Interviews & Profiles
- Diabolical Plots interviews Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Sword.
- EW interviews Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen about the S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere, “Shadows.”
- Ginger Nuts of Horror interviews Kurt Schuett, author of Insurgency.
- My Bookish Ways interviews Jan DeLima, author of Summer Moon.
- Omnivoracious interviews David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks.
- Omnivoracious interviews Lauren Oliver, author of Rooms: A Novel.
- Tor.com interviews Alan Gratz, author of The League of Seven.
- Urban Fantasy Investigations interviews Larissa Ione, author of Chained By Night.
- Japanese Company Plans To Build Space Elevator By 2050
- Neil Gaiman Celebrates Banned Books Week With “Live at the Aladdin” Reissue!
- Texas school bans seven ‘obscene’ books on banned books week
Events & Event News
- Gillian Anderson appears at Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ on Tuesday, October 7th at 6:00 pm! The award-winning actress from X-Files and Hannibal will sign her new book: A Vision of Fire.
- Writer Cory Doctrow appears at Strand Book Store in NYC on Monday, October 13th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm to sign his new book In Real Life! RSVP on Facebook
- The Argonauts Book One – co-created by writer and Harvey Award Nominee Keith Dallas and artist Robert Saunders—features eight principal characters from different time periods (specifically the Norwegian Middle Ages and the outer rim of the Milky Way galaxy in the 27th century) who are brought together by an unknown force right before a malevolent alien race threatens to enslave humanity in modern day America.
- 5 Things Literary Writers Can Learn from Sci-Fi Writers
- 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned
- 12 Crazy Reasons Why Books Have Been Banned
- 15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever
- Amazing Stories asks Alien Ruins Good Enough For You? Or, Why Ruins Keep Getting Ruined.
- Cinefex takes a look at the Visual Effects of The Giver.
- Cinefex takes a look at the Visual Effects of The Maze Runner.
- Curnblog discusses Marvel and DC: Comics as Cinematic R&D
- An Exiguous Exploration of Exposition in Expansive Epics
- How I Learned to Respect the Power of Fiction
- How Maze Runner Escaped the Young Adult Franchise Curse
- io9 explains Why Extant Was Such An Insult To Our Intelligence
- Nine sci-fi flicks with no basis in science
- Slate complains that Science fiction needs new dreams
- The Script lab remembers Top 10 Pre-Star Wars Sci-Fi Flicks
- The story behind The Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley
- Terry Pratchett isn’t jolly. He’s angry: Terry Pratchett may strike many as a twinkly old elf, but that’s not him at all. Neil Gaiman on the inner rage that drives his ailing friend’s writing.
- There and Back Again: A Novice Con-Goer’s Tale: “even before Gandalf came calling, I’d heard tell of a land beyond the, erm, Salisbury Plains, a land containing vast treasures of tote bags and books, free alcohol and genre writers. And the lure of fame and glory proved too much. I wanted my fourteenth share.”
- Time demonstrates how Original Star Trek reviewers didn’t get it.
- Why we hate Umbridge (from Harry Potter) so much.
- Jurassic Park Alternative Poster Illustration
- Lucasfilm Sidewalk Festival Draws Employees Out To Chalk
- Man Builds TARDIS Control Panel In His Living Room. Suddenly his house is smaller on the inside.
More Fun Stuff
- 14 Little Free Libraries Boasting Clever Designs
- Download this Star Trek: Next Gen Wallpapers for iPhone 6
- The Force meets tower defense in new Star Wars game mashup
- How close are we to Star Trek propulsion? Short answer, not that close.
- Life in the multiverse means endless possibilities
- Listen to the short story “The Empire State Building Strikes Back” by Matthew Sanborn Smith.
- Making mice smarter by splicing human genes into them, because it’s about time that science caught up with Pinky and the Brain.
- Read an excerpt from Loop by Karen Akins at Tor.com.
- Watch Raiders of the Lost Ark as a black and white silent film.
- Watch videos from John Scalzi’s Lock In Book Tour.