Interviews & Profiles
- Amy Christine Parker chats with My Bookish Ways about her new YA dystopian novel Gated, which follows a girl who finds herself trapped in a cult following 9/11.
- Elysium Director Neill Blomkamp: “I’m Not Even Sure I’m A Director”
- Ian Doescher, the brilliant mind behind Quirk Book’s recent release, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, discusses the difficulty of fitting classic Star Wars lines into iambic pentameter.
- In this interview with Amazing Stories, Frederik Pohl discusses the long writing career that has culminated with his becoming a SFWA Grand Master.
- Livio Ramondelli talks about the comic book series The Transformers: Monstrosity
- R.A. Salvatore answers a few questions about his latest novel, The Companions, featuring everyone’s favorite dark elf, Drizzt Do’Urden.
- The Reading and Writing Podcast recorded this interview with the authors calling themselves “Sam Cabot” at ThrillerFest in New York City. Their latest release, the new thriller Blood of the Lamb, is being marketed as a cross between The Historian and The Da Vinci Code.
- SFFWorld interviews Douglas E. Richards NYTimes bestselling author of WIRED, AMPED, CURE.
- SFFWorld interviews Lance Erlick, author of The Rebel series of young adult dystopian novels.
- Weird Fiction Review interviews John Kessel of Digital Rapture: The Singularity Anthology.
- E-book sales are leveling off. Here’s why.
- Hot Amblin TV Sci-Fi Spec ‘Extant’ Lands At CBS With 13-Episode Order For Summer ’14
- Stieg Larsson’s Early Sci-Fi to Be Published Next Year
- Time Warner CEO: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Setting Piracy Records Is ‘Better Than An Emmy’
- University of Iowa librarians have found a miniature book the size of a ladybug in their miniature book collection, so small it could not be read with the naked eye. Finally, a job for Ant Man!
Events & Event News
- Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel will hold a reading at the KGB Bar in New York City
- The Hugo-nominated SF Signal Podcast is booking Worldcon Interviews!
- Borg Like Me is a collection of articles by technologist Gareth Branwyn, who has been writing about the future for the likes of Boing Boing, Wired and MAKE for over 30 years. Borg Like Me delves deep into the history of technology, how the Maker movement bloomed, and more.
- Dalek Gary – A Doctor Who Parody is a series of six short sketches following the trials of an armor-plated killing machine just trying to blend in with the rest of us. This Kickstarter campaign is brought to you by the people behind The Real Sims.
- Generation One: Children of Mars is a 3-issue limited comic series created with the goal of getting kids and young adults excited about the possibility of Mars colonization. It tells the story of the first generation of children born on Mars—and what we might become, together, if we have the courage to try. “Someday Mars will have its own Laura Ingalls Wilder to tell the tale of growing up on the new frontier. But with ‘Generation One: Children of Mars,’ we can experience some of that story now. It’s going to be great.”
- SecretAgentMan by author Richard Saunders is a Kickstarter campaign for supernatural sci-fi novel. SecretAgentMan is the fictional biography of Lawrence Howard. Born in Methuen, Massachusetts in 1956, he is Albert Einstein reincarnate. Saunders has worked alone and in almost complete secrecy since his childhood, slowly and methodically evolving his characters and plotting the epic adventure that will finally be revealed when the novel is released by AnEx Publications.
- Review: Forbidden Planet on “Shaman” by Kim Stanley Robinson.
- Review: Paul Di Filippo reviews “Neptune’s Brood” by Charles Stross
- Review: SF Mistressworks reviews “More Women of Wonder” edited by Pamela Sargent (1976)
- 10 Things We Learned About the ‘Cosmos’ Reboot From Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Reddit AMA
- 10 Futuristic Sci-Fi Movie Concepts That Could Actually Happen
- The 11 Most Important Political Science Fiction Movies
- The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers might include a few you don’t already visit.
- Anil Dash: No, It Is Not Acceptable To Talk During A Movie
- The Boomerang discusses Historical Science in Science Fiction and, more specifically, Asimov’s Foundation and the Science of History.
- Lou Anders on Deal of the Day at Publishers Marketplace.
- Duct to the future: The nightmare of Brazil never arrived, but it’s still resonant
- How Breaking Bad’s Science Adviser Keeps It Real
- How Marvel Unified Its Movie Universe (And Why That Won’t Be Easy for DC)
- Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin debate science fiction vs. “realism”
- Minor Book Characters Who Got a Boost on Film or TV
- No, Pat Robertson, Killing Someone in a Video Game Isn’t a Sin
- Our 10 Favorite Sci-Fi Space Stations of All Time
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy’s Most Brutal Caste Systems
- Science Fiction’s Sexism Problem
- Scientist debunks Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, ruins your childhood
- The Three Stages of Accepting That You Killed ‘The Lone Ranger’
- This heartbreaking “fan canon” for why David Bowie‘s Goblin King steals Sarah’s little brother in Labyrinth is incredibly moving.
Science & Technology
- Ask the experts: will robots take over the world?
- 4 Hilariously Dystopian Ways Science Is Reinventing Food
- Could we really build ‘Elysium’? There’s some science behind it
- Hydrogels Make Soft Squishy Robots
- No science fiction: Robots are gaining human abilities
- 50 Incredible Pieces of ‘Pacific Rim’ Fan Art
- Awesome Plush Toys from Shows Kids Probably Shouldn’t be Watching
- Cthulhu Pie and a delight song to accompany it.
- Elysium’ s World Is Even Grittier, Prettier in This Cool Concept Art
- If England is putting Jane Austen on the £10, why can’t we put George R.R. Martin on the twenty?
- Pew pew! Missile Command invades YouTube: YouTube lets you get your retro game on with a fun Easter egg that anyone can do. Here’s how to play.
- Poster artist gives Star Wars the film noir treatment.
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