Interviews & Profiles
- Flickering Myth interviews Jack Reher, author of Rex’d.
- The Globe and Mail interviews Margaret Atwood, author of Stone Mattress.
- The Independent interviews David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks.
- Motherboard interviews John Shirley, author of Doyle After Death.
- The Scotsman interviews Diana Gabaldon, author of Outlander series.
- SFWeekly interviews John Scalzi, author of Lock In.
- Urban Fantasy Investigations interviews Ember Leigh, author of Carlos and Casey.
- UT San Diego interviews John Scalzi, author of Lock In.
- Writer Mark Gatiss and actor Tom Riley explain How Doctor Who Pulled Off That Insane Spoon Fight.
- BBC edits beheading from Dr. Who
- Bryan Fuller Expects His Take On American Gods To Air In 2016, which is just too damn long to wait. Why must Hollywood’s marketing machine torment me with years of anticipation every time a book I love is adapted into a movie? Why not just surprise us?
- It looks like the Tricorder may become a Reality as X Prize selects 10 finalists to develop a futuristic medical Star Trek-style gadget. Now, hurry up with the Holodeck already.
- New Twilight Zone 41-DVD set out this fall
Events & Event News
- Lauren Beukes (Broken Monsters), Lev Grossman (The Magician’s Land), and Jeff VanderMeer (Acceptance) talk the weird, the fantastical, and the magical, followed by a Q&A and signing at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in NYC on Monday, September 22nd from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. RSVP
- Station X sci-fi event to be held at Bletchley Park, September 19-21
- Cowards & Carrots – Kill the Dragonbunny! This coward-placement game requires the development of your village’s cowards to save the day. As far as mechanics go, this game has a unique combination, using worker placement, simultaneous action selection, and negotiation.
- Secrets of the Lost Tomb the Cooperative Adventure Game – assume the role of a seasoned Adventurer and member of the Eternal Order of Perseus, a Secret Society devoted to keeping the Lost Tomb Secret and to shielding humanity from the supernatural powers of The Tomb—an ancient vault filled with aeons-old powers struggling to be set free upon the world.
- Book Review: The Independent says of David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks “Mitchell’s observations of people are so astute, his characterisation so complex, his dialogue so sparkling, that the plunge into the supernatural feels as if your best friend just told you she believes in fairies.”
- Movie Review: ABS examines The Giver book vs. movie
- At Boing Boing, Lisa Granshaw dives into Stargate’s cult following.
- Dorkshelf picks The Top 10 New Episodes of Futurama (Part 2)
- Dys-topia, dat-topia, Utopia, meh: John Hawkins on literature’s latest trend.
- EADT asks Should Doctor Who have more science and less fiction? To which I answer yes, and please let that science be even more dinosaurs.
- Exhale…The After Effects of Deep Breath
- From the Lawfare blog: “And now for something completely different: Cyborgs. No, this is not a joke. For years, certain technology enthusiasts have floated variations on the question of whether we are becoming cyborgs—or already are cyborgs. In our newly released paper, titled “Our Cyborg Future: Law and Policy Implications,” we take a different, more legal angle.”
- How Disney Will Make You Cry Again With Big Hero 6
- io9 profiles The Eccentric Polish Count Who Influenced Classic SF’s Greatest Writers.
- The Journal Times 8 best robots in pop culture history.
- Margaret Atwood and the Future Library Project: Why You Should Rob from the Chrono-Traitors
- Project Hieroglyph: Fighting society’s dystopian future. Pop culture has painted a darkly dystopian vision of the future. But a new book hopes to harness the power of science fiction to plot out a more optimistic path for the real world.
- The SkyNet factor: Four myths about science fiction and the killer robot debate. Be warned. I suspect this to be propaganda perpetrated by robot sympathizers.
- Techies vs. Luddites in Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore
- The Telegraphy picks The 40 best space movies, starting with 2001: A Space Odyssey.
- Who Should Decide What High School Kids Are Allowed to Read?
- The World Is Ending: Station Eleven Joins Fall’s Crop of Dystopian Novels
- Why YA Is for Everyone, according to the Huffington Post.
- YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority… unless that authority doesn’t want them to submit to the free market, in which case…
- Fan-made 2001: A Space Odyssey posters (Part 2 and Part 3)
- Fan-made Fifth Element Movie Posters and Character Posters
More Fun Stuff
- “Artificial Human” farms could replace medical testing on animals by the end of the decade. PETA wondering what they will protest if this happens.
- The Flash: New Poster is Filled With DC Comics Easter Eggs.
- If you love a good Egyptian pyramid construction theory as much as I do, report here.
- Is a real life Groot possible? The obvious answer to that question is “I am Groot”
- There’s a Mad Max 2 Museum, but It’s Hidden Deep in the Australian Outback
- Watch a DIY Dalek and dapper Time Lord battle in ‘Japanese Doctor Who‘
- Watch a trailer for the 50s-Era Sci-Fi Musical Bang Bang Baby
- Watch a trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent
- Watch a trailer for the monstrously creepy Spring.