mother of all jinxes. Thanks, PRI, when the zombies rise as I’m cowering in the back of a barn, hiding from our new robot overlords, I’ll be thinking of you.
- Kevin Smith Gets Misty on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII” Set
- Leonard Nimoy enjoying some Computer Gaming in the 1980s
- Make your own Hardback Reading Light with this tutorial from Boing Boing.
- One London-based account exec turned his passion for science fiction into a daily Tumblr, chronicling 365 days of 30-second sci-fi nuggets.
- Own your own Star Trek Spock Cameo Necklace from Etsy.
- Watch “00c6,” a social sci-fi transmedia and webseries project about China’s gendercide crisis.
- XKCD imagines Space without the Space: The Solar System’s Solid Surfaces stitched together.