Interviews & Profiles
- The Agony Columns talks to Dan Simmons about The Abominable and Flashback.
- Crafting a Steampunk Espionage Thriller: An Interview with Cherie Priest, author of Fiddlehead.
- Erin M. Evans discusses the creation of The Adversary, the third book in the Sundering series.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror sits down for 5 Minutes with George Daniel Lea, whose debut collection, Strange Playgrounds, is now available from Dark Moon Books.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Dan Newman, author of The Clearing
- Suvudu has a release interview with Raymond E. Feist for Midkemia: The Chronicles of Pug.
- The Wall Street Journal speaks with Wayne White about Kobo Inc.’s e-reader strategy.
Google Book News
- Judge dismisses authors’ case against Google Books: The finding is a major victory for Google and its efforts to show book excerpts in search results.
- Google Books lawsuit: Ruling a win for fair use, or rich tech firms with good lawyers?
- Google Books ruling is a huge victory for online innovation
- Op-Ed: Google is too big to be trusted
- National Federation of the Blind Applauds Landmark Ruling
- Read U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin’s 30-page judgment, “the fact is that Google Books serves several important educational purposes.”
- What the Google Book Search Fair Use Decision Means For Innovators
- Whatever you think of Google as a company, the book-scanning decision is the right one
- Museum of Science Fiction Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches First Milestone with Growing List of Supporters.
- Monster of the Sky – a mythic Steampunk tale of love and revenge inspired by a Lord Byron poem , mashed up with modern motion-capture animation and traditional puppetry!
- Obduction – An all-new adventure game from the award-winning creators of Myst and Riven.
- The 5 Ugly Lessons Hiding in Every Superhero Movie
- 6 Things the Film Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know About
- 7 Strategies for Breaking Down Writer’s Block
- 8 Best Sci-Fi Steampunk Novels of All Time
- 10 Scientists Who Played God (And Didn’t Get Punished)
- 17 of the Most Literary Science Fiction Novels
- 45 Great American Indie Bookstores to Support This Holiday Season
- Audiobookaneers runs down this week’s audiobook releases
- Casting call reveals that Ant-Man movie is gonna be (really, really) funny
- Comics have hit puberty…and it’s not pretty
- Confessions of a Four-Color, Benday-Dot, Super-Deformed, Ultra-Compressed Science Fiction Writer
- Eight Reasons Indie Bookstores Should Work With Amazon Source
- Gaelic science fiction novel wins literary prize
- Gaiman’s ‘Neverwhere’ Returned to New Mexico High School Classrooms
- Greek Myths Come to Life: a consideration of Percy Jackson
- Here’s every reason why you should switch completely to digital comics
- How Do You Spot a Good Editor and Avoid the Amateurs?
- I Spent Two Weeks Attending Two Women-Focused Geek Cons And It Was Pretty Awesome
- It’s time to start reading hard science fiction again
- Musical Themes in “The Lord of the Rings”
- Physical vs. digital: a textbook debate
- Rebuilding the World: Can science fiction help us build a better world?
- Sexy Loki, Queer Tricksters, And The Problem With LGBT Villains
- Start-ups, Amazon and Going Outside the Publisher Ecosystem
- Was ‘E.T’ Originally Going to be a Horror Film?
Science and Technology
- 13 Facts About Space That Will Make Your Head Explode
- Books-A-Million Pilots Espresso Book Machine in Two Stores
- How Using Sexy Female Avatars in Video Games Changes Women: A new Stanford University study looks at the connection between hyper-sexualized gaming characters and the way female players view rape and their own bodies.
- Robots to the Rescue? Depends on the Humans.
- The Scary Science-Fiction of Google Glass is About to be Unleashed Upon Us All
- You Can Now 3D Print Your Own Wooly Mammoth
- The Zombie Apocalypse on The Walking Dead Should Be Over By Now According to Math
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