- Suvudu interviews William C. Dietz (Resistance: A Hole in the Sky).
- Angela Slatter interviews Ramsey Campbell.
- Sci-Fi Fan Letter interviews T.C. McCarthy (Germline).
- Unshelved interviews John Scalzi (podcast).
- Jim C. Hines’ First Book Friday with Karin Lowachee.
- Terribleminds interviews Adam Christopher (Part Two).
- Cult-Pop interviews Dee Wallace, Danielle Harris and Tony Todd (video).
- Tanith Lee’s “Snow-drop” became controversial when its inclusion in a Cairo University fantasy-fiction reading list was denounced, supposedly for the lesbian scene. [via Terri Windling via Ellen Datlow via Ansible]
- Night Shade Books Presents the Cthulhu Summer.
- Nnedi Okorafor Joins World SF Travel Fund Board. (See also: Help Send The Hardest Working Genre Blogger to World Fantasy Convention.)
- The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings presents Keith R.A. DeCandido and Laura Anne Gilman, Tuesday, Tuesday, August 9th, at The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art in NYC.
- As part of the Fantastic Fiction free reading series, Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present N.K. Jemisin (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms and The Broken Kingdoms) & Andrea Hairston (Redwood, Wildfire and Mindscape) Wednesday August 17th, 7pm at KGB Bar in NYC.
- Martha Wells on Cultivating Invisibility; Just Some Thoughts.
- Jamie Todd Rubin on In the battle between print and e-books, it is the “work” that comes out the winner and The science fiction magazine e-format boom.
- Kevin Maher on Kevin Geeks Out About: Rise of/Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and APES movie during SHARK WEEK.
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch on The Business Rusch: Deal Breakers (Continued).
- Blastr lists How Rises messes with Apes canon (and 3 ways we can fix it all).
- John Anealio lists 3 Reasons To Follow Mur Lafferty On Twitter.
- @ItsArtMag: “Quetzacoatl” by yogh.
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