Interviews & Profiles
- All Write Already hosts Wesley Chu, author of The Lives of Tao and the sequel, The Deaths of Tao
- Amazing Stories interviews Chad Connell from The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
- Arched Doorway Book interviews Ian Irvine of the Three Worlds Cycle and The Tainted Realm
- The Barnes & Noble Book Blog interviews Jonathan Lethem, author of Dissident Gardens
- The BBC Tracks Down Audio of 7-Year-Old Scientologist Neil Gaiman
- GoodReads Kim Stanley Robinson of the newly released Shaman.
- Joss Whedon answers The Biggest Unanswered Questions About Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD
- Joss Whedon on Filmmaking: Characters, Comedy & TV
- McKenzie Wark interviews Kim Stanley Robinson, author of 2312.
- My Bookish Ways sits down with David Barnett, author of Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl
- Science fiction writer Jay Lake turns a terminal cancer diagnosis into an opportunity to help mankind by being the first person to open source his entire genome on the internet. [Youtube]
- Suvudu interviews Star Wars: Kenobi author John Jackson Miller
- From 1977: Dave Truesdale interviews Classic Frederik Pohl Interview.
- Ann Crispin (A.C. Crispin), author of the StarBridge series and novels set in the Star Wars, V, Alien, and Pirates of the Caribbean universes, as well as, of course, such beloved and bestselling Star Trek tales as Yesterday’s Son, Sarek and Time for Yesterday, has revealed that she’s nearing the end of a protracted battle against cancer.
- Atwood MaddAddam essay released on Wattpad
- Word Horde, a new independent publishing company headed by critically-acclaimed editor Ross E. Lockhart, launched a new press with its inaugural title, Tales of Jack the Ripper, an anthology of new and classic fiction examining the literary legacy of history’s most infamous serial killer, August 31, 2013, to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the first Whitechapel murder.
Events & Event News
- Andromeda One is a new science-fiction, fantasy and horror event taking place in Birmingham, UK on September 21st. This year’s Guests of Honour are acclaimed writer Paul Cornell of Dr Who TV fame and science-fiction author Jaine Fenn, creator of the Hidden Empire series.
- 10 of the Best Video Game Plot Twists, as chosen by Complex.
- 11 Creative Film Interpretations You Probably Hadn’t Considered
- 18 obsolete words, which never should have gone out of style
- From House Elves to Hunger Games: Labor Issues in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
- How Hollywood softened us up for NSA surveillance: From Enemy of the State to Eagle Eye to Minority Report, US films have accustomed us to the idea that we are constantly being watched
- How So Many People Got Seamus Heaney’s Last Words Wrong: The poet sent his final lines as a text message. What did it say?
- “I Am The One Who” Thinks Breaking Bad Counts As Genre Fiction
- Japan’s E-Reader Industry Struggles to Keep Up as Amazon Takes the Lead
- The Kill Zone: Kindle Dementia
- Memento mori. (Or, how Worldcon’s youth problem will resolve.)
- One Simple Trick to Make Flat Characters Three-Dimensional
- Online education… and zombies: AMC turns The Walking Dead into a free online course
- An open letter to Joss Whedon on female superheroes.
- Voice as Narrative Lens and Reader Lubricant
- What’s the right price of a book for you?
Science and Technology
- The New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Better Screen, Same Kindle
- Phosphorous minerals stoke speculation of life beginning on Mars: New theories suggest our home world was merely a second stop.
- Teleportation: Behind the Science of Quantum Computing
More Fun Stuff
- Bestselling children’s author Lemony Snicket has selected and annotated 20 different poems for a special called “Poetry Not Written for Children That Children Might Nevertheless Enjoy” portfolio in the September 2013 issue of Poetry magazine. It turns out to be a good read for all ages.
- Couldn’t make it to DragonCon? Bleeding Cool put together a gallery of the Con’s best cosplay!
- Everything I know about ‘Game of Thrones’ I learned from Tumblr
- A Mattituck, NY Branch Library created a Minecraft replica of its library, complete with a model of the working piano in the library basement.
- The New Harry Potter UK Adult Edition covers are here and they’re gorgeous
- Read an excerpt of Dark City, a Repairman Jack novel. This second novel in F. Paul Wilson Early Years trilogy is available October 15th from Tor Books!
- X-Men 50th anniversary: 50 images from the Marvel mutants’ evolution