- NY Press talks with Neil Gaiman, Walter Mosley, Joe Hill. [via Ellen Datlow]
- If You’re Just Joining Us interviews Amelia Beamer (podcast).
- Angela Slatter interviews Sean Williams.
- John Scalzi’s The Big Idea: Nnedi Okorafor.
- HellNotes interviews Jason Sizemore.
- @io9: Concept Artists share their secrets.
- Agony Column Podcast features Seanan McGuire reading at SF in SF on June 12, 2010.
- Book Chick City features Angie Fox.
- This week on The Functional Nerds, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome John Ottinger III from
Grasping for the Wind.
- RIP Everett F. Bleiler, 1920-2010. [via Lawrence Person]
- Margaret Atwood among Edinburgh book fest headliners.
- The Terry Pratchett Prize.
- EVENT: As part of the Fantastic Fiction free reading series, Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present Catherynne M. Valente & M.K. Hobson Wednesday July 21st, 7pm at at KGB Bar in NYC. Plus: Here are photos from this month’s reading with Jack Ketchum and Scott Edelman.
- The Fringe Report is aiming to to
get Fringe‘s Jasika Nicole (Astrid) on Gleewith this
- Heather Massey on Romance and Science Fiction, Sittin’ in a Tree…
- Scott A. Cupp on Forgotten Book: Blind Voices by Tom Reamy.
- Sean Grattan on Flash Gordon: In Space No One Wears Pants.
- Jason Sanford on Why science fiction predictions hold back the genre.
- Danielle Trussoni asks What is Sci-Fi anyway?
- Andrew Liptak on Military Science Fiction is Soldier Science Fiction.
- Margaret L. Carter on Aliens Within Us.
- Tansy Rayner Roberts on More of 1940’s Wonder Woman and You Should Read This! Right Now. I’ll wait
- Jack Calvert on ‘Killdozer!’ a Crackpot Cult Classic based on a Theodore Sturgeon Story.
- Suvudu on 25 Years of Spectra: Red Mars (1993) by Kim Stanley Robinson.
- Carol Pinchefsky lists Top 10 Reasons Why Uplifted Animals Don’t Make Good Pets.
- Ari Marmell on The Fantasy Continuum.
- Philip Athans on Social Media and Us.
- Nancy Jane Moore on Brave New (Writing) World: Old-Fashioned Hogwash.
- Phyllis Irene Radford on So You Want To Commit Novel: Part 3b More Plot.
- Alison Janssen on Video Games Are Art and Genre Fiction Is Literature.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch on The Freelancer’s Survival Guide: Risks Part Two.
- Juliette Wade on Handling Caste Systems.
- Janice Hardy on Did You Hear That?
- Nathan Bransford on Get More Done: Easy Tools for Greater Efficiency.
- Pimp My Novel on Titles and Covers and Sales, Oh My.
- Which genre films made BlackBook’s list of 15 Badass Films Set In New York City?
- SCI FI Wire on Best 3-D film EVER coming soon: Plan 9 from Outer Space re-release.
- SciFi Wire lists 22 ordinary things that look like the Starship Enterprise, 7 superhero secrets of Syfy’s new Phantom miniseries, and 11 photos from the set of The Hobbit show new Shire being built.
More Fun Stuff
- Read an excerpt from Yahtzee Croshaw’s Mogworld, a a comedic fantasy novel with a twist in which Jim, who, sixty years after dying in a magic-school mishap, is wrenched back to life by a renegade necromancer.
- Cool Art @Coolvibe: “Android Artist” by Adrian Michael Mulryan.
- Cool Art @ItsArtMag: the German cover art for “Queen of Candasce and Pirate Sun by Karl Schroeder.
Thomas Totally Looks Like Yubaba from Spirited Away.