Interviews & Profiles
- Entertainment Weekly interviews Robert Kirkman, director of The Walking Dead.
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Kasey Landdale, author of Impossible Monsters.
- Lawrence M. Schoen interviews Mark Budz, author of Till Human Voices Wake Us.
- Literary Escapism interviews Carrie Patel, author of The Buried Life.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Kenneth Mark Hoover, author of Haxan.
- The Qwillery interviews Jennifer Estep, author of Poison Promise.
- Reddit recently hosted an AMA for Timothy Zahn, author of Blackcollar.
- Unlikely Story interviews Kat Howard, author of All of Our Past Places.
- Urban Fantasy Investigations interviews Pippa Jay, author of Tethered and Reboot.
- The Detcon1 Young Readers Awards Winners were announced over the weekend.
- Guardians Of The Galaxy may feature at least one unexpected cameo. Beware, hilarious spoilers!
- Lucy Lawless is joining Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- The Many Tortures of Anthony Carndo charity anthology for the American Cancer Society with stories by Jay Lake, Mary Robinette Kowal, etc. is now available. Ebook edition coming soon!
- Mur Lafferty Wins the Wellman Award
Events & Event News
- HarperVoyager will be hosting an event with two of their highest profile authors, George RR Martin and Robin Hobb. The event will take place in a central London venue on 19th August 2014. Tickets will go on sale later this week. Demand for tickets will undoubtedly be high, but HarperVoyager and blinkbox Books newsletter subscribers will be first to hear about tickets, so do sign up for information as soon as it is released!
- Meet George R.R. Martin at Comic-Con International, ask him where the next book is.
- Dreamers of Wonder – Science Fiction authors, artist, film makers, screenplay writers and maybe an actor. All share a passion for the Fantastic.
- Shadows of Tyranny – a Pro-Liberty Sci-Fi Novel set in the near future. 1984 meets Tom Clancy
- 5 Ways to Make the Most of Kindle Unlimited’s 600,000 Books
- 7 Greatest Fictional Moon Landings in the Movies
- The 8 greatest Star Trek cameos ever, as chosen by Blastr.
- Defining Steampunk with Author Meljean Brook at Bitten by Books
- Five “deleted scenes” from “Joss Whedon: The Biography” by Amy Pascale. Amy has very kindly provided Whedonesque with five deleted scenes from her soon to be released biography of Joss Whedon. Her book is out in the UK on the 24th and will be out in the US on August 1st. An eBook version of the book is available at the publisher’s site.
- For a Black Writer, Sci-Fi Offers a Reboot of Society
- Here’s How Avengers: Age of Ultron Is Dealing With Scarlett Johansson’s Pregnancy
- Human or robot? Hit Swedish TV series explores shrinking divide.
- IGN Presents the History of Terminator: take a look back at the franchise.
- In the first of a five part series, authors James Newman (The Wicked, Animosity) and Kit Power (The Loving Husband and the Faithful Wife, Lifeline) re-read and discuss Stephen King’s seminal tome on childhood and horror – IT.
- J.J. Abrams Reveals the New X-Wing in Latest Star Wars Set Video
- A scientist’s favourite film? Poll reveals academics’ favourite sci-fi movies of all time.
- Science Fiction vs The Bible: “Sci Fi is understood as fiction and makes clear from the outset that it is fallible and only a tentative exploration. Therefore in claiming that it is fallible, while still trying to get at your own beliefs about the world, it seeks your participation.”
- Stories are waves: My daughter insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl and I’m her willing conspirator in updating the classics for our times
- Time Out has organized a wide-ranging poll to work up a snap-shot of the current top 100 science fiction films. Paul McAuley discusses the list on his blog, Earth and other unlikely worlds.
- Watch Out For That Butterfly: The Lure Of Literary Time Travel
- You need to know about The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, and the award it annually bestows upon those deemed the best at doing all that, and more: The Saturn.
More Fun Stuff
- 10 Lines That Would Have Completely Changed Harry Potter
- 12 strange and silly versions of the original Star Trek theme
- Cover Art: Gemini Cell by Myke Cole from Ace Books
- Cover Art: The World of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
- For the First Time, We’ve Found an Exoplanet at the “Frost Line”.
- In 20 Years, New Cars Won’t Have Steering Wheels or Pedals because they’ll drive themselves.
- Now Robots Are Playing Angry Birds, and the Reason Why Is Totally Inspiring: An innovative Georgia Institute of Technology program lets children with autism or motor skill disorders teach the humanoid machines to play the game.
- Scientists say The Abyss could be real, causing James Cameron to inflate like a puffer fish.
- Watch a trailer for the Time Travel Sci-Fi Predestination starring Ethan Hawke
- Watch a trailer for the Sci-Fi Television Series 12 Monkeys at Laughing Squid.