Interviews & Profiles
- A.C. Wise interviews Djibril al-Ayad & Kathryn Allan of Accessing the Future.
- Buzzy Mag interviews David Walton, author of Super Position.
- Electric Literature interviews Yoss, author of A Planet for Rent.
- Electric Literature interviews Anthony Tognazzini, author of “Neighbors.”
- Lisa Haselton interviews Debbie Peterson, author of Court of the Hawk.
- Mashable interviews Ernest Cline, author of Armada.
- Rachel Aaron interviews Rhonda Mason, author of The Empress Game.
- Centipede Press is publishing THE COMPLETE KANE by Karl Edward Wagner. These volumes are as good as brawny sword and sorcery get. With Centipede producing them, you know they’ll be among the finest of small press offerings. Give the set a look.
- Blaine Gibson, Sculptor of Figures in Disney Parks, Dies at 97.
- A robot has just passed the self-awareness test. EVERYBODY PANIC.
- Tatiana Maslany FINALLY Got an Emmy Nomination for Orphan Black! Waaay overdue.
Events & Event News
- Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One, will appear at Barnes & Noble – Union Square on Thursday July 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new novel Armada!
- Jason Neulander, creator of “Intergalactic Nemesis,” will appear at BookPeople in Austin, TX on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM for an incredible live-action graphic novel performance that has been blowing minds from coast to coast. He’ll be there with the much-anticipated final installment in the series, Twin Infinity. The year is 1942. Are you ready for the adventure? We are! Don’t miss it!
- The Octavia Project aims to empower Brooklyn teen girls with science fiction.
- The Side of Good / The Side of Evil: A FlipBook Anthology – A Flipbook Anthology. Which side is your allegiance to? Chose before someone choses for you…
- Barnes and Nobles recommends An SF/F Book for Every Gamer.
- Christie Golden on Star Wars: Dark Disciple: “This is as Serious as it Gets.”
- Contamination and the joy of cheap Alien knockoffs.
- Europa SF have a nice write up of Albedo One: Remarkable Irish Projects.
- Every live-action superhero movie ever, ranked from best to worst! Start at the bottom.
- GamesRadar remembers The most shocking moments in comic book history.
- io9 tries to explain How M. Night Shyamalan Aims To Win Back Your Trust, By Going Small. I don’t believe a word of it. I’ve been hurt too many times.
- If Someone Asks You if You’re a God, Do You Say Yes?
- John Ayliff asks Is Belt Three Hard Science Fiction? in a Qwillery guest post.
- John Carter & The World of Yesterday.
- Let’s Get Ready to Super-Rumble: Your Batman v Superman Reading List.
- Michael Livingston on Getting Medieval on George R. R. Martin.
- Off the Beaten Path: 5 Books Guaranteed to Be Different.
- Over a decade ago, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow laid the foundations for today’s effects-driven blockbusters. Why haven’t its creators made a film since?
- Shadow Revolution authors on Making a Writing Partnership Work.
- What Happens When 2,000 Warriors, Orcs and Elves Descend on One Pennsylvania Forest. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Dinosaurs With Jobs by Theo Nicole Lorenz honors hard-working dinosaurs and their everyday efforts to make ends meet. Dinosaurs work as everything from driving instructors and dog groomers to tech support specialists and Shakespearean actors.
- Fat Ladies in Spaaaaace by Theo Nicole Lorenz is a body-positive coloring book celebrating “fat sci-fi heroines doing what they do best: trekking across the time and space, blasting off into adventure, and saving the day.” From rocketeers and space pirates to time travelers and intrepid explorers. “Because there’s a whole universe of body types out there, and they all deserve to be represented.”
- If your home is feeling a little humdrum consider livening things up with these awesomely lifelike dinosaurs handmade by Maitland, FL-based artist Joe Malys of Imagemotor. Even sitting down to pay the bills or fold some laundry will seem more exciting when there’s a ravenous Velociraptor or savage Tyrannosaurus rex bursting through your wall.
- Your Favorite Science Fiction Characters Brought To Life…On Velvet!
More Fun Stuff
- 20 Best Things We Saw and Heard at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
- Cover Art and Table of Contents for The Apex Book of World SF 4!
- Cover Reveal: The Horror at Red Hook.
- It’s a Mad Mad Mad Max Fury Road.
- Pluto joins the ranks of hi-res planet images. Ben Gross, a research fellow at the Chemical Heritage. Foundation, tweeted this “family portrait” that was over 40 years in the making. Meanwhile, could we be seeing Cthulhu on Pluto’s surface?
- Read an excerpt from The Entropy of Bones by Ayize Jama-Everett at Tor.com.
- Read an excerpt from Windswept by Adam Rakunas at My Bookish Ways.
- Read “In the Cave of the Delicate Singers” by Lucy Taylor at Tor.com.
- Stephen Colbert fights with Neil deGrasse Tyson over Pluto’s planet status.
- What if Nicolas Cage played every character in Game of Thrones?
- Who’d Win In A Fight, The Millennium Falcon Or The U.S.S. Enterprise?
- xkcd Identifies Some of the Unique Features Discovered on the Surface of Pluto.