Interviews & Profiles
- Diabolical Plots interviews Nathaniel Lee, Assistant Editor of both Escape Pod and the Drabblecast.
- Electric Literature interviews Ursula K. Le Guin, author of The Lathe of Heaven.
- Fast Co talks with Ron Moore of about the evolution of TV science fiction.
- The Globe and Mail interviews Rachel Talalay, director of this season’s Doctor Who fan to finale.
- MIT Technology Review interviews Gene Wolfe, author of The Land Across.
- My Bookish Ways interviews David Shafer, author of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
- Startrek.com interviews Ronald D. Moore, showrunner of Outlander.
- Suvudu interviews Andy Weir, author of The Martian.
- Tor.com interviews Avery Hastings, author of Feuds.
- Amazon is not in the least bit happy about the full-page ad some authors have placed into the New York Times this weekend, complaining about its tactics in its negotiations with Hachette.
Events & Event News
- Cory Doctorow and Neal Stephenson will appear at Town Hall Seattle October 26, 2014 to promote Project Hieroglyph’s first anthology, Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future.
- Hello World – Post Production Funds – Help finish the short film Hello World a 9 minute short film about an android in the broken home of a father & son. With principal photography completed and only post-production left, Hello World needs your help to finish strong.
- Illegal by Jeremy Whitley and Heather Nunnelly – In the future, every move you make will be tracked by a microchip under your skin. And you’ll do anything to get one.
- Book Review: Dwight Garner of the NY Times reviews David Shafer’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot — “elements of DeLillo, Pynchon, Dick, Kunzru, Stephenson…”
- TV Review: Doctor Who series 8, episode 1: Peter Capaldi’s Doctor may just be the best yet
- 7 Black Women Science Fiction Writers Everyone Should Know
- The 10 Most Underrated Classic Science Fiction Films
- 10 Real-Life Places Ripped Straight Out Of Science Fiction
- 15 reasons Outlander is secretly a Battlestar Galactica remake
- Dystopian Fiction: 8 Doomsday Books and “No More Avatars”
- Enterprise was forever torn between our future and Star Trek’s past
- Eric Brown discusses My Kind of SF.
- Gillian Anderson’s first book, a supernatural thriller, is coming
- How Not to Write a Review, Unless You Want to Sound Like an Insufferable Prig
- Locus Online holds a Roundtable on Ten Exciting Writers
- Marvel, please stop pretending to kill your heroes.
- Notes on Octavia Butler’s Survivor from The Mumpsimus.
- Outlander could be a game-changer for the Starz network
- Sci-fi and fantasy authors pick the worlds they want to visit
- Snowpiercer and the Decay of the White Savior.
- Telecommuting, and the artificial property bubble that killed sci-fi’s great dream: Science-fiction’s cherished vision of cyberspatial workplaces are within our grasp; we have the infrastructure and the technology. But now that the very bricks of cities such as London are the new ‘gold’, decentralisation would have to be preceded by another financial apocalypse…
- The Verge on playing in the massively complex post-apocalyptic LARP game, Dystopia Rising: “When Dystopia Rising went well, there were moments that felt natural, perfect. My first night was filled with gang warfare and hunts for a cult of radiation-worshipping Social Darwinists, but one of the parts I remember best was sitting next to a busker who played me a song from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, gave a mythologized retelling of the musical, and ended up explaining the origins of a group I believe was called the Church of Daft Punk”
- The Wall Street Journal’s Tom Shippey remembers Poul Anderson’s A Bicycle Built for Brew
- What Would Happen If A Lady Superhero Pitched Her Own Movie? Hilariously but painfully accurate.
- Why the Internet’s biggest scavenger hunt is the bane of many sci-fi authors’ existence
- Wired examines The Troubling, Subversive Promise of the New Show Outlander
- Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction
More Fun Stuff
- Artificial Intelligence Potentially More Dangerous To Humans Than Nuclear Weapons, says Elon Musk. Here’s a guy who knows what’s up.
- Guy writes a short story, has 31 buddies tweet it (line by line), which he then retweets. “I realized that, by giving tweets to friends via DM, I could create this strange little bit of magic. A narrative could just begin to appear in my timeline”
- Holy crap. This guy just changed the way I understand Lord of the Rings. Why didn’t Gandalf just use the eagles to fly the ring to Mount Doom?
- Turns out, the reason astronauts have trouble sleeping has nothing to do with a fear of probes.
- Two new posters for Antonio Banderas’ sci-fi movie Automata
- A Video Love Letter to Curiosity on Mars, After Two Years of Surface Operations
- Watch the first trailer for The Theory of Everything.
- The world’s smartest scientists worry we live in The Matrix (yes, really). I’m now more depressed than ever that I don’t know Kung Fu. What do they know that we don’t?