Interviews & Profiles
- ABC interviews Damon Lindelof, creator of LOST.
- HuffPo interviews David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks.
- Literary Escapism interviews A.E. Jones, author of Mind Sweeper.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Peyton Marshall, author of Goodhouse: A Novel.
- The Qwillery interviews Chrysler Szarlan, author of The Hawley Book of the Dead.
- Suvudu interviews Brent Weeks, author of The Way of Shadows.
- Tor.com interviews Stefan Bachmann, author of The Peculiar.
- Urban Fantasy Investigations interviews Mimi Sebastian, author of The Necromancer’s Betrayal.
- Hilary Mantel hits back at critics of her Thatcher assassination short story
- The Sunburst Award Society has announced the winners of the Copper Cylinder Awards.
- Syfy Picks Up Gale Anne Hurd’s New Alien Series, Hunters
- Tiny implants could give people a healing factor, perhaps even Adamantium claws
Events & Event News
- Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown appears at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, IL on Saturday October 11th at 11:00 AM to sign his Star Wars books Darth Vader and Son, Vader’s Little Princess, Jedi Academy, and Goodnight Darth Vader in celebration of Star Wars Reads Day!
- Gillian Anderson and Jeff Rovin will sign and discuss their new book A Vision of Fire at the Barnes & Noble in Tribeca on Wednesday October 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM! Must purchase a book.
- Horror fans from around the world will descend on Orlando for Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Universal Studios October 24th -26th
- Novelist R.A. Salvatore appears at Powell’s City of Books in Beaverton, OR on Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 7:00 pm to sign his new book, Rise of the King: Companions Codex, II!
- Apocalypse: Galactic Arena – In the Apocalypse Universe, heroes fight for the entertainment of the crowds. Single combat or Team vs Team. Choose your champions, choose their abilities!
- LIFECELL– an original, sci-fi short film set in a future, dystopia where everyone runs on batteries.
- Book Review: Get in Trouble: “These nine stories may begin in familiar territory—a birthday party, a theme park, a bar, a spaceship—but they quickly draw readers into an imaginative, disturbingly ominous world of realistic fantasy and unreal reality. Like Kafka hosting Saturday Night Live, Link mixes humor with existential dread.” [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Audiobookaneers offers their weekly round-up of Audiobook releases, including Broken Monsters.
- Buffy the Vampire Dater: “Buffy resonates with feminists because vampires stand in for the old patriarchy, while mortals like Xander, Willow, and Giles represent a new hope for gender equality. At the same time, vampires are akin to powerful and capricious feudal lords like in a gothic medieval tale, riding down from time to time to slake their thirsts and take what they wish from the peasantry. In this way, Buffy becomes something of a Joan of Arc, a teenage girl called upon by destiny to war against the darker powers of the world.”
- David Brin on Peering into the Future: AI and Robot brains.
- Denise Dorman Asks Is Cosplay Killing Comic Con? [via Paul Di Filippo]
- E. C. Blake on The story behind Shadows.
- The Fallibility of Superheroes: Fighting the Gorgon
- Five Brilliant Things About the Doctor Who episode “Time Heist”
- Has Doctor Who become unsuitable for children? asks the Mirror Online.
- L. E. Modesitt, Jr. and Science Fiction Morality Plays
- Lost 10 year anniversary: The manliest moments
- Post-Binary Gender in SF: What Gender is an Alien? What Gender is a Human?
- Silvertongue 30XX — A Manga by Little Nando.
- Steampunk Fiction and the Women Who Write It
- The transcript of Joss Whedon’s Impossible Screenwriting Seminar: “Joss Whedon the man who brought you Buzz has emergency root canal then gives you wisdom.” A must for screenwriters.
- Vulture remembers The 7 Greatest Wrong Lost Theories Ever
- Jacob LaRocca displayed a duct tape Serenity at this year’s Maker Faire–if you’d like to learn how to make a Firefly-class ship of your own, head over to Imgur. (via io9)
- The Storied Evolution of the Star Wars Logo: When it comes to movie logos (or franchises for that matter) there are few as iconic as the now classic Star Wars trilogy… but how well do we really know the design behind that logo?
More Fun Stuff
- The animated adventures of Buffy: A great fan video created by artist Stephen Byrne.
- Game of Thrones theme, ’80s synth-style version, is the best thing today.
- Infographic: The Cinematic History of 007: 52 Years of James Bond [via Paul Di Filippo]
- Lost 10th Anniversary Reunion: Cast Members Talk Unsolved Mysteries
- Lost’s 10th anniversary at San Diego Comic Con
- Netflix Research Reveals Our Depraved Love of Spoilers; Americans’ Inability to Shut Their Pie Holes
- Person Of Interest ‘s Creators Explain Why A.I. Could Be The New A-Bomb
- NVIDIA demonstrates how the lunar landing photos were not faked.
- Read an excerpt from The Black Stars by Dan Krokos at Tor.com.
- Sad We Never Got A Buffy Cartoon? Stephen Byrne, who brought us Doctor Who in the style of Gravity Falls and Disney-style Firefly characters, created this Buffy animated intro.
- This Dystopian Supercut Is Everything That’s Wrong With the (Future) World
- Trailer: TRDWTR – “The World As We Know It”.
- Watch a book trailer for Beyond The Gloaming by Brendan Murphy