Interviews & Profiles
- Blackgate interviews Unlikely Story editors A.C. Wise and Bernie Mojzes
- Flickering Myths has a video interview with The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence.
- George R.R. Martin speaks with the Brisbane Times about his post-Game of Thrones plans
- Kevin Feige Talks Infinity Gems, Daredevil, & More Marvel Movies
- The Kindle Post has an Exclusive Q&A with Stuart Immonen, a comic industry artists who has worked on everyone from Superman to his current work on All-New X-Men.
- Nick Offerman Talks Axe Cop, Comics He Loves, and How He Was Almost Wolverine
- Producer Matt Strevens Talks An Adventure In Space And Time
- The Qwillery interviews Kerry Shawcross and Miles Luna of RWBY, a new web series
- Thor’s Nemesis Makes Some Thunder: Tom Hiddleston Gets Mythic for ‘Thor: The Dark World’
- Turning Movies into Books: An Interview with ‘Man of Steel’ Novelizer Greg Cox
- The Functional Nerds interview Jaym Gates and Andrew Liptak.
- Call For Stories: The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Of The Year: Vol. Nine.
- Disney to Produce a Stage Adaptation of ‘The Princess Bride’
- Madeline Ashby in new Angry Robot deal!
- Neil Gaiman Explains Why The Continuation Of ‘The Sandman’ Prequel Will Be Late
Events & Event News
- Friday, November 22nd at The Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY: Doctor Who Trivia & More: In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary.
- War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction by Andrew Liptak.
- Down to last days! The 2014 John Picacio Calendar by John Picacio.
- Sword and Laser Video Season 2 by Tom Merritt.
- RARRR!!! Monster-Building, City-Stomping Card Game.
- Reset – a sci-fi noir, a mystery, a first person puzzle game. Mind boggling puzzles, a grippingly haunting but beautiful story and an unparalleled immersive atmosphere (More)
- Tinker Steampunk Web Series – What if the Future Came Early? Think: Blade Runner meets Firefly meets Dr. Who, wrapped in an envelope of Victorian Futurism.
- HOLLYWOOD IS DEAD Coffee Table Art Book by Matt Busch.
- Review: Mark Charan Newton’s Drakenfeld is a Thriller in an Epic Fantasy World
- 5 Comic Book Dangers For Marvel Studios, And How To Avoid Them
- 6 Heroic Condemned Criminals in Sci-Fi Movies
- 10 Reasons to Love Rom, the Greatest Star Trek Character Ever
- 10 sci-fi sitcoms that stunned us by delivering huge finale downers
- 15 “Golden Rules” of Filmmaking from John Waters, Wim Wenders & Jim Jarmusch
- The 100 best novels: No 8 – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)
- “Crap 3D Will Ruin A Perfectly Good Film”: Gravity’s Chris Park Calls On Studios To Step Up Quality
- The cult of Cthulhu: real prayer for a fake tentacle: The strange story behind the real-life followers of H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘Necronomicon’
- A Defense of Starship Troopers the Novel (and Why the Film is not Misunderstood)
- The Folly of Child-Proofing Harry Potter
- George R.R. Martin: No More Song of Ice and Fire Once I’m Gone
- George R.R. Martin Would Prefer It If No One Else Wrote About Game Of Thrones. Ever.
- Hot Enough For You? Science fiction, the Weather And Anarchy In the UK. – Amazing Stories
- How Being a Debut Author Turned Me Into a Book-Buyer
- If You Haven’t Read ‘Frankenstein,’ Just Watch ‘Frankenhooker’
- Loki Is The Only Good Villain In Marvel Movies — And That’s A Big Problem
- Mormons, Genre Fiction, and (No) Full Frontal Snogging
- Paper Versus Pixel: print and digital experiences are complementary.
- Sci-fi legend William Gibson teams up with Buzz Rickson’s on B-29 bomber jacket.
- Science Fiction is a Compliment
- So It Goes: Four Of Kurt Vonnegut’s Best Science Fictional Creations
- Unearthing Forgotten Horrors: Hauntology, Psychogeography, and Folk Horror
- Why I Love Speculative Fiction by Jodi McIsaac
- Why We Love ‘Back to the Future’
- Wil Wheaton Talks Star Wars
- Women24 offers a few observations as to Why science fiction rocks.
- You might find TVTropes a little overwhelming. Who has the time for 20,000+ pages of tropes? Fortunately the major tropes have now been organized into the Periodic Table of Storytelling.
- Young-adult science fiction tackles ethics: We think of young-adult novels as a fun ride, or as a vehicle for exploring alienation. But the American Library Association has a great list of YA titles with thought-provoking ethical questions, from Ender’s Game to Sherri L. Smith’s Orleans.
Science and Technology
- Astronaut explains why the underwear in Gravity was unrealistic
- How gullible are we when it comes to robots?
- ‘Killer robots’ ban must be part of Geneva talks, says campaign group
- Real-World Star Trek Tricorder Raises $10.5 Million in Funding
- Seth MacFarlane Slams Partisan Influence in Science at Carl Sagan Tribute
- Artist Breakdown for the Visual Effects in Gravity
- Comics Lovers Rejoice! Because You Just Got Yourself A New Museum
- Every Doctor Who death retold by the “Gallifreycrumb Tinies“
- io9.com has an exclusive look at a new Game of Thrones graphic novel depicting George R.R. Martin’s Dunk and Egg stories.
More Fun Stuff
- A Genius of Book Design Creates a Tome With No Ink
- Sword & Laser Podcast #150 – Who’s the best?
- The Walking Dead Monopoly is now a thing. Note that they removed the Carl game piece that was initially included in the beta version, as customers reported never being able to find it.
- Batman’s Tumbler in Jay Leno’s Garage. [via David K. M. Klausgi]