Interviews & Profiles
- As the Page Turns interviews Stephen Martino, author of The Hidden Reality.
- Entertainment Weekly interviews Idris Elba, star of Star Trek Beyond.
- Islam and Science Fiction interviews Ken Kalfus, author of Equilateral.
- Oscar Isaac tells LA Times Episode VIII “feels like we’re making an independent film”
- My Bookish Ways interviews Andrew Case, author of The Big Fear.
- The Reading and Writing Podcast interviews Sarah Remy, author of Stonehill Downs.
- The Review From Here interviews Kim Harrison, author of The Drafter.
- Supergirl star Melissa Benoist discusses her hopes for Kara in season 2.
- The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced. In the Fiction category, Kelly Link’s Get in Trouble: Stories was a finalists. Author Kelly Link Reveals Her Writing Process
- Baen e-book store adds bulk download system to allow people to download up to 100 e-books at a time.
- Daisy Ridley and J.J. Abrams Will Re-Team for Non-STAR WARS Scifi
- Supreme Court declines to hear Authors Guild appeal; Google Books remains fair use
Events & Event News
- Bookworks is pleased to host Stephen King in Albuquerque Thursday, June 16, 2016 for the END OF WATCH tour at the Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico! King will be in conversation with Game of Thrones author George RR Martin and take questions from the audience. RSVP on Facebook
- Iconic actor William Shatner appears at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, MS on Wednesday May 4, 2016 at 8:00 PM for a live performance of SHATNER’S WORLD! Tickets at TicketFly
- Avorion – Journey to the Center of the Galaxy – Explore. Build. Fight. Trade. Mine. Free to do whatever you want, find your way to the core of the galaxy in this vast space sandbox. To give a glimpse of the gameplay, check out this 35-second Teaser Trailer.
- Movie Review: For the Love of Spock “a moving love letter to an icon and a father”
- TV Review: Supergirl season review: “This superhero is perpetually vulnerable and lost”
- TV Review: “Thank you, Supergirl. You saved the planet AND hooked us to return next season.” writes The Washington Post’s David Betancourt.
- 5 SF/F Books That Obliterate the Bechdel Test
- 7 Ways That DC And Warner Bros. Are Screwing Up Their Cinematic Universe
- 12 Board Game Movie Adaptations We’d Like To See
- 12 Things We Want To See In The Avatar Sequels
- (Almost) Every SFF Adaptation Coming to Television and Movie Theaters!
- Ann Leckie writes “Quite frequently someone at a reading will ask me if I’ll ever explain about that icon Breq is carrying. And the answer is, I already have.”
- The Decline and Fall of Hugo Gernsback according to io9
- How Marvel’s Civil War May Win the War Against Superhero Fatigue
- How Spider-Man Saved Captain America: Civil War
- If Supergirl Gets a Second Season, It Needs To Step Up Its Game
- If You Love Watching ‘Supergirl’, Read These Comics Next
- Intellectual Superheroes: Why You Should Be Watching The Librarians
- LJ Goldstein draws our attention to possibly the single most condescending review I’ve ever read, a New Yorker analysis of Game of Thrones written by man who openly detests dragons, swords, and zombies. If you must read the original article, I suggest imagining it being recited in the voice of Maggie Smith Downton Abbey character, Violet Crawley. (It’s worth noting that The New Yorker’s Sarah Larson and Rachel Syme have both offered far more palatable reviews of the show in the past.)
- Oscar Isaac Somehow Just Got Us Even More Excited For Star Wars Episode VIII
- Serialization: From Charles Dickens to Star Wars
- The time travel script is completely flipped in the season premiere of 12 Monkeys
- What happens when creating a new AI chatbot is as easy as installing a new app? Hugh Hancock writing on Charles Stross’s blog explores the future implications of swarms of artificially intelligent chatbots.
- Why Hollywood’s Whitewashing of Ghost in the Shell Is So Frustrating
- Artist’s impression: How to paint a planet
- Superman-inspired “Jor-El & Lara Lor-Van” poster by Nicolas Delort, is a new officially licensed print release from Geek-Art.net and French Paper Art Club.
- The True Identities of a Hundred Pop Culture Icons Revealed
More Fun Stuff
- Cover Reveal: A Window into Time by Peter F. Hamilton
- Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry Visits Star Wars: Episode VIII Set
- Emerald City Comic Con has been one of the best kept secrets in cosplay. The costumes are amazing and the Seattle setting is gorgeous. The attendees mostly come from Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver but ECCC is beginning to get attention from beyond the Pacific North West. Just check out these Cosplay YouTube videos from the Con. (Part 2)
- Incredible Views of the Aurora Borealis from Space make Earth look Alien
- Lovely Animation Illustrates Life Using Different Clever Circles
- Read “The Thing That Lives In Washington” from Broken Mirror Glass by John Shirley.
- The Science of Star Trek: The 2016 Documentary
- Star Trek Shuttle Pinball Coffee Table is Out of This World
- Star Wars’ Oscar Isaac, BB-8 Take Part In New Force For Change Video