Interviews & Profiles
- Agony Column interviews Alastair Reynolds, author of On the Steel Breeze.
- Cambridge News interviews David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks.
- Geek Girl Project talks with Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon of the Valor Anthology.
- Nicky Peacock interviews Amy Braun, author of Needfire.
- Science Book a Day interviews Michael Chorost, author of World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet.
- Sword & Laser interviews Naomi Novik, author of Temeraire series.
- Edmonton sci-fi magazine struggles after losing federal grant
- The finalists for the 2014 Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award for Short Fiction have been announced. They include “Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma” and “Acts of Chivalry.”
- Legendary sci-fi writer Sakyo Komatsu’s earliest work found in U.S. archive
- Neil Gaiman And Alice Cooper’s The Last Temptation To Be Allocated
- Hugh Howey And Booktrack Announce Winners Of Global Literary Competition.
Events & Event News
- Lauren Beukes will appear at Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego on September 16 at 7:00 pm
- Jay Faerber and Scott Godlewski appear at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis, MD on Saturday, September 20th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Copperhead #1! RSVP
- Deuces Wild – a 120 page sci-fi action graphic novel that follows a 4-man team of bounty hunters in their pursuit of a rogue assassin.
- THE LAST SCOUT – A US and UK co production about the last scout ship looking for a new earth for humanity, but all is not as it seems.
- Book Review: “City of Stairs is a sort of political book that’s got nothing to do with politics, it’s a fantasy where there are miracles but not exactly magic, it’s got romance that’s not traditionally romantic, not to mention culture and beliefs and history and archaeology being treated as if they are living things sitting right next to you waiting for the right moment to tell you their secrets […] it’s got everything.”
- Book Review: An unseen battle rages in David Mitchell’s genre-busting epic The Bone Clocks
- 8 Things We Can Do Now to Build a Space Colony This Century
- 10 Comic Book Live Adaptations That Never Took Off
- Adventures in Reading waxes nostalgic over Piers Anthony’s Xanth series.
- The BBC asks Is Borges the 20th Century’s most important writer?
- Can You Ever Really Know an Extraterrestrial? Knowledge about aliens might be as dangerous as the aliens themselves.
- Chuck Wendig explains why you should write what you love.
- A doomed Earth of science fiction may well become a reality: Our climate altering activities are hurtling us towards the fictional future of a hot, melting world
- Erin Underwood suggests Science Fiction that Pulls New People Into the Genre
- George Takei wants Star Trek return: “All they have to do is ask”
- Justine Larbalestier on Books That Changed Me
- Neal Stephenson Inspired Madeline Ashby To Write This Wild, Clever Tale
- No Book Is an Island: On the Dual Identity of Art
- Popular Mechanics asks Could We Build a Ringworld?
- SFR Authors As SFR Readers: A Wrong Assumption? “While authors are also readers and play the separate roles accordingly, there are times when their reader selves overlap with their author personas. Plus, social media technology provides more opportunity than in the past for readers to learn about authors and their interests. Therefore, if an author publicly shares the titles of books she reads, sometimes the act is a component of her marketing strategy, like a form of branding.”
- Tech Insider on Star Wars and the Future of Military Technology
- Terry Pratchett’s Women: nine essays by Australian fantasy author Tansy Rayner Roberts on the portrayal of women in the Discworld books
- Tor remembers Jay Lake: Jay Lake In Memoriam, Missing Jay Lake, and My Friend, Jay Lake.
- Utopia or Dystopia considers the City As Superintelligence.
- What Would it Look Like to Pull a Watchmen on Planetary Romance? Part III
- “Cyberpunk” is a tribute to William Gibson and Philip K Dick, fathers of Cyberpunk.
- This Star Wars Trilogy Poster Set is current up for sale at Bottleneck Gallery.
- “Waiting” by Ignacio Bazán Lazcano
More Fun Stuff
- Australian Corporations Can Now Patent Human Genes. Why hello, bleak dystopian
- Dubai Wants To Build A Futuristic Climate-Controlled City
- Watch “LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy,” a short film combining two of our favorite obsessions.
- Watch a trailer for The Devil’s Hand
- Watch “WTF Happened to PG-13?,” a discussion of how ratings ruin films.