Interviews & Profiles
- AR Silverberry interviews Cheryllynn Dyess, author of Calastan.
- Assignment X interviews Michael Nankin, director of of Defiance.
- Cuddlebuggery interviews Phoebe North, author of Starbreak.
- Diabolical Plots interviews Richard Zwicker, author of numerous short stories.
- Nicky Peacock interviews Michelle Scott, author of Straight to Heaven.
- Omnivoracious interviews Max Brooks, author of The Extinction Parade.
- Richard Ellis Preston, Jr. interviews Jeremy Zerfoss, illustrator of Wonderbook.
- As the Amazon standoff continues, writers take sides
- The Speculative Literature Foundation is now accepting applications for Gulliver Travel Research Grant.
Events & Event News
- Jeff VanderMeer has announced his Southern Reach UK Tour: London, Edinburgh, Glasgow.
- Tor/Forge Author Events in July
- Geeks Doing Good – The Worldbuilders Team and some of the Geek Glitterati present their first-ever summer fundraiser! (Read more at Patrick Rothfuss’ blog)
- Mountains of Madness – an animated feature film based on H.P. Lovecraft’s novella
- Realm of souls – a sci-fi novel of new worlds, strange creatures from legend reborn, and humanity stuck in the middle. The first of three books.
- 6 Must-Listen Podcasts For Novelists, Screenwriters & Storytellers
- 32 Science Fiction, Fantasy And Similar Books To Dive Into This July
- Charlaine Harris writes about Buffy the Vampire Slayer in her essay A Reflection of Ugliness.
- Diabolical Plots undertakes a Hugo Graphic Story Review for 2014.
- Doctor Who TV considers the question Is the Doctor a Good Man?
- Dusk Before the Dawn is re-reading Tad William’s The Dragonbone Chair. (Part 2)
- Dystopia vs. the Braintrust: Tech’s Literal Choice
- How Grimm should teen fiction get? asks The Independent’s Arifa Akbar.
- Human extinction? It’s not just science fiction
- Independent picks The best man machines on the silver screen.
- More authors share favorite sci-fi TV and movies
- New RoboCop reboots the roboethics dilemma
- Not quite beam me up, but Star Trek technology’s moved beyond science fiction.
- The Predator franchise may be bleeding, but Shane Black won’t kill it.
- The Top 10 Twilight Zone Episodes, as chosen by IGN.
- USA Today’s Throwback Thursday: Why we love YA so very much
- VanderMeer takes on sci-fi binge reading, reports USA Today.
- What is a robot? The answer is constantly evolving
- Where is our new cinema renaissance? asks Screen Robot. With the world in turmoil, why isn’t cinema tackling our myriad issues head-on?
- William Sims Bainbridge discusses Religions for a Galactic Civilization. (Updated version.)
- Concept Art Gives Us Our First Look At Ron Howard’s Troubled Dark Tower
- The Fantastic Scifi Worlds Of Arthur Haas
More Fun Stuff
- Groundbreaking Video Game Lets Players Customize Characters’ Genetic Code [The Onion]
- Guardians of the Galaxy: 25 New Images Officially Released
- Is This a Google Easter Egg or Proof That Skynet Is Actually Plotting World Domination?
- Jenner Sisters or George Orwell? Guess the Dystopian Fiction Author
- Leaked Star Wars Episode VII Set Footage Is Fake, But Still a Must-See
- Popular Science suggest The Best Science Podcasts for the Enjoyment of Your Ears and Brain
- Read an excerpt from The High Druids Blade by Terry Brooks at Scribd.
- Scientists discover consciousness on-off switch. Last time I checked, it was called beer.
- Should we fear the robots of the future? asks the BBC.
- The Military Has Hired Hollywood To Help Build An Actual Iron Man Suit.
- Watch the extended trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy.
- Watch “What Is Bayhem?,” a closer look at the filmmaking style of Michael Bay that compares his undeniably unique style to shots in other movies, both good and bad. Whether you love or hate him, it’s an interesting exploration of some of the director’s favorite techniques.