Interviews & Profiles
- AVClub interviews Alan Tudyk, of Firefly, who talks about never playing the same part twice.
- Europa SF interviews Cat Rambo, the SFWA’s New Vice-President.
- Juliet McKenna interviews Mark Charan Newton, author of Drakenfeld.
- Lit Reactor interviews Christopher Moore, author of The Serpent of Venice: A Novel.
- The Qwillery interviews Joshua Palmatier, author of Shattering the Ley.
- Reddit recently hosted an AMA for Christopher Moore, author of A Dirty Job.
- Unlikely Story interviews Carrie Cuinn, author of “How to Recover a Relative Lost During Transmatter Shipping, In Five Easy Steps.”
- BVC Announces Risk of Love and Magic by Patricia Rice
- Del Rey offering a Star Wars book sampler on July 15.
- J.K. Rowling Posts New Harry Potter Story on Pottermore, but NBC has run it in its entirety.
- Mythopoeic Awards finalists announced. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon 45, to be held August 8-11, 2014, at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.
- Nebula Award Nominated Novelist Genevieve Valentine To Take Over DC’s Catwoman Title
Events & Event News
- Check out this month’s in-store events at your local Barnes and Noble
- EDGE-LIT 3 July 19th at Cinema One will feature Charles Stross and Joe Ambercrombie.
- The Blood Angel Series – a supernatural YA series in which Alee discovers she is the only surviving Dhampir in history. Part vampire and part witch she struggles to find herself and her purpose.
- Cosmic Callisto Caprica – an exciting retro future space novella with a 1950s setting. The heroine of this story is a junior space detective named Cosmo.
- Death’s Companion(A urban fantasy novel) – Blake Hunter is a private investigator who has unique powers and investigates supernatural cases.
- Book Review: The L.A. Times calls Josh Weil’s Great Glass Sea an epic fantasy of brotherly bonds.
- Book Review: World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters: “The Last Policeman series is simply awesome and underrated. And now the trilogy has come to a close.”
- 10 Science Fiction Novels You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Actually Read Them)
- 13 reasons to go and see Snowpiercer in theaters, according to FYeah SnowPiercer.
- Anecdote: Three Hard Truths about How to Write Fiction
- Are Science Fiction And Fantasy Actually Kissing Cousins?
- Armed and Dangerous weighs in on Science fiction from within.
- Between the Lines Book Club suggests Staff Picked Reads for the summer.
- BookRiot picks The Best Books of 2014 So Far.
- Books That Buzzed at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas
- Change can be Good, or How did we end up in Portugal anyway?
- Change Is Divine: How Sci Fi Visionary Octavia Butler Influenced This Detroit Revolutionary
- Creating the next book-to-film franchise and the end of graceful endings
- How Egil and Nix ended up with Del Rey
- Hugh C. Howey considers the Media Bias Against Self-Publishing.
- Paul Park on Getting All Meta with Vladimir Nabokov’s story, Signs and Symbols.
- Postmodernism and the Ret-Con (Or, I Blame Nietzsche for Multiverses)
- The six Joss Whedon geek girls who captured our hearts, according to PopSugar.
- This Summer Has Actually Restored My Faith In Pop Culture
- Slate wonders Why did the Starfleet allow families aboard the Enterprise?
- Star Trek Phase II ups the ante on authenticity: the new set of Star Trek: Phase II, a fan-production so perfect that its episodes seem warped straight out of 1968.
- Top 20 Sci-Fi Films of the 21st Century, as chosen by Rolling Stone.
- “We May Only Have a Few Years” To Prevent Killer Robots. In Ray Kurzweil’s 2006 book, The Singularity is Near, he put the final date at 2045.
- Why I Decided to Self-Publish My Next Series by Rachel Aaron
- Why I love the ‘X-Men’ movies so much
- Hot Concept Art by Aleksi Briclot
- Jordu Schell’s concept maquettes for the aliens in War of the Worlds.
More Fun Stuff
- Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo Michigan has announced a new series of seven beers inspired by by music of composer Gustav Holst and his 1913 orchestral suite, The Planets.
- David Langford’s Ansible 324 is now available online.
- How NASA reinvented the tortilla, and other tales of food in space.
- Make Your Own World With Programmable Matter: People will conjure objects as easily as music
- NASA, Boeing finalize deal to build most powerful rocket in history.
- Read an excerpt from Full Fathom Five by Max Gladstone at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt from Ringworld, The Graphic Novel, Part One at the Tor/Forge Blog.
- Watch the First Trailer for Swedish Sci-Fi Thriller The Hybrid.