Last one of the year — Happy New Year, folks!
Interviews & Profiles
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Christina Henry.
- Book View Cafe Blog interviews Brenda W. Clough.
- SFR Brigade interviews TK Toppin.
- Speculating Canada interviews Michael Rowe.
- Writing Excuses interviews Mette Ivie Harrison.
Events & Event News
- Twilight Zone New Years Eve Marathon starts Tuesday Morning at 8/7c
- Friday, February 28th in NYC: Electric Velocipede: Issue 27 Release Party – and Memorial Service.
- Steampunk World: A multicultural steampunk fiction anthology.
- Athena’s Daughters: Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
- Cat Rambo on Tools for Authors: Goodreads.
- Rysa Walker on Timebound.
- Karen Burnham on This Blog is Dead, Long Live the Tumblr.
- Sarah Rees Brennan on Women Who Love Vampires Who Eat Women.
- Mike Resnick on The Resnick/Malzberg Dialogues #13: Pseudonyms.
- Whatever on The Big Idea: Shannon Page.
- The Wertzone on The Wertzone Awards 2013.
- Odd Engine on What makes an SF novel creative.
- This Is Horror on Off With His Head! Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Horror.
- Tor.com on British Genre Fiction Hitlist: Early January New Releases. [via Alexandre Maki]
- Space.com on Mock Mars Mission: Packing for the Red Planet.
- Space.com on How to Build a Telescope.
- The Verge on A visual history of the Apollo missions.
- NYTimes on Ransom Riggs Is Inspired by Vintage Snapshots. [via Alexandre Maki]
- The Atlantic on The Captain Kirk Problem: How Doctor Who Betrayed Matt Smith. [via Alexandre Maki]
- The Last Word On Nothing on One Weird Old Trick to Undermine the Patriarchy. [via Alexandre Maki]
- Jim C. Hines on Ink Black Magic by Tansy Rayner Roberts.
- Black Gate on Lord Dunsany, Philip José Farmer, and Appendix N: Advanced Readings in D & D.
- BBC News on Robot competition reveals rise of the machines not imminent. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- SMH on Time the real killer as last page turns. [via Andrew Porter]
- The Verge on Artist Vincent Fournier recreates animals as technological organisms. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- My Bookish Ways on The Cormorant by Chuck Wendig.
- The Daily Dot on The future of Spike Jonze’s Her is already here. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- The Daily Dot on The 10 most important fandoms of 2013.[via Paul Di Filippo]
- Forbes on What Is Your Book Of The Year, 2013?
- Fangoria on The Year in Horror: The Scariest Moments of 2013.
- Jodie of BookGazing on Favorite reads of 2013.
- R.J. Anderson on Favorite reads of 2013.
- Foz Meadows on 2013: A Year In Review.
- Bookworm Blues on Best Books of 2013.
- Carl V. Anderson on Favorite Books of 2013.
- Stefan Raets on 2013: The Year In Review
- A Fantastical Librarian on Favourite 2013 Books.
- io9 on Classic Sci-Fi and Fantasy Films That You Can Watch on YouTube.
- Michael Whelan’s Endpapers for Words of Radiance, Featuring Shallan. (Plus: download)
- Jessica Rabbit Stars in Star Wars, TRON, and More! [Fan Art].
- Obsessive comic book art collages.
- Volcanic king by samsara – hm Zhang.
- Leliel (night) — Vandal High.
- Quantum Steampunk Fantasy Fractal Landscape. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- ‘Badass Russian Grannies’ by Eduard Nabiullin.
More Fun Stuff
- Beware the Hairy Mango #197 – “Tired Out” by Matthew Sanborn Smith.
- DAW Books Discussion: Elementary edited by Mercedes Lackey.
- Mashups of H.P. Lovecraft and Dating Websites Spam.
- Science Fact and Fiction: How a Lightsaber Works. [via Alexandre Maki]
- DIY Superhero Snowflakes.
- VIDEO: Why Superheroes Wear Their Underwear On The Outside. [via Paul Di Filippo]