Interviews & Profiles
- Acheron interviews Paul Di Filippo, author of Chasing the Queen of Sassi.
- Bull Spec interviews Lynne Hansen and Jeff Strand, authors of The Return and Pressure, respectively, about The Nevermore Film Festival at the historic Carolina Theatre Durham.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Ian Jarvis, author of Dark Equinox.
- Literary Escapism interviews Nina Crespo, author of Thane’s Redemption.
- My Bookish Ways interviews John Love, author of Evensong.
- Sword and Laser interviews Gary Whitta, screenwriter of The Book of Eli.
- Unlikely Story interviews Lauren C. Teffeau, author of “Jump Cut.”
- Urban Fantasy Investigations interviews J.P. Sloan, author of The Curse Servant.
- Wastelands 2 interviews Jake Kerr of “Biographical Fragments of the Life of Julian Prince.”
- Here is the online version of the 44th annual Locus Awards ballot.
- Game of Thrones Author Gifts 1st Edition of The Hobbit to Texas A&M University
Events & Event News
- Alaya Johnson & Richard Bowes will host a NY Review of SF at Gallery La La in New York City Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00pm EST.
- Help bring Worldcon to Dublin in 2019. Before Dublin can host Worldcon, it must win the Bid process. The Dublin Bid Committee has already been hard at work and the community of supporters is growing daily. At Boskone in February, they reached 500 supporters, an amazing feat for any Worldcon team. Now, they need your support.
- Joe Abercrombie, Francesca Haig, Peter V. Brett will offer a workshop on Writing and publishing fantasy and dystopian fiction Tuesday 14 April 2015 6.30pm-8.30pm in Central London.
- ENTROPY – Thematic Fast-Paced Game of Risk and Deception – Compete to piece together fragments of your reality in order to save your world and return home. A fast-paced game for 2 to 4 players.
- Quantum Mann – a hard-boiled, sci-fi cyberpunk novel set in the city of Pantheon, following one man who wakes up able to see future events.
- Book Review: B&N reviews the anthology Lucky Alan by Jonathan Lethem.
- 6 SF/F Novels with Non-White Protagonists That Aren’t By Octavia Butler
- 6 Surprisingly Good Books Based on Video Games, as chosen by Barnes and Noble.
- Amal El-Mohtar discusses “And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead”
- Author Kristi Charish has a guest post “One RPG at a Time” at The BiblioSanctum.
- Deep Foundations, New Inventions: Paul Di Filippo on Kelly Link & Neil Gaiman
- Den of Geek is Examining the Christopher Nolan backlash
- Discussion of 1970s STAR TREK “Phase II” Series Sequel That Never Happened
- Five Books About Indelible Cityscapes
- Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Jim C. Hines talks about politics, science fiction, and the combination of the two.
- Joss Whedon Calls The Climax Of Avengers: Age Of Ultron “Unhinged”
- Kazuo Ishiguro’s turn to fantasy, The Guardian discusses it in depth.
- March Releases in Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, and Horror
- The mundane and the wondrous met in Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
- A new trove of unknown fairy tales: “The Turnip Princess” [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Obviously, Duncan Jones is going to defend CGI, it’s what his dad is made of…
- Shelf Talk on Time Travel In Science Fiction
- Starships, swords, and the faded grandeur of science fantasy.
- Tor.com is launching a Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch
- A Weird History of Science Fiction Pen Names from Barnes and Noble.
- Artist Inserts Classic Enterprise Model Into Modern STAR TREK Films
- Check out these Astromech Droids, one an R6 Unit and the other a modified R2 Unit.
- R. Crumb illustrates Philip K. Dick’s religious experiences
More Fun Stuff
- According to this xkcd comic, Star Trek is still a possible future timeline for us, but Transformers’ future has become obsolete… mostly because the world just isn’t combustible enough.
- DIY is a new educational program that encourages kids to learn new skills on their own. And not just regular skills like building fires or tying knots, or proficiency in archery or bugling—these merit badges, designed by Isaiah Saxon, celebrate things like engineering darkness, creative use of tape, and being a Yeti. But the best, obviously, is the merit badge you get for being a Rocketeer.
- Google AI teaches itself to destroy human opponents at Space Invaders
- Take A Look At This Incredible Godzilla-Themed Hotel
- Watch Adam Savage build a model of the maze from The Shining
- Watch clips for The Last Man On Earth from Fox. They’re as funny as they are sad.
- Watch a trailer for Divergent Series: Insurgent
- Watch a trailer for Parallels, which looks Like a Fan-Made reboot of Sliders
- Watch a trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season Finale