Interviews & Profiles
- USA Today interviews Gail Carriger and Cindy Spencer Pape.
- All Things Urban Fantasy interviews Molly Harper.
- The Retroist interviews Lynda Carter!
- My Bookish Ways interviews Laura Benedict.
- Skiffy and Fanty interviews Usman Malik.
- Rick Kleffel interviews interviews Jeff VanderMeer.
- Gollancz acquires The promise of the Child, a space opera debut by Thomas N. Toner.
- Latest victim of Amazon-Hachette fight: J.K. Rowling.
- The CIA made an Osama bin Laden toy that looks like Star Wars villain Darth Maul. [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Horror Writers Association announces digital re-release of classic anthologies, starting with Freak Show edited by F. Paul Wilson
- Coming Fall 2014 to SyFy: Z Nation.
Events & Event News
- Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff on Don’t Crush That Writer! (Hand Me the Duct Tape).
- Nancy Jane Moore on Your Flying Cars Are on Their Way.
- Alyx Dellamonica on Slivers of a Writing Life.
- Anne M. Pillsworth on Forbidden Spheres and Cosmic Gulfs: The Weird Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft.
- Paul Cornell on How I Turned Neil Gaiman Into A Fictional Character For My New Novel.
- Geoff Matthews on Forgotten Fantasy Of The 80s.
- Charles Stross on Competition Time!
- Auxiliary Memory on The Future 101: Science Fiction.
- Whatever on The Big Idea: M.K. Hutchins.
- Bibliotropic reviews Some Fine Day by Kat Ross.
- Bookworm Blues on White Heart of Justice by Jill Archer.
- Harold Page on Why Pure Historical Fantasies Never Seem to be Bestsellers.
- Ian Sales on 2014, best of the half-year.
- The Barnes & Noble Review on At Villa Diodati.
- Stacked on Covers Through the Years: The Golden Compass.
- Crooks and Liars on Independent Booksellers Mount Offensive Against Amazon’s Dominance.
- Kotaku on The Timeless Beauty Of Studio Ghibli’s Movies.
- ShortList Magazine on Wisdom From J R R Tolkien’s Works.
- MIT Technology Review on The Complex Mathematics of Robot Wrestling.
- Salon.com Why authors lost the book wars long before Amazon’s dustup with Hachette.
- Kieran Shea on 9 Badass Women From Science Fiction.
More Fun Stuff
- Excerpt: The Time Roads by Beth Bernobich. [via Martha Wells]
- Starbreak (Excerpt) by Phoebe North.
- Ellen Datlow’s pictures from Fantastic Fiction at KGB June 18, 2014 with Paul Witcover and Eileen Gunn.
- Read a deleted scene from The Girl With all the Gifts.
- Play ‘Pong’ with your brain.
- On BBC Radio: “The Two Georges”.
- The Covers of 1,000 Great Graphic Novels Set to “Wipe Out”.
- I Am Your Father In 20 Language.