Interviews & Profiles
- 3news interviews Chris Butcher, technical director of Destiny.
- Chicago Tribune interviews David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks.
- Reddit recently hosted an AMA for Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire (Highlights).
- Seattlepi interviews Andrew Cratsley, author of Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows.
- Tor.com interviews Kelly Link, author of Monstrous Affections.
- Tor.com interviews William Ritter, author of Jackaby.
- Alexa Davalos cast in Amazon’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle.
- Japan Has a Freaking Batman, and He’s Buddies With the Police Now. I demand the U.S. immediately retaliate with a Wolverine.
- Minority Report TV pilot gets picked up by Fox. I give it eighteen months before its canceled, nineteen months before it becomes popular enough for anyone to care.
Events & Event News
- Ben Parzybok will be reading from his latest book, Sherwood Nation, at Powell’s Books in Portland September 16th at 7:30pm and at Elliot Bay Bookstore in Seattle October 15th at 7pm.
- Nate D. Sanders Fine Autographs & Memorabilia is hosting the Ray Bradbury estate auction through September 25th.
- Murder & Midnight: Book 1 – a 144 page Hardcover Edition of the Fantasy Graphic Novel Trilogy.
- Symbiosis: A Justice Keepers Novel – a science fiction novel. centred on a very simple question. “What if aliens were among us, and what if they looked just like us?”
- Book Review: BoingBoing calls Steven Gould’s Exo, a Jumper novel by way of Heinlein
- The 8 New TV Shows We’re Most Excited About This Fall
- Almost All the Books People Say Influenced Them Were Written for Children. Wow. I never realized this, but it’s completely true. In related news, Harry Potter Tops Facebook’s ’10 Books That Stayed With You’ Meme And No One Is Surprised.
- The Alternative Typewriter suggest Short Fiction You Need to Read
- Den of Geek looks back at Doctor Who Games: A Timey Wimey History
- Gail Simone, queen of Twitter trolling and also of our hearts, started the #GirlsDontReadComicsBecause hashtag to smack down the myth of the Fake Geek Girl.
- Here’s a look at What Kindle Unlimited is doing for author earnings
- How the Dragonlady Saved My Life: A tribute to Anne McCaffrey
- How To Make A Science Fiction TV Show Part 1: Getting The Greenlight
- I’m giving up on Doctor Who again. This time it may be final: “I gave up mainly because I’d got tired of watching talented actors reduced to eye candy and acting out the fantasies of overgrown adolescents who had somehow finagled their way into writing scripts. Where they were writing scripts that looked like old-time Doctor Who, without necessarily understanding why old-time Doctor Who worked and more importantly why it didn’t.”
- io9 considers The Islamic Roots Of Science Fiction
- Lian Hearn on Blackguards in a guest post on Bibliotropic
- One Planet, One Language: How Realistic Is Science Fiction Linguistics?
- Reading Pathways: suggestions for where to start in on the works of Murakami, Asimov, Munro, Bray, Bradbury, Morrison, Forster, Atwood, along with reading order suggestions for: Discworld, The Star Wars Extended Universe, and The Marvel Universe.
- Stellar Four discusses “The 10 Books That Stayed With You” Meme
- Stellar Four picks The Best Sci Fi/Fantasy Author Cameos in Movies and TV.
- Stephen King and an English teacher discuss grammar, sentence diagramming, the Oxford comma
- The Top 5 Sci-Fi Movies That Never Were, according to PopMatters
- Why Doctor Who is football, but for geeks: “In the same way that complete strangers can bond instantly over the latest football news, Doctor Who gives geeks an easy solution to awkward silences in conversation.” As awesome as this article is, I have never once noticed a conversation become LESS awkward for me vomiting my love of Doctor Who all over a complete stranger. In fact, I’m pretty sure my Doctor Who small talk is at least two of the top ten reasons I’m the only guy on the city bus to get his own seat.
- ACME ARCHIVES LAUNCHES “JOIN THE ALLIANCE” DIGITAL ARTIST ALLEY
- Outdoor Cafe In England Gets A TARDIS Bathroom
- Star Wars Armor re-created in Beer Cans, because your drinking isn’t a problem, if it’s for art!
More Fun Stuff
- The first planets ever discovered beyond the Solar System turned out to be a lie.
- In 1984, Michael McDonough of Brigham Young University produced “Bradbury 13,” a series of 13 audio adaptations of famous Ray Bradbury stories, in conjunction with National Public Radio.
- “There’s news this week of an ‘impossible’ triple star system recently discovered by astronomers. One that “defies known physics.” Needless to say, there’s no need to abandon physics quite yet”
- Existence of so-called ‘tetraquark’ leading to major slapfight in physics departments around world as scientists argue what it is or whether it really exists: “We hate each other,” says one researcher. “We really hate each other”
- Anchorage guy builds “Atomic Camper” while recuperating from plane crash
- Read an excerpt from The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell at NPR.
- Read an excerpt from “The Princess and The Queen” by George R. R. Martin at Tor.com.
- Star Trek in Widescreen: “I was able to create these shots by waiting for the camera to pan and then I stitched the separate shots together. The result is pretty epic. It reminds me of the classic science fiction movies of the 50’s and 60’s. Suddenly the show has a ‘Forbidden Planet’ vibe.”
- Watch a trailer for Destiny, the rocking sci-fi action game.
- Watch a trailer for Loot Crate’s Firefly Fan Film “The Verse“