Interviews & Profiles
- A.R. Silverberry interviews Nicholas Rossis, author of Pearseus.
- Fantasy Faction interviews Rjurik Davidson, author of Unwrapped Sky.
- Geekexchange interviews Luc Besson, director of Lucy.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Carmilla Voiez, author of Starblood Trilogy.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Glenn Rolfe, author of The Haunted Halls.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Jared Sandman, author of Leviathan.
- Literary Escapism interviews Amanda Carlson, author of Full-Blooded.
- MIT Technology Review interviews Gene Wolfe, author of The Land Across.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Lisa Jensen, author of Alias Hook.
- Nicky Peacock interviews J K Coi, author of Dark Immortal.
- The Qwillery interviews Jonathan Winn, author of Martuk … the Holy: Proseuche.
- Escape Pod has updated its writer’s guidelines and is currently open for submissions
- Mark Hamill calls Star Wars return a gift
- Star Wars: Episode VII to Shoot on Tiny Irish Island
Events & Event News
- The Official Star Trek Convention heads back to Las Vegas July 31st
- Mars Awaits 2015 calendar – each piece of artwork shows one step in the colonization of Mars, and depicts the bravery, excitement and joy there of.
- Second Class Supers – Buying a Super power is Kya’s overriding goal in life. Unfortunately, society isn’t designed for everyone to have one.
- 6 Sci-Fi Movie Premises Debunked by Real Science is faaar too short a list.
- 16 movies that looked good on paper but not on screen.
- 20 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever… plus Hunger Games.
- Alvaro Zinos-Amaro is reading–and writing brief reviews of–50 stories in 10 days. Here are reviews of the first 25 stories from days 1-5
- Back to the Future: thousands still hoping to see Secret Cinema cult movie. Secret Cinema is a cult phenomenon among film fans. But its latest screening has so far been more disaster than sci-fi
- Bookworm Blues recommends some Post Apocalyptic Reading.
- Christopher Nolan on Interstellar: “It’s about what it means to be human“
- Circumnavigate the World Through Genre with this reading list from Tor.com
- Focus on LOCUS, or: The Fannish Beginnings of an Industry Standard SF Genre Newszine.
- How the sci-fi series Extant built a realistic future.
- How We Know Your Brain is Just as Amazing as Lucy’s
- How Would Christianity Deal with Extraterrestrial Life?
- The Huffington Post explains Why Your Daughters Need More Star Trek
- If “R + L = J” Blew Your Mind, Just Watch These Insane Game of Thrones Conspiracy Theory Videos
- Kirkus Reviews suggests SF/F Anthologies to Keep An Eye On
- Lit Reactor advises writers to Forget Heroes and Villains, There is Only Point-of-View
- The Millions remembers Italo Calvino’s Science Fiction Masterpiece, Cosmicomics.
- Religious People Talking About Aliens?!
- Sigourney Weaver hankering after fifth installment of the Alien saga: The actor has hinted at the possibility of a final outing as Ellen Ripley, saying that the Alien story is unresolved
- Snowpiercer and the Futility of Revolutions
- Tolkien’s shadow: Middle Earth has swallowed up our understanding of the Middle Ages
- Usurping the Throne: Game of Thrones and George R. R. Martin’s Dilemma
- What Sci-Fi Movies Get Right and Wrong About Time Travel, according to Slate.
- Why I’d like to be … Chewbacca in Star Wars: “He’s a giant dog/bear with a blood-curdling howl who oozes cool as he flies spaceships around the Star Wars galaxy and shoots clone fascists with lasers – plus he saved me from the terrors of Watership Down”
- Why Read Sci-Fi and Fantasy? asks Anna Caltabiano in a guest post on Speculative Scotsman.
- Why Star Wars did not ruin sci-fi, no matter what Lewis Beale says.
- Behold, the Lord of the Rings art of Jian Guo
- The drool-worthy SDCC teaser poster for Jurassic World
- Master Storyteller Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez To Draw Harlan Ellison’s Lost Batman ’66 Episode
More Fun Stuff
- Cover reveal: The Peripheral by William Gibson cover art and synopsis
- Extreme solar storm could have made for a really bad day.
- The folks at ThinkGeek put so much effort into their April Fool’s Day prank products every year that often times they end up turning them into a reality. Remember the Star Wars Tauntan sleeping bag ?, that started life as a prank. And of all the wonderful products ThinkGeek pretended to announce on April 1 this year, the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor car charger is the one to get the IRL nod.
- Infographic: Mapping Climate Change on Tatooine Over 110 Galactic Years
- Thinkgeek’s Bronze Spock Business Card Holder is a 1.3lb lump of high-grade, nerdy desk-decor.
- Watch a new trailer for Christopher Nolan Interstellar from SDCC 2014.
- Watch a trailer for Horns starring Daniel Radcliffe
- Watch a video of the Putting the Epic in Epic Fantasy Panel from SDCC 2014.